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I literally am in love with the lazy LA rain today. My roomie Larissa, my amazing man and myself are cozy in our townhome watching movies, drinking hot chocolate and coffee and enjoying the weather. Not gunna lie it feels as if the Earth is getting a nice clean. Let all the dirt of yester year wash away to make room for the new growth of spring. Never take any day for granted- tell the ones you love how you feel TODAY and you wont regret the silence tomorrow. If you fall, brush it off and get back up. To never fail is to never have lived. I want to live full out every second of every day and if that means failure will at some point happen, so be it! When I stand in front of God at the end I want to proudly say I used up every bit of talent He bestowed upon me. Life is hard yes, but it is also unbelievably beautiful if you let it be. Dont fight- just go with the flow. You will find your place- you will find your passion- you will find you purpose... promise! Live and let live yall.
Here is an insider tip from me to you, the infamous 90's variety show classic is making a big return! In Living Color has jump started the careers of many comedic actors and is getting a face lift for the new generation. Why was that such a HUGE deal to the LA dance scene? Because for 5 lucky, fierce, femme fatales that meant joining the ranks of pioneers before them- solidifying their career as an iconic: FLY GIRL! So 600 of LA finest squeezed into their hot pants, brushed up on their 90's grooves and came out to audition for the hottest power couple in the industry: NappyTabs! If you have turned on your TV in the last year chances are you've seen their work. From So You Think You Can Dance, to Americas Best Dance Crew (so yes I have worked with them- season 4 baby), to epic stage shows (Cirque Du Soleil, J-Lo, Madonna, Kanye West and the list goes on) to even the new breakout show Mobbed they have been the driving creative force behind the scenes. Even the comedic genius Keenen Ivory Wayans came out to make the executive decision on finalizing the dancers. From 11am to 4pm a gaggle of girls brought their A game trying to prove why they were worthy of the title. Even yours truly brushed off her pink boots and strutted her stuff in front of these A Listers! Let me tell you, I RARELY audition, but hey this was one for the books! Myself and my sister Angel caught the eye of a reporter and was asked to be interviewed. We kindly replied and this was the outcome! Enjoy the footage!
Live your dreams!
Ok so I have been doing a workout challenge which consisted of going to the gym every... single... day. Yes... every single day. Like I said I swear my legs are going to effin fall off! But I feel strong and sexy and slowly but surely thinner! Im trying to get in amazing shape the healthy, sensible girl way and I know it will pay off. I'll post some pics in the next week or two! Promises (I know I say that alot but this time I totally mean it).
Also my new job is going swimmingly! I'm officially a leasing agent and Im not gunna lie Im kickin major ass! I already leased 3 luxury apartments, the office is starting to run much more smoothly and the residents love me (which took some time if Im being honest LOL). Oh Me Gee I forgot to say, I wear suits everyday- yes yes yes suites! Say hello to business Barbie!!! Fun fun fun in the Cali sun!
So I am friggin exhausted, Im off to bed lots to do as always. Talk soon with more updates!! Besos
Ok so Im surfing the internet and came across this lovely little video. Im not going to lie... I am completely in awe of these chicks. Just wow!!!! This is how you seduce someone with dancing without being in your face and cliche about it. Loves it, Im going to brush up on my belly dancing and try it on my man. Hopefully there will be sexy stories to tell (censored of course kiddies).
So the end of 2011 is coming closer with each passing second and I couldnt help but wonder- have I done everything I could EACH DAY to bring me closer to my goals? If I am honest with myself the answer is no. Now Im not saying I want to stress myself out by hustling all day everyday because lets face it, we all need down time. Work hard to play hard right? But what I do mean is, there is something we can all do everyday to bring us nearer to our dreams.
Like for example, working to make money to fund the goals (hey you need to spend money to make money- business 101 people), living a healthy and proactive lifestyle so at any moment, if called upon, you can kick ass to your fullest potential, knowing when to relax for your healths sake (guess what- this IS important ladies and gentlemen), forging strong bonds and relationships with all different types of people (you never know who someone has in their contact list) and most importantly simple getting yourself out there (this even means doing the occasional free gig because you never know who is in the audience or even what contacts the people you meet have). Its a simple notion, these are easy rules to live by yet so hard to follow. Which means you have to cut out the other clutter that youre unintentionally blocking yourself with.
