Photo Journal: Prosper And Be In Good Health

“New beginnings” doesn’t always mean starting over. Sometimes it means looking at what you already have and tackling it from a different perspective. Being grateful for how it exists, and rediscovering how it can be better.
One of my biggest goals this year is to learn how to –self care– I want to be able to have a healthy body, mind and soul. I don’t want things, people or situations to dictate my responses or actions. I am in control of me. And you are in control of you.
All of our goals no matter how different, tend to fall into a similar category, being a better version of yourself.
I hope you all prosper and become better versions of yourselves in 2019, 20, 21 or no matter how long that journey may take you. .

Take longer baths, listen to that music a little louder, drink more water, dance in the rain, say more “thank you’s” and less “sorries”, hug people more, be kind, eat better, call your mom more, make better decisions and most definitely surround yourself with people who make you feel good.

Online Find: I’m Enough

The internet is filled with crazy, rude behavior but sometimes you bump into something with the greatest feel good moment. I bumped into this video at The Huffington Post , and I couldn’t resist but to share with you guys.

This is what HP had to say:

All too often women look in the mirror and think they’re not good enough – previousresearch from Dove has shown only 4% of women around the world would consider themselves to be “beautiful”.

But a new campaign is aiming to get more of us loving our reflection.

Started by an all-female band from Texas called The Mrs, the #imEnough campaign uses a “magic mirror” to help women see just how fabulous they are, both inside and out.

When the women in the above video look in the mirror, they’re asked to describe how they feel about themselves. Most respond with “okay” or “not so hot”.

But, not content to accept these negative responses, the mirror transforms into a screen which displays heartfelt messages from the women’s friends and family about how fantastic they are.

It turns out these women have been loving mothers, wives, grandmothers and friends who’ve made some seriously beautiful sacrifices to make others happy.

By the end of the film, the women have been persuaded that they are “enough”, just they way they are.

Grab your tissues, it’s seriously moving stuff….

After watching this video, I have to admit my heart sank a bit, but it wasn’t a bad sinking, it was one of those moments where I was so close to shedding a tear. Don’t laugh at me!

See for yourself.

Original Post by Cosmopolitan Magazine.

2647 Harlem’s Grand Opening

1aOne of my lovely friends Tanya, invited me and our little clique to join her in the celebration of her boyfriend Richie’s new business.

After all his hard work, the opening to his new lounge 2647 Harlem had just arrived and I couldn’t wait to catch up with all the girls.2Richie wasn’t the only one who had a good night, Tanya was basically hosting the entire night, making sure everyone was okay,

but she also took a big part in displaying some of her work as well.

The stair case that leads to the soon to become VIP section  was filled with her work.
1She did absolutely great and I loved the colors she used. Especially that gold, wow.5

She had this whole 1920’s flapper jazz style going on and the details  were on point.4

I specifically loved the how linear and geometrical the prints were….6

Look at that city landscape ..gorgeous.3Notice how all the girls are busy taking glamour shots..

hahaha…

it’s just that we haven’t seen each other in so long!

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Of course I dragged Q with me and he of course got a little too comfortable too quickly.8

We were dancing in no time.9

The place was great, I loved how it looks as if it were supposed to be an old school Speakeasy.10

Being ratchet at the stairs.11

I also got to meet Luisa also known as @pinnylu, she is such a sweetheart!12 13

Q and Tanya acting silly.15

Congrats guys!16

Never Made Its

♠Never Made Its♠

Here’s another round of the “Never Made it’s” .

Those random pictures through out the day that have just never made the cut to get into their own post.

You can catch these and many more pics on my instagram…

Follow me —> @2minxinx

meQ and I

One of those days, where my bed just happens to be my bestfriend. sadly enough that has been the case lately due to the lack of hours at work. I’ve been trying to keep myself busy by updating my portfolio all the time. Which definitely explains why I have the time to be painting and updating so many body art shoots lately. But no worries, I think I got the hint and though I know my job is still promised ( for the time being ) I always have to look out for myself, which is why I took out the time to finally update my resume today.  Oh, and we all know that’s Q nextto me, sucking my face.

z working on my tatpractice

My brother Zero working on my tat. I finally decided to start my sleeve… let’s see how long it takes me to finish.. I’m very lazy.

sketchingpain

I have never shed a tear for any of my tattoos. Yes, it may not look like I have much, due to the fact that all of my tats can be hidden if needed. But Kat was a trooper and held my hand through the whole thing because I was squirming like a little bitch towards the end. Love you!

baby minxie

This is what baby Minxie looks like, chubby cheeks and red lips… I guess not much has changed except for all the bleach that I marinate in my hair.

sidneyq and luci

Drunken nights with coworkers..off the job of course. Thats’s Sidney, the coolest guy ever with a great voice! Q and Luci, the sweetest yet spiciest, coolest girl!

workdarien

Here’s one of us sober,even though we don’t look it… Check out Darien looking like a Thanksgiving day parade float! And yes, we look like twins!

me

This is what Insomnia looks like at about 4 in the morning.  That, and the fact that you can’t tell that I was moving furniture around my room like always… I swear I’m never satisfied.

