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Art, BlerdLife, Event,

Blerdy Events: Fall 2019 Art, Food & Music Aurora Festival

Beautiful art everywhere!!

This past Saturday evening Aurora Studios and Gallery opened its doors to host its first ever Art, Food, and Music Festival. The open art show featured a number of local artists and photographers showcasing their amazing works; including a personal friend of mine the beautiful Irene @bedroomstrokes.

Aurora Studios and Gallery is a cozy and charming art gallery nestled in the Heights area of Houston. As soon as we walked into the building we were immediately engulfed in the vibes and energy of the show. With the purchase of a very reasonably priced ticket we were able to enjoy beautiful works of art, music, drinks, and delicious food. The live music was playing at a perfect volume in the background as we walked through the thick crowd of people to view the art and of course, make our way to take advantage of the open bar. The line for a drink was a bit long when we went, but moved fast and was well worth the wait as our bartender was absolutely awesome, making our drinks with a loving and heavy hand.  As we sipped on our rum with a splash of mixture we walked through all areas of the gallery as every single room and any wall with space featured art.

My favorite piece of the night has to be a painting by @bedroomstokes called Infinite, a piece that called my name from its spacing on the wall. It was the whimsical purple in the background, the shape of the woman portrayed, and the DNA strand breathing from her lips; I couldn’t help but to be intoxicated by the beauty and soul she put into this painting. The amazing factor about this art show is that each artist was incredibly unique and distinctive in their style. Even with all of the art that was displayed, and it was a lot, there wasn’t two pieces that looked the same. Each piece that was displayed gave you a different feel and thought process attached; each piece had the ability to make you gaze twice.

It was definitely a great night with amazing energy and mesmerizing artwork. I would definitely attend another event at this gallery and by this host. Don’t worry if you missed out on the event you can still view the artwork for up to a month at Aurora Studios and Gallery. I hope to see you at the next blerdy event!


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Art, BlerdLife, Event, Outings,

October Blerdy Events

October Blerdy Events

Its ya blerds bday month!!!!


I am closing out my 30th year around the sun and I am so excited for the different events and outings that await me. Houston is full of culture and things to do and I plan on doing something EVERY weekend counting down to my born day. Here are the blerdy events for the month of October that you should be bringin ya ass to, and maybe I’ll see ya ass out there. J

October 5th – Fall 2019, Art, Food, and Music Aurora Festival

This art show is set to feature many amazing local artists, including the beautiful and talented @Bedroomstrokes. With the purchase of a $12 ticket you can enjoy magnificent and thought-provoking art selections, enjoy a assortment of free food, as well as get decently tipsy at the open bar. For me, they had me at beautiful art and open bar. I am hoping to start my birthday month as artistically as possible.

October 12th – BLCK Market Houston

The BLCK Market Houston brings different vendors of color in all ways, shapes, and forms to one place for patrons to take advantage of. Its environment is filled with creative culture and tons of different forms of products to experience. As opposed to simply going to the new big ass HEB to shop or a colonizer inspired farmers market, you can fill you time staring at vibrantly inspired products.

October 19th – Jamels Top Secret Dance Fitness – Ride, Shake, Sweat Tour

He’s coming back to H-town b*tcheeeessss!! Get ready to shake your ass off…literally!! Jamels dance class is ALWAYS a good time. I love to dance…it’s like a second love to me next to writing and particularly hip-hop. His dance class is as entertaining as you can get, and it is highlighting the most enjoyable section on hip-hop dancing…yes I’m talking about twerkin’, poppin dat ass. And it’s gonna be a lot of ass shaking in this class, trust.

The following weekend….is my birthday weekend!!! AYYYYEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

And idk exactly what I’m going to fall into, but I know it’s going to be fun and have something to do with Halloween! I have the need and deep desire to wear a costume and get very fanciful so you’ll just have to stay tuned to see what ya blerd decides to do. However, the events mentioned above are a perfect way to bring in my new year around the sun. A year that is sure to be filled with adventure, beauty, and all types of good times.



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A Blerdy View, BlerdLife, Event, Queendom,

A Blerdy View: Self-Love Saturday Mixer

An afternoon filled with good energy, blissful vibes, and true self adoration. That is what we experienced this weekend at our premier Self Love Saturday mixer.

