I Can Only Be Me

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Young black female. 24 years on my journey now. Looking for God, looking for love; heard that wherever I find one, I'd find the other.

This is my blog of ramblings, likes, interests. Poke around, stay a while, and enjoy :-)

twitter.com/BombAsShay:

    Thank God for this Shrimp and Grits! And these bottomless mimosas! #brunch #NOLA14 #mimosas #happySunday (at Warehouse Grille)

    Thank God for this Shrimp and Grits! And these bottomless mimosas! #brunch #NOLA14 #mimosas #happySunday (at Warehouse Grille)

    — 2 days ago with 1 note
    #nola14  #brunch  #happysunday  #mimosas 
    Oh… Heyyyyy. Selfie x 3. #NOLA14 #prettybrowngirl #iWishiCouldLookLikeThisEveryday #ohwait #iDo #ThankYaGod
 #Framatic

    Oh… Heyyyyy. Selfie x 3. #NOLA14 #prettybrowngirl #iWishiCouldLookLikeThisEveryday #ohwait #iDo #ThankYaGod
    #Framatic

    — 2 days ago
    #thankyagod  #ohwait  #nola14  #iwishicouldlooklikethiseveryday  #prettybrowngirl  #ido  #framatic 
    More photos from yesterday. French Quarters, Cafe Du Monde, and a little night-time fun. 
#NOLA14  #piccollage

    More photos from yesterday. French Quarters, Cafe Du Monde, and a little night-time fun.
    #NOLA14 #piccollage

    — 2 days ago
    #nola14  #piccollage 
    A little plate of happiness. YES! (at Café Du Monde)

    A little plate of happiness. YES! (at Café Du Monde)

    — 3 days ago
    We’re here, and we’re out and about in Crescent City. Me and @tlashase looking mighty fine too, if I do say so myself 😍. #NOLA14!  #piccollage (at New Orleans Metairie)

    We’re here, and we’re out and about in Crescent City. Me and @tlashase looking mighty fine too, if I do say so myself 😍. #NOLA14! #piccollage (at New Orleans Metairie)

    — 3 days ago
    #nola14  #piccollage 
    …And so my loc journey officially begins! Thank you @napptrallenappe_nappe_love for hooking me up. #starterlocs #locs #love #mylocjourney

    …And so my loc journey officially begins! Thank you @napptrallenappe_nappe_love for hooking me up. #starterlocs #locs #love #mylocjourney

    — 4 days ago with 2 notes
    #locs  #mylocjourney  #love  #starterlocs 
    Morning Reflections 7/16/14
    1. After years of seeing myself as “outgoing” and “extroverted,” I just came to the realization that I’m really an introvert. I tend to need a break from people quickly, and I prefer my alone time. My alone time tends to be even more quiet than before, when I needed music or noise to accompany me. Many times this week, I have caught my self being occupied by complete silence.
    2. My verse of the day: “And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”” —Luke 12:15. I’ve been doing a lot of worrying lately about getting a new job and paying my bills and trying to get out of debt, and having money to buy/do nice things. But this verse reminds me that I can not get caught up in the things I want. In fact, I need to protect myself from the thoughts of wanting, as they will take my eyes off the true abundance of life.
    3. I didn’t think I had a problem with money. I didn’t want lots of money. But I have always wanted stuff, and that the trick: “stuff”— clothes, books, electronics, toys, etc— are all adaptations of money itself. So to want them is the same as wanting money. Which puts you in the same trap of “the love of money is the root of all evil” category.
    — 6 days ago with 1 note
    Uplift all up in my life today!!! The attacks have been heavy lately,

    Uplift all up in my life today!!! The attacks have been heavy lately,

    — 1 week ago with 4 notes
    Pizza anybody? Tried another dough recipe… This one is better. Has crunch and chew, and rises well without dough having to proof. Used some sauce from a jar, topped with cherry tomatoes and from the farmers market, potatoes, and cheese. Delish!
#icook #pizza #tomatoes #basil #cheese #chefShay #kitchencreations

    Pizza anybody? Tried another dough recipe… This one is better. Has crunch and chew, and rises well without dough having to proof. Used some sauce from a jar, topped with cherry tomatoes and from the farmers market, potatoes, and cheese. Delish!
    #icook #pizza #tomatoes #basil #cheese #chefShay #kitchencreations

    — 1 week ago with 1 note
    #icook  #cheese  #kitchencreations  #basil  #chefshay  #tomatoes  #pizza 
    "It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as though I had a right to be here."
    James Baldwin (via ethiopienne)

    (Source: gentlerecovery, via youngblackandvegan)

    — 2 weeks ago with 59994 notes

    loltias:

    Seeing people the same age as you doing awesome things with their lifeimage

    (via sun-flower-pow-er)

    — 2 weeks ago with 198006 notes
    Last #foodiephoto of the night. Whole wheat strawberry muffins, per @tlashase ‘s request. Chef Shay has officially shut down the kitchen for the night. Happy 4th People.

    Last #foodiephoto of the night. Whole wheat strawberry muffins, per @tlashase ‘s request. Chef Shay has officially shut down the kitchen for the night. Happy 4th People.

    — 2 weeks ago
    #foodiephoto