Sunday, October 9, 2016

30 IS HERE!!!

... In exactly 16 days and 3 hours.
how time flies.

I am not even sure I have the words to describe the emotions that runs through my head as every day draws closer. I  had been counting down for months, so excited to see the day come, but then the month started and I am no longer as elated.

I started to think about all the things I had wanted to do and accomplished by now, goals that have not even come close to being met and I was sad and ashamed. I took an assessment at the present and even that didn't look any better. Sometimes I swear the past has been so much kinder. But then I remembered that I had started this year with a close friend of mine whose 30th birthday was also in the month of October, October 1st, to be precise and he is no longer alive. Its actually what made me so sad and stopped my countdown because I then started to think, what had I made of my life if I left the world today?

Screw all that. I'm not sure how we come up with these ideas nways, that by 30 we have to have done this and done that. I am not God, so many things in this world is so beyond my control, and God knows I have played that hands that were dealt me the best that I can. All I can do, all I am choosing to do is to be extremely grateful.

Grateful for life,
Grateful for good health,
Grateful for family and friends,
Grateful for a God who loves me,
Grateful for provision and protection,
Grateful for mercy, grace, peace and love,
Grateful for joy amidst intangibles of life,
Simply grateful.

Over the next 16 days, I will be expressing my gratitude in small ways. I will be spending my day "working from home" just so I can pick up calls and reply texts etc. I never work on my birthday and it's the only day my phone is not on silent. If all goes well, maybe drive down to a city I haven't been to the weekend of, I'm thinking Maine, we shall see sha.

Here's to 30. Here's to love, Here's to strength, Here's to prosperity. Here's to happiness. Here's to me,

Have a blessed rest of the month guys.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Now you see me...

I'm not sure why I'm here seeing as I don't really have much to say and yet I've felt the need to write beckon every day for the past week like a siren's call.

Let's start with what I know.

May was unkind to me. I really do pray that the day when I can look back at the pendulum that is my life, the constant high and low swing of my destiny, and laugh it off is fast approaching. I keep trying to remind God that i'm not as strong as He might think I am, and that I can't bear it anymore and I would rather be in Heaven than continue to suffer so, but He clearly is not even acknowledging me. 

Dissertation is moving along. Hoping to be knee deep in it come next month.

Back in the gym. One week on, one week off, lol. I need to get my act together, I have about 4 weddings to attend between July and October.

Began my very first side sales gig. Look out for Lael designs, your very best in ready to wear Ankara designs.

Began the mentoring, well technically beginning (first meeting is this Saturday), that I mentioned earlier. Praying for God's success.

I give too much of myself and I forget to love myself. That must change.

"Having perfected our disguise, we spend our lives searching for someone we don't fool" - Unknown.
Ain't that the truth! I can't exactly tell you I know when I put on the disguise but I do know it's been on for way too long and now all I crave for is someone who truly sees me without me saying a word. I know that is asking for a whole lot but I can't seem to help it. The need is stronger than the air I breathe.

I will be 30 in October. I will have a lot to testify by then in Jesus Name. Amen.

What I don't know

What the next steps are...
The dreams/desires/passions keep increasing with no apparent clarity on which path to take and more importantly how. What the hell is my purpose? For someone who prides herself on being valuable, I am feeling very worthless lately.
How to continue to fight my way and win the battlefield of my mind.
How to better structure my time and not take on way too much as much as I want to.
How to be broken because maybe then God will remember me and step in.

My Prayer

That this will indeed be the very last time I come on here to write because I am so full of sorrow and mourning will indeed turn to dancing. I pray June is kind and generous 

Action Items

Continue to pray and read my devotion daily
Continue to set goals and work at achieving them day in day out
Catch up on my reading and write more
Strive harder by God's grace to make my dreams come true.
Keep working out
Love myself more

Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Jig

It's this thing we do everyday
well those of us commute
You know the dance
He weaves this way, you weave that way
She smiles, you smize
You run breathless
O wait the train is delayed for another 5 mins.
You stand most days, some days you sit
Maybe you have a conversation
Maybe you put your earphones in and drown out the noise
Maybe you try to sleep
Or catch up on your increasingly behind devotion
You smile to the man who tells you you are beautiful while trying to give you a free newspaper
Your heart breaks a little for every drunken, crazy, homeless individual you see
You sanitize your hands a 100 times
Ok make it 1000 times
Your nose adjusts to the smells
Ever walked 4 blocks holding your breath?
And the tourists...
The French speaking who ask for a chocolate croissant in such an exotic manner you order one too
The British speaking couple who sound so amazing you want to ask if they have a son
The German speaking, the Indian speaking, the Italian speaking and of course
The loud speaking African, always Nigerian.
And you wouldn't change a thing
Not one thing!
On, this fortunate journey, called The Jig

I hope you are well and April is rounding off awesomely well for you. I'll see you next month and catch you up soon on all the business that is my life. Through it all we thank God.

Have a blessed week & God Bless.


Monday, March 28, 2016

Never Enough Time...

Hi Guys,

That's how I haven't written anything in a month. Omo wase o rise! To God be the glory!

Work has been good but busy or better still, let me say I'm reading my ass off, which you would think is a good thing because it means it would carry over to school work but noooo, all i want to do is come home and sleep or watch TV and as my Pastor Jide will say "there's more to life". Isn't it funny how for years I have been praying for a job, now I want to complain about work. SMH!

But na, absolutely nothing to complain about tho. It really is an excellent place to work at and everyone is so nice but they stay being sick yo. I feel like i'm in day care. For the past 3 weeks I haven't felt like my brain was functioning and today has been the first day I have felt whole and this was after some serious prayers yo. Thank God for the resurrection power, that is able to still heal. You would think with the lack of food I would have lost mad weight but no, my ass is still fat as ever.

#Random and sorry in advance guys but Period sucks as you get older. It's completely horrible.

Ehen, as I was saying before I was rudely interrupted.

I finally got my dissertation chair, which means by God's grace, I can actually graduate this year. It's going to take a lot though and I already am so boring as it is so I really am dreading investing myself as such, but I am definitely more eager to be done than any fear. It is well sha.

My folks will all be here in a little more than a month for the lawyer's graduation and then baby sister will be done by December and just like that my mum will have 4 children with at least a Bachelor's degree. If its not the Lord doing I honestly don't know what else is.

I'm boring today. There is nothing much going on in my life but I guess i'm too busy to notice. That's how I haven't traveled this year and as much as I want to just enter my car to go somewhere I am currently feeling guilty about writing a blog post when I should be doing a literature review on colorectal cancer.

I really recommend this book btw "Knowing God's Will" by M. Blaine Smith. It's taking me forever to read but its an excellent book especially for those of us seeking directions in the different areas of our lives.

People and their secrets. It really bothers me, You are sick, you need to go get a surgery, what is the need to be secretive about that for? I don't for the life of me get it. I'm not saying blast it to the entire world but if you personally think you can't tell me, i'm personally going to take that as you don't trust me and that's your right. Simple.

I was sad the other day because my friend said she didn't feel like she could tell me when I do/say things she doesn't like because I am defensive. It really hurt me and I cried like a baby although I am definitely blaming period on that. In the grand scheme of things it doesn't seem like the worst thing that someone can say is a "flaw" but it really got to me, maybe because I think everyone should be open especially to me because I live my life very open you know. The funny thing is regardless of my defensiveness, I take criticism very well because I see it as a way to improve myself. The other funny thing was this devotional I read, was prior to that all week talking about friendships and hurts and betrayals and I'm like "awwww I've never gone through that" and then we got into it and i'm like "I should never have said that" lol. I personally don't think misunderstandings/fights are good for any relationship no matter what anyone says and my normal self will just be like "peace, i'm out" but God has been working on me and I guess that's how It is when you love someone, you just keep loving them.

It's sad to see that there's this guy who could be great for you; Loves God, can even sing, will probably never cheat on you, dedicated, caring and yet all his flaws? they are worse than all the BBs (do you remember him?) and them. Then somebody will be asking me why I am single? Is it your single? I think I've said it here before that I am convinced that we all settle, just to varying degrees. For right now, all i'm about ready to settle for is a change in my physical requirements (God be making them short these days) otherwise, I am honestly just needing to save enough money before I adopt my first child and I call it a day. Life is too short.

