I am alive and well. I know it's been quite a while since my last post, and I just want you all to know that I am still here. While working full-time, paying bills, and doing all this "grown-up" stuff, sometimes I neglect some of the things that I used to enjoy doing, like blogging. Life gets a little hectic sometimes.
I haven't forgotten about any of you, though. I always come back, randomly, write an "I'm Back" post, and then, I disappear again. I'm really gonna try to stick around this time! I promise!
Updates? Let's see.
I'm still living in Washington, DC with no plans on moving back to Chicago, anymore. Chicago will always be my favorite city, but I'm ready to experience a new place. I've been contemplating moving to LA, somewhere overseas, or Toronto, and after careful deliberation, I chose LA. I'm planning on moving there within the next year. I know it'll be a great experience. Now all I have to do is save up and find a job there and I'll be on my way! :)
2012 has been a great year, thus far. I really feel like I've matured and grown so much since 2011. I'm sure I've grown every year, and I don't know what's so different this year, but I can really feel it this time.
Things that I used to get upset about, don't bother me anymore.
Little issues that I thought were such a big deal last year... don't even cross my mind anymore.
Goals that I set for myself last year, I've accomplished this year.
I'm thinking of starting a new blog. I'll never delete this one, but I just want to start over. A fresh start. Maybe.
I hope all is well with everyone.
Monday, April 30, 2012
I think about the most random, weirdest things at this time of night. I really can't decide whether I wanna get married to the traditional wedding song or the one from Coming to America. Smh, why am I even thinking about this right now? What is my life about? lol.
Posted by Melanie! at 3:00 AM
Sunday, March 18, 2012
I'm alive! It's been so long since I've written a post. I've been extremely busy with school and work and honestly, blogging hasn't really been a priority of mine. I haven't forgotten about you, and occasionally, I read some of your blogs, but I guess I haven't really had much to write about, but....
that ends today!
I can't believe my last post was in October! That's crazy; it definitely doesn't seem that long ago. I'm gonna start blogging more frequently and I hope you all haven't forgotten about me!
I've missed you!
and shoutout to those that kept putting the pressure on me to start writing again, lol. I heard ya. I'm happy to be back.
Posted by Melanie! at 10:38 PM
Monday, October 24, 2011
Our homecoming was this past weekend and I have a few pics to share. Did any of you attend? You do know Howard has the best homecoming, right? ;-) You missed out if you weren't here.
Some of the celebs that attended include (Monica, Joe, Avant, Tyrese, Melanie Fiona: R&B Concert), Lance Gross, Diddy, Teyana Taylor, Jeezy and Wale performed, and a couple others.
Sadly, I didn't get to meet Lance Gross. He's my biggest celeb crush everrr and he comes to homecoming every year (he's a Howard alum), and every year, I attempt to find him. Maybe next year, sigh...
Posted by Melanie! at 2:44 PM
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
I've decided to stay in school. Every year, I decide I'm over school and never returning (see: 'School', 'My Next Steps') but I always change my mind. This is my last year; I'm almost done, why quit now?
I'm actually in a class now called Social Internet Marketing. If I don't get an A out of this class, I'm an idiot. I could probably teach this class.
Hope all is well.
Posted by Melanie! at 11:11 AM
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
School starts in a couple of weeks (and I have nooo clue of the exact date). I haven't registered. I haven't seen my grades from last semester. I haven't even paid for last semester. Whoops, i forgot. No actually, I don't have money for this
shit and i just don't give a fuck! I just paid a huge chunk of my tuition a couple of days ago and guess who's gonna be starving until next paycheck? Me. This is not okay.
Anyways, 80% of recent grads that I know are unemployed or working some silly ass job. ???, I'm just not understanding. This economy sucks.
You attend a good college, you work hard, major in whatever, you graduate, and then you end up with nothing but college loan debt?? Most likely, based on recent grad statistics, you end up moving back home with your parents. Someone explain. Am I missing something?
I've been doing alot of thinking about this whole school thing lately and I think I'll pass for a while. I'm just being realistic. I don't wanna be a college dropout, but I'm thinking about postponing for a semester until I figure out this whole situation.
I'm just not feelin' it right now.
To be continued...
Posted by Melanie! at 9:29 PM
So I've been in Washington, DC for school for about 4 years now and up until recently, I thought DC was the most disgusting, boring, dry, and dirtiest city ever. It could've been because I was used to a much bigger city like Chicago and nowhere will ever really compare to home (well, I guess that depends on where you're from and where you've been), but anyways, I have an interesting new revelation:
I think....I'm starting..........to............LIKE/LOVE DC.
.....Well, maybe not love. I don't think I love it, yet.
But who knew it would take almost 4 years of being here to actually start to enjoy it! I would even consider living here or in the DMV area after I'm done with school, depending on job offers, etc. I don't necessarily want to stay here; I like traveling and living in different places and I'm ready for the next move and who knows where I'll end up, but I'm not against it anymore.
I'm not sure what caused me to change my mind about DC but it happened so randomly... I was driving home one day (oh yea, I refer to DC as 'home' now, can you believe it?) and it just popped in my head: "I think I might like it here." So simple, just like that.
Washington DC will NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS compare to Chicago (please don't get it twisted, lol), but I guess it'll suffice, for now. :-)
For all my DC readers, I found this cute lil blog article, "How to Live in Washington DC". It's worth a read.
Posted by Melanie! at 8:34 PM