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Note to High School Parents About the College Application Process: Start Early!
My daughter has always been a top-tier student. She has performed nothing less than exceptionally throughout the years in academics, music, art, performing arts, and standardized testing. She has been dedicated to the academic goals we set forth early on. I honestly have to give myself credit for influencing my daughter to strive for success at all times. As a result, she met her high school graduation requirements going into her senior year and I am very proud of that. Up until the college application process, there was no question in my mind that my daughter would graduate with a full ride scholarship with a full ride to her top university of choice in our state. But as we approached the application deadline to receive an “early decision”, I realized there was so much more I could have done to help my daughter prepare for this process.
In middle school, my daughter was on a great path. She was selected for an accelerated program. This program allowed her and a select group of students to take high school courses and receive credits 2 years earlier than normally scheduled. My daughter had the ability to handle a rigorous load of advanced courses and maintained straight A’s throughout the program. She constantly received very encouraging feedback from her teachers about her progress; they all recommended her for AP class starting her freshman year of high school.
We received several invitations to a variety of magnet programs from different schools from in our county. I was set on simply sending her to the school in our zone because it was A-rated and continued the accelerated program that allowed students to finish high school with an Associates degree. This school was in line with our strategy and goals that were set for my daughter. The bottom line was to earn a full-ride academic scholarship to college. My daughter had the ability to potentially earn an Associate degree without paying a dime for those classes.
During the decision-making process, my daughter expressed to me that she didn’t want to just be “smart”. She understood the importance of academics, but she wanted to explore other talents that may lead her to her success. My daughter had always been into the arts when I thought about it. She had a knack for the arts from playing the instruments, drawing characters in her sketchpad, choreographing dance routines and creating entertaining videos. I didn’t want to stunt her creativity so we accepted an invitation to tour a performing arts school being that they had two programs of interest.
As we toured the Performing Arts high school for the dance program, we passed the professional recording studio and classrooms filled with top of the line equipment. This peaked our interest immediately since I am a music lover and writer myself! Then after the Performing Arts Director told me there was also an opportunity for students in the program to get an automatic full ride to the University of Miami for being in the top 5%, I was sold! I figured it would be easier for my daughter to be at the top of her class in a school that wasn’t as academically as rigorous as the school in our zone.
By the end of my daughter’s freshman year, I learned that the performing arts school wasn’t as grand as they made it seem. Not because of the program, but their academics weren’t up to our normal standards. I knew this would happen, but I didn’t know how but it would be until my daughter wasn’t allowed to take the AP classes she was recommended for. Apparently, there weren’t enough students to qualify for AP so she had to settle for an honors classes, which most likely included students that probably should have been intermediate classes. This set up didn’t allow the teachers to instruct classes at a higher level in my opinion.
My daughter’s tenth grade year when test prep began is when I should have really noticed that we were at risk. Her PSAT tests scores were not as high as I thought they would be. I called the counselors for my school and they told me it was normal. I asked if my daughter should attend the SAT prep courses I heard that was offered on Saturdays, but she said it was for lower level students. The counselor reassured me that I wouldn’t have to worry about Isis because she was a good student. And like a dummy, I took her word for it knowing that this school had already disappointed me in so many ways.
By the end of my daughter’s junior year, she finally narrowed down her top four universities so I checked the score requirements for each school. Her scores were above average, but they were way lower than the requirements to be considered for entry. She already taken both the SAT and ACT tests twice and still hadn’t hit necessary scores. We knew we needed a tutor, but it wasn’t until after senior year started that college applications were due as early as November 1st! This is when we began to scramble.
I started to call all of her schools right away and asked them questions about the application process. I learned that:
- most schools were were applying to said that the GPA requirements was important as the ACT and SAT scores and vice versa.
- most schools will also allow you to keep submitting your ACT and SAT scores up until the end of December. You have a chance to increase the likely hood of early acceptance if you didn’t do as well on your previous ACT and SAT attempts.
- Some schools super score! Google it if you don’t know what this means.
- the essays are optional, however, it is best that you actually submit one. You can also ask the school if they have a preference as to which topic you submit your essay on. Some schools don’t have a preference, but if you call the school they will tell you exactly what they are looking for.
In order to prepare my daughter for better scores in time for the college application deadline, I hired a tutor next. We only had one week until her next scheduled ACT test and two weeks for the SAT test. I spent $60/hour for a total of 24 hours two weeks leading up to these tests because this was our last opportunity to be able to get a higher score submitted before the applications were due to her top four universities.
