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.

#moodyAF

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.

 

Do You Ever Ask Yourself Why Me?

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How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
    How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
    and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
    How long will my enemy triumph over me?

Look on me and answer, Lord my God.
    Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
    and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

But I trust in your unfailing love;
    my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing the Lord’s praise,
    for he has been good to me.

Dear anyone who cares,

I am going to be honest I have had a shitty couple of days- primarily due to people treating me unfairly. As I have been going through the motions I have been reflecting on times when my spirit has been broken down. I will describe a situation below:

Last year during a case interview, my interviewer, after I performed the case took it upon himself to critique pretty much everything about me from the way I sat to my face all the way to my background. I was shocked because before I started the interview he made a comment along the lines of, “I’ve heard good things but we shall see how you do with me”. I guess I should have known then. I literally was holding back tears and fled the interview crying for hours. It was crazy because I ended up getting the offer but I can still remember how horrible this man made me feel. During the internship, I ran into the man who did my interview and said “hi, I’m Catherine. You conducted my case interview at Howard University. I’m happy to say I chose to work here”. He responds by saying, “Oh that’s nice. Good luck. I’m sorry I don’t remember you I interview a lot of people”. Now, I don’t know if he was lying or not, but either way it made me realize something. We cannot internalize the negative things people do or say to us because they could care less. He ruined my day, killed my spirit and made me feel less than meanwhile he went on about his day and his life. This situation happened over a year ago and I still get upset about it while this man doesn’t even know who I am.


For me, I have been feeling very down and out lately. I feel very lost and unmotivated. I am petrified for what is to come next and this is being expressed by my lack of desire to be dedicated to school, work, anything really. I am scared of the future and frustrated with the present all while still fantasizing about my most daring and fulfilling dreams.

I am tired of feeling confined and as if there’s nowhere in this world where I can just be me, unapologetically raw and unfiltered. I am exhausted of having to explain myself and to be put on some unrealistic pedestal while my peers get to walk through life blissfully. It is unfair and I wonder if these people knew how they made me feel if they would just STOP. Literally STOP. Sometimes I wonder if I did something drastic would anyone care or would they still be talking shit… I don’t know and I love God too much to test him but sometimes the darkness that clouds my thoughts takes over me and I don’t know what to do.


I am writing this not as a cry for help but as a way for me to release. I know that I am not the only person who feels this way or gets this way. I truly wish I didn’t get these thoughts, feelings or internalized bullies and negative and mean people but I do. I don’t know how to fix it. If you do please share how you get through these things. Ugh

Why me?

– Sober thoughts

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.

Tip of the Week: Bring Your Joy from the Weekend into your Weekdays

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This morning I woke up and thought “dang… I wish it was still Sunday”. I’m sure a lot of you woke up with that feeling too. Afterwards, I also thought how different my school week would go if I brought the same energy into the week as I do the weekend. I have never tried this before but I will give it a shot and report back to yall.

I charge you guys to do the same. Leave me a comment to tell me how this worked for you.

Tip of the Week: Hard work= Success

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“I wake up at 8 AM and go to bed at 4 AM. I am always working.”- Sean “Diddy” Combs

I started this week off with the desire to just be better. I cannot lie, senioritis has been getting me and I literally am unmotivated entirely. But, after attending an event with the CEO of Consumer Banking at JP Morgan Chase, Doug Petno, I felt revived. He said “I never had any real career goals, let alone become a CEO. I just put my head down, knew and did as much as I possibly could to do my job the best I could”. It sounds so simple, right? I found that a lot of successful people have this same story. Diddy said every job he had from cleaning gas station bathrooms to his two-year unpaid internship and now as a CEO, he wanted to be the best and leave people feeling impressed by the work he did.

Success comes from treating every job, task, duty with pride and attention to detail.

I know it’s Hump Day, but remind yourself to work hard– there’s no substitute for it. It is really the best differentiator between you and your competition.

What’s motivating you this week?