I went home to Pittsburgh for Turkey Day. While I was traveling on my 6.5 hour bus ride, I realized that this exact time last year was the last time I saw my Aunt Jackie, one of the matriarchs of my family. This was the first Thanksgiving without her… so crazy. All I could think about after was I must be cute for the holiday as my Aunt Jackie was always jazzy and so full of life no matter how sick she was.
Thank you GOD for letting me spend time with my family and friends before coming back to finish out the semester. My spirit needed that.
These pictures are of my family (aunts, uncles, great cousins, cousins, sister and grandparents) and friends from forever till forever (Jade from age 5 and Mariah from age 11).
Love You Aunt Jackie RIP.
P.S. I’m never going out with Jade again because she had me throwing up bile for an entire day…. sorry if that’s TMI but find out more in my next blog “Know Yourself Know Your Limits… a Drake Verse”.
‘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…
Your blood= your family and they generally do want the best for you. But, not all of them and not all of the time. Keep that in mind. Also, keep in mind that things that they are dealing with or they regret can easily be projected on to you and your life and your journey…. try not to let that happen.
It really be your own people sometimes bringing you down. The moral of the story is: everybody who you call your mans, is not reallllly your mans. And every opinion you receive or advice you get, doesn’t need to be used by you at all or at least at that moment. Take what people say with a grain of salt because you are the only one who can truly see the vision. BE YOURSELF, and if you don’t know who that is yet BE WHOEVER YOU WANT TO BE.
I promise this is the only way to live.