Staple 1 | Playlist – I Haven’t Forgotten

I haven’t forgotten about my playlists! If you’ve been anticipating January’s playlist, there’s a good reason for the delay. But before you get to listening & groovin’ , let me say a few words about the changes coming your way:

As the 2017 year came to it’s end I had encountered a moment that made me revamp my professional & personal approaches creatively. I decided I wanted to emphasize more importance in participating behind-the-scenes professionally as I needed to prioritize my mental health. I began withdrawing from amazing job opportunities & had to make some of the most challenging but ‘right-for-me’ sacrifices.

I flocked to music for inspiration, motivation, and healing. So instead of selecting a few songs and sharing them every month. I decided to really marinate myself in this healing hobby of mine. I noticed that my approach to creating these playlists provided me healing, self care soundtracks, and overall grounding. It felt like the music was my glue keeping me together. With that epiphany in mind, I decided to change my playlist title to STAPLE. Much like a staple food is a common consumed food that provides a significant amount of calorie requirements. I felt my poem/playlists evolved to my own frequent source of self-care requirements.  It provided me the dialogue for my demons. Any time I needed to take a mental moment to regroup, the music would keep me together – much like an actual staple! 😉

I hope to continue growing as I commit to prioritizing my mental health & sharing my creative expressions with you following me behind-the-scenes. With all of that being said, I wish you happy listening!


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“My body tells me no! But I won’t quit ‘cuz I want more. And it pains me so much to tell that you don’t know me that well. And though my love is rare. And though my love is true, I’m like a bird. I’ll only fly away. A romantic girl. I want you now. I need you off the ground. I want you screamin’ out loud. Can’t wait to show you all the worlds I’m gonna gift you. It’s all mine, ya that shit is mine, yah. Must I remind you? Yah, that shit is mine. No one ever said the road to love was gon’ be simple. You make me lose my shit but I still wanna wake up with you. What is love if it don’t taste a little bitter.  Now you feel like you belong. Why all the switching sides? Where do I draw the line? I guess I’m too naive to read the signs I’m just lookin’ for some real friends. This ain’t the ‘gram. You gotta speak, you gotta dance. I know you can dance. Girl, I seen your friends. Gon’ take my hand. Gon’ take a chance. We’re so perfectly fucked up. One step short of crazy pretty much ordinary.  I see it in your eyes. You believe that lie, that you need to hide your face afraid to step outside. So you lock the door but don’t you stay that way. I am brave, I am bruised. I am who I’m meant to be, this is me.  I see all the hate for me, I been keeping inventory. If we run into each other please don’t switch your story. Now there ain’t no coming back. This ain’t gonna work, I’m too focused on my work. I just need some time.  I got too much drive, don’t wanna steer off path and crash and get distracted. But I listen to that weather man’ cause it might rain. Keep my windshield wipers prepared ’cause y’all threw so much shade. So from this day on, I won’t let you down I’m gon’ right my wrongs, I’m gon’ make you proud. ‘Cause I made my mistakes, probably more than I can count. So from this day on, I won’t let you down. We out here dripping’ in finesse. It don’t make no sense. Out here dripping’ in finesse. You know it, you know it.  Looking back I realize I had something that these other guys will never get in their life and I took you for granted I apologize. Tap your foot and listen in. Ignore the world, let the music cave in. Close your phone and breathe in the air. You’ll soon realize that there’s something that is so much more than this. ”




Something New | MMMM Playlist #17

“You wanna prove you’re the better man
You wanna reach for the things that nobody can
Oh all you need is to break away, yeah
Just keep telling yourself there’s no shame”

My favorite lyric from last month’s music playlist goes to Continue reading “Something New | MMMM Playlist #17”

Self-Care Takes Practice 😅

I was reading an article on Psychology Today titled, ‘Why Self-Care is Hard for Depressed Individuals’  and it inspired me to share a bit of vulnerability as I wrap up my night.

In an older blog post, I mention that I struggle with mental illness, specifically Major Depression & PTSD. Ever since that post I have been taking my strides to rid my shames creatively and speak openly about my personal experiences with my mental illness. Which brings me to this current blog post Continue reading “Self-Care Takes Practice 😅”

Keeping 26 Things

Tomorrow I will be 27  – officially at 1:00am | October 25

I tend to struggle to see my birthday with a positive light for various reasons. Sometimes I forget the little things that I like about living. So I decided to get creative by making this list of 26 things that will serve as a healing reminder that I’ve got plenty to look forward to.

So, before I’m another day older, I leave you with a list of

26 things I personally hope to keep doing for me… Continue reading “Keeping 26 Things”

Louder Now | MMMM Playlist #16

“You’re the love of my life put you before anything. It’s you I see when I close my eyes.”
– Trevor Wesley

My favorite lyric from last month’s music playlist goes to BAE by Trevor Wesley

Select lyrics were chosen to create this poem, all which are words of artists from this month’s playlist – I hope you’ll enjoy what you see and hear !   Continue reading “Louder Now | MMMM Playlist #16”