I lost a friend of mine and my friend lost his dad in this last few weeks and yet there's people having babies, getting engaged/married, celebrating birthdays etc. Needless to say the cycle of life continues. We just have to live and live life to the fullest.

That's all I have for you (this took me like 2 hours, tsk tsk).

I hope life is treating you kindly. Have a great rest of the week.
God loves you and so do I.


Sunday, March 6, 2016

Office Politics

How are you doing folks?

Sorry I've been away for a minute, I'm still trying to figure out this waking up so early in the morning thing. For years I have scheduled everything after 10 A.M and the only day I ever needed to wake up early was on Sunday, I am very nocturnal, hence it being 11:38 P.M. and i'm wide awake. It will surely take some time and thank God for coffee.

I am loving having a structure to my day though, knowing when I am able to do certain things allows me plan my life a lot better. I have two independent studies to finish, a number of books I need to finish and still continuing my work at church so time management is key. Work seems like it will be exciting though, I get to work on pretty much every project because they all need evaluation tools and research on whatever topic they are working on. I told you, I am an evaluation and research associate right? Nways, I was afraid it was going to involve a lot of data analysis and I suspect it will, but I am also sure that's a good thing. I need to develop a stronger skill set in that area anyways and I get paid to learn it, so win-win situation, YAAAY ME!

In past jobs, I have always known it was a short position since they were all contract positions so I didn't really care about office politics and now I have to and boy oh boy. For one, I am very passionate about research and it has always made me mad that we are often called in after the fact, so imagine my excitement when I was called in on a brainstorming session and how I ran my mouth *OOPS*. My supervisor (she works out of the office) calls me to say and I'll cut right to it for brevity sake "I love your passion, but for the next 3 months (probation period), SHUT THE FUCK UP". Let's just say I got the message loud and clear. So it is my job, by God's grace to shut up, but also to make my impact known especially during this probation period. I know my Lord will see me through. 2 weeks down already, soon i'll stop counting.

Second, is just trying to navigate the company's culture. So far so good. I don't sense that there is a lot of gossiping, back biting et al over there. Folks have been at the company for decades, and it looks like everyone likes each other, so that's good. They have a daycare center which I think is awesome. Yea, so far so great, we thank God.

Oh, so the job is in NY and I have to commute from NJ and that's how the train workers have decided they want to strike. Please pray for me, cos ain't nobody got time for that. I can't even deal at all. The train is always packed, I'm rarely able to find seats as it is whether going or coming, but I will still rather do that than take the bus and or drive. Trying to figure out the best alternative plans but still your prayers will be helpful. With that said, loving working in the city again, but this time i'm in the heart of the city so I can meet up with folks for lunch or after work coffee (no drinks yet) and the views are tres magnificent.

I cut the cords on my cable. I am so proud of me, because you would think since I can afford it now, why would I? I just wasn't prepared to pay $80+ for something I only got to use for a few hours anymore, plus I found another way to still watch my shows and live too (shout-out to all my suppliers). My friend (I need to find a way to tell you guys about this individual and yet conceal any and all identifiers) helped me to put together a budget and let's just say I am sad that I need to strictly adhere and yet I feel that I hate that I can't be spontaneously generous. Even my generosity is planned and I cried when we finished putting it together sha. I however realize and believe it's something God is calling me to do i.e. be responsible in my finances, not because He doesn't want me to be generous but being responsible in my finances is me being obedient to His principles on prosperity and will cause me to be even more generous in due time. Still painful sha, but I also wonder if I maybe wouldn't have suffered during these past few years if I had being on this tip a long time ago. O well, there is a time for everything. Plus how else will I be able to teach others how not to make the same mistakes.

I feel so overly spiritual nowadays, I feel the need to go do something bad. LOL, it is well.

I made a guy literally stop dead in his tracks today. That made me feel good. I still got it! :D

I'll be back soon.


Saturday, February 13, 2016

There will be no delay...

I just changed my Linkedin Profile and for the first time I could probably now change my blog name because for the first time since I graduated with my Masters in 2010, I now have a full time job.

God is indeed faithful. I honestly don't have the words to express how much I am grateful. If you have been on this journey with me for any length of time you would 1. rejoice with me and 2. praise God on my behind. 

