Monday, December 30, 2013

The beginning of an Awesome Journey

Here it is! The first completed chapter of my series... There's still a lot of work to be done but please read and share! Let's get a good buzz going ;-)

When it rains it pours...:-(

Since the job loss, my car took a powder as well. Luckily it was a quick fix but it was still a bummer. Even though I've been in a total funk since the job, I actually feel pretty good and hopeful. I may not have any money right now but I know I will come out on top with a fantastically amazing story to tell.

Stick Around

Once again, I'm at a point of financial peril and stress due to the closing of the bar I worked at, this whole use and abuse thing that is going on in my life has to stop and I'm making sure of it. I'm mad at myself for these things that keep happening, less than desirable pay, if I am paid and shifty employers. Why do I not see these things coming? Why am I always hit with these curveballs? I refuse to go into the new year without a job and to start my final semester in debt, I have dreams to pursue and no one and nothing should stop me. It's me time, I do enough for others that I can be selfish for a bit.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Getting Lost in the Grind

As of lately with school, work, and other pursuits I have noticed that I am approaching burnout and beginning to lose sight of my main goals, to graduate in May and get my animated project off the ground. A few derailments have come my way, being issued a bad check drained my account, expensive traffic tickets, and not to mention issues with keeping up in school. Even in my family we have suffered losses due to cancer complications and it's becoming harder for me to 'keep it together'. It seems I'm always working and for little payment and reward and it makes me feel so guilty because if don't get things done, it may never be done or worse someone or something now feels like I don't care about them. It's alot, and awareness is the first step is solving the problem.

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Maybe I Am Too Nice

    Still recoiling from the lack of cash flow last month, and will be getting a roommate soon. The many roles I have are beginning to take their toll, it seems as though the effort I put in is not being appreciated and yielding little benefit.
     A refocus is needed which means making a few non-priorities understand why they are non-priorities. I work too hard, and too much to be unappreciated, and for that matter to be underpaid or unpaid. I will find and keep that job, that dream job, that will have me and my family successful that will keep me out of debt and help keep my hand out of my parents' pockets and oh yes I will find a great man, who supports and appreciates me and my dreams.
    Clearly, I have to be tougher and not so giving...I'm important too and maybe not being as available would help others to see that.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Putting All Out There

In the coming months many things are in store for myself and the people around me, it is exciting and at the same time terrifying, it is a scary feeling not knowing how these things will turn out but exhilarating to test your limits. How are you testing your limits? Are trying something new? Awesome is the goal and you are truly capable of it.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Sharing Myself

Yes, the finishing school and career starting hustle is always in motion but I am always working on my personal and social life, you know enjoying life and everything with it. I am fortunate to have met and kept some very good friends but I also want to find a love of my own. It's funny my work ethic, my creativity, my personality is very highly revered by men...but often only results in me being there partner on projects, or assigned something because they know I can do it. Just once I would want a date, rather than a random hangout, or group project. Is that asking for too much? I am a just being dramatic? Maybe but I hope to find that "It's not complete without Jasmine right beside me" kinda lover

Where I've Been

In the crazy pursuit of financial stability and career building , I have managed to find a 2nd job, that I must say is having it's ups and downs...I have always known I needed to be in field that allows me to get to know new people and experience new things, so I knew landing a cocktail waitress position would be a different experience. Getting tired pick-up lines and hearing older men tell me how they are going to take care of me financially if they could get just one little something-something from me is one thing but dealing with the lack of security in my position is by far the worse part. It's a scary experience working 10-12 hour shift at lower than minimum wage and tips worrying everyday if you will be able to keep the job. It's one thing to hear it from fellow employees it's another to hear it from regular customers. That's where I've been in a crazy, alcoholic, high caloric uneasy new job. All ranging from the absolutely crazy and honestly purely neurotic reasons behind ending employment so I think it's best I find a new job better suited to my personality and career goals.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Switch Up the Flow

In pushing my leadership skills to beyond the background I have learned a thing or two about comfort zones. Comfort zones those mental and emotional boundaries we set that really do more harm than good, they create a fear in us to be greater. When we push through our fears and insecurities we enter our courage zone, that amazingly scary part of living that will make you look at your comfort zone and laugh. Switch up the flow, how long will you be waiting for your moment in the sun? I know I am sick and tired of getting the second fiddle...I work hard and pray everyday for that moment, that beautiful moment when the stars align, the spotlight is on me and I sparkle and shine. Aside from my comfort zone and fears I know there is more out there for me than struggling to make ends meet and being stuck wondering when will my soulmate come into my life and stay. As with everything in life, we have to switch up the flow a little bit, stir the pot and shake in some spice to really get what we want out of it.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Stack Some Paper

As a Broadcast Journalism major I write a lot and have written extensively throughout my matriculation so I have a pretty packed portfolio. I have written articles, editorials, press releases, media advisories and scripts for commercials and radio broadcasts. And have been truly blessed by the experiences that being a journalist has brought me I have witnessed fabulous, breath taking events and have  been able to chronicle them eloquently. Although my passion is in television and film, I am honored by the broadcast journalism foundations. Being ethical in delivering information is something I hold dear but as of lately it seems that ethics is lacking quality in mainstream media becoming bullies in how they depict certain situations and the people involved in them. Bullying is not just a childhood issue but a everyday issue for all ages and we must be more vigilant in protecting the conditions of each other spirits.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


