There's something to be said about a person who knows their worth. Even the humblest of the humbles have that invigorating, if fleeting, moment of supreme revelation where they recognize that in this moment, if not in all of life, "I'm the sh*t!" It happens. One day you're feeling a little out of place, far … Continue reading Maybe Kanye Is On To Something…
Of course I was tuned into the BET Awards last night, iPhone in hand, tweeting, reading, and retweeting. I saw everything except whatever came between Ciara's enticing routine (in which she channeled her inner Aaliyonce) and Janelle Monae's jubilous performance (I thought the show was over after Ciara, so I ran to shower and wash … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I Will Always Watch The BET Awards
I woke up this morning thinking about my friends' grandfather who passed away 2 days ago. He was in his nineties and had lived a long, fruitful life. He was witty, wise, and a man who loved to work outdoors. He taught us kids on the block about everything nature. I remember reading the sticker … Continue reading I Want to LIVE
The Write or Die Chick: Do Something New (And Don't Get Too Comfortable with the Old)This is sooooo me... hopefully (minus the layoff bit, God willing). I know this article is nearly 4 months old, but relevance has no age. This is just the inspiration I need... and maybe the push you need too!
The Angry Black Women, Michelle Obama, and Me This article was written by my new idol, Sophia A. Nelson. She spoke at the Women of NABA Luncheon last week and I was highly encouraged and inspired. This article describes the fine line black women have to walk at work, in life, and as a first … Continue reading The Angry Black Women, Michelle Obama, and Me
I'm having one of those weeks where the entire universe has focused all of its energy toward ruining my life. Five hours before my birthday, I tripped over a heavy metal tray on the floor outside of my neighbor's hotel room door, in open toe sandals. Surprisingly, the loud plate clashing didn't trigger folks to … Continue reading But It’s My Birthday!
Today is my birthday! I'm so thankful to see another year and I'm beyond excited for my future. Before I go out and celebrate, I just have this one ask: if you enjoy the blog, please tell someone you know to visit the blog at http://www.carrytheone.wordpress.com and follow (and if you don't follow, but you read … Continue reading Birthday Wish
I'm currently in Nashville, TN, enjoying this professional conference so far. Last night, my 4 girlfriends and I congregated in the hotel lobby, as we waited for one final person to join us before heading to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner. Naturally, we saw a few people we knew and we also met some new … Continue reading “I’m Just a N$&&@”
I've finally decided to read this book after owning it for several years. It was my very first non-novel book purchase. I picked it up at Strand, a used bookstore in NYC (I was on a fresh out of college budget), after hearing several recommendations, and found the note in the picture enclosed in the … Continue reading Tackling my “To Read” List
The weather has been slowly, but surely warming up, so you may have noticed an uptick in the outings you attend, as is expected. Warm, bright weather puts people in a good mood and makes us want to connect with friends that we didn't see as much during the colder months. I'm all for a … Continue reading Summertime Fun Within Reason