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Sugar-coated effery and shenanigans.

Here I Go Again

Heyooooooo, Internet friends!

Yes, I’m back. Now I know what you’re thinking. Probably something along the lines of, “Where the hell have you been for two years, Devon?”

Welp, it’s simple.

I’ve been making new friends. I’ve been working, not working and working again.

I’ve been gaining weight, losing weight, plateauing and getting back on my fitness grind.

Ahhhhhnnnnd, I’m still trying to figure out:

  • men
  • ways to get rich
  • why my uterus hates me
  • why I can’t find Homemade brand Cookies ‘n’ Cream ice cream at Acme anymore

It’s been an interesting two years. So I thought that it was time to start sharing some of my experiences and venting about my frustrations. Hey, it’s probably cheaper than therapy, and you might learn something along the way!

I started this blog after I lost my job a few years ago. I wanted to prove that I could write even though corporate America tried to dull my shine.

Keyword tried

At the time, I was angry, frustrated and mad at everyone. I was scraping to get by and it sucked. But I was fortunate because I had a good support system around me. My parents, friends and even my sister shared their hard-earned shillings so I could pay my car note, keep my phone on and do the basic things that I took for granted. When you’re not working, you long for a bit of normalcy. Even though I hated my job, I missed some of the folks who I had grown to love. I missed a regular paycheck. I hated not being able to go out. I missed shopping for crap I really didn’t need. I even missed going to Icky Sleaze(Mickey D’s) for a janky cheeseburger. I cried a lot. I blamed myself for my hardships, and I didn’t think that I would ever recover.

Fast forward to now, and I’m in a much better place.

I’m still learning. I’m still growing, but the one thing that remains the same is my shine. By shine, I mean my personality. I realized that no matter how tough things get, you can’t give up, and you can’t allow yourself to become defeated. You gotta keep pushing. You gotta keep knocking down doors. You gotta keep smiling even though you want to scream, junk punch and kick those dickwads who are trying to throw you off track. And you can’t stay in that dark place. If you do, it will kill your spirit. And at that point, you have allowed all of the negativity to destroy one of the most unique things about you.

So remember:

You live.

You learn.

You learn how to live—better.

Nothing is set in stone. Every day truly is a fresh start. Keep evolving, keep moving forward and keep being the very best you can be.


So there’s my serious post.

Now, on with the shenanigans! 🙂





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