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Tomorrow is Not Promised to Anyone

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Life is not a guarantee scheduled for everyone. There are people of greatness, who never wake up to see the following day. For this very reason, you must live today as if it is your last. Hug someone and let them know that you missed them. Express your love for someone you simply adore. Tell someone for the first time, how much you care and appreciate them because it may be the last opportunity that you are given. Neglect the negatives in life and embrace the greatness destined for you. Surround your life around the powerful positives. (more…)

Give Yourself Alone Time

 

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I’ve been known to go on a vacation or two – but within the confinement of my own home. No fancy resort or splendid cruise. Just literally separating myself from the world of virtual reality, and cleansing myself from other unworldly behaviors including people. Sometimes, you have to remove yourself from the circles of those you may label family and friends, in order to reserve your true peace at mind. There are a few people in your circle now that I am sure you’ve been dealing with for quite some time, maybe years, and instead of chopping them off, you put up with their bullshit. And here’s the kicker:

EVEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHY!

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The Power Within .99

Have you ever noticed when bargain shopping, a lot of the “great” sales you come across tend to end in “.99?” Think about it – you see a pair of jeans in the store for $60 but if you look over to your right, folded just below the neon “Sale” sign, you see the same pair of jeans but on the sign, it reads “$59.99.” Which pair would you go with? (more…)

My Two Fathers Are Better Than One

I had two Fathers.

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                No, this was not a situation where both of my fathers were lovers nor was I an adopted child to two men who wanted one of their own. One father was the one who taught me how to bait my own fishing pole, drive a manual-shift car, fire a shotgun into an open country field and hold my own when it came to self-defense. My other father had shed the importance of being sure I selected the right man to be in a relationship with. The right man to father my future children with and most importantly, how not to settle for one who did not display the actions of a real man, even though he was born with a penis and testicles between his legs. To a woman continuing to blossom and grow into her own, both fathers instilled great gems that I would be able to carry on throughout the rest of my life. They were my versions of true love!
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Who are we to judge?

Yes, this is for you! People find ways to judge others and I will admit that at times, I found myself passing judgement but I quickly check myself because when I look down at my hands, they’re not clean.

Everyone has made a decision or even several of them within their lifetime and whatever the consequences have been, they had to go through it. But who are we to judge them for what they do? We are not the ones who may suffer or reap the benefits so why does it matter to us personally? You see it all the time and the sad part about it is that there have been moments where passing judgement has lead to deaths. You see someone dressed fly from head to toe and decked out in jewels, get robbed because someone thought from what they saw, the person had that type of money. Only to find out that the jewels were fake and the clothes were hand-me-downs but now, someone’s child is no longer here. We need to do better. There are bigger problems out in the sea and what someone has going on in their lives should be the least of our concerns.

Leave your feedback and let me know what you think!

Ciaos!

~Sabrina

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My Trip to Ruby Falls in Chattanooga, TN

I’ve learned that with life being so short, sometimes you have to just be spontaneous and go!

No waiting around or pondering. No hesitation allowed. Just get up and go! I found myself bored and in an extreme need for mental cleansing. I always wanted to travel to different sites and view mother nature at her finest but never just pushed myself to do it. Well this particular morning, something came over me as I got into my car and headed towards Chattanooga, TN. After learning that it was only an hour and a half away from me, there was no excuse as to why I had not been sooner. I researched things to do in Chattanooga, TN and discovered Ruby Falls located in Lookout Mountain. My hun was at work so unfortunately we were not able to both experience this together but it made a good day trip for me. (more…)

“I wanna know what goes through a boy’s mind…”

I know I am not alone with this question. What are you thinking about while you go through the emotions of falling for someone? One thing that I have come to learn is that Men are truly from Mars and Women are from Venus! As a woman, I cannot expect my man to share the same ways of expressing his feelings as I do to him…he’s not a female and therefore, he might express them in a different type of way than I. For example, women can tell their man that they miss them 1-2 times within a day and a man may say it once..or he may just randomly call you and talk to you for a while. That could be his way of letting you know, he misses you. Just to be able to hear your voice, makes his day.

While searching for a particular quote yesterday, I came across this response from a guy named “VirginiaCountryBoy,” regarding a question I am sure, a girl asked. “I wanna know what goes through a boy’s mind when he’s falling for a girl.” I could have sat here and read this thing about five to six times, it was so amazing. Now, not all men may think like this but I can say, it may give some women comfort just having a general idea of what you go through. Take a look for yourself! (more…)

Outdoor Concert Enjoyment at the Shaky Beats Music Festival

In Atlanta, spring not only brings the budding of flowers, great weather and the dreaded pollen season it brings outdoor music festivals.  One of the first weekend long music festivals coming to Atlanta during the spring of 2016 is the Shaky Beats Music Festival.  Shaky Beats happens the weekend after the fourth installment of Shaky Knees festival.   Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta will see the debut of Shaky Beats from May 20th to May 22nd.  The artist line up is predominately electronic with a little some indie and hip-hop mixed in.

