I have to thank @Bimadew for this one; there I was this morning minding my business, in the Twittersphere, just chilling, browsing, seeing what my timeline had for me when she tweeted this little gem into it:
And all at once I fell in love. The words, the music, the video, the way the singer’s love interest looks at her from 1:57 – 2:00 (yes it’s that deep) I love it all….
*sings* “If it wasn’t for you I’d be on my own” *lovehearts*
You all can thank me later.
She already told
Keyshia Cole and all other female artists the world to ‘Bow Down’ but my friends, that it seems was a mere preamble to the main body of what is to come…
This right here is music marketing at it’s finest…and I’m HERE for it!!
I’ll be there Bey.
I just took the time to listen to Alicia Keys new song… On point and inspirational should you need it and perhaps fits with the post below.
…If you notice that I’m different, dont be mad, it’s just a brand new kind of me…”
If you were a friend, you’d want to get to know me again.
If you were worth the while, you’d be happy to see me smile.
I’m not expecting sorry, I’m too busy finding myself. I got this, I found me, I found me!”
Wow, I love the bold sentiments of this song and I’m a sucker for good songwriting, it really does create beautiful art.
Sidenote 1: I love that Alicia wasn’t afraid, not only to practice in front of the live audience before she started this song but also to tell them exactly what she did. We should never be afraid to practice before we’re ready to deliver, in life, in love, in work wherever; life isn’t necessarily made up of perfect takes.
Sidenote 2: Emile Sande is amazing…fact.
I know this message comes three days late but HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!! 🙂
I won’t lie I’ve been so caught up in the festive period i.e. Christmas, celebrating the occasion with my family, catching up with friends (and myself), taking a breather from anything work related, that my laptop has hardly passed my fingertips!
Anyhow, I pray that this year will be a great one for whomever may be reading this. May you find peace, happiness and joy this year and beyond (and indeed in this blog ;)).
One of my resolutions this year is to live an even more truer life, to embrace and not shy away from the me that is me, be it good, bad or
ugly not so good because I am after all Me. The simplicity yet huge significance of the statement “I am Me” is one which may well resonate with you straight away or after some thought but I hope it does resonate simply because the truth of it is undeniable for every single one of us. The truth of it also offers a perfect platform to go on this year and beyond to seize and create the life you want, the life which suits and nurtures your TRUEself. If you ask me, this can only be done by starting from a foundation of knowing, accepting, embracing, understanding and celebrating the you that YOU are.
Well, what are you waiting for? Lets go!!! xx
Stay #Bougie :*
P.s. What are your New Years Resolutions if any?
I received the message below by BBM (aka Struggle-berry messenger) the other day and it really made me smile. Not just because it wasn’t written in broadcast purple (those who know, know!) and not just because of the sentiment it expressed but also because it articulated what it is about my ‘best’ friends.
***side note*** My true friends will know the accent I used when I thought/wrote “what it is” lol!!
I remember being in primary school where it was all about your one and only best friend to now being a grown up *pause* and having a wonderful and disparate collection of true best friends none of whom I would trade for anything, all of whom add real value to my life.
Because of my friends I can honestly say I am a better person *blinks* No for real I am…lol! I learn a lot from my friends, (patience, tolerance, how to dougie *dougies to prove it*, when to just stop!!) I learn from their experiences, from their reflections on mine, I learn from our combined understanding and even from what they may define as their mistakes.
My real friends keep me grounded, and with them in my life I’m never at a loss for good company, good jokes (though most of those are mine) good advice (whether asked for or not) and good wine 🙂
So here’s to best friends everywhere *raises imaginary glass*
TO ALL THE LADIES IN MY CIRCLE…
When I was little, I used to believe in the concept of one best friend or BFF then I started to become a woman and I found out that if you allow your heart to open up God shows you the best in many friends;
One friend will meet your spiritual need,
Another your shoe craze,
Another your love for movies,
Another will be with you in your season of confusion,
Another will be your clarifier,
Another the wind beneath your wings.
But whatever their assignment in your life, or whatever the occasion on whatever the day, or wherever you need them to meet you with their hair pulled back, or to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself… The one’s that are there for you, there with you, those are your all best friends.
It may all be wrapped up in one woman for some, but for many it’s wrapped up in several. One from primary school, one from secondary, perhaps several from your college years, a couple from old jobs. On some days it will be your mother, on some days your neighbour, on others your sister/s and on some days, your daughter/s.
Whether they’ve been a friend for 20 minutes or for more than 20 years God has placed them in your life.
Thank you for being in MY circle of best friends xxx
***P.s.*** For more information on how to make it into Bougie chick’s circle of friends simply follow the blog! 😉