My heart was bursting as different women stopped by and took a moment to declare their love for themselves. Filling their cups with wine and eager to dive into the different activities garnered towards building their self-love. We wrote the beautiful truths about ourselves, laughed over our struggles, and we took one-step closer to truly acknowledging the greatness within ourselves.

One of the many truths that our mixer helped me to recognize is that everyone is in need of some self-love time. @Millispeaks, @JelisaTheWriter and I were fortunate enough to be the muses behind this self-centered event. Launch Houston, a versatile boutique nestled within the George R. Brown Convention Center, opened its doors as the setting for this truly magnificent self-love adventure. We started with just one table and quickly realized that the desire to spend some self-love time affected more than just a few people. Partakers took advantage of the opportunity to declare their love for themselves and participated in every single activity that we had prepared. Activities that included journaling opportunities, as well as writing a love letter dedicated to you from you detailing your magnificence as only you can.

As we chatted over drinks and self-love activities, we realized just how necessary self-love really is. It is essential for us to take self-love time in order to find happiness in our lives. We declare our love for anything and everything else; we display publicly our devotion towards our religion, spouses, and even employers as we head to work each day branded with our companies. However, with all that declaration we still have a difficult time declaring our love for ourselves. We created this event so that anyone passing by would be able to stop in and participate in a few loving gestures for yourself, even if the participation was only for a few minutes. However, once you start loving on yourself it becomes challenging to pause that admiration, and we learned that more opportunities to let self-love shine is needed for all. We will definitely be hosting more of these events so stayed tuned for how you can take advantage of some self-love time, and learn a few activities to continue loving on yourself each day.


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A Blerdy View, Event, Outings,

Blerdy Event Review: THE OUTLET PROJECT PRESENTS – It’s Not Baggage, It’s Your Blessings Social Awareness Mixer

TheOutletProject_ held an event meant for expression. A form of expression on a topic that is often times overlooked or unnoticed when in reality it should definitely be considered more.

This was a talk dedicated to mental health and the awareness of suicide. As opposed to this discussion leading to tears of sadness it produced tears of release and acceptance; knowing that whatever feelings you have are ok and can be shared.

Participants at this great event definitely got more than they bargained for with this Social Awareness Mixer. We started the night with an opportunity to greet and connect with one another other. We were able to walk around and marvel at the different vendors with their products displayed, and have a drink or two to prepare ourselves for the conversation. The drinks were crafted by Miss Shayla and her @sophisticated_cocktails, and she made them strong enough for you to feel it after just one cup. The food was catered by the always delicious BreakNBred BBQ. If you are ever lucky enough to have the opportunity to eat this delicious BBQ and BBQ sauce please take it; don’t deny yourself the pleasure.

Speaking of taste-bud pleasure, I cannot forget to mention Mama’s Girl Custom Creations with her artistic treats and cookies. I went home with a bag of her chocolate chip cookie bites, a perfect sweet and savory escape after a night of deep discussion. Of course, more than our tummies were fulfilled at this gathering. Other vendors included, Liberation Natural Skin Care & Aroma Therapy seducing senses and making love to skin, as well as Lonez Scents.

The discussion itself was held by a panel of Black Excellence sharing their own struggles and truths with mental health. The panel included Dr. Thomas J. Galliguez @therealdrthomas, the director of The Outlet Project Adrian, and licensed therapist and personal counselor/sister Dr. Ebony Blue. The panel paved the way for discussion on the deepest parts of our emotions, and gave the audience a chance to let the thoughts that they desperately needed to share out in a safe place. A safe place because everyone was open to everyone sharing their thoughts, asking their questions and most importantly speaking their truth.

It was a room full of African Americans adults, both younger and older, speaking openly about mental health and the importance of us sharing. Sharing our hurts and pains because it is essential for overcoming trauma and getting stronger. We can never hope to move on from pain if we are never able to face it. The most important message of the night was for us to learn how to look forward to therapy. My counselor said it best, making it to therapy is a milestone that ought to be celebrated and glorified. Not something to be ashamed of in any way. I hope that we as a community can have more discussions such as this one, and normalize dealing with trauma as opposed to ignoring it away.

Thank you @TheOutletProject_

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BlerdLife, Event, Outings,

Blerdy Events for the Month of September

It’s ya blerd back again with some events you must attend! (I didn’t mean to rhyme but yea lol). Let us begin our Fine Gurl Fall off right with events garnered to build self-love, pamper ourselves, and have a little fun.

September 8th – Play Reading Delivery by Jelisa Jay Robinson

Usually, I only post events here in my hometown of H-town, however this particular event has so much raw talent that I had to share. My friend and name-twin Jelisa Jay Robinson (@JelisaTheWriter1) is reading one of her original plays, Delivery, at Texas State’s Black and Latino Playwrights festival in San Marcos, TX. It is sure to be a beautifully written play, and a very inspirational read. If you are lucky enough to be in the San Marcos area and can catch this Queen read her play…MAKE SURE YOU DO SO!!

September 14th – Self Love Saturday Mixer

I have definitely been on a devoted Self-Love vibe lately, and this event is going to help me continue that movement. The Self-Love-Saturday Mixer is dedicated to you spending some time with you! Keep your relationship with yourself strong by participating in different activities to promote self-love, efforts that you can repeat from the comforts of your own home to continue loving you. Also, ya blerd will be in the building helping with these activities and helping to promote self-love, so come out and join the love!

September 14th – 15th Houston Ultimate Women’s Expo

This expo is full of #blackgirlmagic and just an all around female power glow! At this outing you will be presented with amazing guest speakers such as the always lively Keke Palmer, the iconic MC Lyte, and the beautiful Toya Wright. This event also gives you a chance to really pamper yourself with shopping, tasty food, and really good conversation. Grab your girls and join in on a really queendom event.

September 21st – Trap Wine Fest

Over 20 different wines and trap music playin in da mix; that definitely sounds like my kind of night! The Trap Wine Fest is combining your love for wine with your love for trap and providing a night full of tipsy fun. There will also be local chefs for sustenance while you drink and fun games and activities to get you through the night. I think this will be a good way to continue the self-love vibe, by treating yourself to some real fun.

So there we have it, a few events for the month of September to keep you occupied while you grind. Nothing too crazy or intense, just a few events to get your juices flowin for Fine Girl Fall. The feeling of “fine” must come from the inside first, that’s where a true lasting glow originates, from the inside and glows so bright that it shines on the out. Hope to see you at each of these events!

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Dating Chronicles, Living Single, Queendom,

Pound Cake

Sweet and soft. Full of flavor and able to satisfy any sweet tooth. Perfect in the morning for a pick-me-up and even better at night for a midnight snack.

You can have it cold or warmed up, it’s good either way. Oh how delicious and soul satisfying is your favorite piece of pound cake. Needs no icing and if some is added it better be just as tasty as the cake or else don’t even bother with it. The concept of pound cake originated from a fellow writer and artistic soul mate of mine, Ms. Tracy @peacefulsgroove, during one of our writing meet-ups. Laughing over drinks and snacks we usually end up creating more conversations than short stories, but mayne are they GOOD talks. These talks actually end up giving me so much more to write about, especially when the discussion leads to a beautiful self discovery and a renewed perception of my own self definition.

As my writing group and I were attempting to embark on our weekly writing journey the discussion of self-love and dating emerged to successfully get us off track. We began to discuss how everyone must reach a point where they are comfortable with exactly who they are and see themselves as complete; needing no one else and not afraid of solitude. It is essential that we take the time to learn how to love every inch and aspect of ourselves, first, before seeking to add someone else to our lives. Not desiring a relationship or relations simply to combat loneliness, but rather embracing the beauty of the personal relationship you have with self. Our individual ingredients and prep time has to be completed all the way through, from mixture to finished product, prior to emerging ourselves into a romantic relationship. We have to learn to see ourselves like pound cake, needing no additional garnish in order to feel absolute.

“Pound cake don’t need nothin’, anything added to it is extra...”

To see myself as whole and complete, needing nothing but the creator and the ingredients he used to construct me, is such a powerful idea. What a statement to chew over, that anything else added to me is extra, and shouldn’t take from me or define me but rather add to the already complete me. This thought process would require me to see myself as lacking nothing and not requiring anyone in order to achieve happiness or acknowledge my self worth. I would have to grow to believe in my truly exquisite existence and be confident in my value. Confident enough to stand on a platter alone and declare with all certainty. I. Make. This. Plate.

