Monday, August 31, 2009

Mountain High....Valley Low..


happy days are like morning dew mixed with a side of you

sadness comes from the inner darkness of crossing through

and THEREAFTER

joy is the sound of the sun rising after a pouring rain

peace is within the deepest sea of the heart frame

magic happens when i simply allow myself to think

doom occurs out of no where leaving me to sink

BUT

faith comes after all is said and done

pressure even gives you the motive to run

beauty lies within your mind and thoughts

grace can only fall from the heavens even if it isnt sought

love is the key that opens every door

could God give you anymore to live for?

i just thought this was adorable!



Interesting

What Not to Say About Someone's Appearance

Don’t say: “You look tired.”
Why: It implies she doesn’t look good.
Instead say: “Is everything OK?” We often blurt the “tired” comment when we get the sense that the other person feels out of sorts. So just ask.

Don’t say: “Wow, you’ve lost a ton of weight!”
Why: To a newly trim person, it might give the impression that she used to look unattractive.
Instead say: “You look fantastic.” And leave it at that. If you’re curious about how she got so svelte, add, “What’s your secret?”

Don’t say: “You look good for your age.”
Why: Anything with a caveat like this is rude. It's saying, "You look great―compared with other old people. It's amazing you have all your own teeth."
Instead say: “You look great.”

Don’t say: “I could never wear that.”
Why: It can be misunderstood as a criticism. (“I could never wear that because it’s so ugly.”)
Instead say: “You look so good in skinny jeans.” If you slip, say something like “I could never wear that…because I wasn’t blessed with your long legs.” Follow these tips to shop smart for your own body type.


Expert advice from Clinton Kelly, cohost of the TLC show, What Not to Wear.


What Not to Say in the Workplace

Don’t say: “That’s not my job.”
Why: If your superior asks you to do something, it is your job.
Instead say: “I’m not sure that should be my priority right now.” Then have a conversation with your boss about your responsibilities. In the past year, the rules of the workplace have changed. Learn how to shine at work in the new economy.

Don’t say: “This might sound stupid, but…”
Why: Never undermine your ideas by prefacing your remarks with wishy-washy language.
Instead say: What’s on your mind. It reinforces your credibility to present your ideas with confidence.

Don’t say: “I don’t have time to talk to you.”
Why: It’s plain rude, in person or on the phone.
Instead say: “I’m just finishing something up right now. Can I come by when I’m done?” Graciously explain why you can’t talk now, and suggest catching up at an appointed time later. Let phone calls go to voice mail until you can give callers your undivided attention.

Expert advice from Suzanne Bates, president and chief executive officer of Bates Communications, an executive-training firm in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and author of Speak Like a CEO.

do i??

keys to love

wake up...
take a shower...
get dressed...
eat....
go to class...
go to work...
go back to room...
eat...
watch tv...
do homework...
go to sleep...

THE END

Sunday, August 30, 2009

to: destiny

i can feel you somehow in the distance
i know im not the only one
so why dont you just make the first instance
what we have is not done
but known as the famous unfinished business
destiny, where are you?
how can we just let go
when we are tied and stuck like super glue
i miss you even in the happiest times
why cant we press rewind
fast forward and rewind again
reminisce on remember when
tears remain not dropped
as this new me emerges
then im back to old
i ask again...where are you?

from: your child

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

DreamingoutLOUD!


if you could have something more than anything
what would it be?
fearful answers wont get you no where
push forward and dont rewind
just remind yourself of what it could have been or turned into
the world is waiting and ready to surrender to your call
or you can just let it stall
and we will never know about you at all
be free and release all your beautiful colors
come on golden child and let it go
so you will be able to grow, mature, and live in prosperity
hey hey its ok
the more you delay
the more you will stray
scream!
stand proud
even in the sight of the crowd
dream out loud

-Dominique R.:itsok2bu-nique

This is for you Sis...



Happy Birthday JAMIE!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Must Have!



