Monday, January 4, 2016

6PM in New York

Happy New Year y'all! Anybody as excited as I am for a new year? A new opportunity to be great; a new year to learn new things, see new things, try new things, learn more about yourself? I'm hype like I really plan on doing something ground breaking when I ain't doing sh*t but getting more sleep... can I get a witness? All jokes aside, I slept SO much this Christmas break and it w as AMAZING.

I was happy to be home in NY sleeping, and getting to spend some time with family and friends. However, NY is just not the place for me. It's too damn expensive and people RUDE as hell. I'm over it & them damn tolls.

'Anyway doe', as we start a new year, I think it's important to reflect on some of the things we disliked about 2015 and some of the things we loved about 2015. Reflection for me allows me to think about what I learned and determine how I can grow from what I learned.

As far as the things that I liked:

Some nights I wish I could go back in life, not to change sh*t, just to feel a couple things twice. ~Drizzy

  • girls trip to Puerto Rico in January that taught me that your travel can be 100% enjoyable as long as you are with the RIGHT people.
  • 2 visits to the gun range that taught me that 1. guns aren't scary 2. it prompted me to take a class and obtain a license and 3. has me considering becoming an owner in 2016 given the times. 
  • Trinidad Carnival that taught me that I need to ice my knee when doing too much activity and that I truly can't live without carnival #greatestshowonearth #carnivalislife
  • my two overnight layovers in Panama that taught me that there is SO much to see out there and don't let the fear or negativity of others discourage you from seeing the world.
  • my birthday brunch... cause guess what? B*TCHES LOVE BRUNCH. Enough said...
  • my visit to the White House for the garden tour because I learned to start taking advantage of free and fun events in DC. 
  • my first #HennyPalooza experience in NYC, because I mean who doesn't enjoy unlimited Henny with their best girl frans? and around young black folks just like them?
  • my random trip to DC's Botanical Gardens that made me realize that I have a love for flowers and can't wait to learn more about them ;-)
  • DC Carnival Jouvert because I was with my 2 fave carnival gyals and we had the time of our lives. Words can't truly express but the vibes were just on POINT! You should let me show you this year...
  • last but not least - my trip to the motherland that not only taught me so much about myself, but the major realization that all of this BS we complain about in the US is straight scoobysnacks compared to what is going on in the rest of the world. It's like most of us already know, but to see it and experience it is a completely different vibe. I came back with a little sadness in my heart but with a different peace of mind and extreme gratitude.

As far as the things that I despised:

  • dating two socially awkward fools. That's the last i'll speak on that. 
  • Tough Mudder because I learned although I enjoy a physical challenge, i'm not about that Tough Mudder life based on bruises all over my body for 2 weeks after the race.
  • improperly removing my senegalese twists causing me to have to cut all my hair off and start from scratch. But that's a post for another day because y'all natural chics lied and we need to talk about it...
  • not exercising as much as I should've because now none of my clothes fit :-(
  • not cutting off some people when I should've because toxic people should never stay in your life longer than necessary.

All in all, I didn't dislike many things which means it was an awesome year! My hope for this year is to continue doing things that make me happy and you should do the same.

What were your likes and dislikes about 2015?


  1. Lol @natural chicks. You aint talk to me cuz i would have told ya the truth. Lol

  2. Love this. Now following. I do hope that you got to see both the good AND the bad of Kenya...hope it wasn't all doom and gloom. Love your blog girl!

    1. Thank you darling! I definitely did. I spent half my time in Nairobi and the other half at a refugee camp. So I definitely got to appreciate the highs and lows :-)