If you've noticed anything on my blog, it's my love for the color pink. Boy oh boy, I love pink. For the past month, the rest of the country has too.
Ambria Berksteiner, Miss Black Savannah USA, did even more than love the color. She challenged her community to think critically about beauty while promoting breast cancer awareness.
"The motto of the Miss Black USA Pageant is "The Purpose of your Pretty." As Miss Black Savannah USA I am challenged to uplift and motivate young African American women by challenging them to ask themselves that question. What is the purpose of your pretty? I decided to take advantage of October being breast Cancer Awareness Month by combining the two. Breast Cancer is a disease that leaves many women feeling unpretty. Instead of using society's definition of pretty , what does being pretty mean to you? Is it being yourself? Is it motivating others? Or does it mean spreading love and kindness to others? You decide! "
Oct. 6 2017, Ambria challenged Auburn University students to answer those questions while promoting awareness of breast cancer. The results were outstanding, and she even posted several on her Instagram account that you can check out @ambriaberksteiner.
But that's not all the pink
Jaye Newton also released his album, "Real Men Wear Pink," this September. The album is, well I'm no music reviewer so let me cite them.
"While Jaye represents East Atlanta, his sound is far from the region’s archetype, and his debut effort puts that fact on display from start to finish. With production being handled by collaborator Bossman on all but one of the tracks, RMWP is a cohesive work that maintains its consistency without the overbearing and, often times, corny implication of a theme. Each track stands on its own, but make magic when forged together."
-- Milca P, Source
Now, I want to take a stab at this whole reviewing thing, so here are my completely amateur reviews, as I texted them to the artist:
Shoot Your Shot is a classic, I liked the addition of “Can You Stand the Rain.” (One of the only two samples on this album, I learned.)
Liquid Courage feels like reading old text messages from an old boo, and thinking about hitting them with a “you up?”
I love how Relate and Quit Frontin’ flow into each other. Quit Frontin’ is definitely one of my faves.
Bobby is good for me to get ready to, will definitely have that on while attempting to beat my face.
Paparazzi is def my #2. I feel like you put a lot of thought into that one.
Drifting reallllly gives me Big Sean vibes haha, but that’s good.
Days Like This is my favorite. The samples everything-- great. I get 90s without it being over the top.
Waltz was a really cool intro, I wasn’t expecting it.
But, don't take my word for it, listen to the album yourself.
Share your thoughts below, xoxo
"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me."
I know that I have grown and changed through God and loving Him. I believe that, and I trust that. But, I get so angry with myself when I feel myself slipping.
The presence of worry and doubt, which plagued my every day, now make me want to sick with myself myself for even allowing them to be there. I get angry with myself for even feeling sick. It becomes this cycle.
Instead of reassuring myself, I knock myself down. That's perfectionism. That's not being free.
So, here I am. Freeing myself by casting all faith and belief on Him. That's the only way to truly be free. I am believing in his grace and mercy-- so that I can show myself grace, mercy and love.
So, create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Share your thoughts below, xoxo.
CONTRARY to public belief, I am not organized.
I'm a mess. I have things. I'm just learning how to use a planner. And a friend of mine wanted to know how I keep on top of things?
I use my phone all the time, so why not add things to the calendar? iCal has been my saving grace. I can always see the reminders and lately my favorite thing to do is to send invitations to my friends for lunch dates, or to those that I'm having meetings with for work, etc.
Outside of my phone's calendar, I don't do much. Am I an elephant that remembers everything? ABSOLUTELY not. I've forgotten more than my fair share of meetings, birthdays and anniversaries.
But it's okay, so far my Bando planner and I have made it through-- however we're always looking for help.
How do you stay organized? Share your thoughts below, xoxo.