Book review:

Whoa, what can I say about this book. I was expecting so much detail about her life and the things that had happened to her. I truly enjoyed this book. I love the fact that she was raw and honest in this book. This book made me laugh and at times brought me to tears. This book was worth the hype and so much more.

Happy Friday:

Happy Friday everyone. My blog post this week has been heavy so I wanted to start the weekend with something light. So Monday I went and got my hair done. I love trying out new styles on my hair. I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Nothing like a good journal:

I don’t know about you but I love a good journal. I want a journal that speaks to me. I love writing my thoughts, prayers, and ideas in a good journal. I know that some people feel like a journal is just a journal but for me, it’s not. I need to be motivated by this journal and what I can write in it. So are you picky about your journals? Do you love to journal?

Crown: Poem

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Hey Queen don’t hold your head down
Hold your head up and let me fix your crown
We don’t know what you’ve been through
Keep your head high because your girls got you
Don’t let anyone rob you of your joy
They haven’t walked in your shoes so they can stop with the noise
Hold your head high and do you
Queen, you are beautiful and your crown looks good on you

Beautiful: Poem

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My black is beautiful
No matter what you say
My black is beautiful
In every single way
My black is beautiful
No need to shy away from me
My black is beautiful
I’m young and free
My black is beautiful
No more hate or shame
My black is beautiful
Please don’t judge the color of my skin
My black is beautiful
Must I say it again

I’m struggling:

So we all have struggles, right? Well, this is my struggle right now. Do I read this wonderful book or do I write? For some reason, I can’t do both. To be honest I haven’t written for this book in a long time. Yes, I have been writing but not for this book. Does anyone else have this struggle or is it just me? So do I read or write???? Yes, the struggle is real.

Myself:

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I can truly say that I’m in a happy place in my life. Despite what is going on in the world I’m happy. As many of you know I’m determined to work on myself and put myself first this year. And I have been doing that and getting some great results too. I feel better and my attitude is better. I don’t feel the need to always check on others before I check on myself. My marriage has gotten a lot better and I feel like we are in a really good space. I felt selfish at first because I have never put myself first and, to be honest, wasn’t sure what that would look like. But I take time to focus on my needs and wants. When I get up in the morning I check my attitude to see what is going on with me today. I pray about it and focus on correcting a negative attitude. Most of the time I didn’t sleep well and thus a negative attitude. I make sure I correct it before I start my day and engage with the people that I live with. I also take the time to do the things that I enjoy. I make this a daily habit because if I know that I’m going to be able to do something that I enjoy it makes the day better. I’m not saying that I neglect other people but I don’t make it all about them anymore. Since I have been doing this I have noticed a change in my household. They have noticed how happy I am and they are doing things to make a change in their lives as well. As a wife and mother, I had always neglected myself and didn’t find time to do the things that I wanted to do. It was always about everyone else. But since the kids are young adults and the hubby doesn’t need all my time and attention. I felt like this was a great time to set out and change myself. Change is hard and changes from within are even harder. But I’m committed to this process and see where my life takes me. I’m not finished working on myself but I’m glad that I started.

Book review:

I have never read a book by this author, so I was excited to see what this book was about. Whoa, let me tell you I wasn’t expecting this book to be as good as it was. This book has you thinking about life and the games that people play. But trust me the end doesn’t happen like I thought it would. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. Trust me there is more that I wanted to say about this book, but just know it’s a great read and you won’t be disappointed.