The Artist Bloc | WCOM

I have been meaning to get on here and post about this, and now I finally am getting around to it.

I just want to say. The Artist Bloc is such an awesome place, and I really do plan on frequenting it a lot more and continuing to perform there in front of others. However, I want to speak on an event that was hosted there a month ago.

I believe every month they have an event called Women’s Circle Open Mic, hosted by @birdnefertiti, where only women, can come and perform to their heart’s content in a safe place. You can get feedback on what to improve on, etc. However the most important things you get from coming to one of these events is: overwhelming love, encouragement and support from a group of totally wonderful, powerful and inspiring women.

While it is men by invitation only (and they clearly state that you guys will be notified when that invitation opens):

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See, LOL.

once they are allowed to come, they’ll be able to see just exactly why we come back around feeling so refreshed and energized. I mean, you can literally talk about or perform anything here (within reason I believe), and there’s no judgment! I brought my mom with me for moral support since it was my first time performing on my guitar and singing in front of complete and total strangers. I actually started crying because I messed up a chord (my mom got all of it on video, which you can view below LOL).

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVrf1gqoIdw&w=560&h=315]

But listen y’all. Let me tell y’all. The minute I stopped playing (as you saw in the video if you watched it), everybody in the room immediately began cheering me on to keep going and that I was doing great. It was surreal! Because there I was sitting on a chair in the middle of the circle, shaking, heart beating all fast, voice shaky, tears running down my face and falling on my guitar while thinking to myself why did I even try to do this. Their cheers instantly reminded me why. I’m pretty sure God was probably like “Girl, if you don’t pick that guitar up and start playing again, over here tripping for no reason! YOU ARE ROCKING IT!”

So, with my wet face, fingers and tear-filled voice…I started playing again and finished playing.

I just have to say, I didn’t know ANY of those women, except for a few that I recognized from another event that they hosted, BUT. They were phenomenal. All of the performances were FANTASTIC!! Even the ones that didn’t perform, you could feel their energy within the room, it was saturated.

It’s happening again today at 7:00 pm if you’re in town and want to drop by. Admission is $5, and once again…men by invitation only (they’ll let you know when that invitation opens).

1020 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27403

God Bless!

P.M.S.!!!

Okay, so I really feel like laughing today.

Y’all see that featured image right? Let me tell you. That’s me. That’s exactly what it’s like before my cycle hits.

Every. Time.

LOL. I think I read somewhere that people said PMS is a myth or something like that (definitely not). What is PMS? Glad you asked. For those of you that aren’t aware (most likely my younger people who haven’t learned about the mystery that is womanhood):

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And there you have it. It’s funny because when it happens to me, for maybe a few days out of the week, I’m this raging monster (only at home, I barely manage to put on a mask when I go out however, if I look super mad for no reason, this is probably why) who stays holed up in my room for most of the day viciously playing GTA V or some kind of action game to relieve my unwarranted anger. OR, I’m the complete opposite. I’m crying and sad about everything in my life and everything hurts my feelings. OR. I eat everything in sight. OR. I’m knocked out somewhere and just basically a limp noodle.

PMS varies for a lot of women. For example, I don’t get bloated (at least I don’t think I do). I don’t know why it happens, but it does. It shouldn’t be taken lightly either. Not at all. Because I’m sure there are some females out there who will bite your head off if you cross them the wrong way during this time. Just continue to be patient with us, we aren’t doing it on purpose.

However, for those women using PMS as an excuse to act like you have no sense…get ‘cho life. 

 

I wonder what Eve was like when she had the first PMS, LOL.

Ambition

Since it’s my header quote on my site, let’s talk about ambition today. We hear this word a lot, but do we actually know what it means or what it is? Well…

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Ambition is quite the handy thing to have. It’s the gas that fuels your plane. People with ambition to achieve or want to do something have an awareness that others don’t. They understand that change is good, and that things are more appreciated when you work hard to get something. They understand that the process to get to that something is only improving them on the way there, taking advantage of all the things they are learning.

How many of you can look back to a goal you’ve reached, recount the journey it took to reach that goal, and identify the things you had to go through that only made you a better version of what you were prior to that journey? If you ever feel like you’re not getting anywhere or personally growing in trying to reach a goal, take a moment to do this. You’ll discover that you’ve grown a tremendous amount. The truth of the matter is, it doesn’t look like things are getting better when you keep a constant watch on whatever it is. You just have to keep working at whatever it is, and then the day that you take a break to recuperate, you’ll realize just how far you’ve come (and most likely in a shorter amount of time than you realized).

While people can have ambitions, it may not always be for something good. It’s important that we surround ourselves with those who have ambition for something good and uplifting. We need to continue to forge meaningful connections with those people and continue to lift each other up. It doesn’t have to be an ambition for something large either! It could be something as simple as getting your hair care routine down to a science. Just as long as you’re working on improving yourself in some area (since we are human and not perfect and will never be so), focus on that. You never know, you could inspire someone to do the same. After all, people are always watching.

