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EMBRACING THE RAIN ON MY PARADE

rain on my parade adorned in armor

 

Hey guys, Medge here!

 

Summer has poured “rain on my parade” in the most unexpected of ways. From the silly little things like going to an editors meeting at 2:15 because you missed the follow up email saying that it now started at 2 :)…to the even more serious things, like missing the bill payment for school… or, even having a cracked screen on my laptop that holds all my writing files (including this post that I rewrote) with no funds to pay for damages. Needless to say, I was drowning.

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SNAPCATION: CANADA CAPTURES

 

I’ve been wanting to travel all summer. I had been feeling so off (for many reasons) and needed a break. God granted me the desires of my heart because last Thursday, my mom called me and told me to pack my bags for a trip to Canada the very next day!

 

Yes, just like that.

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COME AS YOU ARE

I’m really good at being “okay.” I’m great at it, actually! Doesn’t matter where or when, I can always muster up a smile for anyone.

 

My best friends, however, know me very well. And so I don’t feel the need to act outside of myself when I’m not feeling like myself. When I’m unhappy, they see it in my eyes. When I’m turned off, they see it in my demeanor. When I’m agitated, they see it in my silence. My mom is especially good at reading me! I don’t have to say a word, they just feel it.

 

So I’m continuously amazed…not by how my closest friends have the ability to feel like something’s off with me, but by the mere fact that God already knows.

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3 WAYS TO SPEAK UP WHEN SOCIETY SAYS SHUT UP

Society raised us to speak up and be heard…unless it’s a controversial subject, that is. Yes, we were taught to speak up but as time progresses and situations worsen, we’re being shouted at to shut up.

 

Shut up, no one cares about your skin. Shut up, no one cares about your hair. Shut up, no one cares about your parents being deported. Shut up, no one cares about your faith. Shut up, shut up, shut up… unless you want to talk about fluff.

 

Now, I’m usually social media silent on issues like police brutality because it’s disheartening and my website isn’t a platform for politics. However, having a heart isn’t political.

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SUMMER NIGHTS WITH ASOS

Summer — I actually hate it.

 

I say so every year it comes along because every year I still mean it! It’s just not for me. And if it was up to me, I seriously would consider relocating to cooler land just for these few months! People think I’m crazy but my reasons are solid (bugs, scorching heat, sweat). Who likes that?

 

Like, the day I shot this look, it was so hot. Thankfully, I have a nice glow in these photos but really, I think I was on the brink of glistening in perspiration lol. Shout out to my glands for holding back for the sake of these photos!

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How To Beat The Waiting Game

Waiting: I hate it. I like to know what’s next and what’s going on.

 

So when I began to apply for internships, my thought process wasn’t any different. I confidently applied in the beginning of April, prepared to be set for the summer. But something strange happened — unsettling even. I wasn’t getting any answers.

 

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PERFECT CURLS WITH “IRRESISTIBLE ME”

Calling all hair lovers! I’ve discovered the secret to irresistible curls. Well actually, it found me.

 

When the lovely people at Irresistible Me contacted me about doing a post in exchange for product, I knew I couldn’t say no when I caught hold of the Sapphire 8 in 1 complete curler in all it’s glory. No seriously, take a look yourself.

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3 NUGGETS OF DOUGLAS FAMILY GOLD TO FIGHT FEAR

Douglas Family Gold

 

With the new show, Douglas Family Gold, hitting our screens soon, Oxygen orchestrated a conference call with Gabby Douglas, her mother and press this past Friday. And guess who had the pleasure of joining in and asking a few questions?

 

Yeah, this girl!

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Go Your Own Way

Happy May! It’s all about renewal, choosing your own path way and moving on.

 

As we pack up boxes to leave college and fill up suitcases for much needed vacations, I know the one thing we’re all worried about in the back of our mind is “what’s next”? “Which way should I go?”

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4 Things To Do When You Feel Hopeless

My senior year of college has never been so unsettling.

 

I’m only taking 3 classes (one online) with Tuesdays and Thursdays off and I’m interning remotely with Gorgeous in Grey. I thought this semester would be pretty chill. I thought I’d be sleeping in more (which is true). I thought I’d have a whole lot more time for my blog (false). I thought I’d just be freeeeeeeeee!

 

Well, it’s on and off. I’m super busy and when I’m not, I feel off because it’s like I should be doing something! Weird, huh? But through the many homework assignments and traveling to and fro from the city, I’ve just been going through multiple tests that were supposed to drain me. I’m talking physical, spiritual and all of that, people.

 

My recent obstacle has been fighting hopelessness.

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