Today, I am so grateful for everything and everyone in my life. The good, the bad, the ugly, just everything. Today, I have completed 21 laps around the sun, and I couldn’t be happier with my progress in life. I am still living and learning.
I want to take the time to thank my beautiful mother who for some reason gave life to me and who have supported me throughout all my life and endeavors. People usually make their birthdays about themselves, and they have all rights to do just that as it is, in fact, their special day. This year I just want to shed some light and recognition her way because she more than deserves it.
I would upload a photo of her, but she prefers not to be on my blog. Haha! But Happy Mother’s Day mother and I hope you enjoy it!
I will now stop with the sentiments, but I am sending a serious shout out to my mother and father. May the heavenly beings forever bless them.
Until next time…
Stay Fabulous, -Tiffany♥
p.s. Sidenote y’all, Beyoncé released the photo of her twins earlier this morning, on my birthday! I’m shook…
As this beautiful month of July is my birth month, I want it to be all about positivity. I want it to be filled with positive energy and good vibes, so what better time to talk about someone who inspires me. As you can see above, yes,DJ Khaled is currently my inspiration. He is a happy person, and I endeavor to always be filled with happiness and have the grandeur to embrace and share my joy.
Here are a few reasons why DJ Khaled inspires me:
He is positivity
This man is always filled with energy and enthusiasm and just pure positive energy. I have never heard this man complain about anything at all. While I do understand that he is indeed human and has bad days, he has never put that out in public and, I respect him so much for his discipline. It is no wonder great things are happening for him, and the thought alone gets me excited.
He is happy
I think that he never has a fully dull day because he surrounds himself with things and people who make him happy. He talks about everything he loves and admires, and he speaks of people in such a respectful manner one could never truly dislike him.
He knows what he’s about/ Man is focused
This man is about his family. His son and his fiancée. He talks about them every day, as a matter of fact, every chance that he gets. He is also about his music which is his passion. I can only hope that I will find a few things that I am so passionate about to make it my livelihood, inspiration and daily joy.
The man is blessed and not only regarding wealth, he appreciates everything in his life (his family, his connections) and his career.
I know some people might say, what is see is not necessarily what you get or not all that glitters is gold. But allow me to see gold even if it is just for a moment. Enjoy your day now and fill it with positivity. Have a wonderful July, you deserve it. Also, buy his album GRATEFUL. It is excellent!#WildThoughts.
Side note: He is also always #GRATEFUL and his Snapchat stories are entertaining. Adding some light to my days.
We all need a good playlist to get through the summer, and I am here to help you with some suggestions from my playlist. I am a Caribbean girl, so all of my songs are quite upbeat and will make you want to dance like it’s nobody’s business. It’s just in time for you to enjoy Independence Day on this the 4th day of July (my fellow Americans).
Check out my playlist below and let me know what you think.
It’ll get you ready for a road trip or whatever you decide to do on your lazy days.
Let me know if you have any suggestions for my playlist. Enjoy these tunes and this beautiful day!
So tomorrow will be July 1st as you already know and I am so excited for my birthday on the 14th, so I am sharing fourteen strange/ random facts about myself with whoever decides to read this blog. I know my birthday isn’t exciting but I always hype and get myself excited for the year that I have completed.
Here are my fourteen facts:
I was to be named Oshin.
I hate crying.
I have two secret Instagram accounts.
I have two birthmarks, one is rather large and unattractive.
I do not like sweet foods.
I am obsessed with lemonade and Passion Tango Lemonade from Starbucks.
My favorite movie is “13 Going on 30.”
I sometimes feel like an underachiever.
My biggest fear is not being happy in life, and my goal in life is to be happy.
I like giving people a way out.
I’ve always wanted to break a bone (leg, arm, it didn’t matter).
I LOOOVE movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. #Marvelfanatic.
I prefer to enjoy the best things first (whether it be food/TV/ Movies).
I am honest to a fault, so I try to shut up and not share my unfiltered/ unsolicited opinions.
For those who know me, some of this may be surprising and some other facts not so much. I may do a follow-up blog post to explain myself for some of these points.
I have weird habits/quirks that I wanted to share so I don’t feel so alone in my weird little world of… well… Tiffany. I cannot be the only person with these quirks, so I just want to make sure!
Here goes nothing!
I only write with black ink pens.
My surroundings are always clean (wherever I eat, study or work), except my bedroom.
This is because it is my sanctuary and it is the only place I get to be a slob and let loose so I enjoy it always. My room is always clean, don’t get me wrong but my bed always have books or clothes on it. This annoys my mother! 🙂
I have when my foods touch (except burgers).
I think I would annoy my company if I eat my burger layer by layers so I don’t.
I love Chipotle but this is one of the reasons why I also don’t like Chipotle. Everything. Touches.
I will take the time to pick apart my food and then eat everything separately.
My bedroom door must always be closed (day, night, cold, hot, I really don’t care, close my door when you leave my room).
My mouth and feet must always be in motion.
I always have gum or something to eat and I bounce my feet, which I find quite annoying when others do it. How hypocritical of me!
Whenever I give advice I always end by saying “but what do I know.” This way you take my advice at your own risk.
