If I could go back in time, April 2011, and redo my prom night again, but only make it ten times better than it was before, I would be up for it. Before I go back, I want to explain that prom was not that bad for me. If I could rate that night I would give it a 6 out of 10. There are only little things I would change about that night. Isn't it weird that smallest things can have such an impact on you.
Let's go back to April 2011 my senior prom night and make my prom a little special.
I've never been through a break-up. I've manage to avoid getting my heart broken, by dodging a lot of bullets. Although I don't know what's it's like to have a boyfriend break my heart, I have had friends and family members to tear my heart to pieces. May be that's my heartbreak. Either ways, there are rarely songs written about a friendship that ended or a family member to leave you.If I ever fall in love with a guy and the relationship is really strong, but then suddenly he leaves me, I've prepared the perfect songs to listen to while I'm going through the break-up. Some say Adele or Sam Smith are the ideal artists to listen to during a heartbreak, and I agree, but no singer can really release the hurt and anger of a heartbreak quite like Miami rapper Trina. How do I even start? Trina is everything! She is the go to artist who says exactly how you feel when you're going through a heartbreak. She sounds angry in her songs, but that's what so special about her music, her anger is our anger. I put together a playlist of Trina's songs that will help me in the future if I ever go through a heartbreak.
I actually wanted to post about this earlier this week, but got swamped with responsibility, but it's all good. I just wanted to share with you all a little movement that's going on today that you may have noticed already on social media. Today is Black Out Day and I'm happy to be participating! Since there is a lot of misunderstanding about what is and isn't black out day, let me clarify a few facts before anyone gets confused.
Who started the Black Out ?
Black out day was started by tumblr user expect-the-greatest as a means to support diversity in the black community. He asked if we could make a day celebrating black people and black tumblr agreed. So in turn, #blackout was created, tumbled across the net, and is happening right now. Many people are turning it and saying that this is to show the media the wide diversity in our community, and I honestly feel the media will take notice.
Why is this important?
Again, it was created to celebrate the beauty of ordinary black people all around the world. We all know the celebrities that get the most shine like Beyoncé and Rihanna, but this is for the average person to see more people like them across their screen and celebrate our beauty.
First I want to apologize for not blogging often. I'm well aware that the blog hasn't been updated in almost two months. I literally shut down during those past two months. It took a leave of absence for me to realize how much the blog is love. Special thanks to all the new followers we've received on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest during our absence. After sipping my tea and processing what's been going on in the world lately, it's time to review all that I should have done during the two month leave.
Financial aid can be a little tricky manner to maneuver. I know because I worked at my school's financial aid office helping students get answers about financial aid. So whether you're an incoming freshman, a senior looking for a little bit of help anywhere inbetween, this little rundown will help answer your basic questions about financial aid.
The number one thing you need to know about financial aid is the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid, or the FAFSA. This is the application that can can be filled out online or through the mail to apply for the Federal Pell Grant, Unsubsized Stafford Loans, and Subsidized Stafford Loans. You can learn the difference about each below. Note: If filling out online, make sure that the website has is www.fafsa.ed.gov
Grants are basically free money and you do not have to pay these back. The one that most college students know of is the Federal Pell Grant, which is awarded to students when they apply for federal aid and is based on income. By filling out the FAFSA, your school can also match you up with other grants based on your income.
One of the best things about the new year for most of us would have to be tax season. While you're anxiously waiting for those W2s to land in the mailbox, you should always start planning on smart ways to use your tax money. Here area few ideas that will put your money to good use.
Not all of your money has to go into the bank, but setting aside money for a rainy day is a great idea. LearnVest.com suggests putting up to 20% of your income towards your savings. This savings could be towards a new car, home, or even the start of an emergency fund.
Every girl needs a black dress in her closet. I will admit I'm one of the few girls who lack a black dress, but that change after I purchase a black lace dress from eShakti. eShakti is an online woman's fashion company that offers sizes 0-36W and custom clothing. When I purchase my dress I selected my measurements and, the shipping only took a few days. I was happy the dress arrived before Thanksgiving. My family and friends loved the dress, which brighten my Thanksgiving. The dress is made with lace material and lately I've been obsessed with dresses made with lace. A dress is not the only thing you can purchase from eShakti.com, on the site there are gorgeous skirts, jackets and shirts to choose.