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To See, or Not to See…..

So I wear glasses.

And Sometimes I wear contacts.

I don’t really care too much for my contacts because it can be way too much. I have to like pick up this small wet plastic circle and put it on my eye and then later on take it right back out.

Like I could do without.

But, I do love my glasses.

I have been able to camouflage for years behind them and I freaking love it.

Not that I am like hiding from anyone or I am afraid of something.

But I just like being incognito.

I also have really big eyes so with no glasses my face automatically tells it all as well.

Not my style.

My glasses give me personality and my glasses give me flavor. That why I love them.

……….BUT recently I have been thinking about getting LASIK SURGERY

and not needing my glasses OR contacts anymore………………………..

……BUT I am at odds with this big decision.

———–I know if I get the surgery- that doesn’t mean I have to absolutely stop wearing glasses.

——————–I like the idea….

…………….I aint gone lie.

But…………………………………………………………… I just don’t know………..

To see or Not to see. That is the question

Am I Selfish?

……………….So I have a story.

I was over one of my best-est friend’s house for her birthday not too long ago and she had some scrumptious a** looking shrimp and grits for dinner. Now if you know me you  KNOW that I LOVE me some seafood.  I will darn near eat you out of a house and home for your seafood. No lie.

Just facts.

Anyways, by the time I got to her house everyone there had already eaten and were telling me how good the shrimp and grits were.

So I asked my friend if I could get me a plate and when she replied yes I proceeded to tear it completely and efficiently up. Waxed it.

And just like everyone had said,  It was soooooooo freaking good!

shrimp-grits-
Not the Exact One But Looks Just Like It lol

I looked back at the pan and it was not much left so I asked my friend if I could kill the rest and make my stomach oh’ so happy. She politely told me no and replied back that she wanted to save some for later.

And this is where it got sad lol

Yall wont believe……………………………….I got mad!!!

Oh all the things to get or feel- I got mad! ON HER BIRTHDAY!!  (Smh.)

That’s not even when I asked myself the “Am I Selfish” question.

So, Directly after all of this had happened I was on the phone with another friend and told her about the situation and also told her how I had reacted -(only told her because my conscious had began to start bothering me and I had to get it off my chest)

To MY SURPRISE my friend was NOT surprised by the way I had reacted at one little  bit. I was a little put off by that lol

When I asked her why she was not surprised she said very calmly but completely stern “You have always been selfish Brittany.”

I was baffled.

Me? Selfish?

Couldnt be…….

I really couldn’t believe that someone saw me as selfish! Astonished.

Me? The person who would give you her last chicken wing and tennis shoes off her feet?

Selfish?

Couldnt be……..

…………But Then I thought about it…..

And Meditated a little…….

And then thought about it some more.

………………………………………….And after a while, I was like WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW WWWWWWWWWW

(#Flavor Flav Voice) lol

Bruh…………… Smh. I am selfish……..

Why did I always feel a little entitled?

How come I never donated?

How come I never volunteered?

Home come I never let my friends talk me  to death without putting some of my life in there somewhere?

I knew I didn’t have to always give money to not be selfish, …….but I could be selfish by not sharing myself with others.  Let someone else be first other than myself sometimes.

And once I admitted it to myself I then knew it was time to work on it.

Then a little birdy dropped a verse out of the sky…

James 2:14-17.

“ What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”

Faith without action is dead.

I can think of myself as a giving and helpful person all day and night….. but unless I share my knowledge, time, and gifts that I have been blessed with those thoughts that I am thinking are just thoughts and that’s all they will ever be until I add action!

Lesson learned.

 

 

IN MY ZONE: Jeremih- Late Nights Album Review

Jeremih is definitely underrated.

This album is off the chain!  DJ Khaled told him “J, Just Hold Them Down”. And that’s exactly what he did.

This is how I feel about the album as a whole……..

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OUI. is definitely my FAVORITE song on the album. It also definitely gets played the most. Not only is it a banger- he also teaches you French for those who don’t know any other languages lol. So, “OUI” is WE in French. Tah dah! This is also a 90s remake and this being the year of remakes- this song is one of the best!

PASS DAT. Is my 2nd favorite song on this album. It is a TURN UP/ CHILL song. (How do you do both as the same damn time? IDK ask Jeremih) You can either use it to get ready for the club or turn it on at a kick back to get everybody in the mood to chill. It goes both ways. Just don’t listen to the words unless you are over the age of 18 lol

IMPATIENT.  Feat Ty Dolla Sign. Ayeeee! This song goes super hard too lol Im not a big fan of Ty Dolla Sign (because he rap too slow to me lol) but he adds a little appeal to the song but in a nice seductive way that I can’t hate on. This is a cool chill song.

DRANK. Is a slow grinding song you might hear in the club. Except with this one everyone wouldn’t be leaving the dance floor. “Blame it on the Drank, Baby”. He makes a comparison to Green Apple Crown that makes me laugh every time I hear it lol You gotta find it.

GIV NO FUKS. Trap Music turned R&B right here. Him and Migos is definitely an interesting collab but I have to admit it turned out dope cool. This single gives you a little feel of that edgy side of Jeremih you don’t see on his other songs.

ROYALTY. Ft Future and Big Sean. With all these big names its gotta be a banger right? I say so/so. The vibe it gives you is dope no doubt. I guess this is a sexy song a woman might play for her man to dance a little or something, Im not sure. It just isn’t a banger to me!

WOOSAH. Ft Juicy J and Twista. Low-key and Super Sexy. The song reminds me of the Slow Jamz joint with Jamie Foxx and Twista for some reason. Juicy J is a little raw lol and turns the song to a little explicit but Twista makes up for the rest.

WORTHY ft Jhene Aiko. Free spirit is what this song makes me feel and think of. Jhene Aiko is a hippie singer in herself but this song is just real cool & chill. Good to hear a female on one of  his tracks.

PARADISE. This song is the funniest song I have ever heard in my life lol. It has a melody that you would use to put babies to sleep. A cute little lullaby. But the words are for a young bachelor living it up! His first line is about Molly. You gotta listen to see what I am talking about.

Overall, this album was so fun listening to. It made me feel like “Why haven’t I listened to Jeremih earlier?” I would give it a 9. You can turn up, chill, feel sexy, and reminiscence to this album. He gives you a little bit of everything!!! Be sure to check him out.

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