They Say…

Love yourself they say

But how?

Be confident they say

Why?

Stay positive they say

Why should I?

Believe in yourself they say

How?

Fight for what you believe in they say

Okay?

Work towards your goals

I’m trying…

Does what “they say” matter?

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Is Cheating Acceptable? (Podcast Episode Included)

Nowadays people make it seem like cheating is normal. That’s not cool at all. What happened to taking relationships seriously? Nobody wants to have real love. They want to be in relationships just to say they have a companion. It’s hard to find someone who practices old school love.

Most people think it’s fun and okay to have someone on the side whether it’s a male or female. They don’t care at all. Having the best of both worlds is only on their mind.

Listen to my podcast episode to hear more about what I have to say about cheating being acceptable.

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Start Living for Yourself

There is a point in your life when you must start living for yourself. When I say start living for yourself I mean making yourself happy and not letting anyone or anything get in the way of your happiness.

You have to break old bad habits. Explore new opportunities or hobbies. Figuring out how to make yourself happy first. Your opinion about yourself matters the most. Remember you are your biggest critic.

That’s why you need to make the effort to make yourself happy. Happiness is the key to living a comfortable life. Opening up that gate of happiness will give you a lifetime full of satisfaction. You won’t have many regrets, unlike the person who didn’t take the risk of finding their true happiness.

Another thing you will start noticing is your self-worth or value. That’s when you know you don’t deserve to deal with BS. There will be something inside you that puts you on a high level of confidence.

Just remember it’s nothing wrong with being selfish about your wants and needs. Even if it’s something out of the ordinary it shouldn’t stop you from doing it. Start living for yourself. Don’t worry about pleasing everyone else. You are in control of your own happiness.

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Fly on the Wall by Trista Russell Book Review

This book review contains some foul language. Read at your own risk.

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Where can I buy this book?

ThriftBooks: $3.79 USD

Amazon: $6.99 USD & $4.99 USD (Kindle version)

Synopsis

Paige is a 32-year-old English teacher who develops an intimate relationship with her student Theodore Lakewood. Theodore aka Theo is a senior at West Dade Senior High and the star basketball player at the school. Everything is going well between the two until their secret gets spread around.

The Review Begins…

Fly on the wall has comedic, sexual, and drama-filled scenes throughout the book. The combination of the three makes the book very entertaining. When you read the first page of the book it immediately draws you into the book. There weren’t any dull moments in the book. That’s exactly why I love reading urban fiction books they always keep you on your toes. I like how the author included funny parts from “The Fly” in the story. Even though I’m against teachers and students having relationships with each other intimately. This novel makes you think that what if this is how situations like that play out in real life. One random thing I want to mention is how there was a scene in the book that made me realize that the song “Rock the Boat” by Aaliyah is a sexual song. I was in shock lol. Anyways, let me get back on track with this book review.

Towards the end of the book things got pretty intense. The truth really starts to unravel. There’s a unexpected twist that will have to in shock.

Characters

Honestly, I didn’t have any favorite characters in this novel. It’s not that I didn’t like any of the characters. I just didn’t connect to any of them personally. Every character in the novel had unique personalities. They remind me of every day you are around all the time.

Paige: A very intelligent woman. The only thing that annoys me about her is the decisions she makes when it comes to the relationships she’s in or starts to develop. Especially when she fools around with her ex-husband Craig. After all that bull he put her through there are times she still lets him get his way. I understand how she still loves him in a way but he should be the last person she should want to mess around with. She shouldn’t want his dirty dick 🤮. Another thing I want to mention is the fact that she isn’t as careful as she wants to be when messing around with Theo. He had her head in the clouds. One thing I can admit is that at least Theo was 18 though so he’s legal.

Theo: Man Theo was definitely mature for his age. I can see why Paige end up attracted to him. He can sweep a girl off their feet. He’s good at reading women too. That’s sexy and dangerous at the same time to me lol. I must admit he’s a smart kid. Paige got him pussy whip.

Eva Lakewood: She’s Theo mother. You can tell how supportive she is as a mother when it comes to his future with basketball. One thing I am surprise about is how you didn’t realize what was going on with Paige and Theo. Yes, of course she worked a lot. Usually parents still dig deep for clues when strange things are going on with their children. I guess she wasn’t focus enough to put two and two together as things were going on.

The Fly: Including the fly in pieces of the book was funny. Basically the fly is the one who tells the “real” story of what happen between Paige and Theo. Having the fly in the story is like watching a movie then it pauses so the narrator can come in and give you some background on what’s really going on. The fly brought some entertainment to the novel too.