Please take the following advice I am about to give you about the college application process. I may not have all the answers, but I want you to be warned how important it is to prepare you high school aged children with the college application process EARLY. When you are prepared, you don’t have to panic at the last minute like me and my daughter did.
Top Ten Things You Can Do to Prepare Your Child for the College Application Process:
- Devise a plan that includes strategic goals that can position your child for success on their journey to college preparation. Start this process as early as middle school.
- Realize that your child’s success may depend on the academic level of achievement at the schools he or she attends. Choose your school wisely if you have the option. Based on the level, you may need to start college test prep as early as Freshman year.
- Tour colleges as early as freshman year. I’ve heard that when many prospective students experience the campus tour, it inspires them to work harder to meet the requirements for acceptance into their university of choice.
- By junior year, your child should have a list of the top three to five colleges he or she wants to apply to prior to.
- Be sure to have your child apply to more than one school. Your child will need to have back up options in case you don’t get into the school of choice. College acceptance letters go out around the same time. Your child should be prepared to know that everyone will be talking about which colleges they got accepted into. If your child doesn’t want to feel left out, please prepare for this process!
- Know the requirements for the application process for each college of interest. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Application Deadlines
- GPA Requirements
- Academic Requirements
- Community Service Requirements
- ACT and/or PSAT score Requirements
- Essay Requirements
- Recommendation Requirements
- Scholarships and Honors Programs
- Use preliminary test results and your child’s scores as an indicator on how much tutoring your child may need to meet requirements for the college application process for the school(s) of his or her choice. You need to consider how early you might need to start based on those scores. And order the SAT package that gives you the answers.
- Don’t wait until senior to start preparing. This is one of the worst thing you can do for your child, especially if they have their heart set on attending a major university.
- Make sure you are helping your children with the college application process every step of the way. This is not an easy process and can be very stressful if you don’t prepare on-time.
- Know the difference between ACT/SAT tests. Tutoring will help with testing strategies for both.
- Prepare your children to be in a position to receive scholarships, especially if you know you don’t have the means to start a college fund.
I hope that these tips have been helpful. If anyone has any experience with the college application process, please feel free to add helpful comments below.
Romans 1:18-32 NLT
“But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, More
My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others? For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, and another comes in who is poor and dressed in dirty clothes. If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”—well, doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives? More
“Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.””
Matthew 11:28-30 NLT
“And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.”
Matthew 8:26 KJV
“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”
James 1:2-4 NLT
“If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find More
Obviously a lot has happened since my last natural hair update almost a year ago. I will have to post all the pics that happened before this and after my last update, but here I am 4 years later (even though two years were wasted when I didn’t know the weekly blow drying and flat ironing would cause heat damage and I had to cut off that damaged hair last September) I made a lot of progress. And as you see, my go-to style is still the wash and go!
Caught this fight on camera Memorial Weekend 2015 on Fort Lauderdale Beach in front of BeachPlace. Surprising my video made it on the local news. Unfortunately, the people in the video weren’t to be happy to be featured on my YouTube page and on the news. But I wasn’t happy how they approached me about it; cyberbullying is a no no!
Finally I am back with an update because I decided to come out of hibernation. It was good keeping to myself while it lasted, but now that I have made a few adjustments in my life I actually didn’t mind hanging out this weekend. Check out some of my pics! Next time I will take more.
link to Instagram Video: https://igcdn-videos-a-15-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t50.2886-16/11336772_1449265162053935_1480187579_n.mp4
1 Corinthians 3:6-9
6 I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. 7 It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow. 8 The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work.9 For we are both God’s workers. And you are God’s field. You are God’s building.
Psalm 27 (NLT VERSION)
A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—
so why should I be afraid?
The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
so why should I tremble?
2 When evil people come to devour me,
when my enemies and foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.
3 Though a mighty army surrounds me,
my heart will not be afraid.
Even if I am attacked,
I will remain confident. More
Here is a before and after picture of my natural 3c/4a hair blow dried, and after going an entire year without using any heat to straighten my hair. As you see I have major shrinkage when my hair is in it’s natural state, but the curls are clearly coming in and my hair is growing!
Chandelier by Sia
Funny how that I posted another video of a song that I happen to like and now Chandelier by Sia without even knowing the lyrics, but now I see that the messages are similar.