Life had been mostly a struggle since moving to NJ to start my PhD. 1 step forward and then several steps backward, seemed to be the story every year, especially in the area of my career and a few times it made me question my purpose and my identity and even sometimes my God. God being God was steadfast and faithful to the very end and He would just always show me that He had His hand on me. Though I failed the test every time, yet, His love, grace and compassion carried me all the way through.

I sensed this year, that things will be different. It seems so cliche, but I felt it in my heart and God confirmed it since the very beginning of this year, so I was very expectant and let God know how much so. I tried to do my best in the parts where I needed to and kept my assurance that He is not man that He would lie. He's a good father and He honors His word. 

So I wasn't surprised, and still I wept. I wept to say thank you, I wept to say I am ready for all the other things you have promised me especially for this year in every area of my life and I wept to glorify His name. 

You know the interesting thing is that He is such an on-time God because just before I got my offer letter, I found that what had previously been the source of survival had now dried up. Needless to say 100 days of joy has begun with a bang.

Just want to use this to encourage any one of you who has been waiting for the promise to be fulfilled, I pray in the name of Jesus, according to the word of the Lord in Ezekiel 12: 21-28(read below); there will be no more delays in your life in Jesus name. This is my sincere prayer for you, that there will be no more stagnation in the name of Jesus. Amen!

I thought I had to come and share here especially for my long timers who have had to read me complain for years, this one is ours to the glory of the Lord.

There Will Be No Delay

21 The word of the Lord came to me: 22 “Son of man, what is this proverb you have in the land of Israel: ‘The days go by and every vision comes to nothing’? 23 Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am going to put an end to this proverb, and they will no longer quote it in Israel.’ Say to them, ‘The days are near when every vision will be fulfilled. 24 For there will be no more false visions or flattering divinations among the people of Israel. 25 But I the Lord will speak what I will, and it shall be fulfilled without delay. For in your days, you rebellious people, I will fulfill whatever I say, declares the Sovereign Lord.’”
26 The word of the Lord came to me: 27 “Son of man, the Israelites are saying, ‘The vision he sees is for many years from now, and he prophesies about the distant future.’
28 “Therefore say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: None of my words will be delayed any longer; whatever I say will be fulfilled, declares the Sovereign Lord.’”


Sunday, February 7, 2016

11 Years....

“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” 

That's how long I have been in this country. Its's also how long I feel like I have loved Peyton Manning. Now that's probably not exactly accurate as I did not particularly know anything about Football for a minute there, but ever since I "virtually" met the Manning Brothers - Eli and Peyton - I have loved them like we were family. I also think Detective Gibbs (NCIS) is my father, so this shouldn't exactly shock you.

It's also why in what promises to be the last game of his career, I couldn't watch it with anyone. I couldn't take it, if he was ridiculously beaten and as I write this, it's half -time (excellent half time performance btw) and the Denver Broncos are leading and I hope and pray it ends this way and I am ready to cry like a baby. I couldn't wish a better gift for my own family, this possibility of ending a superb career in victory.

Why the love? Because I think both Eli and Peyton exude such grace and humility. I can't put into words because I can say that with so much confidence considering I haven't met them, but I just know. I like to think I am a good judge of character, although that's hard to say all that by just observing how they carry themselves on the field, and yet I just know. Especially Peyton! I have read countless stories of just how he has helped teammates, helped young players, and helped the general public in his small way. Over the course of the weeks preceding the SuperBowl, everyone has talked about him with almost some sort of reverence, not just his personal life but also the legacy he has amassed in the NFL. You can just tell, he is often the leader in any room and yet the most humble. Needless to say I would love to meet him and I would love for him to win this game. I keep switching stations every 2 minutes, I am so nervous.

It made me think though that despite my best intentions I have not generally been drawn to a man like that and that's just sad. Maybe part of it is also the fact that I have often not participated in my relationships. By that I mean, I typically meet a guy, he already likes me and so I just go with it, as long as there's nothing "harmful" about him. After the last guy, I made a promise to myself to actively choose the guy, even if it has been ordained by the gods. The gods better communicate that to me as well and you better also be humble, gracious and kind.

