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:

    #currently …Anyone who knows me and my family, you know that Exlines’ Inc.  is integral to our lives and our stories. It’s an honor to be a part of and witness something much bigger than me. Blessings to Mr. and Mrs. Exlines for 40 Years of Business and Success! (at Holiday Inn University of Memphis)

    #currently …Anyone who knows me and my family, you know that Exlines’ Inc. is integral to our lives and our stories. It’s an honor to be a part of and witness something much bigger than me. Blessings to Mr. and Mrs. Exlines for 40 Years of Business and Success! (at Holiday Inn University of Memphis)

    — 19 hours ago
    #currently 
    …just me and my boyfriend… πŸ˜»πŸ‘«πŸ˜πŸ˜˜ I absolutely β€οΈπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’™ this man!

    …just me and my boyfriend… πŸ˜»πŸ‘«πŸ˜πŸ˜˜ I absolutely β€οΈπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’™ this man!

    — 19 hours ago

    #PraiseReport

    — 3 days ago
    #praisereport 
    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)

    — 1 week 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

    — 1 week 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

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

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

    — 1 week 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)

    — 1 week 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

    — 1 week 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, β€œTake 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.
    — 1 week 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

    — 2 weeks 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 61313 notes