Thursday, November 18, 2010

Relationships... Complicated or Easy??

Relationships can be anything BUT easy! Anyone who has been in a relationship long enough know that it can be compared to being on a rollacoaster ride,so many twists and turns.Relationships teach us lessons that we need to be taught,including ones that leave scars for life.We have to take the good and the bad as it comes.If we don't, than our lives will be just one miserable experience and I,for one, REFUSE to let any experience mishape the good person that I am and that includes relationships.

So here's my story....
I started dating when I was 17 years young.Like any teenager in high school,I had this fairy tale in my mind about marrying the first guy I fell in love with.Well,I met the guy who later became my first boyfriend,my first long distance relationship,my first love.He lived in Chicago and I lived in Newark.At the time,distance wasn't that big of an issue because when you're in love,anything goes. Everything,to me,seemed perfect.But I should have listened to my ex best friend who kept telling me I shouldn't be naive and just think my bf at the time was being faithful;but since i was completely innocent and I loved my bf, I didn't even harbor the idea of him being unfaithful to me.Two years later, I found out everything he was doing behind my back and I broke up with him.That was my first heart break.He made me feel insecure about myself.I felt like no other person could love me the way he did......
But here I am, alive and in love again with a MAN who would give me the world if he could.He's taught me how to value myself and gave me confidence to do better for myself.
Never let anyone define the person that you are on the inside. LADIES,don't let any man make you doubt yourself! MEN, don't let any woman make you feel like you're not good enough! Heartbreaks just serve us better to remind us that we're all human and that we all feel pain, but we can take this pain and turn it into something positive for ourselves.Don't date anyone who is not willing to make you a priority,who makes you cry, who makes you feel insecure about the way you look,who is talking to 20 other ladies or guys beside yourself,who has no intention of getting serious with you, who rather text in front of you when you're speaking,who has NO respect for you, and these are just a few. As my best friend told me, relationships can be compared to having a baby: it must be cherished and attended to so that it can grow stronger every day.
The following are two of my favorite quotes about relationships:
"A relationship is like a rose. How long it lasts, no one knows. Love can erase an awful past, love can be yours, you'll see at last. To feel that love, it makes you sigh. To have it leave, you'd rather die. You hope you've found that special rose, cause you love and care for the one you choose." - Rob Cella

"Don't rush into any kind of relationship. Work on yourself. Feel yourself, experience yourself and love yourself. Do this first and you will soon attract that special loving other." - Russ Von Hoelscher

Thursday, November 11, 2010


November is National Diabetes Awareness Month! There are thousands of people dealing with diabetes in the U.S. alone. It effects everyone, including children.There are two types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. Some symptoms for Type 1 diabetes include extreme hunger, unusual weight loss, extreme fatigue and irritability, among others. People who suffer from Type 2 diabetes  usually have no symptoms but some signs they should recognize are frequent infections, blurred visions, tingling or numbess in the hands and/or feet, etc. I can't imagine how it is having to prick my fingers every day, take different medications, or be careful with my diet. There are different ways to prevent developing diabetes such as  staying physically active, keeping a healthy diet,  maintaing a healthy weight,among other things. We all can be part of the cure! Life is difficult enough as it is, so why let diabetes ruin the little peace we have? I myself have relatives and friends who suffer from diabetes and I have seen their struggle first hand. I'm amazed at how strong and determined they are to win this fight. BE PART OF THE CURE!
If anyone wishes to learn more about diabetes, please visit


I have to give a shout out to my girl, Amanda Natal! This girl can really do amazing things with makeup,especially eyeshadows! Amazing talent right here! So check out her website:

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tragedy,Craziness,& Talent....All in One!

First off, I would like start off this blog by sending my condolences to all the families of the victims of the Cuban plane crash that took place yesterday. All 68 people on board were killed in what is being called "Cuba's worst plane crash since 1989". On board the plane were 40 Cubans and 28 foreigners. In the foreigners group were included seven Mexicans, nine Argentines, three Dutch citizens, two Austrians, two Germans, a Spaniard,an Italian,a Frenchman, a Japanese citizen, and a Venezuelan. I believe when tragedy such as this occurs where various nationalities are included, the whole world comes together to mourn for the victims and to give emotional support to their loved ones.

Secondly, I think I'm not the only one who is shocked that it is November already! Where has the time gone? I wanted to find what were some November monthly observances so I came across this website with some crazy,silly, and unknown observances for every month of the year: So there were many observances for November but the two that I picked are the (1)Military Family Appreciation month and the (2)National Inspirational Role Models month. Don't forget to show your support for families who have loved ones overseas! I believe everyone should have a positive role model whether it be a singer,politician,or author.

Now, for the finale to this blog!
I just wanted to take the time and do a quick shout out to two of Berkeley's finest=)

First up, the funniest person at the Newark campus: Tia Hatcher! She made us proud when she won the "Show Your Berkeley Pride" Facebook Photo contest! CONGRATULATIONS TIA!

Secondly, a huge shout out to Chris Thomas (aka: Big Lyric) who is currently our SGA President as well! He's trying to make his way in the world and isn't taking "no" for an answer! That's the only way to do it so very proud of him as well! Show your support by listening to his music.I believe he's going to go far! Keep going, Chris! =)