“Pound cake don’t need nothin’…”

My friends voice replays in my head like a mutha fuckin mantra weighing heavy on my soul and burrowing deep within my mind. The conversation led me to question how my current thought process is set up. How am I really living my life and seeing myself. Am I comfortable and confident in my existence all on its own? Or am I constantly searching to fill my value with the company of someone else?

“Pound cake don’t need nothin’…”

I hear it again, yelling at my innerself, the phrase that is a necessity to live by. The words that need to blend in with how I feel about myself, just as pound cake don’t need nothin’, neither do I. Just like any garnish with pound cake should be adding value, so does anyone who has the fortune to be added to me.

“You should know you are the shit all on your own before anyone else is added.”

I should know this! But…how often do I question it? How often do I doubt the blackgirlmagic that is me? When you have knowledge of a fact you normally don’t go back and forth on the validity of your intelligence. For instance, no one has to convince you that the sky is blue or water is wet, you know this. That is the type of confidence she was speaking of, knowing you are the shit without any doubts. We should have complete knowledge of our personal bad assness, and know that we as individuals are the perfect dessert without any garnish.

“Pound cake don’t need nothin’”

It is good all on its own, and I am long overdue to start living in that belief regarding myself. This is a concept that I had to share because often I catch myself being skeptical of my own value, due to a number of different reasons. However, the time has come for me to actively pursue putting those thoughts to rest, and truly find peace with the awesomeness that is me. It is ok for me to know my worth and expect others to treat me accordingly. And it is also ok for me to take my time and wait for the one who will treasure me as I deserve to be treasured. Because if you aren’t adding to my worth you cannot be added to me; I’m pound cake and I don’t need nothin’ added in order to be complete.




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Dating Chronicles,

Dating Chronicles: Nice or What??

The world of dating presents us with numerous factors to take into consideration.

So many questions that arise in your mind as you attempt to decipher the most appropriate methods of operation for this dating game. Are you being too picky when looking for a potential partner? Maybe you are not being choosey enough? One question that seems to be showing up more frequently lately is the question on how “nice” we should be to potentials. Especially for females, being pleasant and acceptable all the time can lead to disappointing or even heart breaking consequences. The real question is, to be nice to these ninjas or nah, nice or what??


It is said that for “perfect little girls” the ingredients should include sugar, spice, and everything nice. But how nice is too nice? Can you add too much sweetener to the mixture that produces a queen? How much sweetness should one hand to a man?  Because a man is a man, a human, and while some may appreciate the sweetness; others may take advantage of the nectar that is you.  A woman living in her sweetness has certain characteristics that can be taken for granted when they are at the disposal of the wrong person.


For one, she has more patience for what others may consider bullshit. 


She is so understanding and open to your way of life, and really takes to heart the idea that “everyone is learning and growing” She is able to look past certain dubious behavior in favor of seeing the hopeful potential of the good man that can be found deep within a fuckboy.  She will entertain the idea of a friend with benefits and a “go with the flow” type experience in hopes that if she gives a man time he will in return learn to treasure the gold he has found in her.  She has more patience for shortcomings and tries to be as understanding as she would want someone to be towards her…if she were herself lost in fuckgirl behavior.


Two, she gives more chances for actions that others would block with a quickness for.


A woman with an excessive amount of sweetness and her everything nice levels turned all the way up will give more chances to a love interest. She sees the potential of a love interest even if their actions don’t necessarily support how great their potential may seem.  She will place people in her “room for improvement” list as opposed to her “blocked” list, and will not cut someone off right away.


These traits are not necessarily negative, but they do have a sense of danger attached to them. A girl living in her niceness is not oblivious; she is fully aware of all the red flags and chooses to see the light at the end of the tunnel…even if she is nowhere near reaching that destination. A fuckboy will hold on to this niceness as long as he can, even if he does not intend on ever stepping into the role. This is why this type of sweet behavior in the dating game is risky, because even if you ignore you are aware and will eventually have to make a choice. A choice to either continue believing in potential, or step into the reality of actions.


On the other hand, a girl with too much spice may not be able to see any air of potential. In reality, we are all in fact human; most people ARE actually growing and learning every day. Someone’s actions may not be an outward expression of fuckboy tendencies, but rather an honest ignorance on how to handle a true queen.  An ignorance that is paired with a willingness to adapt has the option of developing into something real…if you let it.


