2019, how do I say farewell to a year that brought me to the highest of heights and it also brought me down to my knees in prayer? It was a good year, with lots of wins, but it also presented some challenges. Most years have their mix of ups and downs, but 2019 felt a bit more dynamic for me. The ups made me feel on top of the world, while the downs kept me up at night.
Nonetheless, 2019 is a year that taught me a lot. In fact, I believe that this year was a pivotal moment in my professional life, spiritual life, physical/wellness journey, and in my personal development journey as well. I’m happy to see 2019 end on a high note, but most importantly I’m ready to march into 2020 with my head held high, ready to grasp whatever life throws at me.
Without further adieu, here are the lessons that 2019 taught me.
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I was 9 years old when CrazySexyCool hit stores in 1995. For a little girl with aspirations of being a singer, TLC had a major influence on me. I’d watch MTV while singing their songs at the top of my lungs. One day during a sleepover with my closest friends, we dressed in baggy jeans and mid-drift revealing tops and sang and danced to “Creep.” I can’t believe that was almost 20 years ago.
CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story not only made me a bit nostalgic for the 90’s, when fashion was colorful; Left Eye were condoms on her eye; and wearing baggy jeans were sexy. But the movie also inspired me. The movie portrayed a story of how three young ladies blossomed into beautiful and strong women, who overcame numerous struggles. From Chilli’s relationship struggles, to Left Eye coping with her father’s death, to T-Boz’s determination to win her battle with Sickle Cell Anemia, I found something tender about each of the members that I could identify with. Read More »
I don’t make much commentary on pop culture nowadays because frankly, I don’t care about it. Very few artists on the scene inspire me and on a typical day, I listen to music from artists who do not even live in the United States.
Beyoncé is the epitome of Pop Culture today. This leading lady is an icon: sold-out concerts, numerous awards and accolades, commercials, and product lines. I cannot listen to the radio for 10 minutes without at least one of Beyoncé’s songs playing, and while I enjoy her music and can sing every word to her hits, (Get Me Bodied is my favorite.) she never really did much for me.Read More »