For me that means, cutting the cig smoke (I just started about a year ago and somehow am still smoking), cutting the partying and clubbing to either business funtion purposes (hey in LA you can sometimes make contacts by meeting the right people in the VIP section), family and friends birthdays and celebrations, girls night outs, and the occasional way to simply let loose, working out 4 times a week, focusing on putting healthy foods in my body and even being more social and open with many different types of people. I have already begun putting together my New Year Resolutions and I hope you have too. Of course for me God is at the very top of that list. I want to seek Him more, and be on a path that honors Him and the talents, gifts and blessings He has given me. I want to make Him proud. I know not all of my readers of ones of faith and that is ok- I love you ALL but this is me and if we are being honest I must include the Lord because He plays an important role in my life.
Anywho I hope everyone has a safe and bitchin New Years Eve- hell I know I will. But remember it is an old wives tale that how you bring in the New Years is how you will spend the rest of your year. So I suggest you ring in the New Year with the ones you love, having fun, being happy and fulfilled! Much love!
I almost forgot to mention. The reality show my Casa Beans and I were suppose to be apart of aired about 3 days ago on Oxygen. Unfortunately I have been too busy to actually sit down and watch it but I will soon. I figured I would ask and see if any of my readers have seen the show and their honest opinion of it. Last I heard they kicked off Jenna (the tall, gorgeous extreme sports blondie) and added another black girl. My sources say we look alike and sound/act alot alike as well. Interesting. Like I said before I wish nothing but the best for the show and all invloved because alot of hard work, casting, and planning went into this project! Open dicussion, be honest if its absolutely awesome let me know, if its awful let me know, if its boring or exciting or sexy or raunchy let me know! Give me the deets and Im sure I will be able to see an episode in the next week or two. Lets chat
Im back in the Zona Zoo for Christmas time and I literally couldnt be happier! Bring on the egg nog, the crazy parties, the white elephant exchange and the laughter. We are going to have so much fun and I couldnt be happier to be home! The entire family is home for the holidays this year my Grandma T, Aunt Lynn, my cousins Dom and Marissa, my Grandpoppy, and my uncles Eric and Doug are all staying with us Christmas Eve. Talk about a full house! It'll be nice to wake up and open presents together and have a nice delicious Christmas breakfast and dinner. Pics, and updates to come. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas with family and friends. But more importantly to remember what these holiday festivities are about. Spread love, cheer and compassion for your fellow man! Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukkah and Merry Kwanzaa everyone!
Ok so two of my students recently told me that they have been visiting my site for continue inspiration and support. Let me just say that that statement alone made me feel like this site is doing its job. Rikki is one of the most gorgeous, hilarious, and talented girl I know with such a bright future. Fashion, modeling, dancing, acting... her options are ENDLESS! I know she will do big things- if she just sticks to her dreams. Rikki are you reading this... STICK TO YOUR DREAMS. Now Lindz (aka the wifey) is such a determined, focused, beautiful and intelligent young woman that I know whatever path she decides to take she will succeed. I cant wait to see how she changes the world. You two mean everything to me and I hope you know that. Stay focused, stay driven, stay hungry and do good in the world. Everyone deserves to see your talents, it would be selfish not to share them. I love you ladies... see you soon!
Ok guys so my roommate and sister and crew mate just made a website!!!!!!! Everyone go welcome her right this instant! Read her bio, look at her pictures (she hot, you'll thank me later), and stay in touch with the cool kids. Click the "contact me" tab and make yourself known (tell her I sent you for the special treatment). The blog family is growing! Im so excited. Now stop reading this and go to her site! NOW!
"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible"
Arthur C Clarke
"We are what we repeated do. Excellence therefore is not an act, but a habit"
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition by medicore minds"
"Take charge of your life by beginning something that you've always wanted to do. If your goal seems overwhelming start small. You're imagination has no bounderies, dreaming about something is the first step towards achieving it."
Remember history has proved that those who repeatedly fail and dont take that failure as the final answer are the ones who experience unimaginable success. If you have a dream, you hold that dream sacred. NEVER let anyones medicore imagination tell you no. Politely excuse yourself from their presence and make you dream a reality- always tell yourself YES! It is possible. People thought it was crazy to believe we could fly, people doubted that an individual can change the world- they were wrong! Look at Martin Luther King, look at Budda, look at Einstein, look at Nelson Mandela, look at Mother Teresa. They changed the way we live our lives just by having the courage to follow their hearts, to live out their dreams. We are ALL called to do something extraordinary. We are all built to be amazing beyond our wildest dreams. I hope that everyone who visits this site will be reminded everyday that nothing is impossible, the word itself clearly says IM possible. Like Will Smith said, "do not think of building a wall. Think that everyday you will lay another brick and one day you will have that wall". Anything is possible if you believe
Cheers to my fellow dreamers out there. May your imagination take you to a world of pure wonder.
PS here is a little video I found. I hope you enjoy it: