Let’s Go Crazy by Prince has been one of my go-to jams these days. It’s kept me moving when most days I want to crawl under the sheets and never get out. I’ve been in such a state of confusion and depression that I honestly could not write these past few weeks. These days, I am overwhelmed by a crushing sense of defeat. Unexpectedly, from … Continue reading If The Elevator Tries To Bring You Down
The reality is, many black people don’t think of themselves as beautiful – even I don’t. I have however found other positive physical adjectives for myself like – I’m cute or sexy – particularly when I’m covered in make-up and just had my hair done *sigh – I am not confident in my natural state 😦 I’m working on it.
Now this getting my hair done business always meant getting it relaxed and styled – no kinky hair on display, looking half Indian with perfectly straight tresses.
Well after almost 20 years of relaxing my hair, I’m on a new hair journey – I am going natural. Continue reading I Use To Be Ashamed Of My Natural Hair
Now for my bone of contention – I met a guy the other day who said to me “You would look better with your natural hair”. Yup, stabbed me right in the ego. I was a little offended. I didn’t ask but my thoughts were – Would I look better because my hair doesn’t look good now or would a natural hair style just fit my face better? Continue reading Men, Black Hair And Me
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. Most people will easily recognize this quote as the very first lines in of the novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. One of my all time favorite novels I must say, who doesn’t love Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, despite their flaws, … Continue reading Prisoners Of Socialization
It’s a national holiday here in Jamaica – yay 🙂 It’s Emancipation Day or August morning as it is traditionally called. A celebration of emancipation from slavery; well that’s what it should be anyway but most of us are just glad to have a day away from work. Growing up in a Caribbean country means that I am surrounded by people of African descent, in … Continue reading Emancipation Day
If you asked me about my time management skills I would readily answer that while I may have a few areas for improvement I have an OK system. Sure some things fall through the cracks but that happens when you are very busy and have a lot on your plate, right? How wrong I was. After reading Francis Wade’s book – Bill’s Im-perfect Time Management … Continue reading My Time Management Breakthrough
A big thank you to Ambition in the City for nominating me for the Liebster Award – this is totally kool (I am having a Sally Field’s moment) albeit on a much much smaller scale. “My blog is liked – it’s really really liked“. You have made my week. Rules of the Liebster Award: 1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and … Continue reading Liebster Award: Thank You For This Nomination
Just saw this post on Linkedin and had to share. It presents a very interesting view of things, especially as we begin a new year and we inevitably re-evaluate our lives. A few years back, I was lamenting to my wise cousin Elisabeth that I wasn’t sure where I should focus my work. What was the best job for me? What was I meant to be doing with … Continue reading How to figure out what you want to do: the jealousy test
Today, October 15, 2012, is a national holiday, as the island of Jamaica celebrates National Heroes Day. While we rejoice in the break from school and work, let us not forget the real reason for the day – to remember the pivotal acts of those we deemed heroes. I salute our heroes with a remembrance of who they were and their importance to Jamaican history. … Continue reading Jamaican National Heroes
Lovers of William Shakespeare have no doubt completed the title of this post, but for those less informed let me clarify. Those words were spoken by Richard III in the play of the same name and actually reads; “Now is the winter of our discontent“. I am at cross roads in my life – a place I have been too many times before. I had … Continue reading Now is the winter of my discontent