Summer Beginning

Friday, May 25, 2012

Summer 2012 has started off with classes, shoe obsession, and early mornings.  Tending to my summer classes has been hectic and tempting. Trying to earned more credits for my transcripts for Howard is really time consuming. But it’s all good at the end of the day. Since I’m moving far away and will be taking public transportation or walking to class. All I’ve been searching and thinking about it, is shoes. From high heels to flats, platforms to sneakers. Oh yea cannot forget about my boots. I will forever have an obsession for over the knee boots, but lately random rain boots have caught my eye like these two A, B, & C. Hopefully I see some around my way, before I pay for shipping and handling online. Sometimes in the early mornings, I get to relaxed and have my me time. I watch movies, old television shows, or browse my favorite blog sites on my MacBook. Trying to stay somewhat involved.

SYK(So You Know): Summer fashion has not really been my thing. I mean I take pictures and have inspiration I can post, but my urgency has not come over me to do so. So bare with me. I’m already looking into Autumn and Fall wear at the time being and as soon something strikes me, I will post. I mean that is when I feel fashion is at it’s best.

Mind Therapy: Decoded.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Late February, the beginning of this year. I started to read Decoded by Shawn Carter a.k.a Jay-Z. At first I was skeptical by reading his book and understanding his mindset. But just like any minority, you never know until you try. The title of his book is self explanatory. Shawn is telling stories about his lyrics, going beyond our imagination and telling us what they mean and how they happened. On certain lyrics I could paint a picture of what he was telling and on others I could not. & in his book he makes certain images and things come to life. He tell his stories on life, success, and pain. He gives his opinions about other entertainers who I’ve admired like Lauryn Hill, Jean Michel Basquiat, Michael Jackson, and the list goes on. Hoping he would tell a little bit about his precious Bee, he didn’t. He kept that to himself and I really understand why, first because he hardly talked about her and second their love is untouchable. & I respect that. In his epilogue, Shawn talks about an encounter with Oprah and how she saw him differently after they had a conversation on a certain author. Just like Oprah, my mindset about Shawn is different now. Yes he experienced things that I could never imagine, but he is totally different from his past. He loves what he does, his passion is true. You just had to read his story, and understand why. Like he said, “The words are witty and blunt, abstract and linear, sober and fucked up. And when we decode the torrent of words—by which I mean really listen to them with our minds and hearts open—we can understand their world better. And ours, too. It’s the same world.” Just like him when I enter this world I did not understand, but now when I see what is beyond me the sky is the limit. Never let your past stop you from achieving whatever it is that you put your mind to. Break down the barriers. Decode your life.