I like when everything is even except seven which is my lucky number.
Before I leave my house, I must always test the weather for the days. I do this by poking my naked right leg outside and it helps me when deciding how to dress.
Yes, I am a weird child. Believe me, I know. What are some of your weird habits?
As a continuation of my oversharing January Blog Challenge, 🎶these are a few of my favorite thing my favorite things🎶(to do, eat, and acquire).
1. HAMBURGERS Double Bacon Cheeseburger with pickles, lettuce, tomato, ketchup, jalapeño peppers and even more bacon and cheese with fries on the side. If you ever asked me to describe love in a sentence.
2.JAMAICAN CHICKEN PATTIES This is a prime staple in a Jamaican’s diet. Patties are made from a meat/seafood (beef, chicken, shrimp) soy or vegetables. Most people prefer Beef Patties- I prefer Chicken- with Coco Bread and Cheese. (My mouth is watering just writing this).
3. GRAPEFRUIT I pretty much like anything that has a sour taste is one interpretation of my heart. I like lemons, limes, passion fruits- anything that will make me squeeze my eyes closed.
5. EATING/ HANGING OUT WITH MY FRIENDS I particularly like this because it does not require much energy. All I have to do is show up, eat fatty foods, and not move for like an hour and a half. This is my definition of working out/exercise. There is always good conversation mostly about nothing or we act out conversations of the people around us who are on dates.
6. LEMONADE… This was way before Beyoncé too..
7. MY OWN SPACE
8. MY FRIENDS I don’t go around liking random people, but I do like my friends when they become that. Since starting university, I have made two (kinda sad right), but I do like to keep my circle small as I have become somewhat of a loner. But they are A-OK. Love ’em.
9. READING 📖 I just want to live vicariously through the characters.
10. MUSIC Like reading, music also allows me to escape reality for a bit. It brings to life events and scenario that we encounter daily but often fail to put in words. It is a beautiful thing really.
11. BLOGGING/ WRITING✍🏽 As long as I find the time to blog and there is an interesting topic I will blog. I quite like and prefer sharing in the written form of communication as opposed to oral communication.
12. MOVIES I am down to watch any movie as long as there is an acceptable storyline to follow. I can watch any genre -romantic comedies, fantasies, action, musicals, etc.- and have a fun time. I do have an intense dislike for the horror genre which is another story in itself.
13. WATCHING YOUTUBE FAIL VIDEOS
Having a bad day? Feeling down? Bored? This is the best way to lighten your mood guaranteed. Unless you start crying because their failures are so sad. X-Factor/ American Idol, any singing competition fail does it for me. Try it out. Yes, I know I am a horrible person. Some of them are truly delusional. Check out this one.
14. MI FAMILIA
They’re great. A force of nature they are, and though sometimes we don’t get along you can’t choose ’em, right? Love them to death still. Good thing is… they can never be rid of me… ***witch laughs***
15. DANCING💃🏾💃🏾Because it makes me happy and it takes away the pain. Ladies, you know.
16. HAIR CONDITIONER
As a black girl with tangly, nappy hair (wait… when have I ever been anything but? I guess it is now up for debate) consuming conditioner is a must. I have 4C kinky hair and if the breeze so much as pass through it I have major problems with which to deal. So, conditioner is a must have in my house or else absolutely nothing will be done to my hair. That’s not a suitable option now, is it?
17. MATTE LIPSTICKS💄💋 Lately, I have been wearing matte lipsticks because when I do it makes me feel as fabulous as ever. Kat Von D is my favorite brand so far, and the colors that I wear are Vampira and Damned.
18. THE SOUND OF MUSIC AND THE HOME ALONE FRANCHISE
These are some guilty pleasures of mine- watching Home Alone is an X-Mas tradition and then The Sound of Music on New Years.
19. MOI… Cause I’m fabulous honey!!
Granted, I am an amateur, but it is a keen interest of mine. I just need better equipment.
Thanks for bearing with me. Let me know if you have anything in common.
Well… Aren’t we about to get mad personal right now? I could go into detail as to why I like the listed parts of my body but I will not. So be ye forewarned that some of the reasons provided are superficial.
I feel confident in my body most days. I am a rather skinny girl with the hopes of getting fat or gaining weight sometime in the near future.
God has blessed me with wonderful mangoes or grapefruits. I have nothing to be mad about. They are there and they make me not look that much of a boy. Otherwise, I have a washboard body. If I loose them NBD but for now I am appreciating them.
My neck is another feature that I really like on my body. When everything else changes- color, dryness, softness or hardness- my neck never changes. It has one color and it is always clean and I make a point of making it smell nice. Always. It is also long like that of a model.
Like Shakira, my hips never lie. Are the tiny? Yes. Non-existent? Probably. But hey, in my mind, they are as broad as ever and they are good at putting it to work! work! work! work! work! work! hmm mmm mmm. I sincerely enjoy dancing and being able to move them how I want them when I want them is quite fun. Movements, I believe, is all in the hips.
There are other fun parts of my body but then I don’t want to be sharing way too much information with y’all. So this is the best that I can do for now. I wish not to scar your eyes after or while reading my blog. What your favourite part? Why?