God bless!

Working in IT

*disclaimer: I’m not trying to offend anyone, and I actually love working in IT. If I work with you, I love helping out in any way possible, just saying.

Do you know what the one thing is that I despise about working in IT?

People who aren’t technologically sound think you know how to fix

EVERYTHING.

Like you’re All Might or something.

Hey, my network spontaneously combusted, can you fix it?

Hey, there’s a little demon goblin mucking up my motherboard, can you cast it away?

Hey, I can’t turn the light on in this room even though I flicked the switch to on, do you know how to fix it?

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It’ll be things that have nothing to do with IT. Now, while that is a bit of an exaggeration (even though that’s what it feels like sometimes LOL), it does get frustrating when people think you know how to fix everything (then they turn around and get upset with you because you don’t know how to fix whatever it is. Well excuseeeee me). Half of the things I know how to do, I figured out myself, no one taught me how.

Like I kind of mentioned earlier, working in IT really has made it too clear that a lot of people don’t know how to do things that I perceive as simple. I kinda feel like Nick Burns (Oh, and by the way, you’re welcome…).

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I constantly have to remind myself that this is a fact. It helps me to refine my patience when I have to describe how to do something in a much simpler way.

Even though I despise that some people think that way, I still love the fact that I can possibly help them out AND learn a thing or two myself.

 

But just to be clear…

We don’t know how to fix everything. But it’s actually kind of cool that you guys think we do. Keep asking questions folks!

Food that Can’t Touch (Plus Another Odd Question)

Okay, okay, okay.

Can somebody PLEASE explain to me…why there are people in this world who cannot eat their food, if a type of food on their plate touches another type of food on a respective plate. I mean…it’s all going to the same place, the good ol’ estomago. (I researched and found that they have this thing called a Food Cubby. I’ve seen it all!)

I’m not criticizing or judging, I honestly have always wondered about this. How do you guys eat at Thanksgiving (or any other holiday that you may celebrate that has the potential to incorporate tons of delicious foods)? Or how do you go through a buffet line where people are serving you, do you have to tell them about this or do you just not deal with buffet lines?

Now, I’ll admit, I don’t like when the green bean juice gets soaked in by the bread roll on my plate. That’s high key gross (but I still eat it LOL).

I also have another question. What’s wrong with coleslaw? I can eat coleslaw (if it’s made right!) and chili together by themselves, it’s like the best thing ever. A lot of people that I’ve met just don’t seem to like it..please explain!

B.e.l.i.e.v.e.

via Daily Prompt: Believe

B is for…B – Oh, hey that’s me!

E is for…my middle name which shall not be disclosed.

L is for…Lazy – That’s what I am on the weekends (80% of the time)

I is for…I can’t seem to gain weight as fast as I want to right now. Yay, metabolisms! (Don’t be tricked, I love my small figure.)

E is for…Everybody love everybody.

V is for…Vacation. I haven’t been on one of those in forever. How does one vacation?

E is for…….”Everything I’m not, made me everything I am.”

I don’t know what that had to do with the post, but I finessed it, so there you go. Before I slide off this post for today, I have a few things left to say [bars] *gets on soapbox*:

I believe in me.

I believe in you.

I believe in family.

I believe in trust.

I believe in laughter.

I believe in naps.

I believe in those perfect napping positions.

I believe in hugs.

I believe in juice.

I believe in warm blankets.

I believe in anime.

I believe in those random almost forgotten memories that bring a smile to my face.

I believe in forgiveness.

I believe in pain.

I believe in healing.

I believe in bouncing the heck back from anything life may try to throw at us. The devil is a lie!

“I believe in you and me.”

“I believe that we will be.”

I believe in God.

I believe in love.

I believe that this is the end of this post.

Believe

 

Help Desk

All right everybody…it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for…(mainly me).

I GOT A JOB! After 4 GRUELING months of wondering what the heck was going on in my post-grad life…God blessed me with a job! *7 Min Praise Break*

Y’all I have to say, I love it here. Everyone is so cool and laid back, and awesome! I’m already learning a lot! I’m in a Help Desk position (more specifically Systems Support Analyst), and I’m one of three women and the youngest person on the team (but it’s like that in most IT places from what I’ve observed in previous roles). Best believe I am holding it down over here, okaaaay. But no, all the guys are super cool and supportive! They’re hilarious too, and it’s even more awesome because we share a lot of the same interests. I’m just glad I can geek with more people about anime and video games whenever I want and not be judged for it LOL.

I’ll admit, it’s kind of weird not having to do homework after I get home from work. I can just come home, chill and do whatever else I want to do. It’s WONDERFUL. Adulting isn’t so bad after all once you find things to do.

I’m excited to see what else happens, what else I’ll get to learn and what else I’ll get to experience while working here!

Praise God!