This post is completely and unapologetically inspired by my boyfriend. If you are dating a law student you probably hate this time of the semester just as much as I do-FINALS TIME. Finals time is so brutal, because your lover practically … Continue reading
HAPPY BIRTHDAY REAL TALK! Thank you to all of my readers and subscribers. This year has been one of growth, constant change, and experimenting. Thank you so much for supporting me and trusting my advice. Having a platform to share my life with you all means so much to me. I have learned so much about journalism and myself in this past year.
I have written and re-written this introduction several times trying to choose the perfect words to craft the perfect blog post for you this Mother’s Day. I quickly came to the realization that my vocabulary is not vast enough to describe how much I love you or how blessed I am to call you my mother.
On February 18, 1994 at 6:14 pm your life was forever changed. 21 years later you are my home owning, pet parent, high school graduate, Drexel University alumni, Mercedes Benz driving, Versace glasses wearing mommy. Your life story is a testament to your determination, ambition, love, strength, faith, desire, humor and intelligence. The older I get the more I try to embody the strength of that 18 year old mother and high school student ready to take on the world.
You are the reason why I am the young woman that I am today. You taught me that hard work and determination will get me anywhere I want to go. You are always my guiding light. Whenever I have a question or just need someone to talk to you are always there to listen. You have taught me how to be a strong independent black woman. Even though it is so cliché I really don’t know where I would be without your love, dedication and compassion. Happy Mother’s Day!
The world is ours.
P.S. I told my friend that you want my children to call you Glammom and her reply was, “How are they going to be able to pronounce that? They are going to end up calling her Glum-Glum.” So yes I will allow my children to call you Glammom 🙂
I am going to be all alone on the most romantic day of the year. Only if I could change my face or my body! Then I would have a significant other to celebrate Valentine’s day with. SNAP OUT OF IT! YOU ARE HAVING A NIGHTMARE.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret…Valentine’s Day was a holiday created to sell candy, flowers, cards, food and gifts.
The actual history of Valentine’s Day is actually not very romantic at all. The Catholic Church recognizes three different saints with he name Valentine, all three were killed. According to the first myth, Valentine was a priest who was killed for continuing to perform marriages in secret for young lovers after Emperor Claudius II banned marriage for young men.
Another myth tells us that Valentine was killed for helping Christians escape the harsh Roman prisons. The final legend suggest that, a jailed Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting after he fell in love with a young girl-who visited him during his confinement.
Valentine’s Day is not about doing romantic things and snuggling up with your significant other all day. On Valentine’s Day you can show anyone who you love how much you appreciate them.
How about starting with yourself? You love yourself, right? Who said that you needed a boyfriend or girlfriend to make you feel special on Valentine’s Day? Make yourself feel special, you deserve it. After all no one can love you if you do not first love yourself. Get dressed up for yourself. Pull out that dress or cute shirt that you only wear on special occasions, comb your hair, and don’t forget your confidence.
Call some of your friends or family members and ask them if they would like to do something with you. You all could go to a restaurant, the mall, the movies, the city, out roller skating, the spa, or a concert. Have fun! Remember its your day to appreciate yourself and those whom you love. You do not have to go out and do anything special if you do not want to. You could have a movie night or game night with your parents and siblings. You may not have a significant other but you have yourself and others who love you. Have fun and remember no boyfriend or girlfriend on Valentine’s Day, no problem!
Do you believe in this theory?