I did it, I managed to the make enough money to cover my bills from my below minimum wage job! I fully intend on enjoying myself now that expenses are covered too ( I'm thinking of some concert tickets and a night on the town *smiles ). In all of the 2nd job searching and careful spending, I must admit I began to feel worthless, that I have no desirable qualities in my personality or work ethic that is worth hiring and that really hurts. It didn't help that my love life is currently making me feel the same way, hurt and worthless. Job search wise, I have always done well with interviews and if it progresses I perform very well but as of lately it seems as though the great resume and interview attracts them but the prospect of actually paying the qualified applicant is where they lose interest. Am I not worth the expense? Why did you post a job opening if you were not intending on paying anyone?...Hence the worthless feeling. The guy, I guess I will just have to give up on, I don't know what happened or what I did to make things take this no contact or quality time turn. I don't have any hard feelings for him mostly because the worthlessness also comes with a swirl of confusion. I will get an amazing 2nd job and other sources of income very soon I will not stop searching until I have them.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Broke but Determined

As the end of the month nears and the need for more income increases, I get a little more hurt by my financial status. I refuse to allow my below minimum wage pay prevent me from being independent and saving my parents' money. It is heart breaking not being able to pay for and do certain things but  I know it is a temporary state, sometime soon I will be a gainfully employed Broadcast Journalism student. A 2nd job will come along and ease my financial stresses and allow me to enjoy my life as well. I could get discouraged by all of the bills that must be paid and the little money I do have, that is easy. Picking myself up and applying and interviewing for new jobs despite of it all is tougher, and in being a Queen I will have to handle the tough stuff to get to all the fun stuff.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tear the Roof Off

As I continue my journey into home ownership I have experienced my very first home improvement project. Waking up to rumbles and hammering is quite the wake up call but it was needed, my roof is being replaced. The home I live in is over 40 years old and needed the upgrade but it made me think, that roof was old, outdated, and sadly beginning to seep into the house. It reminds me of closed mindedness how once a person has adapted a particular system of thought they often think that's it...that's the only roof or way of thinking they are going to need. When will those people get a new roof? They have been thinking one way for so long and taught their children that way of thinking, that when a moment of innovation comes their way it is shamed and cast out. I have learned that keeping open mind or in this case getting a new roof is absolutely necessary because I lacked a certain amount of exposure why would I deny that right to others.

Just something to think about...when was the last time you tried something new or explored a new venture?

Friday, June 14, 2013

This Queen Wants A Lot of Fun

I am constantly complimented on how task oriented I am or how my work ethic is amazing, it's great to hear and honestly keeps me going. But lately I have been feeling that my "Get It Done" attitude is unappreciated...that being reliable allows me to be used. I am tired of it, I am tired of tiring myself out being the person chasing after things while others set back and complain about how it is not coming to them. It's unfair...It's my turn! Time for me to have fun and enjoy myself, I work too hard not to, it will be nice to see someone else do all the pushing and sacrificing. Every Queen needs to do work to maintain her Queendom, but in her dedication and diligence she is appreciated, thanked, and even honored for all her it wrong for me to ask for the same? No one likes to be used let alone unappreciated it seems as though those around me have been spoiled or just have come to expect me to do whatever it is to get things done. That's why this Queen will make sure she has a lot of fun!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Someone To Share My Throne With

   In all this career planning I do truly hope to find love  too, I have had romances and disappointments of the heart but I want love, I want to find that one man that will work hard for me just as I would for him. I have seen many movies and came across many real life couples that have the kind of love I want. The kind of love that has a man saying to himself ' My dreams aren't complete without her/him in them'.   I'll admit I am not the easiest young woman to love, it's very hard for me to let my guard down because often times when I have let my walls down, I have ended up let down or worse...I put more into the relationship then that of the young man I am involved with.

I know, I know everything comes with patience and when the right guy comes along I will just know it. I just to express that I am not a crazy workaholic who doesn't know how to live and have fun... I am human, I am a woman with wants and needs that are often hard to see if they will be met.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Every Reign Has Its Struggles's one month in and finding a second job has been difficult. I have applied to many places and expressed my interest in employment to some very well connected people. What sucks the most is having bills to pay with very little income...I am staying positive. I'm sure an opportunity will come along that is tailor made for me. I am currently trying to find new ways of producing income that does not involve my usual babysitting that I have done since middle school. I am a senior in college and a Broadcast Journalism student no less and should have a job and career that highlights my passion for television and film production. As I mentioned in my title "Every Reign Has Its Struggles" and as a young woman building my throne the struggles are expected as they are tests and opportunities for growth, they are just a pain to endure. I set out to find a way to support myself and relieve my parents of being 100% financially responsible for me and I will, they have sacrificed enough for my education and development the least I can do is become an extraordinary Queen of my life.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Renewing of Your Mind

As a student I am constantly taking in new information and learning how to apply it to my career, this week I ran into a scripture that was first introduced to me when I was about 13 years old.

 Romans 12:2 (NIV)

 Do not conform to the pattern of this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
 Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is- his good,
 pleasing, and perfect will.

This scripture was the foundation of my rites of passage into womanhood, at the time it was just a scripture that became a pain in the butt because we all had to memorize and recite it in unison. But I am starting to get the message behind it, as I learn better I must do better and in doing better I am using my renewed mind, my new skills, my God given talents to help others to seek to do the same and growing closer to God.

Religion or the very existence of God is questionable to many but atheist or believer we all have minds and keeping them open is what we need to be successful.

In my accomplishments, I hope that each paid position, friend, colleague, or love help me to maintain an open mind, and allow me to transform my life and actions to accommodate its renewed way of thinking and doing


Sunday, May 26, 2013

So what exactly is "Know The Queen"?

"Know The Queen"...started from a little phrase I would say to myself whenever I accomplished or achieved a new challenge, now it is the title of my blog that will be the chronicle of my attempts to do the following:
  - Create a secondary source of income
  -  Write a novel
  -  Produce an animated series

All while completing my bachelor's degree in Communications/Broadcast Journalism...brace yourself for interesting pictures and videos, and posts that will make you laugh, cry, and relate in more ways than one.