Moments…

Life has moments! We are able to capture them in many different ways such as;

  • Photography
  • Written experience
  • Video tape
  • Music

But what I find so crazy is that when we are in the moment, we are never truly in the moment.

Let me give you some content here : a first date. Oooh some juice ha ha, focus Tiffany. You can see I’m already nervous.

So you get asked out on a date, pause. Do guys even know what girls do just to empress themselves? Then again we ladies don’t know what they are doing. We all Hush hush!

Anyway, so you get to the date, you sit down and your mind races. ” Oh my word do I look okay, like do I have lipstick on my teeth, wow my head is itchy, this dress is so tight I need to fart (okay maybe that is just me) but as we females are all thinking this, your date is like “she gave me a chance, she is sooo beautiful (heart eyes) I am so lucky, thank you Lord”.

Feel I was getting all weird there but what I actually meant by saying all of this. We tend to not enjoy the moment to it’s fullest. If we could just take note of how she was being admired by her date, she would have possibly had a better time.

Another example, that you will never forget moments that have made you smile. If it was a dumb joke, where to this day you still laugh about it! Some of you are laughing right now! Ha ha ha ha

Okay one more, I promise. So going to a concert or festival. Oh my word it annoys me so much when people take their phones out and record everything and forget to just make memories and enjoy the moment man. Yes it’s good to look back at those memories but if you had just been in the moment it would have been soo much better. I guess that’s just me!

Maybe I am talking to much but I really think that if we live our moments or experiences to the fullest, more smiles, laughter and love will be shared.

Forget the worry and stress, happiness is on the way…

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Hurt people, hurt people

Laying in bed at 4am in the morning, one hour passed the so called “ witching hour” and it was as if my thoughts had become real and were bouncing off the walls. Okay, what am I talking about? So what kept me up? One thing came to mind.  WHY do people hurt each other?  Not physically but emotionally?  What’s there to gain from all of this?  What is the point? 

Anyway, let me continue with what I want to share with you today.

Lately, I have found myself watching a lot of emotional shows, series, movies and believe me or not, I have actually read a book for once.  Lol.  The book was about how people feel but never really say out loud!  It is made up from mostly pain or hurt or wish the person never left.  Wait, let’s be honest, it never ends good and it’s not a pretty sight.

Let me explain.

Example number 1:  Someone in your life never really acknowleges you and at the same time, they can go days without talking to you.  Sometimes a simple message is enough to keep you holding on to whatever you think you might still have!  Some people just don’t make time for you but yet they still convince you otherwise.  Or maybe a random message to show you they still care.  But when the day comes where you have a face to face conversation and the right words keep you holding on to “something” yet the days go by and nothing comes from it. Nothing happens. Time goes by and feelings die to the point where you wonder, “do I even matter???”

Example number 2 : you have friends; the kind you think will have your back through it all but seems to always find a way to selfishly benefit from whatever they feel this friendship is based on.  You don’t notice it until just one day they take off their masks and show you their true colors! Bare in mind you have never been different, you always stick to what you know, which is you being the same person day in and day out.   What sucks is you not knowing what has been going on behind your back, feeling used and abused but never speak up.  What do we do?  We allow it to happen because if you say something you will end up having no friends. 

Example number 3 : falling in love to quickly (also, there is no rule in life that says there is a timeline to this).  What are all the of the signs that make up all of this?  Drive, love, acknowledgement, passion, friendship, physical and mental needs!  It was all there yet you kept me where you wanted me to be.  Never pushing boundaries or going over your limit!  Always keeping me “in check” and never allowing me to get out of hand because that’s too embarrassing.  What if I just want to be me?  What then?  

Example number 4 : Body Image.  Oh my gosh where do I start with this one?  Let’s look at a few of those day-to-day kind of comments. Like those comments that shouldn’t be heard or should never been said in the first place.  I mean, yes I am guilty of this from time to time.  Let’s look at the following;  Some gym junkies (not all of them) throw random comments at you like: “Oh when are you going to the gym, you never take pictures at the gym, do you really go?” OR always comment like “oh you went, I am so proud of you!”  You start asking yourself, “Does my curves with a little fat not look good enough?” Or “Do I need to squat more cause I am losing the shape of my ass?”  My ass is always gonna be there asshole!  It may not be defined or shaped how you think it should be but it’s never gonna go away asshole! Agggg, it  just works on my nerves!

Okay so I may have gone a bit to far with this post but these are my thoughts in writing.  Yes, I am being as open as possible.  But how people hurt other people cause that is all they know, makes me feel sad and empty.  They don’t really know what love is and when it comes their way, they push it away because it’s not a natural thing or a familiar thing for them. They just don’t want it. Others hold onto it but it never lasts because eventually they just don’t know how to handle it.  They hurt others without realizing it or use the hurt caused by someone else and using it to hurt others in this world.   

We all have a choice in this, let’s love and not hurt!!!

Not true…or is it?

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It’s so hard to believe someone when they have betrayed you or were disloyal to you! I mean there is this saying “you cannot unsee the truth!” For me it’s like soooo true like you will never forget the truth and the lies don’t really matter!

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I mean come on, if someone lies to you and the truth comes out shooo, that is a different ball game!

