Hiatus.

Bringing my attention on this website and other things, along with what truly matters to me.

Returning the focus.

Have to be

Careful of the vibe I give off.

Today

Everything changes.

Nom nom nom nom nom.

I got greedy eating that extra apple after my fruit smoothie. It didn’t taste good. That was Umi saying, “Don’t be greedy, mofo.” Lol, smh. Gotta control that insatiable beast.

Application of advice.

Ha. Immediately sectioned my online time. 2 hrs in the morning-afternoon. 1 hr at night.

Immediate results.

Love it.

Detox.

I should have taken photos of the other artwork I did last night at songsandasexlifelessordinary's show!

Found out he is a member of legendary crew, The Roots!!!

Humbled…

staygolden-love:

gentlemeninarms:

staygolden-love anything can be an addiction, healthy or not, if we aren’t mindful of our actions, intentions and roots to why and how we go about our daily shuffle.

I am creating more harmony to be a part of this balance that the Universe is aligning me with.

So it’s uplifting to see you consider this. I encourage it! Would love to have others participate. Feeling like big brother is creating much of this to keep us tapped in, one way or another, whether it’s a phone, laptop or computer.

Feeling you on the book reading, though. Supposed to be studying for this driver’s test and not far enough in the chapters as I could be.

Let’s break away from the laziness and dependency! Liberate. ( ̄^ ̄)ゞ

So I tried today. It’s literally hard for me to break away. It’s mind blowing how much control I lost just because of my curiosity to live without it. Like I would tell myself to cut back on the sites so I delete my Instagram but make another one within weeks, tell myself I need fb to keep in touch with people, tell my self that I barley go on twitter anyways so I can keep it, and tell myself that I need tumblr because I learn from here. I don’t know what it is because I’m not an social internet butterfly or narcissistic so why? I just want to know the root. I feel like I can’t write, read or draw, or be interested in other activities because I’m just glued to looking up stuff, going on my fave blogs, always on here, checking to see what my real life is up to on Facebook it’s crazy how much time I spend and it doesn’t seem that way.

The best way to solve this is to ask yourself again, why—and how? The root is how did it begin. What attachments were created from it? Then analyze if they serve your higher purpose in terms of what you need to be doing.Speaking from experience, you free yourself up so much more by putting it all aside and detaching. Life becomes, and so do you.The problem is easily solved. Give yourself limitations. 2-3 hrs. Segment the time between, social, research, leisure(shopping, browsing, Netflix, etc.).I even schedule days where my phone is off the whole time. For me, it’s a blessing to work for myself and from home, therefore, I can see when is most opportune. If anything, I just tell people when my phone will be off, that way they don’t get worried or expect to hear from me. Plus, that will give you “me time”, which is the biggest component in liberating one’s Self.I’m even clocking my hours now, because I have drawings to do, commissions and prints. That means, there is only time for emails, then I won’t be on my phone until later this evening, if that.My phone has turned into a music player now. Lmao. And once I get a walkman and a cd player, I may just leave my phone at home all together. Went a year without a phone and another time, 6 months. Email and messaging were my modes of contact. Also, had to be extra early.I recommend clocking yourself. See how much time you’re online, make a list and separate the useful vs. useless slots. Fill them in appropriately, with how much time you invest in each. Then consider this, each minute is a dollar. You have $1,440 to spend. What you’re buying is a day. How would you spend that day? Everything has a price and will cost you.

staygolden-love:

gentlemeninarms:

staygolden-love anything can be an addiction, healthy or not, if we aren’t mindful of our actions, intentions and roots to why and how we go about our daily shuffle.

I am creating more harmony to be a part of this balance that the Universe is aligning me with.

So it’s uplifting to see you consider this. I encourage it! Would love to have others participate. Feeling like big brother is creating much of this to keep us tapped in, one way or another, whether it’s a phone, laptop or computer.

Feeling you on the book reading, though. Supposed to be studying for this driver’s test and not far enough in the chapters as I could be.

