The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. – Lucille Ball
I celebrated my 25th birthday on August 3rd! Some of my very best friends flew to Atlanta (thats where I’m currently squatting) to help me celebrate, while some (that are just as important) sent me well wishes via phone calls, texts, mail, and Skype!
I am super blessed to see another year and I look forward to all the new opportunities I am preparing for. 25 doesn’t feel much different from 24, except my car insurance decreased dramatically and I can rent cars… but then again my life as a 25 year old has just started.
Check out a few pics from my Super Sweet 25th when you read more.
I know you guys are sick of me. I promise next year I will make a dedicated effort to update at least once a week. My schedule has been super packed this Holiday Season. I am burnt out to be honest. I’ve learned a lot over this past month. I’ve decided to share…per usual.
So people are crazy. This we already knew, however, what you didn’t know is that I attract them in mass quantities. Here is an example for December. I met a guy at the mall. Seemingly legit place to meet someone. Well no. After one phone conversation he decided I am “the one”. He also decided that we should move in together after the New Year. I should quit my job and how many beautiful mulatto babies did I want to have. Yikes. After being as upfront as humanly possible (Don’t ever call me again you f*cking weirdo), you would think he got the hint. Nope.
Moving along. I also met a guy while I was at Starbucks. Again, seems like a legit place to meet someone. Hell Nawl. After two conversations with him I became his personal therapist. Apparently he had just gotten out of a relationship, found God and wanted to crack the Illuminati code to success all in one. GO THAT WAY CREEP. Let’s not even assume that I just meet crazy men. A chick I met at work about a month ago decided we should be BFF’s and doesn’t understand why I won’t go clubbing with her this New Years Eve. Even threatened to not be my friend anymore. Umm ok. Read the rest of this entry
God is good all the time.
Scientific evidence suggest that negative vibes block blessings. Ok maybe not scientific evidence, but I’m a firm believer in that concept. Mainly because I have been so obsessed with all of the things going wrong in my life lately that I haven’t been able to acknowledge and appreciate all the things that have been going right.
I’ve been so focused on trying to maintain new relationships that I haven’t been thankful and grateful for the relationships I already have. My stand-the-storm strong relationships. Friends and Family. As far as even with work, I have a pretty decent full-time job and a pretty cool part-time job, but instead of being happy that I’m working and bringing in income from two avenues (not to mention a bunch of random freelance stuff), I complain about working too much (as if my having two jobs isn’t a personal choice lol) and not having the job of my dreams. Instead of being thankful that I don’t have any “real” bills, I go HAM about Sprint and Sallie Mae once a month. It’s coming. This is just a stepping stone right?
But I think I’m doing pretty good. Even with my site; irokfashion.com has picked up traffic, people have been emailing me, gotten offers for purchase, advertising, etc. Working on this mug and having people actually respond and appreciate it, is like inspiration to keep going. Even in my business endeavors, I’ve come up with a few business ideas (always looking for investors) that I definitely think will do well. I know will do well.
So yea, a lot of negative crap has happened but that much more good stuff has been happening too. I’ve even been able to cross off a few things off my material want list (team iPhone as of two weeks ago bitches). I can do nothing else but progress. Get better. Keep climbing. No where to go but up from here right?
…In the words of an esteemed philospher…burr. oh les do it.
When I’m bored – sad – annoyed – unsure …I play in make-up.
The end results almost ALWAYS resembles something in the Drag-Queen-esq family.
…Laugh at my pain!
Please don’t save my pictures lol
…see how my bank acct set up, I got a checking and a savings (that has nothing to do with my post, but it was funny as hell in the Kevin Hart “Laugh at My Pain” movie. See where I went with that? No? Oh.)
I played in make-up again. Mixed emotions about the outcome. Thoughts?