If you want to get out enjoy some great music, food trucks and be a part of history for the first year of the Shaky Beats Music Festival, tickets are still on sale now at www.shakybeatsfestival.com

  • Advanced General Admission 3Day tickets $162
  • Friday Single Day Ticket $77
  • Saturday or Sunday Single Day Ticket $93
  • Regular General Admission 3 Day Ticket $185

There will be over 40 bands on the three stages with Major Lazer (Friday), Odesza (Saturday) and Big Gigantic (Sunday) closing out each day on the main stage.   I’m looking forward to hearing Nas and A$ap Ferg on Sunday.   Be sure to catch Atlanta base producer J Proppa on Sunday also.

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Shaky Beats Music Festival is an age 18+ event.  By May the Atlanta weather should be feeling like summer time which makes the free water stations, cooling areas and shade structures at the Shaky franchise’s festivals wonderful things.

Get a taste of the headliner Major Lazer in his latest video, released on March 1, 2016, Light It Up.

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If you are wondering what to do this spring or where to find an outdoor concert… be sure to go to the Shaky Beats Music Festival.

About Antonius Maximus Rex

Music fanatic, photography hobbyist, Spartan obstacle race runner, dad, beach lover, and sci-fi fan…  Antonius started started promoting music on the Web back in the late 90’s with So So Def Records and Sony Records.  With those pioneering days on the Web behind him, Antonius uses the latest technology and social media to share his passion for music with the world at Libro Musica – The Music Library (http://www.LibroMusica.com).  Antonius recently celebrated his 50th birthday.  To help celebrate his wellness journey he launched Wellness At Fifty (http://www.WellnessAtFifty.com). Wellness At Fifty is dedicated to providing recommendations and insights on topics such as health, nutrition and exercise to help you meet your wellness goals at Fifty and BEYOND.

As a Mom…

This is going to step on a lot of toes first and foremost but you know my heart, if you know me as an individual..so if you take offense to anything that I am about to say, it was not intentional but it needs to be said.

I went to Walmart yesterday in which I had a small talk with the sales rep there about video games. We got into a discussion about us both raising our sons by ourselves and the fear with living here in GA (ATL), just how open the homosexuality is down here. She was informing me about how she took her son to the mall (North Pointe) and there were a few men walking about in stilettos, makeup glam to the T and skirts. Her son pointed them out as “Boy Girls,” and told her (he’s 7) that he likes girls and that what he saw wasn’t right.

Now, I do not bash anyone nor their sexual preference because what works for you, works for you and that’s your prerogative. I love all of my homosexual and bi-sexual friends all the same as I do my heterosexual friends. Where I do tense up and become a little more “Mama’Bearish” is when I am with my son. The lifestyle down in the A scared the shit out of me, I will admit, when I contemplated on moving down knowing I would be raising my son with no male figure in the household.

This type of environment is new to him, yet he has been around a lot of male figures when we lived in Connecticut, so I am confident in both life and God himself. As a mom raising a young boy into a young man, it is very vital that we keep positive male role models in their lives. That was another thing we spoke on. Dudes who knowingly gets involved with a woman who has a child or children and then does not want anything to do with them..but only the mother. No. I’ve heard of some say that it’s okay to just be into the mother at first and not the child or children. As a single mom, I come as a package because my son is my everything to me. Any man who understands would have to respect it because you cannot expect to be in a relationship with the mother and have nothing to do with the child. I will admit, not a lot of men can deal with a situation like that and tend to fall off after a month or two.

It takes a special type of guy to go through life with a woman and her child(ren). Those are the types of people we need. I was thankfully raised by my stepfather who I have seen more as my biological dad, from the age of like 4 months until he passed when I was 14 years old. This was the only man that I knew as my father and he never treated me any differently than his own child. So, that’s the type of relationship I would want for my son…someone who is there from the beginning until the end of time, who will look at him and treat him as if we both made him together. No one has time to sit around and try to convince the bios, to be there when they don’t want to. Sometimes it takes a real man to step up and be there even when the child isn’t his.

 

Welp folks, that’s my rant for this wonderful Wednesday! I wanted to share some insight on what women as a mom, think of from time to time.

Ciaos!

~Sabrina

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(Guest Blogger) A Trip in Guadeloupe…

Welcome to “Guest Bloggers Wednesday!”

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     We as writers work very hard in creating greatness for the world, so what better way to showcase your work by contributing. Each Guest Blogger will have their bio along with the link to their personal blog will be posted at the top of their article.

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