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MONDAY MUSINGS | CREATE

For the past few months, it’s been hard to sit down and make content for this blog. As someone who has been blogging…forever (think middle school), I started blogging as a way to connect to someone, anyone for that matter. On Blogger, I made my first blog and several blogs later, I finally started connecting with people. I had some sort of a following, had a couple of blogger buddies and looked forward to creating content.

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MUSIC | 5 INSPIRING K-POP SONGS

There is no doubt that music has the power to heal.

Nine years ago, I got into Korean Pop (K-Pop) music. At first, it was fun. Flashy outfits, iconic dances, cute boys…so many cute boys.

No literally – 13 people in ONE group? …Insane.

Then it became not only appreciating the music but actually connecting with it. While I have yet to learn Korean (working on it!), there are many songs that I have looked to for comfort and joy. No matter what language you speak or don’t speak, music is truly a universal language. It has the power to connect and to heal.

Today, I present you with five of my favorite inspiring Korean songs that remind me to trust myself, shine bright, keep going, be proud of myself and remember that I am worth it and things will always work out in the end. Continue reading “MUSIC | 5 INSPIRING K-POP SONGS”

THE GOODS | SUMMER ’18 EDITION

Happy 4th! It’s been awhile since I have posted on my blog and it is long overdue! What better way to come back than to give you that good good?! Summer is in full swing. Whether you’re traveling the world or making the most of it in your backyard, I have some goods to keep your summer going just right.

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INSPIRATION | APRIL

It’s April! April marks new beginnings, rain showers, re-affirming one’s worth, completing goals and setting new ones, music from old and new faves, coffee and tea dates with friends, starting new ventures, realizing fears and turning them into accomplishments, learning how to love me so I can love others better, dates, kisses and being the best me I can be. Oh and starting to blog again. I hope you’re ready. 😉

See you soon!

xx
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MUSIC | CHANCE THE RAPPER + DANIEL CAESAR

 

Three verses, hell yes
I still ain’t get my Grammy’s in the mail yet
I just want my momma happy like a toy sale
And to stay connected to the world like a long ass voicemail
I hear the seams snappin’,
And I’m the team cap’in
No more knee slappin or shoe shining
Or shoe signing till the dream happens
I’m just gone keep rappin’
And y’all just keep clapping and keep happen
Like Flint got clean water and y’all don’t got teen daughters
And black friends and gay cousins
Y’all just don’t say nothin
Know that the day coming
Knees bowed, tongues confessin’
The last ones getting first dibs on blessings

Now these the first world problems that niggas make up
Keep on playin’, we gone shake this shit up
Keep on telling us we makin’ it up
The American dream, may you never wake up

xx C

MONDAY MUSINGS | NOTE TO SELF: THE KEEP PUSHIN’ EDITION

This was a note that I posted on my personal Facebook account, last Thursday. I thought that I would share it here too, because it’s quite relevant to my Monday Musings series. I pray that this post will bless you and remind you that whatever you’re going through, you are not alone!

 

Keep pushin’.

 

The month of September has been very interesting. There are a couple of things that I want to share that I am realizing and remembering, that in turn could possibly help current me, future me & could possibly help you.

  • Grow through what you go through. | There have been trying situations where my faith was tested, I stepped out of character, my stress levels peaked and my anxiety flared. Through it all, everything has all made me stronger. It’s reminded me of what I need to do, what I need to work on, how I don’t want to be, what & who I want to incorporate/keep in my life and reinforced my values. If I were to remain stagnant through these lessons, then that is on me. But I am choosing to rise above and continue to put in the work.
  • Radiate love. | This has been very tough. But again tieing in with the point above and below. I choose how I act and react to each situation. I am choosing to show love even when it’s easier to show something else.
  • I am responsible for me and no one else. I CHOOSE. | I can only do me. I can’t control Susie Q or anyone else. I can only control me. I can choose what I allow to affect me. I can choose how I spend my time. I can choose what I put my focus on. It’s all a choice.
  • Choose wisely. | Certain things or people aren’t worth your time. Point blank. Period. Wish them the best. Pray for them. But move on. Take care of you. | I am the most important person in my life. {Thank you Mama!}
  • Know Your Worth. | Self-explanatory.
  • Above all, God. | To each their own, but God is who I believe in. He is the head of my life. I am thankful for the love of the Father. Forever and always.

That’s all I got. I’m still trying to adult just like everyone else. All I know is that September has taught me so many things. I am grateful for the lessons. I am thankful for God calling out things I need to work on to be a better me and reminding me of my worth. I am extremely thankful for my family. Without their support, I wouldn’t be where I’m at today. And I’m thankful for me. That I didn’t give up when the days got dark. That I continue to keep it pushing no matter what. That I have not and will not fail because God is within me.

No one said that this journey would be easy. However, I know that it is all worth it.

Be blessed, VIXI fam! ♥

xx C