“Are you keeping negative people in your life? When you keep the negative people in your life, realize that their negative energy IS affecting your life! People are in your life for a Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime. Stop trying to make Reasons or Seasons into Lifetimes! We have to take charge of the energy that we allow around us! Let go of the negative and see how fast it is replaced with positive people! You have to clear our the negative to make room for the new Reasons, Seasons, or Lifetimes to come to you! Be inspired to #CleanYourEnergyHouse! When you do, expect that not all of them will take it easily. You must be prepared to face the negativity that they try to spread about you. Stand strong because people know your reputation and will not feed into that negativity. Those that do feed into it don’t really know you so let them go as well! Be inspired!”—
200% FEELING THIS MESSAGE
BORROWED FROM NAPTURAL ROOTS MAGAZINE FACEBOOK PAGE
So I rarely use tumblr to actually “blog”, but hell. I’m sitting at work, in a semi-shitty mood, reflecting on this past semi-shitty year and I totally don’t want to sound like one of those “emo” bloggers, because I am neither. So I guess I’m just using this platform to vent. [www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xVEa0SMxFg]
I called 2011 semi-shitty because although it has brought me a ton of experiences I wish to not repeat-EVER; it has also brought some amazing experiences that reiterate the meaning of gratitude and Love. I’ve been on some incredible adventures with the Man I Love, which led him to put a RAING on it. (Yes ya’ll, I’se engaged now, see: http://www.mywedding.com/aaronlovesjazmyn/index.html) THAT alone outweighs any of the pain I’ve experienced this year because I have a lifetime of Love and growth to look forward to and that’s a blessing.
But… In 2011 I was also hospitalized and diagnosed with a chronic health condition, I totaled my car (my FAVORITE car that I’ve owned to date), was a victim of theft twice and suffered several let-downs in my professional life. Overall though, I’ve learned from all of that. I learned ways to take better care of myself, I learned just having liability insurance is never enough, I learned not to trust a bank to keep your money secure and I learned that I will fail more than I succeed but I’m only defeated if I give up. These are all incredibly valuable lessons that I will take with me to ensure a better 2012!
So even though I’m in a semi-shitty mood right now, I have so much to look forward to for the year ahead and I’m already planning accordingly. I’ve got a wedding to plan, partnerships to cultivate and relationships to maintain. So to 2011 I say; Adios, Ciao, Sayonara, Au Revoir, Shalom, Deuces, Buh-Bye…GTFOH!!!
These two things right here are why Summer in Seattle will be GREAT…regardless of the weather!!!! I just gotta say how beyond honored I am to be presenting these two events featuring musicians and artists I respect and admire. I’m hoping my folks come out and get it in with us, it’s gonna be MAJOR!!!
so very often, my man and i are out and can’t help but be amused by how horribly funny it is to watch white people dance. the idea came up a while back to start a blog called “white people dancing”, and post funny video and photo’s that i personally capture when i’m out. although i thought it was a brilliant idea, i decided against it cuz i couldn’t see myself committing to anything else online. but for months the idea lingered and of course, without fail; every time i’m at a club or event in seattle, i see tons of opportunity to capture amusing footage of white people dancing.
last night i was at a free event that also provided free heineken. umm, clearly… free heineken+live music+white people=white people dancing…crazy! so i said eff it, i’m gonna record these fools and figure out what to do with it later. i knew i didn’t want to create a blog solely devoted to wpd but i decided that it was time for me to start a blog.
so here we are, omgjaz! this is where i’m gonna post all the craziness in my head that i can’t quite post on facebook or twitter. (or just don’t want to) it will be extremely random and scattered, much like my brain, but entertaining nonetheless. :) so feel free to hang wit a sista, follow me, repost or whatevs. all are welcome!
see next post for yesterday’s video…
disclaimer: “white people dancing” is not meant to be racially offensive, just hilarious. so no ridiculous comments, please.