My New Favorite Things:

Lena Dunham

Lena is just awesome in what she’s created in seemingly such a short time.  She acts, directs, writes, and is pretty good at them all I must say. I follow her on Instagram and after finding out that she wrote and directed an independent film, I had to see it. I did and it is a bit similar to the feel you get from the HBO hit-series ‘Girls’ and happens to star several members of the Girls cast.

Chrisette Michele

I’ve loved her since her first album.  Her voice was perfect for the Jay-Z hit song Lost One and she quickly made a name for herself with her debut album I Am.  She has a mixed tape currently out and is opening for Keyshia Cole on tour.  I can’t wait for her next project. I just love who she is, her voice,  and what she represents. Especially, after seeing her in interviews and witnessing her perform first-hand at my church last year.

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Travel Blogs

Anyone who knows me knows I’m always going somewhere. I’ve traveled to many, many places and plan to continue doing so. As I’m preparing to possibly move, I’ve become somewhat obsessed with several travel blogs and websites. Part of the reason for creating this blog was to document my travels and experiences abroad. I have so many pictures and experiences from my travels that I want to share and display for my followers. I can’t wait.

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Why I Write, Why I Blog

hand writingI’ve always been an avid reader since I was a kid. Along with reading came writing. I remember writing a lot as a teenager, poetry, novels or whatever was on my mind at the time. One of the reasons I decided to start a blog was because as I’ve gotten older I’ve lost the passion I used to have for writing and want to get back to that.

I Can Backspace, Delete, Re-Phrase, or Re-Write

Writing for me, is the easiest way for me to express myself. I’ve always been better at writing in a foreign languages than in speaking them. And by better I mean more accurate in verb conjugation and proper tense. Much of that is probably due to the fact that I have more time to formulate my thoughts. I can backspace, delete, re-phrase, rewrite before it’s seen by anyone else. And that in itself is really comforting.

Talking aloud or to anyone else, for me isn’t difficult but I find that my mind wanders and I’m already on the next thought before I finish speaking the previous. Additionally, I  have a real need for speed, so I’m always walking fast, driving fast, eating fast, and talking fast. So they’ll be times when I know in theory what I want to say but can’t formulate my thoughts into, intelligible verbal words. So I write.

I write. At least that’s my goal. To get back to doing the things I used to find so much love in doing. I used to perform spoken word and do talent shows. That kid, that teenager, that young adult…that’s where I want to get back to. Only with the maturity and knowledge that I now possess.

Writing is therapeutic. Especially, when I go back and look at older journal entries or poems I wrote years ago. The growth I see in myself– or NOT sometimes. It’s like looking in the mirror and seeing the exact things you need to change or work on. Like a highlighter in a book on text you don’t want to forget.  You start seeing recurring themes. And hopefully, eventually, you change and grow and prevent repeat offenses.

So here I am writing and blogging and bettering myself through these words…my thoughts on paper and on this screen.  And so for all these reasons, I’ll continue to write and to blog.

-Justice

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