How are you guys?...Me I am chilling...infatuated with life.

The more and more I search for the answers, the more and more things are being revealed to me.

Did you know all of your dreams can come to life if only you believe through sacrifice and perseverance??

I'm so grateful to know the Prince of Peace. I am ever more grateful that I am His favorite!!!

There are many things happening right now in so many ways other than just the financial and materialistic realm.

God is so awesome and I'm not ready to share everything yet with y'all because I know the story has more to tell.

So until then, stay blessed and prayerful...God is on His way!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I love plaid








I am sitting here reading all of these inspirational blogs and thinking....

I am in my senior year of college destined to be so many great things and my minds is just in a wonder...

I am reminded of the Proverbs Woman and all the things she entails...I can truely say I am grateful for who I am and everything in store for me....

Im so focused...its crazii..I have never been so passionate about my life

I am gaining wisdom and strength...rewards are coming...I just know it.

God is in control and able to exceed my dreams and aspirations, but I have to make the initial step...

Love is forever...virtue is for keeps...wisdom brings it together...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Woke up this morning....


With a smile on my face...
Made me a hot pocket (lol)....with a bit of iced tea


I havent been on here in a few days but i honestly have nothing to say...

I am just going to class...work...and thats it...

Still unsure on some things but I am learning not to worry...

Also I am exploring my options:)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Where am I going???

Somewhere over the rainbow
Somewhere over the rainbow by K e y t o m y H e a r t ஜ on Polyvore.com


Hello you guys...

I am of course bored as ever and looking at or trying rather to figure things out as far as what exactly I will be doing when I graduate....

I am thinking about graduate school but I dont think my mind will be mentally ready for it after I graduate...I need a break from school seriously...

I am thinking about finding an internship back at home but I dont really know where exactly I would like to start my professional work experience. This stuff is just straight confusing. I wish I could write blogs all day and get paid lol

I am beginning to think that maybe I shouldnt have majored in business management because this field is very competitive and I am beginning to really doubt myself (cant stand that feeling...somebody help me???)

I just really need to get my foot in the door but it seems no one wants to give me a chance to prove myself (is there anyone else that feels this way). I have all the credentials and the most potential in the world...maybe He has a big plan for me. It is like when will my time come??????...Ive been waiting like forever for everything literally in life (car, job, special someone, graduation, money, and the list goes on and on).


btw I thought these items were cute...


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Me and Airplanes dont get along...

Hey everyone...How are you guys? I am starting class and figuring alot of things out...

Well I told y'all I had a story to tell you guys...it is kind of too late to talk about it because it is no longer fresh on my brain but Ill tell it anyways...

So last Wednesday night I was getting ready to come back to school and i couldnt go straight to sleep because I was excited about coming back to school in a good n bad way but neways I ended up going to sleep around 3am and my plane was scheduled to depart at 8:55 am.

My mom and I leave the house Thurs. morning at 7:45 am. It takes maybe 15-20 min to get to the airport so that would mean that I would be getting to the airport in good timing like I always do for the past three years I have been going back and forth from Texas to Ohio where I attend school.

I get to the airport at 8:05 am. I am at the check-in counter at 8:10 am. As I am checking in immediately the agent pulls me and another black girl to the side while asking what time is both of our flights (mind you we were the only two he pulled to the side. also it takes maybe 30 seconds to check-in and 15 min to go through security..so I would have been right on time for my flight like I am always for the past three years). We both coincidentally were on the same flight. He tells us we can not check in because we are too late. So Im like okay..."sir I still have time to check in...me standing here is not helping that" (we go back and forth for 30 mins...I of course at this point cannot catch my flight because of the agent. I was suppose to arrive in Ohio at 2:30 pm and be picked up by the university van at 4:00 pm(not trying to catch a cab because thats too much money...around $75-$85...NOT happening). He is like there is another flight headed out to Ohio but wont be able to make it to my destination until 6pm so I explain how either he is going to have to pay for my cab fair or we need to figure something else out. At this point Im like I gotta call my mama and daddy and they are going to be upset. I knew right then Aug. 6, 2009 was just not my day. So he is like well we have a flight for tomorrow at 6 am. I will now have to go back home and be at the airport at 4 am the next morning (pissed off!)

