“No one says, “I’m going to be average for 65 years and then die.” The moment I heard that line spoken by Jon, I knew this would be a book I enjoyed. Start by Jon Acuff is his kick in your butt to realize that you don’t have to stay average. You’re meant to be awesome and you should go and BE AWESOME. Here are … Continue reading What I’ve learned from Start by Jon Acuff | February Book Review
I know when you guys read that title you were probably thinking – “this girl has lost her mind. Who enjoys pain?!” Don’t fight me just yet, lol. As I sit and type this post and sway a bit to the music blazing in my ears, my sides hurt like crap. They hurt because I worked out with my trainer – two days ago. That … Continue reading Enjoy the Pain
Kevin Hart is one of my favorite comedians. Hands down. I’m Christian and I know that’s a red flag for a lot of people because of the amount of profanity that little man uses. But, I honestly don’t care! Coming from his mouth it seemingly doesn’t offend me. Go figure. Nevertheless, there’s a quote he and the “Plastic Cup Boys” recite that says “everybody want … Continue reading Everybody Wants to be an Expert
Hey fam! I’m starting the year back off right with another installment of my life soundtrack. This is simply a monthly review of the songs that spoke to me during the month, or the ones I’ve had on repeat. Let me know what you think! And comment below with a song or two that I should give a listen in February. I need to broaden … Continue reading Life Soundtrack – January 2019
Yesterday evening, I was casually scrolling through Instagram when I rolled up on William McDowell’s post to go read Tasha Cobbs Leonard’s instastories. Here I am thinking I’m about to see something so profound. I was surprisingly disappointed to see that it was simply basic money advice. Now don’t get me wrong. I wholeheartedly appreciate Tasha using her platform to encourage her followers to be … Continue reading Rant: Tasha Cobbs Leonard’s Instastory about Money
Hey fam! Here’s another installment of THEE life soundtrack of yours truly for the month of October. October definitely presented its challenges with Hurricane Michael coming through and consequently having to juggle life after the storm. However, WE MADE IT. And I’m grateful. For the most part, we were able to remain uplifted and joyful so hopefully these songs bring you a little joy! All … Continue reading Life Soundtrack – October
Welcome back for another installation of my life soundtrack! September was an interesting month for me. When I tell you that feeling of transition set in a bit! IT SET IN! Without warning! But just like any other time, Jesus and music got me through. Here are just a few of the tracks that moved me this month. Enjoy! All my Love, CJ *no copyright infringement … Continue reading Life Soundtrack – September
So when I turned 28 in July, I vowed to be more open about my passions in life. #2 after God – MUSIC.
I love to sing, write it, listen to it, dance to it when no one’s watching me and be healed by it. So, I decided to share ten songs each month that I have on repeat or whatever I’m listening to at the time I type these posts lol. Enjoy! Continue reading “New Series: Life Soundtrack – August”
How often have you heard that statement throughout the years? And then recycled when someone with a high celebrity profile commits suicide?
So many times I’ve stopped counting.
But how many of us actually check on our “strong friends”? The fact of the matter is, so many of us post that statement because we think of ourselves as the strong friend. We post it as a cry for help sometimes because the truth is, not many of us are checking on each other.
We simply go through life calling each other when we want to go out, cry on someone’s shoulders about our own problems, gossip about someone, or when we’re bored.
Not many people are actually having the heavy conversations – truly asking how someone is. Mentally, physically, financially, emotionally.
The real truth. We’re all strong. Continue reading “Check on Your Strong Friends”
Like a lot of people, I was taken aback by the news of Kate Spade’s passing. I’ve never been one to keep up with designers. However, when I thought of Kate Spade, I imagined someone full of life and joy. A quirky woman who wore glasses and had tickle parties with her daughter. She very well could have been that person, I don’t know. But, I would have never imagined she would be someone who would want to take her life.
I began thinking. Kate Spade had everything so many of us work for in life. She had a family. She had a successful business and career. Friends. Money. Power. Influence. Yet, there was still something missing for her. And that reminded me that the things of this world don’t matter if you don’t truly have peace of mind and Love. Continue reading “Goodbye, Kate Spade.”