Thursday, May 27, 2010

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

This past week has been hard for me emotionally. I have been trying to deal with family issues but it always gets the best of me and leaves me physically tired. I wish I could change and influence everything and everyone but I can't because I am not that powerful. However, I have realized that sometimes all you can do is let go and let God. I just want to be happy and strive toward my goals and dreams. I want to live my life and act like a 19 year old. I want to enjoy every moment of this life. I have to focus on my life, what's best for me, and let God handle the rest. He will guide my path and clear it along the way.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

FOOD FOR THOUGHT



Sometimes the best gift you could give to someone is a word of encouragement. Continue to be positive and uplift others. You could really make someone's day. From old friends, like Miss MiMi Monroe, to new ones, like MalibuMara, there will always be someone in need of a pick-me-up. Good night, Smooches ;)

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

WORKOUT BUDDIES

As soon as I got home, I have been immersed back into life in Winston-Salem. Of course, my mother and I got back on our normal routine love/argue as all mothers and daughters do. My brother Shaun had me running around getting him ready for prom. He ended up looking really nice with his date though.


Then I had a reunion with my high school cheerleading squad and coach. We stayed at The Springfield Suites; it was just beautiful. We ate at Hooters, caught up on how we are living now, reminisced on old times, stayed up to 4 am, and we even cheered out in the parking lot, but that's normal for us.
Then Monday I got up early and worked out with my besties, Blayre and Bethany. We ended up spending the whole day together. We ironically ate pizza for lunch. We watched TV, talked about everything from movies to relationships, and they called themselves giving me a mini makeup makeover. They were here so long that they even sat while I did house chores. 


At first, I was dreading coming back home but it was exactly what I needed. Coming back relieved my stress, humbled my spirit, and allowed me to remember how much I have achieved. It was a workout for my soul. Everyone I have encountered since my Escape has rolled in has pushed me even that much further to really get to the happy place I am now. They were all like my workout buddies; pushing me to my limit but only for my good. This was a great first step on my journey to OnlyGodKnowsWhere. Smooches!


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Monday, May 10, 2010

THE DEVIL WEARS SNEAKERS

How far would you go for fashion? Better yet, how far would you go for your dream job? In the movie The Devil Wears Prada, Andy interns for the top fashion editor, Miranda Priestly, to secure future opportunities in her career. In the end, she realizes that all she has compromised for the job most girls would kill for isn't worth losing herself for. She stretched herself to the limit and went to every extreme that Miranda pushed her towards.

Well, I am sad to say that I am one the most girls who would lose herself and kill for that job. I know that dignity is everything and self-respect is most important. However, I want my dreams to come true. I always get- "Math major? You want to work for a magazine? How does that work?" I have started say- "Why can't I?" I like Math. It challenges me to use my imagination and to think outside of the box. Isn't that a quality an editor of any magazine should have to keep the publication fresh and new? I want to prove everyone wrong. So I am willing to do what it takes... well that's what I say until I actually experience it. That's why I had Math as a "fall back plan" because I didn't think I was strong enough for the Fashion industry. But this past year, I have realized that I am stronger than what I thought I was. So don't see my sneakers and gold jewelry and sell me short of anything fashionable; I'm coming for your MY Top Spot.


Miranda Priestly: No, no, you chose. You chose to get ahead. You want this life. Those choices are necessary. Andy Sachs: But what if this isn't what I want? I mean what if I don't wanna live the way you live? Miranda Priestly: Oh, don't be ridiculous. Andrea. Everybody wants this. Everybody wants to be us.




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Sunday, May 9, 2010

THE BEGINNING


Hello world! My name is Elisa K., hence the name of this blog.

Why did I name it after myself you ask? Because right now I am searching for something, and I know that I can only find it within. The question is what I am searching for??? This summer, I plan on answering this question for myself. However, I am going to need a way to reflect, a way to express myself, a way to vent, and a way to share my most fabulous ideas that I won't be able to keep to myself. While it has been a long time coming, I finally decided that now is the time to create a blog.

About Me: Rising Junior at Shaw University, Mathematics major, GPA is always above a 3.5, and Recently became a [still seeking the Lord on my convictions of sorority affiliation]. In My Mind: A Fashion Connoisseur of all things Fierce, In Reality: A Pretty Nerd who knows too much about a little bit of everything. Called a Jamaican because I am a Jack-of-all-Trades type of Girl; I know that I am multi-talented and I like to explore all the many facets of my personality. Born and Raised in Philadelphia; my heart beats Philly everyday. Home is Winston-Salem, NC; I became the woman I am because of the Tre-4. My BEST FRIEND is Granny Goot, Betty Quick. My Ride-OR-Dies are Bethany, Blayre, [and others who are no longer in my life]. I'm part Liberian; I realize it's more apart of who I am more and more everyday. [I no longer define myself this way], the prettiest girl you have ever seen.

This is just the beginning. I don't know if this blog is going to make it past next week, let alone the summer. So just for now follow me for the learning experience of a lifetime. I challenge you to learn about yourself as I display the inner workings of my jumbled mind. Day by day, through books, movies, fashion, articles, history, and life experiences, you will learn more about who I am. More than some of my closest acquaintances know. So thanks for stopping by, ENJOY!



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