My nervousness for Peyton aside, the other reason I am not out at either of 2 possible Superbowl parties is because as an Introvert-Extrovert the way I recharge is by bring a recluse. I typically need 24 hours without human contact to get my mind and soul recharged.. When I'm out, I suspect no one can tell that I'm affected one way or the other and inside all I can think of is sitting down on my couch naked, my current situation as I speak :).

In other news, trying to be really focused with my school work which after another year away from school, has been very tough but God's grace abounds in my weakness and I am praying for a fruitful next couple of weeks. Also, praying for supernatural supply and provision - rent is due, so say a prayer for me.

Random - I haven't been to the movies this year yet. Considering going the entire year without doing it. I am also going to be cable cutting. Was going to do it a few days ago but couldn't take the chance of the internet screwing up and not being able to watch the game.

God is a good good father and He's perfect in all his ways. I just wanted to remind you of that. Wishing you an amazing week and may God's favor surround you as a shield  in Jesus name.


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Dancing in the snow...

Quote of the day: "The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only." -Joseph Wood Krutch

Ok, not literally its too cold out there for that but I am excited for the snow though and for some very selfish reasons too, LOL.

For one, as part of my first act as the new ministry leader for the singles department at my church (which btw is what happens when you are approaching 30 and can't find a boy to say hi to you, smh) I decided to host people at mine's for dinner and a movie. If you know me, you know it's a scary concept for me. For as much as I love people, I also can't stand people. If you read this blog any, you know I am very contradictory in nature so this shouldn't come as a surprise at all. In a very loose definition, I think I am anti-social but people tell me that is not the case, so I think what it is then is that I get very claustrophobic and I can't even imagine about 20 people (just an estimate, could have been more) in my 1 bedroom apartment. Ironically, I sometimes feel claustrophobic even in a big space, so there's that.

So yes, I was advocating for snow :), plus I think its such a good opportunity to just meditate, read, watch TV and not have to shower :D So far, i'm good on the no shower and the meditating part. Will get to the reading and watching TV part as soon as i'm done here. I'm storming it out at a friend's instead of alone this time though, which is big for me. LOL. She thinks I do too much shakara with my wanting to be alone all the time, which is really not true. She cooks amazing and I love her kids so I figured it was a win - win situation for me, I don't think there's anything in it for her/them :).

So far so good on my 100 days of joy journey. It's amazing how much you find to be thankful for and be joyful for when you make a conscious effort to do so. Sometime's it's in eating a really good meal, having a good  conversation, spending time with my babies, finishing a task especially when it's been overdue, discovering a new show, even adding on more responsibilities. Let's just say the year has started off on a very good note and i'm thankful to God.

E,g Isn't this just so joyful?!. I want to be a giant panda too...

 Now because life is life, I know it's not always going to be sunshine and roses so I have stored some things up for those days. For example, except you are living under a rock or maybe you just don't care you have heard about the Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum epic lip sync battle. I already love Channing so I was going to jump and go watch it and then it was all over the news and they hyped it so much and that made me mad but then it occurred to me that I could save it for a rainy day. I DVR the series anyways, so i'm choosing not to watch a single episode this season until I need it. I'm also going to keep a record of the many blessings I, my family or friends I experience this year, so I can always go back to remind myself that 'This too shall pass".

So I confess I've been cheating in my dancing, meaning sometimes I've danced on my seat, but I haven't missed a day yet :), I've been mad busy tho, really trying to accomplish a lot this year. I can tell you though, having to make sure I dance everyday actually feels like work and that's from someone who loves dancing, so there is something to be said for discipline otherwise and determination otherwise one would never do anything.

Otherwise, there really isn't much new. I have an interview coming up next week, and I am expectant that the job is mine in Jesus name. God has heard my cry and answered my prayers, for this I say Thank you Jesus. I will come back to testify and may be there will be juicy news by then.

Still missing IG btw, facebook not so much and I still have about 19 days to go so I'm hoping by then I won't still be missing it.

I think that's about it. Till next time. Be blessed!


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

100 days of Joy

Hi Folks,

I hope your year has indeed started off with a bang. So far so good over here, although and i'm not complaining but I can't understand this weather in Jersey men. This hot and cold thing is so not good for my skin. My lips refuse to get moisturized and my skin stays getting bruised. I had to finally deep condition my hair, after like 2 years (Don't ask). Not complaining tho, because no snow and no ice = Happy Nifty. I have way too many nicknames. Hehehehe!

