What to Write: Single Life and Holidays

Well, It's been a hectic, yet fun few days for me. Thanksgiving was great and the weekend was fun. Here I am trying to figure out what to write.  So many thoughts come to my mind. So many flashes and so many ideas.  Especially with the holidays approaching and with me moving next year, I'm trying to relax and not stress.
  I could also write about how, This holiday is different for me because it will be my first in 3 years that I've not lived at home with my family.  It's different being an adult.  I always dreamed that I would be able to buy everyone presents, but however reality is showing me that with the bills that I have I'm sort of limited, but I'm okay with that. As long as I'm with family and have a great meal I'm okay.
  I could also write about how I'm trying to pretend that I'm okay with being single, but I really do hope that I one day find that perfect mate. This past weekend my friends berated me on how I am afraid of relations…

Sylvester -Living for the City

What can I say about the legendary Sylvester James?  This man is a musical legend. Even though he's no longer with us on this side, he still lives on in his music. This past weekend as I've relaxed at home, I've been listening to Sylvester's music.    I've been really stuck on Sylvester's cover of Stevie Wonders "Living for the City." This song is a great hit about life and surviving in your surroundings. I love Sylvester's version especially with the choir in the background.  Living for the City is from Sylvester's album, "Mutual Attraction."  Get into the video below.



Living with HIV: One Year Later

It's amazing how fast a year goes by.  Today my mind goes back to the day that I found out that I was HIV positive.  I'll never forget it.   It was the week after Thanksgiving 2012. I had been preparing myself and clearing my schedule to go for a routine HIV/AIDS test.  I also chose to get tested for other Sexual Transmitted Infections/Diseases as well. I had called a local department that offered free testing and got my appointment.    Previous results which was in June 2012 read negative, so I felt pretty confident that this test would be negative as well.  The test provider went through a quiz with me and also an educational session which is quite normal and apart of the testing center's routine when providing an HIV/AIDS test.     Then came the hurdle...The Test!!! I took the test via the OraQuick oral HIV test.  We waited for about twenty minutes.  The test provider came to me with a pleasant, yet concerned attitude. She stated, "Musique, your test came back p…

@Trav_WORDSMITH Let's Talk: World AIDS Day 2013

December 1, 2013 is World AIDS Day.  Trav, the Wordsmith, lends his voice to the prevention and awareness of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.  The message is very up lifting. Travis, warns us to protect ourselves and encourages us that we will make it.  Even if you're negative, get tested and protect yourself even more. If you're positive, seek treatment. Check out his video below,

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving y'all. Love ya Musique

Don't Take it Personal

As the picture with fitness guru Shaun Tsays"Don't Take It Personal."Sometimes in life we face those situations in which we can either slap someone in the face or smile and take in stride the critique that we receive from them. We can look at it as that person shaping us to be better.
  However, it depends on the critique's delivery or how they approach you. If they approach you in the wrong way some blows are gonna be thrown and some eyes are gonna be blackened. Even if a person starts drama with you, like Monica says in her hit "Don't Take it Personal."It's not that it reflects on you, but it actually reflects on them. When people want to trash your good name and you did nothing to them, that shows how immature they are.  Whenever that person or clique tries to start at you and go to your connects with mess, it means that you're doing something right. Use that drama as a stepping stone to prove that you are better, stronger, and wiser.  Don…