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Rushing into Relationships Isn’t Always a Good Idea

Rushing into relationships isn’t always a good idea. You didn’t take the time to learn the other person’s personality. Did you even figure out what you want out of a relationship before you rushed in one? Maybe you did, and everything worked out fine.

Let’s think about the bad outcome like things didn’t work out. For the first month, you’re in heaven and in love with your partner. Then during the next month, you see how rocky things start to get. The both of you seem to argue about everything under the sun. Your “puppy love” turns into hate towards each other. Everything you planned with the person erases from your mind.

After a while, you start to doubt rushing to get into a relationship with them. You’re even embarrassed that you proved everyone right that told you not to rush things. Relationships aren’t supposed to be rushed. In the beginning, it’s fine to take your time with the person you like. That’s what they have the “talking stage” for.

Give yourself time to enjoy the person before you get fully committed to them. This is the time to chill. The point I’m trying to make is if you’re rushing a relationship with someone. It probably won’t work out. Life is about going with the flow of things. If fate wants you with the person you have feelings for. Then you will end up in a relationship with them.

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15 Inspirational Quotes You’ll Love

You always need some type of inspiration. Whether it’s from your friends, family, or Google. If you’re a lover of quotes here are some of the best inspirational quotes you’ll ever read.

1) “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol Burnett

2) “Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.” – Ellen DeGeneres

3) “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

4) “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” -George Eliot

5) “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” -Milton Berle

6) “Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda

7) “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

8) “Reach for it. Push yourself as far as you can.” – Christa McAuliffe

9) “Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.” – Alan Alda

10) “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

11) “Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.” Napoleon Hill

12) “Better to be called something positive and inspirational than something negative.” – Donnie Yen

13) “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino

14) “Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.” – Corita Kent

15) “Space is an inspirational concept that allows you to dream big.” – Peter Diamandis

Inspirational quotes are always good to look back at when you need some inspiration. If you enjoyed the quotes you read. Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comment section.

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Fake Relationship Trend on YouTube

Since everyone got hip to the “couple trend” on YouTube it started getting out of hand. All they want to do is get rich quick. It’s a shame what people will do for money. Why fake a relationship? Eventually, people will uncover the truth anyway. Do you want to mess up your reputation just because of a trend? What a shame. It’s not that deep. You can still make it into the YouTube world if you be yourself. That’s what it’s all about anyway.

To the ones that want to join this trend. Think about how you will hurt the YouTube community. Your wrongdoing can/will affect other creators. Like I mentioned in my podcast making money on YouTube is a privilege. Don’t abuse or take advantage of it. Why do you think the creators of YouTube get stricter with their rules? They enforce these rules to kill away fake creators. Trust me they are hip to the game. They know exactly what’s going on.  But of course, people will always try to find a way to finesse it.

Also, think about how many careers you’ll effect. I mean sure the bigger creators have other opportunities, but YouTube is still the platform that built their career. If you still do not take my advice, then I hope you’re ready for the YouTube drama. Fans on YouTube attack you hard like Bey Hive and everybody know not to mess with them.

YouTube is a platform you should take seriously. There are so many talented, beautiful, and helpful creators on there. They work hard to produce amazing content. YouTubing isn’t as easy as you may think it is. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes. Another thing to remember is YouTube success doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time. Stop the fake relationship trend or any other trend that you think will give you “quick cash.”

After reading this article what are your thoughts on the fake relationship trend on YouTube? Do you think it’s a good idea or not? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Check out other recent posts by Reflectionofdes 

Sister, Sister Reboot

Lipstick Collection 

I’m Not Trying to Break Your Heart

Apps You Should Download

Best Places to Read

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Sister, Sister Reboot!

As I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline. I came across a tweet that was from Source magazine saying “Sister, Sister Reboot” click here to read their article. My first reaction was oh no this won’t be good at all. Before you say anything, the only reason why I said that is because every time they give certain shows reboots it doesn’t turn out good. It gives me a mixture of feelings. I don’t know whether I should get excited or not get my hopes up at all. I’ll mention valid reasons why.

The main reason why Sister, Sister shouldn’t have a reboot because it may suck like other tv shows that did the same. Yes, I know every show isn’t exactly alike, but I feel like the production team won’t bring it back to life. I hope they put a lot of thought into this project. Maybe they did who am I to give my two cents?

Most people have their hopes up for reboots like this one and get disappointed because the storyline of the show doesn’t make sense to the original. Everything gets thrown off track. How will the storyline play out? The show already had its “happy ending” in my opinion. The last episode ended with Lisa having her dream wedding. Tia is getting ready to go to New York to the WNBA. Tamera is going off to Africa and Ray gets a new job. What kind of plot twist will the reboot bring?

