Howard, How We Love Thee: Prelude

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I wanted to start a series to slowly recount my college experiences and reflect on my journey here at the real HU. I had to conduct a survey and the questions were regarding assisting high school graduates with their college questions. Below is mine and my answer:

I imagine college is nothing like any of the movies or TV shows I’ve seen. Am I right? Can you describe what it is like?

Howard really does remind you of “A Different World” (a TV show you should watch), probably even moreso in the past like the 90s. So I would check that out. But, Howard reminds you of an all-Black high school full of different cliques that operate like mob families. But Howard is also like a big family reunion where everywhere you go, no matter who you talk to from the shuttle driver to the caf workers to people in the A building, someone is looking out for you, encouraging you and loving you. College in general though is all up to you (at Howard they do coddle us a bit more); you have to take care of yourself personally, you have to make sure you are up for class, etc. If you are someone who is used to their parents/guardians doing everything for them, college will be a wake up call… but a necessary one so don’t be afraid. You can be anxious but not afraid especially if you decide to join the Howard Family, someone here will always have your back.

What would you have responded? Comment below.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S … How Many of Us Have Em?

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‘Tis the season of giving and letting people know how much you appreciate them. When you are giving out your compliments and little love tokens, be sure not to leave out your friends. They the ones holding you down when your family can’t. They are the ones making sure you are emotionally fed and socially charged.

With all this said, this is also a time of re-evaluation of your friends- weeding out the takers from the givers. As you go into the New Year, you want to cleanse your mind, body and soul from the negativity (however that classifies for you). You want a “fresh slate” as you go into a new year full of new opportunities, great memories, money, love and life.

Love on your friends and say “buh bye okurrrrr” to the ones who are trash. You know who they are…

This Was Not Planned

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THEY say some of the best days are the ones that aren’t planned. Now I know I told yall not to listen to THEY, but just this one time…

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As I said in my previous post, Mr. SadLife himself aka Zach had adventure time with me as we went museum gallivanting, drinking and culturing. We had so much fun and got some good pics out of it too.

Wait Till After the Tour

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Last weekend I FINALLY got to go to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. All thanks to @yardsofhappiness // @professordwj  *she’s the reason I write this blog in the first place.

This experience was so great and made me teary-eyed (I didn’t actually cry cuz you know… thugs don’t cry). To see MY HISTORY, OUR HISTORY being displayed in such a meaningful and beautiful way is almost unworthy of words. One of the saddest parts was seeing Emmett TIll’s casket and hearing his story (I didn’t get pictures of this because I am a respectful human being).

See some of the pics from my visit:

We enjoyed our time so much, my friend, Zach, and I decided to go visit a few other museums in D.C. We did this after we drank wine and stopped for a beer of course. To see some of our drunken adventure please proceed to “This Was Not Planned”.

Tip of the Week: Don’t Drink Champagne!

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Literally, I know we all think champagne is the equivalent to a posh lifestyle, but I’m here to tell you that, that just can’t be. Champagne gives the largest headache on this planet Earth and whoever the asshole is who decided it would be smart to mix with wine in the form of sangria, well he deserves to be let go! (If it sounds like I’m hurt, trust me I am because I had stuff to do that day).

Other than that though I had a great day Thursday (check out my post “wait till after the tour” to hear about my lovely museum excursions).

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Theme of the Week: If you can’t take the heat get the hell outta the kitchen

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“I feel like I’m in a pot of boiling water and everyone who walks by refuses to turn off the heat”- as told by boujetto’s finest, Miss Catie Baby

As the semester is winding down (we literally have 2 real weeks of school left— something of which I was unaware of), everyone is scrambling to “SAVE THE GRADE” a worthy attempt at best. This quote serves as motivation to remind yourself of what state of your life in and to prompt you to help yourself #GetOut of it.

Hope the rest of your week is lovely, if not grab yourself a glass of wine or a nice hearty shot of Jameson. 

This post is sponsored by my blood, sweat, and tears.

Dying; least’ I look good On Instagram Pt1

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PSA: This is a very millennial post all hashtags included. However, I’m telling you EVERYONE can relate.

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This playlist inspired me, plain and simple. When I read @alyciabella caption and title of the playlist, I said “wait this is literally my life in a caption”. The vibe of this playlist is very much so a #mood. Although this music is vibey (you’ll know what I mean as you delve into it) it somehow is uplifting and brightening my aura.

Keep listening, and leave your reaction below. 

TBH: THEY treat being real like a disease.

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I wanted to start a series called TBH (to be honest) to showcase my most purest thought on different topics.

The inaugural TBH is dedicated to my biggest fan, THEY, a term coined by DJ Khaled referring to the haters and the infiltrators. One of the many things a THEY is known to do is make you feel bad for your honesty and uncensored demeanor. Well, THEY treat being real like a disease. It is a good thing to be honest and clear.

You do however need to understand each person’s limits before you start pouring them some real tea. Some people cannot take the truth… very unfortunate. With this said, don’t be a bully or go around hurting people’s feelings, take them with a grain of salt.  Meaning, don’t feel bad for being truthful feel bad for hurting their feelings.

 

HOMEcoming SZN !!!

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I don’t think I have mentioned it yet, but I am a senior student at Howard University aka the Mecca aka the HOME of the BEST Homecomings ever seen by this world! This year marks Howard University’s 150th and my last undergraduate homecoming 😦 . But, before we get sad, let’s talk a walk down memory lane (ehem… two weeks ago) and see some of the madness.

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The Tailgate.

HUHC17 Fashion Show

The Fashion Show: LEWK 1.

HUHC17 Yardfest

Yardfest Aftermath.: LEWK 2

Sorry I don’t have premium WordPress so you can’t see my videos or boomerangs … sad day but I am a #brokecollegestudent so we digress.

More pics to come…

Share Homecoming stories in the comments, and then I’ll share mine *wink wink.

Disclaimer: I promise my stories are good. My life has become an adventure.

 

Reminder: Always Be on Top

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“I can’t be in menopause and in coach.”- Samantha in Sex in the City 2

No matter what you are going through, always recall your worth. It is okay to have bad days and to not feel very confident. But honey, you are first class at all times! Never let your current mood dictate your being. You are still YOU no matter what.