QQ

Here’s more of an oldie, but I couldn’t resist.

Olikash.oli.meme before leaving to see Oli

Celebrated Oli’s birthday at Bubble Lounge. It was a cute champagne bar, we sipped on some bubbly and then headed to M-15 to dance everything else away… I actually had fun seeing my girls. I need to start making time for them. I’ve been so wrapped up in my little bubble, it’s very easy tolose yourself…  also I just realized this the most times I have ever used the word “bubble” in a single paragraph. What the hell!?

zombie mode

I have the worst memory I have ever encontoured to date, which explains why I always write everything down. I got waaaaay to excited when I realized the walking dead is finally gonna be on February tenth. Thats’s the best Valentine’s day anyone could ask for.. just give me a pie of pizza and wine, yes, I can be a ratchet sometimes!

psychoThis is what psychotic lovers look like, just incase you had no idea.

Qblushing

I’m very blessed.

oh well

This was basically my reaction towards the Superbowl…I had no idea what was going on, and was actually just looking forward to seeing Beyonce perform.

cousin lidiababy cousin Raymond

Beyonce always reminds me and my family of my cousin Jasmine… which was perfect timing since we were all together for my cousin Lidia’s house warming get together, look how cute she looks all decked in leopard, she matched her apartment perfectly..leopard/cheetah print everywhere. That’s my favorite baby cousin Raymond.. not much of a baby anymore though, he’ll be 18 in June!

QQ

Extra shots from Gj’s birthday while we waited for our drinks at the bar.

basic bird pic

I look like a basic bird in this pic…oh well, until next time guys!

May Wants

Can you believe I just realized I didn’t post this month’s wants!!! I’ve been so caught up with everything it is that I’m doing… I know I always post the “Desirables” on the first of the month.. but here’s a late entry, I hope you guys, mostly girls..like =]

Tuti’s Performace

I met up with Jen in Fort Independence with a huge bag of overnight clothes and plans to head to Connecticut.
Plans quickly changed. Destiny, which we all call “Tuti” and is Jen’s niece, was having a performance in her school today.
So we packed up all the kiddies and headed on our way to the MNR. With all the noise and hyper moves everyone quickly scattered giving us places to sit.
That’s Michael, Jen’s brother hooking me up with some chicken wings while we wait for our train to arrive!
Jesse, the youngest brother,Jen and I.
Since we had no napkins to clean up after those chicken wings, to clean up Justen’s hands Jen had the mastermind idea of using pantyliners.lol Oh, man……Poor Justen, he looked humiliated, especially after I snapped a pic!

After finally arriving, a few stops before Poughkeepsie, we were picked up and drove to the school. Though I didn’t get a chance to grab a pic, the school looked beautiful, spacious and almost as if it was fake and able to be used as a backdrop for some cliche highschool movie.

Tuti did great though. She first sang Adele’s Someone like you, then Ceelo Green’s Forget You. of course, it has to be forget you, keeping it classy for the kids.

She then came out, sang and danced a trio in her stunning glittery red dress. Yes, the definitely stole the show!

Here’s a few pics of her special night. ( You guys should already know when you click on any picture it becomes larger )

Everyone was so proud of her! Once the show was over, we all headed out to Giacomo’s for pizza. Where my plate was looking way too good for my own good. I had pizza, a philly cheese steak, philly cheese chicken and some organic fresh mozzarella pizza that was waaaaaay too good!

This family is so inviting, you can clearly see how much love they have for one another. I’ve met many of them on separate occasions, but there’s something about special occasions, I felt so welcomed and grateful for being able to share this moment with them.

Look how cute they are !
Especially with all these little princesses running around who are so fond of their uncles and daddies. Too adorable!

Look at how awesome my plate is, well was..yum! After getting fat we all headed to Mayra, Jen’s sister house and started talking and then a nerf gun fight started!!

I was ready for war.. especially since there was only gun! I would catch the ammo, stuffing my bra with the neon green bullets until I was ready for war!

Once things calmed down we had a little glow in the dark, uv, blacklight fun.

Of course I couldn’t resist leaving my mark with some glow in the dark markers on Jen’s leg =]

Until next time readers !