Being a writer is never a choice; it is an irresistible compulsion
I write about what I like and how I feel. It’s my outlet to make sure everything’s real.
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a Topsy-Turvy Year
2020 has been a rocky road to say the least. I don’t think anyone could of ever imagined a year like this, it was supposed to be an amazing year as holidays seemed to be aligned perfectly with Christmas and New Years both being on a Friday. Instead, we have been surrounded by fear, death and struggle of everyone.
My Life in Isolation
So, I am one of the lucky ones you could say with this. My work has made it so that I am working in self-isolation. Now to be clear, I do not feel sick, I have been tested and am negative for the COVID-19 virus, but I am still isolating myself and it is a choice. I may be one of the 97% who will be fine even in getting this virus as I am young and healthy and have a strong immune system. But I am doing this for the elderly, for people’s grandparents and old family members who may not be so lucky.
To the Strongest Woman I know
I cannot believe that you have left us and moved on. The world feels slightly empty now that you are gone. I am so thankful for the chance to have called you a friend and for you to be such an inspiration in my life. I would not have done half the things I did without you.
Behind the Beat
I’ve told my story before on my mental health. It has been shaky at best at times and I have been through some dark times. I am not proud of what I did in those dark times now, but I live with those and I live with those feelings on a daily basis. It is not easy to deal with, but music has helped especially certain songs in particular.
Am I Stuck?
Lately it seems that most of the books I’ve been reading or seeing more of are those about people who just get up and leave. Either something major happened in their life, or they just were not happy with how things were going, so they packed up their entire life and left. They either just left where they were from and took a shot in a new city with no real plan on what was next or they decided to take a shot at some crazy adventure, traveling or going on a near impossible hike. And here I am. Haven’t really travelled, working a steady job, paying rent in a big city, trying to make a name for myself. All this going for me and I feel stuck.
Reading is Funadmental
As I travel to work on my daily commute, I have my nose in a book. Unlike most people who are on a device, I read a paperback or hard cover book. It is more relaxing than staring at a screen again, which I do at work and then again at home at the end of the day. The 3 hours of commuting I have in the day is my true me time. I had this man ask me why do I read a physical book when I could just have a kindle and read the books then.
Mom and Me
In a woman’s life it is often said that there no relationship more important than her relationship with her mother. But that relationship is not always a totally healthy one. Sometimes the relationship is not totally toxic, but it has its moments where there are things that get said that really shouldn’t be said. Little jabs that rip you apart piece by piece and you have no control over it. Now its not all the time, and there are loving moments, so it is not that it’s a toxic relationship, or so you think at the time.
Mamba Forever <3
I do not think that there are any words to describe the devastation in the sports world right now. It's been 3 days since we lost one of the most influential players in basketball history, his daughter and 7 other members of the basketball community to a terrible accident.
'Queen and Slim'
Here is the thing. I cannot talk too much about the meaning behind this movie as it does not relate to me. And going to the premiere last night, I clearly was in the minority because this movie is geared towards the African American demographic which I think is amazing. It is written and directed by two amazing, strong African American women who really made a story that is all the relatable for others like them, especially in the US.
'Ford v Ferrari'
SPOILERS ARE AHEAD! When I say that this is the Dad movie of the year, it really is. It has all the things about it that Dad’s love: cars, racing, historical story line and great actors. Based on a true story, Ford v Ferrari is more than just a movie about cars and racing, it is the story of the underdog which everyone can relate to.
To say that everyone was excited about this is an understatement. It launched and within matters of minutes millions of people in their 20s and 30s jumped at the chance to subscribe to this product. And for very good reason. Disney+ is everyone’s dream, it is literally a 1990 childhood brought back to our fingertips. Classic shows that were so amazing that we all grew up watching, Even Stevens, Kim Possible, That's so Raven and the list just continues. Plus, it has so many Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies to make everyone’s movie binging dream comes true.
SPOILERS AHEAD AS A FAIR WARNING Joker is probably one of the most needed movies of our time and place. While critics were saying that it went too far, I believe the movie explained it what was needed perfectly. It put us on edge and told the story of probably one of the most loved criminals in movie history. Now I do not think it was what people expected from what they had heard, but for what the movie is, which is telling the story behind the Joker, it is superb.