Monday, July 21, 2014
So, I finally got around to putting my correspondent/host reel together from 2013-2014!It's been a wild, exciting ride. I am so excited to accomplish so much more in the next coming months! There's work to be done and adventures to be seeked!! Here it is!!
Friday, July 18, 2014
"It is she who listens to the rest of the world who fails, and it is she who has enough confidence to define success and failure for herself who succeeds." -Sophia Amoruso #Girlboss
Sophia Amoruso is a 29 year old CEO of a $240 million business with a fifty-thousand-square foot office in LA, a distribution and fulfillment center in Kentucky, with three hundred and fifty employees. The girl also curses like a sailor and wrote a book titled "#GIRLBOSS" which is nicely packaged in a pale pink cover with an image of her in a sexy, classy deep V neck black dress with her hands on her hips. For all of the reasons mentioned above #GIRLBOSS has been my summer read. Why the hell wouldn't I want to know what this gal has to say?
If you don't know by now, I'm a rebel. I am hard headed and I don't know how to learn any other way than by experience. I am the CEO of my own company, and for the last couple of years I have fucked up plenty of times in the process of building, however, I have learned and grown a whole lot from my failures as well as my victories. This is why I found Sophia Amoruso's book refreshing. #GIRLBOSS is not a "how to become successful" manual or a "how to get rich quick" book, so if that's what you're expecting don't buy it! However, if you are a tough, hard headed gal who is passionate and determined to build your own company, your own business, and ready to get your hands dirty in the process than this will truly inspire you!!!
Amoruso shares her unorthodox journey to success, from a hitchhiking, thieving, dumpster diving, directionless teen who even in her early twenties was broke and working mediocre day jobs to get by to becoming a #GIRLBOSS of one of the fastest growing online retailers, Nasty Gal!
Reading #GIRLBOSS inspired me to keep believing in my vision and my gut regardless of the naysayers. It inspired me to keep on traveling down the road less traveled, and to keep on digging my nails in the dirt while building my company. It taught me that there is no one way to success and that if you just stay true to you and work your ass off, the right opportunities will come about. In summary live by Sophia Amoruso's advice:
"A #GIRLBOSS takes her life seriously without taking herself too seriously. She takes chances and takes responsibility on her own terms. She knows when to throw punches and when to roll with them. When to button up and when to let her freak flag fly."
If you're a kick ass girl hurry up and get your copy and keep on trucking!!!!
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
"The handling of the heart's a very delicate art cause it's paper thin." -Jay Electronica (Eternal Sunshine)
Love, loove, looove! It seems that everywhere I turn and out of 80% of the convos my girlfriends want to have, the topic is always 'love'. Whether it's an urgency to find the love of their life, dealing with 'bae' (I hate that word) drama, or crying their eyes out after dealing with heartbreak 'love' takes priority! Love seems to have a hold on us. Now I'm quite aware that love strikes all of us at one point or another, trust me I've been there before! However, as the years have passed my perspective has changed. It has shifted to the point to where my friends don't dare ask for my advice because they know my response will most likely be, "Fuck it, life goes on" "Shit happens" "Love your damn self," or "Don't hide how you feel, tell him/her they fucking hurt your feelings and you're gonna kick him/her in the gut or balls!" I am however an advocate of freedom of choice. Choose how you want to feel, choose to be in love, choose to believe in love in the form that you choose to. We all have different perspectives of life and that's what makes this world beautiful, what a boring world it would be if we were all the same!
Friday, June 27, 2014
It was something as fascinating as colorful rain pouring from the sky!! Except it wasn't rain, but there was clouds and clouds of neon greens, electric yellows, hot pinks, and every color your happy mind can imagine. The energy was felt at high levels as hundreds of lively runners gathered to participate in the coolest 5k in the world, 'The Color Fun Fest 5k'. Luckily we had the honor to experience this exciting event thanks to our Color Fun Fest friends!! This epic color run took place May 31, 2014 at Turner Field here in Atlanta. The 7 pm run seemed a little slow since the weather hit us with a storm, but it didn't stop runners from showing up. Eventually the rain let up and the 9pm run turned out to be a success! The team and I had a blast! We danced along to the electric dance music the DJ was dishing out, we ran, we got paint in the most random places, places a girl should never have paint in, but it was totally worth it!! The hour I spent in the shower gave me ample time to reflect on how awesome of a time I had! Being a seeker of cool ways to work out I plan on making this a yearly experience.. The next Atlanta run is right around the corner in September so start gearing up to be in attendance and have one heck of a time and remember to LIVE-CREATE-INSPIRE!!
Stay informed about the 5k run here-----> COLOR FUN FEST
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Take a listen and vibe!!
Following the release of his 2013 project Ramadan, ATL rapper Will Hill has returned with a new project, a new view on life and a incredible 10-track album to bind it all together. Fine-combed and executively produced by Will himself, as well as Micah Wyatt, IDLE sports the theme of growth and is adorned with strong deliveries, effortless flows and introspective narratives. Whether speaking on relationships ("Meter"), progression ("Flight to LA") or street tales ("Sincerely"), IDLE layers everyday life over laid-back production that takes on a timeless West Coast G-funk vibe. Much like his club banger "Andele", Will Hill's IDLE shows that Will Hill not just here, but he's about to rise to the top, and quickly.
"This project explains a new chapter in my life, when I became engulfed in another person and was more concerned with her affairs than I was my own. At this point in time I started to let go and music wasn't as important, I was IDLE. I was stagnant. This project is my thoughts and journey throughout that experience. I've been IDLE, but I will be an IDOL..." - Will Hill
Video Footage & Edit: Brent Gates
Atlanta Rock Of Ages went Beyond The Hype this past Friday May 23, 2014 at The Art Exchange in Atlanta, GA. Needless to say, the night was nothing short of a dynamic showcase of raw talent and rock n’ roll! Some enjoyed the show in the bouncy house while some got up close and personal near the stage to indulge in the sweet, soulful sounds and good vibes which were traveling throughout the venue. This lineup included a lineup of sensational artists including AROA founders Hero The Band. Other acts included Jimi Cravity, Azar, Future Babes, Willie Hyn, Rahbi, St Beauty Band, Joshua Heart, Nino Augustine, Sheeba Darwin and Hanna Eggen. As King Jerramy of Hero The Band says, “Atlanta Rock of Ages is our church!” Join us next time as we keep you updated and remember to Live, Create, Inspire!
Check out all the amazing shots and follow up with the AROA Movement ----> HERE!
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Memorial Day weekend has come and gone. I'm sure you had one hell of an exciting extended weekend soaking up some Vitamin D, catching a tan and probably over indulging in good food, some not so healthy, and those good ol' pool side cocktails and booze!! There's nothing wrong with celebrating life and having a good time, but the discomfort comes days after when you start feeling groggy, bloated, and full of it, literally. That my friends is a sign that it's time to flush all those toxins out of your body so that you can be ready to get back on hustle mode and start your work week back with energy and enthusiasm. Don't worry, I have put together a few recipes of my favorite detox waters, which have helped me flush out lurking toxins and are quite refreshing and super satisfying to my taste buds.