[bigletter]What happens when Black Twitter reacts too quickly? Here is my apology to Dove, for their recent advertisement that received a lot of backlash. Black Twitter, and the rest of the internet is always quick to jump to the defense on something that appears to be racist. Thanks to the internet, we have the voices and the spaces to feel free enough to let our grievances be known. We are able to let advertisers know when racism and lack of diversity will not be tolerated. What happens though, when we are so conditioned to react negatively, to something that is not actually negative? Do we feel bad? Do we apologize? I for one, feel the need to.[/bigletter]
[bigletter]What happens when you have this crazy random thought to Google something? Do you find what you are looking for? This morning, I decided to Google today’s date: 7/7/17. I was not looking for anything in particular. Maybe today was a “National Day Of…” that I could celebrate. You know I’m a sucker for pretend holidays. Anyway, I remember on this day back in 2007 (7/7/7), we were told that it was the luckiest day ever. I guess I thought that because today was 7/7/17, that it was also a lucky day, a perfect day even. Although I did not know what I was looking for when I Googled the date, I found exactly what I needed to find.[/bigletter]
I’m pushing 7 months without my little nugget in my belly, and I have YET to get in the gym. To be fair, breastfeeding has helped me lose all of my baby weight. But at the same time, I did have a C-Section, and I do have stretch marks… all of which make my stomach unflattering. On top of all of that, I do not have the time to go to the gym. The topic of this article is about how to get fit by skipping the gym. Whether you want to lose weight, gain weight, or tone what you already have, this article is for you. In my case, I need to gain weight and muscle back. I’m skin and bones right now and I can’t become fit without gaining a little weight. Many people that I know are trying to get their summer body right. So today, this is what I will be talking about. How to get fit without a gym membership. Thanks to the ultimate cheat sheet I found on cheatsheet.com, you too can get fit without a gym membership.
[bigletter]It’s National Best Friend Day! If you know me, then you know that I am a sucker for “National Days.” It gives me the perfect excuse to celebrate silly, cool, or important things. For instance, getting donuts on National Donut Day, or buying my dogs treats for National Pet Day. I also petition for “National Put Money in Your Daughters Account Day.” *Hint* *Hint*, Mom. In honor of National Best Friend Day, I am dedicating this article to the best friends in my life.
With the hustle and bustle going on in our lives, we might not get the opportunity to tell our best friends “thank you.” We might not get the opportunity to see them often, and we may even have to miss out on important events going on in each other’s lives. However, when the time comes, my friends are right there. I’m not talking about just the friends I have now or the friends I had in college or high school, but my DAY 1’s. Literally, and figuratively. I am the girl that can make friends very easily. But, I am also the girl that is extremely selective with who I consider a friend, and who I choose to share my personal life with.[/bigletter]