Today marks a new chapter for me. I officially put my entertainment blog, The Spotlight, to rest on March 31, and am starting the month of May with a new inspirational/lifestyle website. Taking a page out of my blogging idol Necole Kane‘s book, I guess, after she revamped her successful entertainment site, Necole Bitchie, to create an incredible new website, xo Necole, for women of color surrounding stories on life, love, career, travel, and more. A fresh (and more positive) start for her.
This new website, Imperfectly B, is that fresh start for me. I’m using this site to open up about my own thoughts and situations to hopefully help others who are going through circumstances in life and are close to giving up. As I shared a bit on my YouTube channel, I’m going to be sharing some tough lessons I had to learn the hard way over the past few years, and my own imperfections in this thing called life. I’m also going to write inspiring, feel good stories from the Internet for someone who needs encouragement, or just a smile or laugh for the day in this world filled with negativity. That’s what this site is going to be about. All good vibes. Continue reading “Perfectly Imperfect”
I am such a huge fan of Her Agenda, a career and goal-oriented website for millennial women. The site regularly features awesome girl bosses who have made names for themselves in entertainment, business, writing, etc.
So, one week, I came across an interview with Charreah K. Jackson, the creator of BossBride.com and relationships editor for Essence magazine, and she dropped some serious gems! One of which is the quote above! “It’s irresponsible to have a gift and not fully step into it.“
That resonated so deeply with me, especially as I work on this new site. For those of us have found our gifts, we owe it to ourselves to truly tap into whatever those gifts are and find a way to share it with others. For some, it may be the gift of comedy. You can always manage to put a smile on people’s faces, no matter what they’re going through. For others, it may be the gift of hospitality. You are a bright soul that loves making people feel welcome no matter where you are…on the job, at church, at events. For me, it’s writing. I use it to inform and entertain, and now, with Imperfectly B, to uplift others.
Regardless of what your unique gift is, it’s something that you have a duty to truly give your all in, no matter what. Find a way to use your gift not only for yourself, but for others around you!
Late last year, 3-year-old twins, Ava and Alexis McClure went viral after a YouTube video with their mom, Ami, interviewing them about what it means to be identical twins. It all went downhill after poor Alexis broke out in tears after finding out (or really remembering) that she was a minute younger than Ava!
The video BLEW UP, with people all over falling in love with these little girls’ videos on YouTube! As Mama McClure “interviews” them, their responses are so hilarious, adorable, and unfiltered as only young kids can be! I had to share this “best of” video of Ava and Alexis, because it always makes me smile and laugh!
Watch below! Continue reading “LOL: The Best of the Adorable McClure Twins”
“I break tradition
Sometimes my tries are outside the lines
We’ve been conditioned to not make mistakes
But I can’t live that way.”
–Natasha Bedingfield (“Unwritten”)
For the site, I’ll be featuring some great inspirational music and music videos that inspire me to keep going. “Unwritten” from Natasha Bedingfield was, is, and will forever be my jam! It moved me to make the most out of each day of my life, and not worry as much about getting every single thing I did 100% right.
The singer had two other singles that came out previously on her debut album, Unwritten, but the title track is the one that stood out the most for her. So much so, it even became the theme song for MTV’s hit show, The Hills, featuring a young Lauren Conrad trying to make it in the fashion world.
Crazy to even think that this came out in 2004!!! Watch the video for “Unwritten” below…
This is the perfect jam for the launch of Imperfectly B today! This site, and the rest of my life, is a book with blank pages and empty spaces waiting to be filled. I hold the pen. As do you when it comes to your own life decisions. Real, real corny I know, but it’s true! Today begins a new, exciting chapter in my book. The rest is still… well you know.
On the site, I’ll feature motivational videos I find and love from others on the internet. These have helped me to re-evaluate some things in my own life, and I hope the same for you all!
Check out this one below posted by Meir Kay, all the importance of not sweating the small stuff in life. Remember what’s most important! Continue reading “Words of Wisdom: “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” (VIDEO)”