There are so many reasons why I love Atlanta! The career opportunities are endless, the cost of living is one of the best in the country, and the restaurant scene is amazing and continuing to expand. The history, arts, and culture is unmatched, the entertainment/ nightlife is always a blast, and the weather is great because you get to experience all four seasons. Let’s not forget about the airport. It’s the busiest airport in the world, and 80% of the U.S. population lives within a direct 2 hour flight from Atlanta- you can’t beat that with a stick!
No meat. No fish. No dairy. No bread. No pasta. No alcohol. No coffee. No tea. No sugar. No soda. No juice. For 21 days. Yes, you read right, 21 days! You’re probably thinking “Well, what in the hell did you eat?” And I have to be honest, I thought the same thing when I decided to do this fast. But after doing some research, preparing ahead of time, and getting pretty creative, it honestly wasn’t as bad as I thought. I had plenty of fruits, vegetables, beans, grains, nuts, and water- but my most essential ingredient was a whole lot of prayer!
I don’t know about you, but my 2017 has been a hell of a ride. By the grace of God, there have been many high points and accomplishments, but life wouldn’t be life if those great moments weren’t accompanied by some bumps in the road. As the end of the year nears, I begin to wonder if my year was as productive as I had hoped for. Needless to say, there has been a whole lot of self-reflection in this last month of 2017.
If I got paid every time I saw someone say “relationship goals” on social media, I could quit my job and focus on Cup of Consuella full time! How amazing would that be? No, but really, I kind of cringe when I see people say that for a number of reasons. The biggest reason is simple: there’s no way you should call something a goal simply because of the pretty picture that may be painted on the outside. People shouldn’t be “relationship goals” because they drive nice cars, because they go on lavish vacations, or because they had a (sponsored) 1.7 million dollar wedding *cough cough* The Wopsters.
My alarm goes off at 6am. I hit snooze until about 6:15am. I wake up and check my email and respond to those that need immediate attention. I get out of bed, I shower, I brush my teeth. I rummage through my closet and find something to put on. I lay Sanai’s clothes out for Richard to dress her. I go down stairs and get her bag ready for school. I come back upstairs and do my makeup. Richard gets ready. We leave the house. We drop Sanai off to school. We go to work. Richard works overtime. I work all day. I stumble out of the office. I pray there isn’t too much rush hour traffic so I can pick Sanai up from school on time. I cringe when I get there and she’s the last baby to be picked up. I get home. I play with Sanai. I feed her and get her ready for bed. I tidy up. I make dinner. Richard comes home. We eat. We watch a TV show. We shower. We go to bed. My alarm goes off at 6am.
Lets talk Power! First of all- great season finale! It was action packed, sealed up a few loose ends, and even left me with a few questions, which I think is good. A good indication of a successful season finale to me is whether or not I’m excited for next season- and lets just say I cant wait for season 5! Anyway, lets get into it!
Often times, I find myself always wanting more. I know you’re probably thinking “you should always want more,” and that’s true, but at some point, you have to stop wanting for just a second and be grateful for what you have.
So, guess what? Not even a month into blogging, and I got nominated for the Liebster award, how cool! The Liebster Award is an award given to new bloggers by other bloggers in order to gain more exposure on the internet.
Hey world! Let’s talk “Power”!
So, when I initially started writing these Power recaps, I was just sharing my thoughts on what I consider to be one of the best shows on television right now. I was so shocked (and happy) when people actually started to comment and engage on my recaps. I was even more happy and pleasantly surprised when my Facebook friends actually started to request my Power recaps Monday morning. So now, I feel like it is my duty to deliver, lol.
Did you watch Power last night?! This episode was much better than the last, thankfully. We have a lot to talk about. Tasha. Tommy. Dre. Teresi. Proctor. The list goes on. A lot happened this episode, per usual. So here is my recap!
My boyfriend and I recently purchased our first home and I’ve tasked myself with decorating!! I’m not an interior designer by any means, and quite honestly, choosing the right pair of shoes for your little black dress is much easier than choosing a color scheme for your living room.
Power- Episode 5: “Don’t Thank Me
Welcome to Cup of Consuella!
This name… Consuella. It’s actually my middle name, although I’ve had several people ask me if I made up this nickname for myself. Ironically enough, I used to hate my middle name.