Here are the lyrics… More
Habits (Stay High) by Tove Lo
Somehow I fall asleep and wake with with VH1 on my TV. This song always plays in the morning. Now I like this song, Habits (Stay High) by Tove Lo. 🙂
Here are the lyrics… More
Romans 2:1-16 NLT
“You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things. And we know that God, in his justice, will punish anyone who does such things. Since you judge others for doing these things, why do you think you can avoid God’s judgment when you do the same things? Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin? But because you are stubborn and refuse to turn from your sin, you are storing up terrible punishment for yourself. For a day of anger is coming, when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. He will judge everyone according to what they have done. More
The next time you are feeling a little insecure, jealous or less than in comparison to someone else, compliment the person! I am certain that it will feel so much better to say something positive than to display negativity towards them.
Don’t be discouraged when starting something new…no one starts off at the top! The only time you fail, is when you don’t try at all. Anything you thought was a failure is really just a learning experience. Stay encourage and motivated no matter what!
This is exactly what I feel in my heart.
Everyone has a right to their opinion, and I have every right to not listen to it. If it doesn’t match what God has put in your heart, let it go through one ear and not the other. – Joel Osteen
Today was my teenage daughter’s 8th grade prom! I am so proud of how wonderfully my daughter is growing up. Excelling in school, pleasant, talented, beautiful inside and out, independent, respectful for the most part (hey, she is still a teenager) and the list goes on. What more can a mom ask for? She is definitely a blessing in my life and I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE my baby, turned young lady, to pieces!!!
God is teaching me some very important lessons in life right now. Learning to tune into HIM more and tune everyone else out!
Proverbs 4:23-26 New Living Translation (NLT)
23 Guard your heart above all else,
for it determines the course of your life.
24 Avoid all perverse talk;
stay away from corrupt speech.
25 Look straight ahead,
and fix your eyes on what lies before you.
26 Mark out a straight path for your feet;
stay on the safe path.
I have a burning desire to succeed! Even though I am already successful in my own right, my instincts tell me so much more opportunity is coming my way…and real soon! Thank God for continuing to bless me daily. I am not sure where I will end up, but I am exactly who God made me to be today.
The wolf on the right represents me! I know when it’s the right time for ME to stand alone, stand apart & stand together.
Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.
— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou) May 23, 2014
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou
Still I Rise
Positive quotes for those facing adversity
When I face adversity, I seek God, His word and positive quotes! When trouble arises, remember to seek God for guidance, trust in Him only for your worries, stay as positive as possible, keep your head up and focus on bettering yourself.
Proverbs 4:23 (NLT) Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
I swear Joel Osteen writes his emails for me. I just wanted to share because I’m not the only one who needs encouragement.
“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.”
(Romans 5:3–4, NLT)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
The way you handle adversities has a huge impact on your success in life? If you shrink back, choose to get bitter and lose your enthusiasm, then you are allowing the difficulties of life to bury you. You are allowing hardship to keep you from your God-given destiny. But if you choose to keep pressing forward with a smile on your face, rejoicing even in the hard times, you are allowing God’s character to be developed inside of you. You are setting yourself up for promotion.
Think about this: the only difference between a piece of black coal and a priceless diamond is the amount of pressure that it’s endured. When you stand strong in the midst of the trials and difficulties in life, when you allow God to shape and mold your character, it’s like going from a piece of coal to a priceless diamond. Those difficulties are going to give way to new growth, new potential, new talent, new friendships, new opportunities, new vision. You’re going to see your life blossom in ways that you’ve never even dreamed!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father in heaven, thank You for giving me strength to overcome every obstacle in life. I choose to rejoice no matter what may come against me. I know You are working all things together for my good in Jesus’ name! Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen
It’s levels to this shit! Get back to Friend Zone Level 1 ASAP! LOL
I believe that it is not necessarily about keeping it real, it is about being true to yourself. People will judge you either way so why not be you?! Have faith that God made you the way you are for a reason. You serve a purpose in life no matter what anyone thinks. I hope your purpose serves good, however, because being true to yourself doesn’t necessarily make your wrong doings or flaws, right. It does make you just like everyone else though – a human being. We all make mistakes and we all will be judged, but there is only one God and His verdict is the only one we should be worried about and the rest should fall into place. No matter how you look at it, just do your best to keep improving yourself, aim for understanding and forgive yourself and others. Who are we to judge what God created – equally imperfect beings. As oxymoron-ish s this post may seem, I, KiatheCEO, stand by it!
