#MondayMotivation I spent months making up excuses as to why I couldn't finish certain writing projects. Then I changed my mindset. Now I've released my first book of poetry, another one is in editing, and I'm going through a fifth draft/edit of my first [completed] fictional work. Two weeks ago I was about to throw … Continue reading Your Failures are YOURS – OWN THEM. #TristaDaniell
Both joy and pain are in the past so why do we cling to the pain and not the joy? Why do we magnify the negative but minimize the positive? Why must we remember the wrongs others have done while forgetting all the right? ... If you make your past your prison your present will … Continue reading The Prison of the Past. #TristaDaniell
Not every person desires healing. Some prefer to be wounded because wounds create sympathy and sympathy, attention. The addiction to attention in this world is such that some will go the the extreme to ensure attention remains on them - even if that means suffering. For some, the pleasure is in the attention that's showered … Continue reading Don’t Heal Em’…They Don’t Wanna be Healed! #TristaDaniell
The ONLY people who get upset with you for reserving your energy to invest in your goals are those who, more often than not, failed to reserve energy to invest in their own. Envy and insecurity manifest in many forms. Pay attention. You ever wanna know if someone really supports you, listen to what they … Continue reading #StopTheGuiltTrips by #TristaDaniell
My entire life has been OBSESSED with "fitting in". I was that #awkwardblackgirl in school. I was NOT popular. I was NOT invited to parties. I had very FEW friends. While I was semi-popular in the church youth group, it was a small church and I knew how to "play the game" to get the … Continue reading Black [Sheep] & Proud by #TristaDaniell
I've seen waaaaay too much LGBT hate on my timeline and I am not for it. I stepped back from talking about LGBT issues, the Black community, and the church (specifically, predominantly Black churches), but maybe I need to start speaking again. Cause what y'all WON'T do is tell people like me we not welcome, … Continue reading This Post is Gay: You know you wanna read it. 😏
A couple of weeks ago I came across a post from the singer/dancer Ciara. Under the post, several people commented on how beautiful she is and many agreed. Then, one person turned the convo by comparing her to Beyonce.... From there, people began to argue sbout which of these beautiful black women was "better" based … Continue reading This ain’t no damn beauty pageant!
We LOVE shutting someone else up (or down) but let someone tell us we need to be quiet and watch the bulk of us react like bratty little toddlers who saw their mom giving another kid attention. Lord forbid!! 🙄 Most of the drama/setbacks in our lives start with someone's mouth; and much too often, … Continue reading Shut THA $%!@*&^ UP, SOMETIMES…GEESH 🙄 #TristaDaniell
Your highs and lows are just that - yours. People will celebrate with you, for a moment. People will mourn with you, for a second. But, quickly, they'll move on....and they'll hope you do too...(or atleast shut up talking about it). Don't take it personal. Such is life. Most of us don't have the bandwidth … Continue reading We care…for a moment.
I applaud John Legend for his willingness to speak out. I hope more men follow his lead. It angers me to hear how many men (and older women) around #rkelly had opportunities to (at minimum) report him to authorities and/or get these girls away, warn these parents, etc....and they didn't. A little of my story … Continue reading I Didn’t Survive #RKelly, but I survived so many like him….