~Unremarkable Bumps Along The Way ~

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chescaleigh:

This is officially the last time I’m going to address this kind of foolishness. My husband’s race does not negate my blackness or mean that I’m self hating. And believe it or not, my online presence doesn’t mean you know me or what goes on in my life or relationship. I am still black when I wake up and when I go to sleep. Nothing is going to change that, nor do I want that. My husband, (the amazing man that none of you Internet critics know) does not change that.
If you feel some kinda way about me using my online presence to talk about black issues, I encourage you to pick up a camera and make your own videos. The Internet is here for everyone to use. I am not better than you or more qualified to speak about any issue just because I’m popular on the Internet. So instead of wasting time worrying about what I’m doing or not doing right, put that energy into doing positive something yourself. I know I make a difference and I’m proud of the work I do online and off. My husband being white does not change the positive impact I set out to make and have made.

chescaleigh:

This is officially the last time I’m going to address this kind of foolishness. My husband’s race does not negate my blackness or mean that I’m self hating. And believe it or not, my online presence doesn’t mean you know me or what goes on in my life or relationship. I am still black when I wake up and when I go to sleep. Nothing is going to change that, nor do I want that. My husband, (the amazing man that none of you Internet critics know) does not change that.

If you feel some kinda way about me using my online presence to talk about black issues, I encourage you to pick up a camera and make your own videos. The Internet is here for everyone to use. I am not better than you or more qualified to speak about any issue just because I’m popular on the Internet. So instead of wasting time worrying about what I’m doing or not doing right, put that energy into doing positive something yourself. I know I make a difference and I’m proud of the work I do online and off. My husband being white does not change the positive impact I set out to make and have made.

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Pre -interview selfie. I’m surprised I didn’t get soaked since it was raining lions and tigers and bears. (Cats and dogs doesn’t cut it ) I think it went okay. I had a solo interview then a two on one. It would be nice to get paid more and to have a more substantial position and title but the commute would be a bit annoying and force me to drive which brings the expense of a car. 

Sn : my new glasses are cute and make me look like I might win first place at a science fair.

Pre -interview selfie. I’m surprised I didn’t get soaked since it was raining lions and tigers and bears. (Cats and dogs doesn’t cut it ) I think it went okay. I had a solo interview then a two on one. It would be nice to get paid more and to have a more substantial position and title but the commute would be a bit annoying and force me to drive which brings the expense of a car.

Sn : my new glasses are cute and make me look like I might win first place at a science fair.

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On Etsy scoping out bridal shower gifts and thinking “does anyone really want a personalized pie dish?” I suppose it might be helpful at potlucks and holiday parties but so is disposable cookware.

I think I’ll keep looking. 

Filed under bridesmaid duties etsy newbie

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UConn basketball's dirty secret

I’m from Connecticut so UConn has been on pretty much every social media feed that I have. Trophies are great but currently the men’s team holds a 8% graduation rate and one of their guards says he goes to bed hungry. This article title goes a little far but when alumni pour out money because teams win National Championships I hope they are critically accessing whether the schools and the sports programs are doing everything they can to help their Student-Athletes succeed and not just win games.

Filed under random musings I'm more of a football fan but tis the season student-athletes bad bargains

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New Dilemas

So I have this opportunity that fell in my lap. One of my sorority sisters has a job opening up at her firm and I have never had an in before so I felt like I couldn’t pass this up.  My interview is next week Monday. I don’t want to let her down if she goes to back for me so I am going to try to be as calm and prepared as possible. It would definitely change the plans I had for this year which involved moving back to the city to be closer to J but I’m going to see where this takes me.

Filed under career five year plan