Throwback Video Vixen Flashback featuring Me, KiatheCEO, in Mr. LEXX – Girls OFFICIAL VIDEO on the Bollywood Riddim (Dancehall)
A friend of mine tagged me in this embarrassing dancehall video that we did years ago after my 21st birthday! I laugh in shame every time I watch. However, I thought I’d share now before it comes back to haunt me later…AGAIN! LOL
FLASHBACK: I remember being hungover from celebrating my first night and right to legally drink the night before. The video was clearly low budget, but the video staff were pushing me to be one of the principle/feature girls in the video. I was feeling like crap so I know I did not do my best. Not to mention, I am painfully shy when all eyes are on me. I also had learned that morning that one of my favorite entertainers, Aaliyah, had past away in a plan crash (RIP). To make it worse, I found out towards the end of the shoot that my ex-boyfriend and the father of my child’s friends were the Directors and would see my every move on film; #FML!
Nevertheless, doing this video ending making for great times for me and my girl Nneka, a short story to tell and a Throwback Video Vixen Moment in history in my book! I must say that as much as it hurts to watch, my legs and hair look GREAT! LOL
If you think you are beaten, you are; If you think you dare not, you don’t; If you like to win, but you think you can’t, It is almost certain you won’t. If you think you’ll lose you’ve lost, For out of the world we find Success begins with a fellow’s will – It’s all in the state of mind. If you think you are outclassed, you are – You’ve got to think high to rise. You’ve got to be sure of yourself before You can ever win a prize. Life’s battles don’t always go To the stronger or faster man; But soon or late the man who wins Is the man who thinks he can.
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Ok so I just wanted to post a quick update on my the three 30 day challenges I started a month ago – I did not finish…AGAIN… Whomp whomp!
Finally! I am starting to not be so uptight about my natural hair and what I am do with it. I am letting it down!
It has been seven months since I have completely stopped straightening my natural hair with blow drying and flat ironing. Ever since, my style has pretty much been exactly the same – wearing it in a banana clip! But now since my hair is growing back, it’s time to change up my look again, like I normally do every so often.
Wild*Card Wednesday Radio Show featuring #TeamPlush
If you haven’t heard by now, you are probably living in never never land under a rock where you never know nothing! Pardon my slang, but sheesh…you should know that my Online Radio Show launched over a month ago, and it’s featuring me and my team!!!! 😛 This upcoming show is called Wild*Card Wednesday. The name explains it all. It will definitely be wild, it’s definitely on a Wednesday and anything goes! More
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Loren Dixon will be in the RatedStarsRadio.com studio on February 22, 2014 at 4PM eastern to launch her first of many online radio shows, Loren Dixon’s Health & Fitness Fix. This show will feature topics on keeping your body and soul young and healthy, vitamins and supplements, foods, excises, beauty secrets and tips, advice and much much more! You too can have a body of a 20 something year old in your later years if you follow this show!
OMG Look at my natural hair! It is very WILD…just like my radio show WILD CARD WEDNESDAY! This picture was taken right before I put coconut 100% organic coconut milk in it. I was told that the coconut milk with help my hair lock in the moisture, but honestly I felt gross with it in my hair. Not to mention, it didn’t shine and bounce like I read it on a popular site for girls with curly hair! Oh well, guess nothing beats my own customized natural hair method.
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30 day fitness challenges…here I come!!
I am really embarrassed to admit that I ended up taking four months off from working out after going H.A.M. in the gym for four months straight and no more than 1-2 days off per week. The GREAT news is I’m flawless and “I WOKE UP LIKE THIS” anyway! Okay no…just kidding…well no not really because I have great genes (LOL). But the great news is really that I am getting back on my health and fitness game! 🙂 More
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Don’t forget to tune into another entertaining & juicy episode of Talent Tuesdays – the Encore Turned Up Edition on RatedStarsRadio.com this Tuesday, Feb 4th at 7:30PM Eastern! We have lots of new musics, great topics & special guests this upcoming week.
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I can’t even front on my mom’s body or her exercise tips. She looks great at the age of 55! Not only does she look great at her age, her body is better than most 20 something year old chicks that I know. All I know is I need to stay consistent on my exercise, health and fitness game so I can look like her when I am her age.
My mom didn’t just get into heath and fitness; she has been into for as long as I can remember.
Please be sure to FOLLOW her board on Pinterest. She does everything she posts to her board and it shows! She is just getting started sharing her tips online, but trust me she is no beginner because her body is the TRUTH so you might want to take her advice in 2014, like I will be! My mom is my inspiration. 🙂
The pictures from New Year’s Resolution at Euro Nightclub Party are finally up at PlushEvent.com. Everyone clearly had a great time from the looks of the photos. If you missed this event, don’t worry; we have much more in store for you. For starters, mark Friday, February 28th on your calendars because @JewelztheDiva will be celebrating her birthday.