Toni: She’s Paige best friend. I love how she keeps it real with Paige. Especially when it comes to stuff about Craig. There are times when I believe she can come off as a little judgmental. I don’t care for her husband Marcus because he was overly obsessed with the swinger situation. Marcus acts like he doesn’t respect her as his wife either. I don’t blame Toni for being mad at him about the situation that happen with Tara and Jamal.

Craig: I don’t have any respect for him. He’s so arrogant too. This man is the attractive asshole that you wish you would’ve never had feelings for. It’s funny how his feelings get hurt when his ego is bruised.

Trese: This little ghetto heffa played herself when it came to being involved with Theo. Too bad Theo wasn’t a fool for her. In a way, I feel bad for her because of the environment she grew up in which I believe influences her decisions on the things that she does. She better be glad Theo didn’t knock her upside her head cause she was outta pocket (disrespectful) sometimes.

Doran: Now I’m not going to tell the shocking truth about this man because that would be spoiling the story. For a minute he had me fooled. This man is something else. All I’m going to say is he’s someone that you probably shouldn’t trust.

Will: He’s Theo best friend. I’m surprise he didn’t figure out quickly what was going on between Theo and Paige. Even though he was one of the main characters in the book. He showed up every now and then.

Even though it took me foreverrrr to finish this book. I really enjoyed it. This novel deserves 5/5 stars. The author put a lot of effort into this story to make it good!! I will be reading more of Trista Russell books.

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Shop at my T-Shirt Store

Have you visited my t-shirt store yet? It’s an online store that has women & men graphic t-shirts and hoodies. Soon I might be adding more items. If you’re in the mood to do some online shopping then you should order a shirt from my store. I have affordable prices plus the $3.99 shipping. The pictures below are shirts I recently added to my store Des Merchandise. The shirts are available in multiple colors. The size of the women and men shirts ranges from small to 3XL. If you do check out my store I hope you find a t-shirt that you like. Thanks in advance for your support! Before you go don’t forget to like my t-shirt page on Facebook (Des Merchandise) and follow the Instagram page @desmerchandise.

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Words Do Hurt People Feelings

It’s time to talk about how much words do hurt people. I know you remember that saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but words don’t hurt.” This saying is not true at all. Honestly, words hurt worse than getting hurt physically. It hits you in a deep kind of way. The type of pain that never goes away. It really hits you to the core.

Especially if you hear those hurtful words from someone that you are close with. Those people know the wrong words to say at the wrong time. I feel like if a person says something that makes you upset in an emotional way. Then you should keep your distance away from there. Most of the time they say comments to hurt your feelings because that’s their intentions anyway. They want to see you upset or have a downfall. Also, it’s best to keep your distance if you express to them that what they say hurts you and they ignore what you told them.  

Not everyone takes what a person says lightly. That’s why you should watch what you say to people. Even if a person doesn’t show you they feel some type of way about certain things you might’ve said to them. You can still feel a weird vibe between the two of you if you are around them or whenever you communicate with them. You never know what a person is going through. What you say to them might trigger them to spazz out or even worse commit suicide or at least try to. Not everyone is mentally stable to handle certain things. If you have sense enough to know that what you may say to a person won’t be nice. Then you should keep it to yourself. It’s nothing wrong with speaking your mind. You just need to learn how to speak your mind in a respectful way. 

Share your opinion on how words hurt people feelings. Do you consider the person sensitive? If you had an experience with someone hurting your feelings by what they said to you share your story. That’s if you don’t mind telling it. 

Click here to listen to my podcast episode “Words Do Hurt.” I go into even more details on how words hurt a person feelings. 

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News & Updates You Should Know

Hey readers, I wanted to give you an update on what’s going on with my blog, youtube, and podcast. If you’ve been keeping up with me through social media then you may know that I started posting my podcast episodes on my Youtube channel.  I know some of you will enjoy listening to them on my channel too. I’m trying to work all of my content on each social media platform I have. So far everything is starting to come together the way it should. Also, I am still selling t-shirts. Make sure you check out my t-shirt store and order a shirt if you see anything that you like.

Another thing I want to tell you is I am trying my best to keep updating my blog. I know sometimes I go a couple of days without posting. I apologize for that if you are looking for me to post every day. I’m trying to see if I can post at least once a day on my blog. There are times I have writer’s block or busy with school now. I am a full-time school student so I am busy with homework most of the time. Plus, as you know I manage my youtube channel and podcast. Like I was saying earlier I am doing my best to combine my content on every platform I am managing. I always have my social media profiles info at the end of every article so make sure you follow me on as many platforms as you can.