Let’s break away from the laziness and dependency! Liberate. ( ̄^ ̄)ゞ

So I tried today. It’s literally hard for me to break away. It’s mind blowing how much control I lost just because of my curiosity to live without it. Like I would tell myself to cut back on the sites so I delete my Instagram but make another one within weeks, tell myself I need fb to keep in touch with people, tell my self that I barley go on twitter anyways so I can keep it, and tell myself that I need tumblr because I learn from here.

I don’t know what it is because I’m not an social internet butterfly or narcissistic so why? I just want to know the root. I feel like I can’t write, read or draw, or be interested in other activities because I’m just glued to looking up stuff, going on my fave blogs, always on here, checking to see what my real life is up to on Facebook it’s crazy how much time I spend and it doesn’t seem that way.

The best way to solve this is to ask yourself again, why—and how? The root is how did it begin. What attachments were created from it? Then analyze if they serve your higher purpose in terms of what you need to be doing.

Speaking from experience, you free yourself up so much more by putting it all aside and detaching. Life becomes, and so do you.

The problem is easily solved. Give yourself limitations. 2-3 hrs. Segment the time between, social, research, leisure(shopping, browsing, Netflix, etc.).

I even schedule days where my phone is off the whole time. For me, it’s a blessing to work for myself and from home, therefore, I can see when is most opportune. If anything, I just tell people when my phone will be off, that way they don’t get worried or expect to hear from me. Plus, that will give you “me time”, which is the biggest component in liberating one’s Self.

I’m even clocking my hours now, because I have drawings to do, commissions and prints. That means, there is only time for emails, then I won’t be on my phone until later this evening, if that.

My phone has turned into a music player now. Lmao. And once I get a walkman and a cd player, I may just leave my phone at home all together. Went a year without a phone and another time, 6 months. Email and messaging were my modes of contact. Also, had to be extra early.

I recommend clocking yourself. See how much time you’re online, make a list and separate the useful vs. useless slots. Fill them in appropriately, with how much time you invest in each. Then consider this, each minute is a dollar. You have $1,440 to spend. What you’re buying is a day. How would you spend that day? Everything has a price and will cost you.

songsandasexlifelessordinary:

songsandasexlifelessordinary:

Tomorrow night I get the privilege to perform for/with The Legendary Roots Crew for the birthday event of Captain Kirk Douglas! 

Come thru if you’re in BROOKLYN

TONIGHT!!! TONIGHT!!! TONIGHT!!!

songsandasexlifelessordinary:

songsandasexlifelessordinary:

Tomorrow night I get the privilege to perform for/with The Legendary Roots Crew for the birthday event of Captain Kirk Douglas!

Come thru if you’re in BROOKLYN

TONIGHT!!! TONIGHT!!! TONIGHT!!!

Wardrobe:

I imagine I’ll be building the wardrobe I plan to have permanently.

I feel I’ll have a vintage Polo archive. Lol. Becoming a collector and connoisseur of sorts

Also on the hunt for many of the sneakers I’ve always wanted.

Fortunately for me, I’ve never wanted much, so I feel I am deserving.

Feeling like tonal is ALL me. I’ll vary the shades from black, gray, navy, white and earth+nude+neutral tones. I’ll mix in prints and pops/hints of colors here and there. Mainly in the sock/sneaker department.

Texture is always integral. Love fabrics.

Cultural garb and vintage pieces will be a main staple.

Creating or recreating pieces is on the agenda, too.

It would take an impelling force for me to purchase from another brand at this point, outside of the prior wants.

Feeling that the next opportunity to truly splurge will be the last.

I want less, and with this transformation, albeit, many of my outfits are intuitively chosen or based on mood, I don’t want to have to think about what I’m putting on. Understanding why some/most designers constantly repeat outfits and palettes. When your mind has to focus on so much more, one less thing to think about is a god send.

Heaven knows I’ve expressed myself fully over the years.

It’s funny because the way I used to dress was either shunned, made fun of, talked about negatively, or questioned. Now I feel all these prepsters, trads and such of melanin culture are facsimiles of me. Ha. Ahead of the times. Youth, I tell ya. History really does repeat itself. Now to imagine new trends and styles.

What I see for myself is mod/modern/ethnic/bohemian/gothic/hip-hop/jazz/funk/afrofuturism/multicultural with a splash of classic/soul brother/sprezzatura.

New me, new look.

Look out!

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