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An Unconventional Chick

Dear Diary,
I'm not normal. Now I've got pretty normal things and pretty normal surroundings, but deep inside of me, I'm finding many layers within that are leading me to one simple fact - I'm unconventional.

un·con·ven·tion·al
Pronunciation:
\-ˈvench-nəl, -ˈven(t)-shə-nəl\
Function:
adjective
: not conventional : not bound by or in accordance with convention : being out of the ordinary



That is all. Happy Friday!

posted by Soulfull @ 2/27/2009 Add to GlobalGrind! , links to this post




Got My Money & My Weight On My Mind...

Dear Diary,
I got some serious explaining to do. Bank of America called last night wondering when I was going to make a payment on my business card. $854 minimum payment? Ha, you know I didn't pick up that phone, right? Shoot, shit is tight right now and businesses everywhere are suffering, including mine, so try me some time next month. I've been discussing with hubby that it just might be time to step back and reevaluate the focus of our LLC. Unfortunately, that might mean that www.soulfulsynergy.com will be shut down. No love lost though. I mean, I gotta be real with myself. We haven't invested much time into updating in such a very long time and economically, it probably makes better sense to just move everything over to the blogosphere anyway. There are no major fees associated with blogging clients so that's a valid option. Hmmmm? Decisions, decisions, decisions. In other world news, thanks to this amazingly faithful blogger, the topic on my mind has also been weight. Since giving birth to DJ and JD, my behind went from an even 100 pounds to 130 pounds. I know, I know, that's not really a HUGE weight gain, but when you're 4'11 like me, all that weight is hitting two areas - my pooch and my boobs. I'm comfortable with my body though, as evident by this picture over here, but I know I would look way better if I shed just 10 pounds. So, I woke up this morning, jumped on the scale, and waited - 132.2 pounds. DAMN! Where did the 2.2 pounds come from!?! I've been quite successfully with maintaining 130 pounds, but now, I'm inching up! What could be the root cause? Starbucks? Frozen dinners? Cookies? Candy? Martinis? Man, with so many vices, a sista gotta come down quick or my ass is gonna start sagging even more! In the end, it's funny how both my weight and my money are weighing heavily on my mind. :sigh:

Sincerely,
Soulfull

posted by Soulfull @ 2/25/2009 Add to GlobalGrind! , links to this post




I'm Still Writing, Even If It's Not THAT Kind Of Writing...

Dear Diary,
Please, please, please tell me there's a cure for snoring... I love my man so very much, but I haven't really had a good night's sleep in a minute. Well, I guess, not having adequate rest shouldn't be blamed entirely on him. I mean, it probably doesn't help that I stay up writing/listening to music/tweeting/FB'ing until the wee hours of the morning, so the 4-5 hours of sleep a night just ain't cuttin it. I probably get one hour of sleep for every fourth of my life - being the wife, being the mom, being the businesswoman, and being the writer. All of them needing just as much attention as the next, if not MORE on the mom and wife side. But hey, I'm doing the very best I can while pursing my dreams. In other world news, I braided my locs the other night, so my head is still aching a bit! You know, it's quite funny the reactions I've received at work. I suppose corporate America STILL isn't as open-minded as I thought. O f'ing well. I'm not taking this ish out until I feel like it or until brain matter starts to ooze out my follicles.. Wait, ewww, that was gross... LOL! Anyhow, I had a major epiphany yesterday afternoon... I was sitting at my desk, depressed over not really having achieved my life's purpose, when I had that 'A-HA' moment....(drumroll) I get PAID to write. Well, not the creative-movie-making-type of writing that I love, but the technical-program-analyst-kind that allows me to keep the lights on at the house and gas in the ride. And let's not forget the countless emails, shoot that ish counts too, dangnabit!

Sincerely,
Soulfull

posted by Soulfull @ 2/24/2009 Add to GlobalGrind! , links to this post




I'd Like To Thank The Academy for.. A BUNCH OF B.S.!

Dear Diary,
Last night was so interesting. Guess what I did? Come on, guess! Well, last night, I watched the Oscars with a few old/new friends: Questlove, Butta, Saul, HumanityCritic, HealerAvalaura, just to name a few. Now I know that shit sounds weird, but I'm telling you, it happened and I had a good 'ole time cracking up at all of them - Thanks to my new found fave social networking site, TWITTER! Yea, I know, I'm a lamer (as my friend Charlie, calls me), but hot piss, I'm a techie! I just can't help it!! I love all things shiny and metal, and all those things that come at me through the computer screen. Man, is it possible to have a Facebook addiction along with a side of Twit? I think so because damn it, I'm suffering... But back to the Oscars - WHAT A MESS! I should've known this wasn't the year for Taraji or Viola. Why? Because they were in the same f'ing category. That right there is a DEATH SENTENCE for African-Americans in film. You know the Academy ain't trying to have us get too excited so they lump us all in at one time. Yet, they have no probs having us perform... HMMM??? Shouts out to Queen Latifah though, she did her thing! Missed Beyonce's performance, but I'm sure it will be on Youtube soon. You know maybe, I'm just being a cynic, but do 'we' only get to win an Oscar every ten years or so? It sure feels like we do, but anyhow, it should be no surprise that editing the book went out the window with the Oscars on the boob-tube. All things considered, I'm still ahead of the game, so I'll definitely be making an appearance in front of the manuscript tonight!

Sincerely,
Soulfull

posted by Soulfull @ 2/23/2009 Add to GlobalGrind! , links to this post




It Might Be Time To Switch It Up A Bit

Dear Diary,
This blog is sucks. I had such good intentions when I first started this joint three years... Wait a cotton-picking minute?! It's been three years already!? Yup, such good intentions from the jump, but now, I can't seem to muster up the right words to write here. I guess I need to change my approach and go back to the basics - a journal. But is a blog any different from a journal? I'm not quite sure, but whew, I already feel joy rising up in my soul. If there's ONE thing I need right now is a chance to just get my thoughts down, to just express all the craziness I've been going through and not really care about the expectations. So what's been going on in my life thus far? Well, my dumb ass got into a car accident with the new ride and hot damn if it didn't happen in them crazy ass DC streets! I hate driving in DC sometimes and that particular morning explains why - folks just ain't got no fricking sense! Luckily, all the damage was only on the passenger side of the vehicle... But enough about that crap, the car is fixed so I'm not sweating it anymore. So in other world news, I'm working my behind off to get this book edited and in the hands of another editor for a second rewrite. I'm really excited about that and though this isn't the final stop towards publishing, I'm still SO F'ING excited! Everything is on the up and up... Oh yeah, thanks to a good friend of mine, I finally joined the Twitter revolution over here, so I'm curious to learn what that's all about... Well, I'm out... for now at least. Oh yeah, one more thing, what's up with this mess? I mean, this dude can't be serious...

Sincerely,
Soulfull

posted by Soulfull @ 2/21/2009 Add to GlobalGrind! , links to this post


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