I love Sister, Sister. Binge watching their show is something I used to do when they had marathons on tv. I won’t get my hopes up for the reboot because it may ruin the real spark that the show had with the twins. Plus, it’ll be too modern. Yes, it may sound crazy to some. Of course, they will have to make it modern but Sister, Sister is better during the 90s era. That’s what made it special to me.

After reading this article, I don’t want you to feel like I am bashing the reboot. Like I mentioned earlier I love Sister, Sister. Also, it’s nice to have one of your favorite throwback shows on tv. Sometimes it’s better when they stay in that way. You can always relive the moments by binge-watching the original episodes. On the brighter side at least, the show will have most of the original actors in it. Everyone seems fine with everything. Also, I read they will have the same production team. Some people will enjoy the show then others won’t. Let’s see what this reboot has to bring. What’re your thoughts on a Sister, Sister reboot?

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Apps You Should Download 📱

There are many apps that you can download from your App Store. Thankfully most of those apps are free to download. Imagine paying for every app you download. That could get a little expensive to a certain extent. I’ll be giving you a list of apps you should download. I tried out each one.

List of Apps

Anchor ⚓️: Easy to use Podcast station that you can join for free. You can create your own radio station on this app. When you first download the app on your phone and use it. There is a full detail tutorial to show you how to use the app. It’s a voice recording explaining everything in the app. Some of the features they have are call-ins (your listeners can call into your station), transcribing your audio recording, and favoriting people stations that you can enjoy. Check the app out to learn what other features it has.

Perfect 365 📸Perfect 365 is a Photoshop app. They have features that let you change your hair, use realistic makeup, and change your eye color. It’s so many features that you can try when you edit your pictures on this app.

Pinterest 📌: Mostly everyone knows about Pinterest. On Pinterest, you can find plenty of DIY projects. You can save anything you find on special boards that you create. You can make more than one board, so you don’t have to put everything you find in the same category. Pinterest is useful if you need help finding new recipes for dinner also. Try using the Pinterest app to learn more about it. Trust me it’s worth downloading on your phone. Follow me on Pinterest too.

Amazon 📦: This app sells anything you can think of. For example, Amazon sells books, clothes, electronics. That’s only to name a few categories. If you join Amazon Prime you can get free 2-day shipping which is great! Especially if you want your package to arrive early than it was supposed to. I tried it and the delivery came right on time.

Wish 🛍: It’s a shopping app that sale affordable/cheap items like phone cases, clothes, and household products. Before you buy anything on there make sure you look at the reviews first. The company is in China. Your shipping days may vary depending on where you live and what company you order from on the app. Click here to watch my Wish app review.

Can you believe there are still people out there that don’t know about some of the apps I listed? It may be surprising to some of you. Comment and tell me what’s your favorite app to use? After reading this blog post which apps on the list you haven’t heard of before? You can download the apps on an iPhone or Android.

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Signs You’re Getting Catfished!

Many people have got catfished at least once in their lifetime. If you haven’t considered yourself lucky! Even though we live in a society where you can discover the signs easily. People still get catfished anyway. Oh yeah, if you’re not familiar with the term catfish I’ll explain it to you. Basically, catfish means a person hiding behind a fake profile.Usually, the person uses someone else pictures on their social media profile. For example, the person can easily search on google to get pictures of a stranger and post it on the fake profile they created. It’s crazy how easy it is to steal someone pictures on the internet.

Here are the signs…

Excuses to not video chat: Nowadays it’s so easy to get a cheap phone with a camera to video chat. You can even buy a cheap webcam from Amazon or your local electronics store. No one should have a problem with video chatting with someone they are interested in. Remember that tip. Yes, sometimes you may get nervous. Eventually, you would get on camera for video chatting.

Pictures look too Professional: When I say pictures look too professional. It’s those high-quality photos that you can tell when someone went to a photographer to get them done. Regular ordinary people don’t have a pile of pictures like that on their profile. Yes, of course, the iPhone 7, 8, and X have high-quality cameras, but you can still tell it came from a phone and not a digital camera. Usually, models, celebrities, and bloggers plus others post professional pictures. I’m not saying you won’t get lucky and those type of people could message you on social media. Sometimes you should look closely at certain things on a personal profile.

Always “moving”: For some reason, a catfish always say they live in one state. Then a couple of months later they live somewhere else. It’s understandable if the person is in the army and move around from place to place. Catfish people always lie about their location.

