One thing I have learned is that the older you get, you tend to look for different things to inspire you and motivate you. You can call this part of adulting but at this stage of my life, I am always in search of things that are relatable or fall in line with where I am at currently. While reading self-help books, or biographies is the obvious go-to answer, podcasts are a good alternative. Also being the fact that podcasting is the new wave, I was very curious to check it out and give it a shot. I haven’t gotten a chance to listen to an audiobook yet but I am guessing it is the same experience. Continue reading “Podcasts📻🎙”
So this is an epidemic that I honestly don’t know how to overcome but needs to be addressed immediately. The world is evolving and so is its technology. If you don’t know me by now, I like to document and capture every moment either through social media or just for the sake of it. Some might say I am a social media addict but I believe I am just an artist perfecting my craft. Long story short, I am frustrated and tired of being that friend that takes the good pics but don’t get the favor in return. For those who are active on social media whether it’s for work or pleasure or the ones who like to finesse even for the wrong reasons, together we shall rise.
Yup, you guessed it. Today’s blog post is literally a rant. For my friends (you know yourselves), I dedicate this post to you as well. I Am calling out all those folks who be expecting a good picture but in return do a dis-honor to the photographer.For lack of a better name, we call these folks enemy of progress. And Yes, I do say photographer only because these group of people are the ones who understand the art of taking a good pic. You know, from the lighting to hyping you up and even helping you get that good caption for the gram (Instagram).
Personally it’s happened to me several times with my friends. One minute Were literally vibing at a dope location wherever that maybe and then when it comes to taking pictures of each other, the ultimate disrespect comes out. So having the talent that I have, I take amazing pictures of my so called “friends” but it’s never reciprocated and if it is, it’s after hours of taking thousands of pics just to get the one. Now some of ya’ll might state that it’s because I am not photogenic but I rebuke ya’ll in the name of Jesus. The truth of the matter is, those that take the ugly pics just got two left hands.
The frustration is real because some of us are single meaning every representation of our self is an opportunity of a future significant other to notice us. Social media has addressed this issue by making memes out of it. Yes it’s hilarious but not when it’s happening to you.
All am saying lets be considerate of each other. If you know that you are an enemy of progress, get it together and change your ways. For those who are on the struggle and can completely relate, Please let’s keep hope alive and continue the journey in search of that friend who will reciprocate the good deed we share with our closest ones while finessing on the inter webs.
Ever tried listening to your heartbeat and notice that in order for you to hear it, you have to block all the noise around you. That’s the same feeling you get when you ‘people watch.’ Losing touch with reality so as to fully be in the zone as you watch strangers in their natural habitat.
As funny, weird and maybe creepy as it sounds, people watching is somehow therapeutic. Part of it could just be because of the career field that I am in and the fact that I typically strive in curiosity. You kind of forget the craziness in your own personal life and get to watch others while trying to figure out their story. It’s almost as how documentaries on national geographic would watch wild animals.
This is a skill that I learned when I would be at a party or in the club and randomly watch people’s behaviors and kind of try to figure them out. From across the room, you would see which girl is trying so hard to seek attention or sometimes that one guy who is too shy to approach a girl but is trying so hard to gather up the courage or even that one person who’s the designated driver and is ready to leave.
I know what your thinking; that, that’s kind of creepy but if you pay close attention and watch certain behaviors ranging from body language to facial expressions and the reading of lips, you notice that we as human beings, as guarded as we are, we all have same tendencies no matter the cultural difference. We could be tackling the same issues but using different mechanisms to cope.
I have found myself people watching more often these days every time I sit at my favorite cafe in between classes. Living in a different country where the way of life and culture is different, yet there are so many similarities. I have found it easier to learn the way of life here simply by watching.
It’s almost like taking it back to basics. Just like how children learn at a tender age through observation.