I hope you didn’t mind me giving you an update on what’s been going on. Be on the lookout for new content that will be posted. Have a good day!

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4 Places You Can Buy Cheap Books From

Finding the perfect store to buy cheap books is difficult if you don’t know where to go. Even though books are not cheap at all. It’s still nice to find some place where to can buy books in your price range. Hopefully, the stores that are listed below become your favorite place to shop for books.

1) Goodwill: If you have this thrift store in your town and city stop by and take a look in the store. They have a good variety of used books. Recently, I went to my local Goodwill store to find some books. The books I bought were very cheap and in good condition. I got 5 books for $4.97 USD. Man, when I walked out that store I felt so good. Imagine if I went to Barnes and Noble. I probably would’ve spent $100 or more on 5 books.

2) Thriftbooks: I have ordered from their website twice. One night I was on YouTube and I discover their site. I was so hyped about it. I felt like I hit the jackpot. Anyways, they are an online site that sells new and used books. You can find any book you can imagine on their site. You only have to spend at least $10 to get free shipping. That’s a deal right there. Most of the book prices start from $3.79 on up. On my first order of books I bought from them I got 4 books for $15.86 USD. The second set of books I order from them I got 5 for books for $20.24 USD. Click here to check out thriftbooks.com.

3) Walmart: If you shop at Walmart to do grocery shopping you should stop by their book section. They update the section frequently. Usually, when I visit their book section they have books that just been released or been out for a while. Most of the time their book prices start at $5.00 or more. I’ve bought a good bit of books out of their store.

4) Dollar Tree: Sometimes this store can have a good selection of books if you’re open to reading any genre. Also, some Dollar Tree stores have a better book selection than others. Make sure you go to a good one. Usually, when I look through their books I take my time and look extra hard through them lol. I’m very picky when it comes to picking out a good book. The reason this store is on the list because their books are only $1.00 USD plus tax. The tax is only like 0.08 though. You will be surprised at what kind of books you are able to find out of there. You may see one of your favorite author books in there.

If you get a chance make sure you check out the stores that were mention in the article. Have you ever bought books from any of the stores that were mention? Do you know any more stores that sell books at a cheap price? If so, feel free to comment the store names.

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Vibes You Sense From A Person

Have you ever been in a room and felt someone vibe base on their presence? They didn’t even have to speak to you for you to know that their a good or bad person. Some of you probably thinking “how in the world will I be able to determine that without even speaking to the person that enters the room?” Well, the best response I can tell you is that you will get certain body reactions (like facial expressions), gut feeling, or you can feel a strong presence of good or evil.

For example, two people could be mad at each other and be in a group setting with others. Everyone in the group can feel the tension between the two people who are mad at each other. It can feel like a big elephant in the room. I don’t know if some of you heard of that expression before. It basically means it’s something no one isn’t trying or wants to talk about.

I can tell y’all plenty of stories where I been to work, school, or any other places where I didn’t know certain strangers and I could tell whether or not they were a good or bad person. One thing that really catches my attention is when my whole mood change when someone comes in the area or room I am in. I could be in a very happy mood than all of a sudden I feel upset. That’s how I can tell a person has a bad vibe to them. They didn’t even have to speak to me for me to get upset about something with them. It’s weird how our intuition can alarm us.

No, I don’t want any of you to think I have any type of jealousy towards anyone that comes my way. I’m not a jealous person at all or don’t like anyone for no reason at all. I was just blessed with a gift where I can pick the good from the bad or the fake from the real. Even a person body language can tell you a lot about the person. I am not an expert on that so I won’t get deep into that.

Anyways, anyone has the ability to feel any type of vibe from a stranger or a person they know. You just have to pay attention to the way you act with the person you come across. That is a sign or signal right there.  Have you ever been in a situation where you felt a certain type of vibe from a person? Or do you know someone who had a similar experience to what I talked about in the article?

 

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Your Love & Lies…

Suffocated with your lies

Knowing the truth but my heart wants to deny

The love I have for you causes me to be so blind

Why can’t I leave you behind?

Loving you is convenient

But leaving you is heartbreaking…

The repeat of the hurt triggers me to hurt you back

I want you to feel the pain too

Early karma needs to come back to you…

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