The challenge is recognizing the right person that will adapt and not appearing closed off when they come along. And as that person adapts for you, you as a Queen will adapt to them in response, as growth should be a mutual experience and not just one sided.


For me, I have to accept that I need to turn down my sweet nature and take more steps into reality. I know that I have had too much niceness in the past, and have even been told that from a trusted loved one as well. Loved ones can tell you which one they think you are, but only you can accept the truth for yourself and decide how to adjust. So which one are you? Are you the woman who goes through life overloaded with spice, or are you the one giving away everything that is nice?

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BlerdLife, Movies,

June Blerdy Movie List

Summer, Summer movie time!!

I get a warm and fuzzy feeling inside when I think about the movies we have just waiting for us to watch. The month of May definitely took us on an ass kicking adventure, particularly with John Wicks lethal ass. I know June is going to be just as beastly with the movie selection that we have.

  1. Dark Phoenix – June 7th

I personally think Sophie Turner is gonna be phenomenal in this role!!! I’m so excited to see her portrayal of the “Dark Phoenix”, Jean Grey’s alter ego and arguably one of the greatest enemies the X-Men ever faced. I hope this movie will kind of make up for the original X-Men movies which fell a little sort in the epicness department. The X-Men story is such a great comic and was such a good cartoon growing up, I really hope this movie does The Phoenix story justice

  1. Shaft – June 14th

Daaaaaaaaammnn right! Who is da man?! Ok, I’mma stop lol, but seriously who isn’t excited about this movie?! We as the audience get three generations of Shaft, and I for one am all for it! I have high hopes for this movie; it seems to have everything needed to make an entertaining film. Including an amazingly talented writer, Kenya Barris creator of one of our favorite Blerdy shows Black-ish. As well as a magical cast including the great mutha fucka himself Samuel L. Jackson, Regina Hall (wit her fine ass), Jessie T. Usher, and the legend himself Richard Roundtree.

  1. MIB International – June 14th

Yeap, another Men in Black film but this time….international. AND with an appropriate amount of sexy cuz lets face it, Tommy Lee Jones just wasn’t cutting it. MIB International stars the absolutely dreamy and gorgeous Chris Hemsworth, and a beautiful example of black girl magic in Tessa Thompson, or basically Thor and Valkyrie. I actually enjoyed Men in Black III and I’m interested to see how International will continue the franchise.

  1. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I am – June 21st

Toni Morrison…icon, game-changer, and writer. The Beloved author takes us on a journey into her life, as we get a glimpse into the existence of this iconic storyteller and a look behind the themes that made the author such a legend. I’m excited for this window we get into the life of this queen; I know this documentary will only make my awe of her increase tremendously.

There’s a movie for your inner comic book nerd, a movie to encourage your black power enthusiasm, a movie for the space nerd inside of you, and a documentary for the soul; the June blerdy movies are filled with all the vibes necessary to fulfill all your movie needs. Let your imagination wander and your creativity blossom by being engulfed in a really good film this month.

Happy watching, and remember…Live well, prosper, and all dat sh*t!

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BlerdLife, Event, Outings,

Blerdy Events for June

The city of Houston has SO MANY culture rich activities for us blerdies to enjoy. Check out my list for this month of just a few events H-town has to offer this month.

  1. Cotton &Cornrows – June 7th

Poetry, spoken words of realness, black people magic all around; that is what can be expected from this event. Cotton & Cornrows is featuring an amazing author, poet, and new friend Millicent Campbell with her debut poetry book Cotton & Cornrows. Her performance is guaranteed to be riveting, the art is sure to be breath taking, it is the perfect event to bring in your weekend in an oh so artistic way.

  1. 2019 Houston Reggae Fest – June 8th

I know it is gonna be hot as hell, but I would still be ready to attend Houston’s Reggae Fest and soak in all the culture and good vibes I can. This event will feature artists from all over, vendors to make you spend your coins, and authentic Jamaican and Caribbean food. Sure, it’ll be hot, but you’ll walk away with an amazing experience, happy taste buds, and memories of a good time.