To most of my friends, this probably wouldn’t be considered playing in make-up. I tried extra hard this time! LOL …make-up isn’t my thing. Here I practiced a smokey eye with pink lipstick. Did I go outside like this? Nope. I am totally cool with that though …lol
First and foremost I would like to thank V for reading and commenting on a previous post about my mental instabilities (insert laugh). Mentioned in the comment was a few questions about beauty regimes I may have, as well as questions about my choice in fashion. I’m absolutely delighted to answer these questions!
I also welcome any other questions you guys may have about me.myself.and.i.
What hair products do you use?
I have a love / hate relationship with my hair. Not that I don’t care about my hair that much…but it never seems to do what I want it to do…so it gets no special attention! I actually use Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner. And sometimes a Paul Mitchell glosser.
Why do you love them?
I love Herbal Essences because it smells really nice, and as an Advertising degree holder, they are packaged and promoted pretty awesomely. The commercials are convincing. Possibly the most childish answer I could give, but it’s true. I want to scream YES when I’m washing my hair! As for the Paul Mitchell glosser, it smells delightful as well, and also adds a very pretty shine to my hair (with no unwanted oily weight).
Do you flat-iron, press, relaxer etc? Curling Iron?
After I wash and blow dry my mug, I normally press my edges (shout out to Madame C.J. Walker) and flat iron the body of my hair. I’ve never had a relaxer because I have very fine, soft and curly hair…and I like it that way. Plus I never go to the hair salon, so my hair would probably fall out if I put harsh chemicals in it. I don’t use curling irons. I typically curl my hair with my flat iron (although I absolutely HATE my hair super curly).
Whats your favorite hairstyles? How can we do them?
My favorite hairstyle is the illustrious pony tail! Recently, I’ve been trying a part down the middle of my head with my hair flipped away from my face. I’m pretty much a plain jane when it comes to hair though. A few times last summer I braided my hair while it was wet, put some leave-in conditioner on, and un-braided my hair when it dried; leaving a crinkled look.
Do you wear make up?
Yes. From time to time. Not daily. That’s not good for your skin. I normally use an eyeliner, mascara, and light mineralizer (which is funny and semi-pointless because I tend to wipe the mineralizer off during the course of the day). Every now again (mainly when I’m home alone bored), I play in vibrant colors of eye shadows!
What is your skin regimen?
Contrary to popular belief, I have TERRIBLE skin (runs away and cries)! Now you have to hear my sad story.
I tried red lipstick. I have mixed feelings. Excuse the glowing tint of the pictures. My computer was doing that thing it does when I call it a fcuk up. What do you think?
Each year I make these ridiculous resolutions and stick to them for all of about 5 days. Like, not cursing or mentally cursing people out. This year I am going to try something new; my only resolution is to continuously work on myself for the rest of the year. In every area of my life. In every way possible.
For starters, I’m fasting fast-food restaurants for the month of January. See, I’m not saying I’m going to give it up completely, because I know I’m not. What I hope to achieve is a habit of preparing my own food. This is beneficial in many ways: I’ll have a healthier diet, I will probably put on a few pounds, I will save tons of money, and I will gain essential domestic skills. I win!
I’m going to get better organized. I have tons of notebooks filled with randomness. I intend to collect all my randomness and make them come to life. Meaning, you guys may see a big change with my blog as I attempt to transition it into a full out website! Yay! You will also finally get a sneak peek of a novel I have been working on (for years). A few of my PR clients will be excited about this new found organization as well!
I’m going to be in the gym working on my fitness! I got a membership now, so I’m all set and ready to go. I’m going to start dressing my age…so that means you will see less and less chuck taylors with tee shirts and ripped jeans. Dresses and heels baby. Dresses and heels (sikey naw…this is prob one change that’s going to happen at the end of the year)
Basically, I am going to work on me. How I view things. How I interpret things. How I treat people. How I allow people to treat me. Where I go. The things I do. The people I talk to. The amount of craziness I indulge in. I’m talking, total revamp of Taylor. For the better. I’m excited.
I hope to see positive changes as the year gets older. Thanks for listening.