As long as the internet is still up and running people will continue to get catfished. Hopefully, the tips you read or listen to in the podcast help you watch out for a catfish. Have you ever had an experience with someone catfishing you? If so, how did you feel about it?

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When it’s Beautiful Outside Do This…

When it’s beautiful outside you should take advantage of your day. It’s nice to chill in the house but try going out somewhere. Every day isn’t always a beautiful day. I’ll give you a few suggestions on things you should do when it’s beautiful outside.

1) Go to the park: Going out to a park when it’s a beautiful day outside is the best thing you can do. Seeing the beautiful sun shining and chilling at the park will make you feel good. Plus, it’s free to visit the park lol.

2) Take a ride around town: Ride with your windows down and cruise through your town or city.  Riding through town will give you something to do. You get to see what’s going on like events or see locals shopping and doing other things.

3) Have a picnic: It doesn’t matter if you have the picnic in your backyard, at a park, or anywhere else you can think of. It’s a simple outing that will make your day better.

4) Read a book: You can chill on your porch or patio and read a good book outside. It helps to keep your mind clear while you’re enjoying your book. Especially if you live somewhere quiet without any distractions. You can thank me for this piece of advice later.

5) Relax in your backyard: Nothing is better than relaxing at your own house in your own yard. You don’t have to worry about anyone bothering you. It’s your personal space. Also, you can chill in your backyard as long as you want.

6) Have a BBQ: Having a BBQ is the best thing to do when it’s a beautiful day. You get to smell good food cooking on the grill. Plus, enjoy your scenery of how nice it feels and looks outside. I’m sure your friends or family would be happy to join the BBQ with you. Having a BBQ + beautiful day + spending time with family and friends = perfect combination.

Now that you’ve read a list of things you could do when it’s beautiful outside. Are you going to try them out? If so, which idea caught your interest? If you thought of any other good ideas share them in the comment section.

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Letter to my Old Friends

Dear Old Friends,

Y’all taught me a lot about people. Some of you were fake, secretly jealous, or went against my loyalty. Yes, each one of you are the reason why I have trust issues. I can’t stand you. That’s why I always say “I don’t have friends.” Thanks for the temporary friendships. I don’t care if we were friends for a couple of months, days, or years. If you’re offended then I’m talking about you. Even if you’re not offended you still count if I ever called you a “friend.” This is why I don’t talk to any of you like I used to. None of you are there when I need someone by my side. I know for a fact none of y’all truly cared about me. All of it was fake support or love.  I could care less about how y’all feel about this letter.I’m disgusted with you fake people. I don’t even have to go into deal about how y’all betrayed me. You know exactly what you’ve done. Even when you think I don’t know what you did. It always find its way back to me. I can’t believe you dummies! Maybe there will be a part 2. Stay in tune!

Sincerely,

Destiny aka Reflectionofdes (:

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My Trip to Barnes & Noble

Today, I went to my local Barnes & Noble store to buy me some good books to read. The books that I chose looked interesting. I’m so excited to read them. I did read the summary of the books before I got them. Before I spent a good bit of money on them. I had to make sure they were worth reading. It’s nothing worse than spending a lot of money on a book or books then they suck. The books I decided buying are…

1) Working Girls by Katt

2)The Pink Palace by Marlon McCaulsky

3)The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life by Jennifer Byrne

They sound like good books, right? The first two books are urban fiction books which are books I tend to read the most. Book number three is a fun book to give out life advice that I don’t mind following. Can y’all believe that I spent $61.19 on just those three books? Most of you would probably be upset if you spent that much money on books. But, if you’re a book lover like me it doesn’t matter what the total was. As long as you had enough money to buy it then you’re good.

Also, I know most of you are wondering why didn’t I have a membership card or go to Books-a-Million because it’s cheaper. Well, today I finally signed up for a membership card at Barnes and Noble. Usually, I avoid it but today I didn’t. So, now when I go to Barnes and Noble I get a good discount on things I buy out of there. Oh yeah, the cashier did give me a discount on my purchase too since I had signed up for the card.

I was happy with my purchase today. Every time I go to Barnes & Noble I can’t leave out of there with at least one book lol. I have an addiction to buying books!! Like I said earlier in this post I’m a book lover. I can’t help it. Do any of you buy books from Barnes & Noble? If so, what kind of books do you buy? After I read my books I purchase I will give everyone a book review. My challenge for you is to go out and buy a book that catches your interest.

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