  1. Anime Matsuri 2019 – June 13th – 16th

With the goal of bringing color into the world the Anime Matsuri is the place for all blerds, geeks, dreamers, and creativity seekers alike. This annual Anime and Japanese culture festival is one that is fanciful and family friendly. The entire family can enjoy the culture rich experience and ignite their imaginations for the summer.

  1. Afrobeats Block Party – June 22nd

Artists, vendors, Djs, culture heavy, vibrant glow, and a plentiful amount of black people magic. Diversity overload with this event of dance music and culture. Me, myself unfortunately will not be able to attend because I will be in a wedding. But if I wasn’t I’d be all up in this thang, diving head first into the culture.

So there it is my blerdy events for the month of June. Houston has plenty of culture rich and inspiring events to engage yourself with this month. Grab an artistic soul-mate, friend, lover, or whomever and experience this Htown culture first hand!

Missed Out On:

The month of June is packed with blerdy shit to do! I missed out of these events, but had to shout them out for their awesomeness.

H-Town Pancakes & Booze Art Show – June 1st:

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show bring vibrant art choices around the country, and this year celebrating 10 years of artistic magic featuring several Houston artists including @ucantdrawjohnny and @bedroomstrokes just to name a couple.

WriteFest Houston – WriteSpace – May 27th – June 2nd:

Every year WriteFest takes place in Houston and features so much inspiration for up and coming writers. I will definitely try my best to make it to next year’s festival; it’s a great opportunity to build writing knowledge and meet fellow writers.

Make your inner blerd happy by participating in at least one of these events, and be sure to check out my page next month for more events to take advantage of.

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Thanks for reading! Live well, prosper, and all dat sh*t!

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BlerdWerd, Outings, Queendom,

NOLA Darling.

WooooW…the one word I can use to describe all the vibes from this past Memorial Day Weekend/Bachelorette Celebration for one of the heauxs in New Orleans, LA.

I always love coming to this city, and this trip just made me fall even more in love. It was the energy of the wonderful people we encountered, the ambiance of the live music down virtually every block; it was the delicious food and stiff drinks, and the laughter that filled every single minute that made this trip so special.  We celebrated and walked around that city in the full glory of who we are, black and beautiful Queens.

This trip to NOLA had so much glow it was ridiculous, just outrageous for us to shine the way we were. Visiting this magical city with this group of Queens was an experience like no other; it was as if we discovered our own secret dimension of joy and queendom. On the first night of our trip we decided to live it up at The Hangover Bar, and really bring in our trip with full NOLA vibes. We listened to bounce music, shook a little something, and ate some really delicious lemon pepper wings. The next day we continued our cuisine experience with a trip to Oceana’s on Bourbon and Conti. Let me tell you, EVERYTHING about this Oceana’s visit was on point. Our food was scrumptious and flavorful, our waitress Bree was nice and knowledgeable, and we even got free crab cakes as a bonus! We were so full we had no choice but to walk on Bourbon St. for a hand grenade and a brief dance intermission at Razzoo’s. That evening we went back on Bourbon St. and partied until 4am, the full details of that night not to be discussed on this blog lol. On our last night, we experienced a beautiful surprise by eating dinner at Morrow’s a petite restaurant with full R&B vibes; before ending the night real chill on Frenchman St. Of course, before we left the next morning we had to hit up Café Du Monde for some strong ass coffee and deliciously sweet beignets.

All of the adventures from the trip were oozing with a good time, however the best part of our journey wasn’t even the activities we partook in. It was more than the good food and drinks, it was the laughter shared between four sister-friends and the freedom of being nothing else other than ourselves. We didn’t dress according to anyone else’s dress code, we didn’t speak in the politically correct manner that we would at the workplace, and we sure as hell didn’t give any fucks to how much we laughed and joked no matter what public place we were in. We were simply OURSELVES, and nothing could be grander and more freeing than living your life with no filters. Zero limitations, and no one around to judge, just a handful of like-minded individuals who pride themselves on their ability to let you be you. That is what was so amazing about this trip, to live and be accepted for exactly who we are.

Now that the trip is over, and the work hats are placed back on, I struggle to figure out a plan of action. I am uneasy because I have lived with no barriers and I want to experience that life more often and more completely. I want to live with no filters daily and not only on vacations or time away from work. To live my as completely me full time is the new goal. Now all I have to do is figure out how to get there…