My roots go deep and are plentiful. My trunk and body is just as strong as it is delicate. My branches remind me of my hair – plentiful, strong but also delicate. I go through the seasons and sadly I’m not evergreen. I have dry moments and I have flourishing moments. But the base of my tree?? the top soil – that section of my being is rich and can sprout freshness despite whatever is happening up top. With all of that, I am beautiful in any stage of my life. I am Black and I am beautiful.
Love Letter #84 | Ride the Wave of The Unqualified and False Truths
The unqualified will speak false ‘truths’ over your life. It is up to you to develop great discernment and weed them out.
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Seeing our parents as flawed is often a challenging concept to grasp.
Love Letter #41 | Exfoliate!
No, this isn’t some miracle revelation about flawless skin. Like, I still have an uneven skin tone, I still have some pimples and I still have hyper-pigmentation. However, your girl has seen improvement within the short time of exfoliation. Now I know, some habits take a while to develop. For me it just so happened that using a brush, a facial scrub, a body scrub,a pumice stone or a loofah takes some getting used to. The point is, I’m trying dammit!
Love Letter #40 | Wear ☀ screen
The truth is ,we can’t avoid the sun and we can’t avoid stressors or negative energies that life has to offer. We may be able to reduce them by using avoidance tactics. But, we cannot eliminate them all together. The next best thing is to fortify and protect our skin and our lives. Seek out means and ways that we can use to reduce the effects of what we get exposed to and repeat daily. If we do it well enough, a once a day application is all we need. If we do it well enough then our lives in the ☀ and will be more bearable and we’ll be able to lead normal enough lives without having to endure being burnt.
Love Letter #39 | Allow the ☀ to set on some things and some people
The rising ☀ gives perspective and it sheds new 💡 on spaces that were previously dark. A new dawn illustrates that an old sunset is gone forever.
Love letter #38 | My best foot forward
No one foot is your best foot forward. Both feet have to take you where you need to go.
Love Letter #37 | Life lessons
The ambitions of some people trumps morality and righteousness.
This is a hard pill to swallow but at the end of the day, we have to swallow it. It’s either that or we suffer from the deep seated fever of knowing right and expecting that everyone will do right.
Love letter #36 | The time I grew in beauty and in grace.
I have re-learned that there are no losses in life, only experiences. Self love is about celebrating my wins and learning from every experience.
Love letter #34 | The unlikliest of friends.
“Forming a friendship isn’t so much about the external as it is about soul filled internal.” – Candice Stewart Dear, World. I tend to view sights and situations from a perspective that most of your native adults wouldn’t even dare to explore. I believe the reason for that is due to the ‘adult’ that they…
Love letter # 33 | Hi, my name is Candice and I am a germophobe, I think.
“I’m such a germaphobe that I think sanitation gloves should be thicker than boxing gloves.” ― Jarod Kintz Dear, World. Situation type 1 The other day, I found myself on a public passenger bus as I made my way home. On that journey the lady who sat beside me had something tickle her nose and…
Love letter #32 | My very own Cabbie Chronicles
Dear World. A few weeks ago I entered the public passenger vehicle being driven by one of your native cab drivers aka taxi man. That particular day found me feeling wonderful enough to the point where I thought that I would have been friendly to the rudest of the rude. I was however in for…
Love Letter #31 | My life as a Sitcom III
Dear World, You are full of annoying surprises. I bleached in the library all night doing constructive work. I got quite a lot done, so it was only perfectly appropriate that I treat myself to a Juici breakfast. After all, I deserved it. Right? Right! As soon as the library closed, I headed over to…
Love letter #30 | My Life as a sitcom II
Dear World, I’m not sure if I’ve ever expressed to you how much of an awkward young lady I am. The last sitcom-esque experience I had, was that one time when I got locked up in the library at school. lol. Yes, laugh at will. As awkward and embarrassing as it was, it was funny…
Love letter # 29 | Ramblings
Take some steps back and make honest evaluations about yourself. – A message to the people of the World and also of Suburbia… Dear World… I’ve been thinking about the manner in which your citizens treat their fellow man and woman. I must say that I am more than disappointed in your people. How…
Love letter # 22 | Tief will NEVER prosper
This is for my friend Trudi – Ann. Material possessions can always be replaced, A life; not so much. Dear World, Your thieving natives irk the very essence of my heart and soul. About two weeks ago, I received news that my childhood friend was attacked from behind and robbed by a very “scabbylicious” thief…
Love letter 21 | Candice Kristen II? / Juniorette?
Like mother like daughter? Dear World, This is probably the shortest letter that I’ve written to you to date. I don’t like talking too much all the time for your information. I’ve been told by some of your natives that it’s taboo or pretty close to being taboo if a mother names her daughter after…
Love letter #20 | My life as a sitcom
Sitcom | Situation based comedy Dear World, You will never believe the craziness that happened to me recently! I had an exam to sit on Monday and the Sunday before, I felt unprepared. My mother called it pre-exam jitters, to me, unprepared is just unprepared, even if I had been studying before. The odd thing…
Love letter #16
If you can not be early, be on time or d other way roun! Damn it. Dear World, I have come to find that many of your natives have little knowledge and appreciation for being on time for almost every event. I can’t fathom how some folks take forever and a day (in my time)…
Beauty on a Budget
Originally posted on FigureItOutSimply:
I haven’t done a post in awhile partly because I have been caught up with twitter. By the way you should follow me @SimFiguresItOut. However, a fellow blogger and a dear friend of mine for the past 😮 more than ten years, Candice, you can check out her blog by clicking…