My biggest hate is when someone will tell you that Sally is a really horrible person to be around and then you met Sally and she like so sweet a great laugh! Just because Sally wronged the person who told you she’s crappy, now you have to act the same way, NOT TRUE!!

We are old enough I make our own decisions well most of us bwhahahaha

A liars worst enemy is a person with an amazing memory – food for thought!

Why live in the dark, when the truth is just so much better and brighter. Make a choice to you wanna live a lie or be true to you and who you are!

Truth never damages a cause that is just…

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Photography – Jason Myles

T-shirt – Dutch Afro

Glasses – Third eyewear

Necklace – Askmetoshop

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PINK things

On wednesday we wear pink…

Lately I have become so obsessed with the color pink and it kinda made me become more girly. And when I say obsessed I mean like I just wanna buy everything in the color pink, like I will go to the shop and look pink things first and then black!! Like that’s scary, I really love black!

Anyway it has made me more girly like I said and I like it. I feel more female and I am not saying the a color should make you feel that way but I think it’s kinda boosted my confidence and made me feel beautiful all over again.

It’s crazy what a color can do

So let’s go crazy for some PINK!!

Grateful

I’m life I feel that we are never truly grateful for what we have been blessed with! Yet we are able to complain so quickly about what we don’t have, why we can’t have that, get jealous of things/people or accomplishments of others.

It’s so sad that we can’t just live our lives for us. I for one can list a few things that I am grateful for :

  • A roof over my head
  • Good health
  • Being able to walk
  • A job
  • An education
  • Family and friends
  • Waking up everyday
  • Countless opportunities

Of course that is not all I am grateful for, it is a few simple examples I could think of at the top of my head._MG_7570_MG_7572

I guess that I just don’t wanna continue to living life as if I don’t know what I actually have and then miss it when it’s not there.

And I forgot how exciting it is to just be happy, I mean I really wish you guys where at this photo shoot with me. I got sooooo excited when I got the sucker, even Zuki (the amazing photographer) was like “Tiff you like really enjoying that hey” and I realized that I took this silly cute moments for granted and being a kid again was so far from my mind.

Anyway that was bit off topic but where was I… oh right, being grateful. So what I meant by the sucker moment is that I had the ability to just be, enjoy every lick and just smile. Some people are never able to do that.

I am probably talking way to much but I think you guys get where I am going. Be grateful for what you are blessed with, the moments you get to experience and just being able to wake up and live another day.

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Never take what we have for granted because we never know when it can be taken away.

God bless xxxo

Photography – Zuki ❤

Moon thoughts

Find the one they said…

I am sorry, I don’t really think it works that way. I may be wrong but I do think that when you go looking, the wrong person will become your “loved one” because you looking for that list you made in order to tick off a few standards. I mean he/she will meet like 4/20 and you like YES!! He/she is the one, I am so in love, we getting married and then 6 months down the line, you like I hate you, you are nothing like what you portrayed to be, you don’t put me first, you just doing life for you, you don’t know what you want, why couldn’t you just be honest, etc.

I think it’s when you stop looking for that “soul mate” and focus more on yourself, throw away the negativity and people who put you down. You will be more loved than you think, by what you do and how you carry yourself.

You may get lonely and want to settle but DON’T!! The one will come and when they do, it will be worth the wait. Worth all the nights you cried yourself to sleep, the romantic movies you make yourself watch and don’t get me started on the days you see a couple making out or even as simple as holding hands…

You will forget all about it, every last bit. When the “one” comes you will simply find peace, joy, happiness and most of all LOVE!!

My advise, don’t make a list. Be true to yourself, they will support you, always want the greatest for you and in all honesty make you a better person. Never settle for being with the wrong person because you are lonely, you will only be hurting yourself.

Patience is the key!!

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God Bless xxxo

the diamond

People always expect things to just happen with no work or effort put in. It must just come to you or it will happen because you said so…

Well I am sorry to burst your bubble, but the last time I checked that was a load of crap! I watched this video by Simon Sinek on millennials (click on his name to watch). Basically it deals with our generation getting consumed by the instant acceptance. Or wait, that like you get on social media – feels great hey? Well honey, that instant gratification won’t get you anywhere. Work for what you want!

I have been a victim of this! If you are honest with yourself, like really honest, we have all gone throught this. We have all wanted something to just come to us like that, at least once in our lives. If that instant gratification worked for someone else, no guarantee it will work for you!! Work hard and the rewards will be that much greater…

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With that being said, a diamond isn’t a diamond when you find it. Well it is a diamond, just not the type you’re used to when all the work has been put in the refinement of it. You can put that rough diamond in a ring…it just won’t be as beautiful as the diamond encrusted ring you’ll find in your favorite jewelry shop. All shapes and sizes to make you feel some kind of way when you fall in love with those items. It has to go through a process; hard work, shaping, cutting, placement and sizing before it enters the shop to be sold and you, the client is blown away! To the point where you wouldn’t want to leave without it.

The same goes with anything in life. Some things we may get just like that, but other things we need to work hard for. Trust me, you will be more appreciative for what you’ve worked for than what was just given to you.

Let’s never just want but take the time to graft, work and achieve our goals, being an example for others and watch how much more happier you will be.

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Don’t try to be a diamond while chasing the glitter…hard work pays off

Lion xxxo

Hair – Mason the Barber