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My mom sent these natural remedies to me in an email years ago. I just happened to come across this today so I figured I’d repost. These are foods you can find in the grocery store so the next time you shop, don’t forget to pick these items up. And let me know if these natural remedies works for you! More
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Here are 50 Daily Success and Money Affirmations that I say in the morning. You can say these too (or write your own version) and put it somewhere you will see it first thing in the morning. Be sure to say these affirmations out loud while visualizing and feeling what you are affirming in that moment. Saying these affirmations in that manner may seem a little weird at first, but after a month of doing this consistently it will become a habit. I’ve attracted and experience so much positivity and success when I am consistent with this routine. I often say these daily success and money affirmations prior, during or after a prayer. More
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Now that I am somewhat settled in to my new job, I can get back to doing other things that I personal enjoy doing with my life such as motivating others, staying fit and achieving my entrepreneurial goals. With that said… More
Natural Hair Update
I had been the Dominican Salon’s best customer for the last 7 years and didn’t miss a week of my blow dry and flat iron hair routine. After two years and four months of being natural, and 5 months of straight wash and go hair, I now have ten different curl patterns and jar loads of product. More
I am proud to announce that PlushEvent.com is back! We went M.I.A from the MIA for a while, but it was necessary that we regrouped after all we had been through since we started in 2008.
When you are able to maintain your own highest standards of integrity – regardless of what others may do – you are destined for greatness.
Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them.
Checkout this Treadmill Workout that R&B Signer Mya does with her personal trainer to get ready for tour. Although I am not planning on going on tour, I believe I have a similar body type as Mya so this workout might work for me. This workout looks very dangerous though, which is why I would only try this workout at home if I owned my own treadmill. More
Fitness is a Lifestyle
Wow! It’s been over 2 months that I’ve been working out and going HAM in the gym. I have to admit – being health conscious and fit really takes up a lot of my time, and sometimes I don’t think the results are coming fast enough, but I am definitely making progress! Just two weeks ago I couldn’t even do one push up, but now I can do 6 in a row with perfect form. Go me! Go me!!
These pics are from last week and I look even better now that I’ve been working with a trainer since Saturday.
Slimmer thighs – It’s been a challenge!
Slimmer thighs??? I know that’s the first thing people think when I say that, but people who are into fitness know what I mean. My desire for slimmer thighs does not mean I want to have skinny legs. I want to get slimmer thighs as in less fat so I can have more muscle definition, like my mom. More
I saw this post about Faith and Destiny on Instagram so I had to repost this for encouragement and inspiration. Stay positive even you believe something did not work out in your favor. God will give you what you need, not necessarily what you want. And it will happen when it’s supposed to!
Squats are one of the easiest and most effective way to tighten and tone your lower body, and one of the best exercise to get rid of cellulite. You can also increase strength, balance and bone density, while improving inner and outer thighs, quads, hamstrings, calves, abs and buttocks, all at the same time! More
They expect me to turn water into wine. I am a child of God, but I ain’t Jesus! – @KiatheCEO
I am extremely ambitious, and at times, I have done the impossible, but I’m sorry. Some people have the most unethical practices and unrealistic expectations. I don’t want any part of that. I would love to work miracles, but I can’t. Especially for shady people. SMH
Why do I let people talk me into silly things?!?! Round 2 (or was this round 1) of battling this guy on the beach. I don’t even think he knows it was a competition. I think I got this though. LOL
These people have me looking crazy, daring me to battle dance a random guy at Fort Lauderdale. They knew I couldn’t pass up a challenge. Plus I had a Fat Tuesday’s drink lol. But hey, it was my birthday so I don’t mind being a little silly and embarrassing myself!
I’ve learned that being single is better than being in the wrong relationship. More times than none, having a significant other takes more work than some may want to put in. Both parties need to be committed to the same goals for their relationship, plus have the right chemistry, and the timing has to be right among many other things. Sometimes when a relationship isn’t working, it’s not you, it’s not the them, it’s just not meant to be! And that’s okay.
Happy 13th Birthday to the BEST DAUGHTER IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD – Isis! She is officially a teen!! She is so smart, loving, caring, beautiful and so much more that words can’t describe. I am so blessed that God picked her to be my child.
Here are some pictures from her the day of her birthday party last Saturday that we had at Dave & Busters. It was a great time with close family and friends. 🙂