So. Know when I preface my conversation with so, it's about to get real. I have recently coined myself as a lifestyle blogger, by which I believe it is important to provide some understanding of what type of lifestyle I live. I've recently relocated to my hometown, Buffalo, NY from Washington, DC. Let's say this move is nothing short of one of the most dramatic things I have ever done. However, it's very true to my character, I decide I want to do something and I do it. I have an idea and I aggressively develop a plan to bring that idea to life. Many things have changed in my life since the move. My three year relationship with one of the most caring, loving, handsome, intelligent Kings I have known came to an end (on good terms of course). I went from full support to becoming solely dependent on myself emotionally, financially and every other ly you can think of and that's been so tough. I miss companionship, as IAM a loving giving person, I've been loving on myself as much as I can (plus indulging in a little retail therapy)...I must admit to go from three years of being in a relationship to being solo dolo has been hard, lonely and frustrating at times. Despite all that, I feel liberated and for where IAM now on my life journey I understand separation was necessary. Everything will be okay.
On a lighter note my job search went well, I was offered every position I interviewed for, except one. It was too far out the city anyway and if they didn't "want" me oh well. I honestly think one of the workers there didn't want another black person on the job (Buffalo's professional scene is nothing like DC. It seems as though educated, articulate, professional African Americans in the forefront is somewhat a rarity, of course that is in retrospect to Washington DC, where affluent and educated blacks are everywhere!...but that's another story for another blog...I decided to work in retail for the time being since I need to stack fast cash, I love fashion and I love helping people. Plus yes to the discounts!!!
It's a blessing to have friends who love you like family, who are your family. One of my good girlfriends told me I could stay with her back in August when I decided to move...
Suitcase!!! I been livin out a suitcase!!! (Drake reference).
I'll be moving into my own apartment in a couple weeks and IAM so excited about having my own personal space!
I moved back home to awaken my inner artist, to make peace with my past and to further understand the present, to be independent, form business alliances, to inject the city with the power of IAM. This move was the next step in my own journey to IAM. Sure, I returned home to find past relationships had changed, I've changed but others have not and this move has not been everything I'd thought it be. But. What it has been is exciting, liberating, educational and inspirational. I've discovered many things about myself that have been hidden, flaws, quirks, just really been under the microscope. All by myself, with no one to tell me right or wrong, no one to tell me which way to go. It's all on me, I'm learning how to stand on my own two, finding peace and asserting confidence with every choices and decision I make.
I look forward to learning more about the Black History and cultural influences in the city of Buffalo, I'll be exploring food, fashion, architecture, art, dance, poetry, music and whatever other creative initiatives I can find in the city. I'll be linking up with artists, entrepreneurs, politicians, educators business, and everyday people, creating content for the blog.
This is my lifestyle, living the life I desire, step by step, path to path, person to person, day by day. My lifestyle encompasses peace, freedom in every sense of the word...financial, creative, mental, spiritual and emotional.FREEDOM TO BE MY IAM. I seek abundant happiness and I desire to share all that I find with the World.
Much Love, Peace and Blessings. Thanks for taking the journey with me.
From the GALAXY OF ALL THINGS DOPE, IAM focused. IAM encouraged. IAM powerful. IAM intelligent. IAM your Lifestyle Blogger and as always...IAMLAKESHALEE