This Moment 


Can we just stop
Focus on what we feel
Forget about time
Cause it ain’t real, no it ain’t real
We only got this moment
We only got this moment
We only got this moment
We only got this moment

This Moment- Janine and the Mixtape

I woke up this morning feeling anxious and tense. I had the craziest dream that unnerved me and then I was thinking about my grandmother who had a mini stroke last week and wanting to talk to her. I plan on visiting her in Florida after I take my driving test in December because I want to be able to help out more by running errands and things like that. On top of all of that, I’m waiting to start this new director gig at my current job and even though I was told that the position is mine, nothing feels set in stone. It is all overwhelming and I don’t want to break under pressure but I wasn’t sure on what to do until I did what I do when I need an escape: I decided to play some music.

I started listening to the EP of my favorite up and coming artists, Janine and The Mixtape (check out my interview with her in the Feature Artist section of the site) and her song “This Moment” came on.  In that moment, I realized that we all have issues that we have to deal with but sometimes it’s best to focus on this moment and be grateful for what we do have because tomorrow is not promised to anyone. It’s difficult to live in the moment when life comes at you with full force but I know that I need to just breathe and live in the moment when it gets to be too much or else I’ll go crazy. That’s not to say that I am going to abandon my problems or be in denial about them but instead, take things one day at a time and focus on the positive. I encourage all of you to do the same😀

Until next time,

Always remember to love and live luxuriously! 

Passion and Patience 

Good Afternoon! I have been racking my brain on what I should write about. Writer’s block is no joke and it’s been a struggle but I thought about the things that have been heavy on my mind lately and I realize that I’ve been frustrated that I’m not living the life of my dreams yet. I know what I want out of life and the work that it will take to get there but it’s been tough just wishing and hoping that things will work out. That’s when I have my “aha” moment as Oprah likes to call it. If I’m actually putting in the work, I won’t have time to think about what I don’t have and what I’m not getting out of life. In order for me to want to do the work, it has to be something I’m passionate about and something I’m willing to wait for because I know that it will come true in time. 

Passion and patience lead to greatness and I feel that both is needed for me to make all the visions on my vision board a reality. I can’t let pressure overwhelm me and as I stated in a previous post, I have to take things one day at a time. As long as I don’t lose sight of those goals and remain confident and excited about them, they will come to fruition. Every day is a new beginning so let this day be the start of something amazing! Be sure to keep me updated on your journey:) 

Always remember to love and live luxuriously!

Chapter 5

Heyyyyy! It has been a crazy few months for me all leading up to the end of my college experience….for those of you who have been following “The Angielala Experience” since the beginning, you know that I started attending Berkeley College around the same time I launched the site. I can finally say that I have come to the end of the road and in a month, I will be officially done with school and will have earned my Bachelor’s degree in marketing! I am beyond elated! Since I am only taking 2 classes this quarter, I was able to walk in the graduation ceremony with all of my “awards” (my Alpha Sigma Lambda and Mu Kappa Tau sashes and my Honors Program cord) and won a special Honors Scholar award last month. On Friday, I will be joining yet another honor society, this one being the NJCBAAHS (New Jersey Collegiate Business Administration Association Honor Society) I have been very blessed and thankful of all of these awards and the opportunities they will bring in my life. It amazes me because if anyone would have told me 3 years ago that I would be able to live out my dreams of creating a place where people can come to connect, share their experiences and be uplifted AND maintain a 4.0 GPA while attending college full time, I would not have believed them. God always has a bigger plan for you than you can have for yourself and I know that we can all try to write the book that is our lives to a T but there will always be unexpected twists and turns that will throw you off but making the best of it and learning from it is what makes an amazing story.

I will be 27 years old in exactly 30 days from now(crazy right!) and I feel that every 5 years ever since I was born, a new chapter has begun. Since the age of 25,I have been writing the 5th chapter of my life and this 27th year is my halfway point. I feel that I have so much more to give to the world and finishing up school and heading out into the workplace to gain experience that will help me achieve my ultimate goals is my main focus. When my story is done, I hope that I will be able to look at all of the “pages” and say that I gave it everything I had. As your are writing the pages in your life story, make sure you keep that in mind as well;)

Thank you for all of the kind words and well wishes…they mean more to me than you will ever know and I promise not to disappoint:)Image