Once I go back home, I try to call the corporate office for this airline. I get absolutely no response. They tell me I have to send them an email and there is nothing they can do. Well of course having the father I have thats just not going down. So we go back to the airport at like noon and me and my dad speak to the agent. The agent of course is like you were late and thats that. We speak to his supervisor and she is like there is nothing we can do (we knew that I was still going to have to take the next flight out but right now we are looking for some compensation or something because my plans were altered in all kinds of ways). So my dad is like is there any number that I can call someone directly and to get some direct answers as to really why I was not able to get on the plane. The supervisor gives her direct number knowing my dad wanted to speak to anyone other than her (she thought she was slick...she just wanted him to get out of her face) Ironically, there was another passenger in my same predicament arguing about how he was not able to check in because he was "late". But neways my dad pulls out his cell phone as we are leaving out the door and the same agent picks up the phone...we were like "are you serious" (talk about insulting someones intelligence) Why would you give me your number when you are the one we are having problems with).

From there we just give up (we made a few more calls and gave up), but later on that day we were sent an email for a voucher.



I wanted to tell this story because it is just evident that you cant just let people run over you. If you pay for something, you should be able to have great customer service no matter if you are in the right or wrong. I cant even tell you how rude and inconsiderate the agents were and on top of that they tried to insult my intelligence. After my dad and I talked about the situation, we used common sense and realized that the plane had to be overbooked because I have been catching flights like this all 3 years I have attended school. It was just all the way strange. I have never been done like this and on top of that, we couldnt get in contact with the airline to express what happened.

Well, Im here at the good ol WU but it is just amazing how much happens just to get here. Something always happens to me with the airport. They have lost my luggage like all the times...it shocks me that I actually receive my luggage on time, put me on the wrong flight (I was suppose to be headed to Ohio and I ended up in North Carolina..true story lol), and everything above. I guess me and airplanes just dont get along!!!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Back at School...

Hey everyone...How are you guys? Me?? Im back at the WU (Wilberforce University...prolly some of you dont even know about this school but it is the first private black university founded in 1856 lol...you will get drilled that if you ever decide to attend the good ol wu) and I see I am up to 40 followers (yay!)...Thank you all (new and old) for following...Im just here to share my up and downs with you and hopefully you can give me your advice and/or learn and grow with me.

This is senior year, and Im so happy that this is the last year (cant express how I feel right now cause it still hasnt all the way sunk in). I am back to reality and back to studying, eating wrong, and all that other stuff...I really dont have too much else to say, BUT I do have a story to tell y'all, but I honestly do not feel like typing it all out right now. I just wanted to make sure that I posted something, and I wanted to let all my followers know that I appreciate you, hope you are living your life to the best of your ability, and yea lots of hugs and kisses;)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Balance (poem)

her mind controls it all
but one doesn't out weigh the other
so she must remain consistent
always there to listen
if one may call out louder
like the flower
she inhales the sunshine and rain
but in their due time
making room for them all to grow together as one
she knows one cant last without the other
so she preserves the moment
and keeps them in a treasured place
never to erase their memory and space
can they all exist at one time?
she tries to ensure
pushing
pulling
they are all jealous of each other's time
one day she's here
next day is unclear
but it's all within balance



I will be back at school on Thursday. I still can't believe time has flown by so fast. I am staying prayful and hopeful for what is to come in my life, and I am also hoping that I can keep everything in its place, balanced, so there is an equal measure for everything God has for me. I can't believe this is senior year already. Im just so ready to get it over with and walk across the stage as a college graduate free to be everything possible...

FORGIVE!

just Ask Chauntel

Monday, August 3, 2009