Nways, I came here to tell you about something I added on to my list as inspired by AJ

The concept is simple: for the next 100 days you are to choose something creative, anything - dance, write, read, draw - literally anything that inspires you and do it consecutively for 100 days. At first I thought it was highly improbable because I think the only 2 things I can say I do consecutively for 100 days is brush my teeth and pee. I can't even say I shower 100 days straight, hello stay at home weekends and I don't go #2 days on end, so there's that. I can say I at least eat something everyday, but some days i'm doing more drinking liquids than actual food so that doesn't count.

Anywhoos, so I thought about it some and I decided to pick the hardest thing ever - because I never can do things the easy way. So there you go, 100 days of Joy. For me, it means making the very conscious decision to be joyful no matter what and thus having to create the avenues that bring me joy.

1 very obvious way for me is music and dancing so for the next 100 days, I will dance everyday for at least 15 minutes to my favorite songs and if you know anything about me you know I have a lot. My favorite songs right now are Olamide - Don't Stop and Adekunle Gold - Pick up Call. I'm in love with them two.

That's as much of a concrete plan as I have right now, the rest will just have to be played by ear.
Its a big mental choice for me, this joy I seek, because though I am not one to ever get down, life can be hard you know, so when i'm getting those rejection letters, and that boy I thought liked me never calls me, and research is kicking my butt, and maybe i'm not losing the weight like I want to, I have to choose Joy.

What will you choose? I am off to boogie for the day.

#Peace. Love. Shakeit

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Fruitful Year, I Wish You...

Happy New Year Folks,

I really did plan to come back before the year 2015 ran out as evidenced by my draft folder (not like you can see it), but I had family over and attending events and church and it all just got busy. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and started the new year filled with hope and expectations for the year ahead.

After a short stint of depression as December began, that I quickly snapped out of, I began my New Year so joyful. Duh! What do I have to be depressed about? Life although messed up sometimes, is filled with love, hope, joy, peace, food, people, movies, music, kisses and babies. I sound bipolar but I tell you, life is great, we just have to choose to see it and I have so chosen.

I'm so excited for 2016, you should see my list - it's loooonngg!!!. I'll share one from every topic...

  • Lose 20 pounds in 2016. Meaning lose half a pound a week. This will involve going to the gym 3 times a week when not fasting. Making sure that 50% of each meal is filled with vegetables and protein.
  • Begin Young Women Program - I'll tell you about this later.
  • Complete my Thesis & Graduate - This would imply that I have started writing it but I will and I will finish it.
  • Travel to 4 New States and 2 New Countries.
  • Begin a Job/Career - Can someone say Amen!
  • Seek out mentors in the areas of my life I want to grow.
Now on to the Young Women Program. So, if you have read this blog for any length of time then you know, I have been through, and after a lot of prodding by God and I mean a lot of prodding, I have decided to share some of that experience. I haven't quite decided what it should be like, but I am sure God will give me the directions I need. So far, I know I will start at my church, I already have a partner and its from ages 12-22. Any ideas? I'm yet to come up with a name.

In other news, I was introduced to someone who visited the church and I thought that was unfair, because I reckon that before he got a chance to meet me, he had a chance to look around and see all the beautiful girls at my church (and there are a lot of them, I can't even front) and may have wanted any of them and now he's forced to talk to me, even though I might not be his type/desire. Parents/family make this whole thing difficult I tell you. He may have very well liked me on his own though, but I guess we will never know either ways.

I gave up social media and I miss it. It's so weird how dependent one get's on it. Maybe it will make me write more. It's definitely made me watch TV/movies more already. P.s maybe movies aren't so bad after all.

Have I mentioned that there is something so romantic about cooking? I don't do it a lot anymore and especially in my quest to lose weight I often do just the same things, but even at that I am always filled with romance and I find it oddly therapeutic. Today, I watched "Burnt" and I just wanted to quit school and head to Paris to become a Chef. Maybe in another life. 

In this life, I am determined and hopeful and prayerful that this year will be a fruitful one in every area and I do mean every area. 

I think that's it for tonight. We will talk soon.

Quote of the day: "I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass." — Maya Angelou