Monday, August 31, 2015

My Extended Summer DC Restaurant Week Photos

                Below are my summer DC restaurant week photos. I have gone to PJ Clarke’s, Kapnos, Hay Adams hotel and Co Co Sala. My photos have been late because I have been busy but I love participating in this bi-annual event. Here are my photos by restaurants:

PJ Clarke's


Hay Adams Hotel

Co Co Sala

Hitting the Refresh Button: 2015 is 2/3 Over With

I have had one of those rare days from Hell. I am here in my jammies vegging out on TV when I realize that 2/3 of 2015 is over. I have to hit the refresh button tomorrow because there are 4 more months to get it right in 2015. No more sulking but a whole lot more doing.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bouncing Back

a :  capable of withstanding shock without permanent deformation or rupture
b :  tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change
— re·sil·ient·ly adverb

After having a horrific start to this week, I have bounced back towards being productive. I’m getting back to writing and photography. I’m getting back to me and I love it.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bishop T.D. Jakes’ Destiny Book Review

                T.D. Jakes’ Destiny book is supposed to take off where Instinct left off but Destiny did more than that. Destiny supplied the blueprint towards taking full advantage of the window of opportunity is still open. My favorite part of the book is surviving the horror movie. Oftentimes in life, when you grow your former crew, they become zombies trying to repossess your soul and kill your dreams. I identify with this in my life. It can look like the Michael Jackson Thriller music video.

                Bishop Jakes also discusses what happens after the horror movie and very few people delve into this transitional period once your destiny is realized. Jakes understands that the reader needs new skills to adapt to this new environment. His book Destiny masterfully guides you through the paradigm shift towards fulfilling yours.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

My 1% Improvement: Reading What Color Is Your Parachute 2016

I am reading, ‘What Color is Your Parachute for 2016’. Honestly, I was just perusing Amazon just to look at any new career books that I can read and I discovered that this book was just published this past Tuesday, August 11, 2015. It’s a classic. I honestly never read a previous edition. I know it's been around for over 20 years but I said why not go ahead read it? Give it a chance, give it a shot and more importantly from a personal career perspective I wanted to get into my second gear for the rest of 2015. As you know this is August 2015 and I believe we have in between 33 to 40% of the year remaining so why should I wait until 2016 to do something when I can get started in August 2015? Get a head start and do something productive for the remaining three and a half months. Furthermore, this time also coincides with the children's back to school. I know that a lot of my friends have children. Since this is back-to-school for them, I decided to read this book as my own personal back-to-school for personal enrichment. I will update everyone on periscope to see what I currently think of the book.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

My Birthday 2015

Sage (adjective)
a :  wise through reflection and experience
b archaic :  gravesolemn
:  proceeding from or characterized by wisdom, prudence, and good judgment <sage advice>
— sage·ly adverb
— sage·ness noun

This year I turn a new leaf and a new page. I will leave all of last year’s trials and tribulations in my rearview mirror. All of these obstacles have given me sage wisdom. Now I know what not to do and how to move forward after adversity. I am looking forward towards my new year and know that this will be my best year ever!

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Insight: The Day before My Birthday

Insight (noun)
1.       The power or act of seeing into a situation: penetration
2.       The act or result of apprehending the inner nature of things or of seeing intuitively

This is my last day as a 37-year-old. This year has been one with a lot of tribulations, some I’ve never experience before now. Honestly, though I’ve come out on top, I never want to ever repeat this cycle ever, ever again. What I will do in my next year of life is travel more. It’s essential to move beyond DC to grow personally and professionally.