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  • sonyawins:

    Let’s talk about this photo for a few - yes, it’s a photo at another corporate event in front of a step-and-repeat banner, and yes, there was a lot of comped liquor being ingested. The true significance of this photo, though, is that it was the first time since Father’s Day that I enjoyed myself at a social event. That’s a lifetime for a person whose entire schtick is built on being a social connector and always being in the know. This was taken on Saturday 7-26-14 btw. I wasn’t planning to leave the house and was thinking of reneging on the evening’s activities cuz I would rather have been in the house watching Power. Know that I’m only a homebody when I’m sick or depressed. The fun for me lasted only 45 minutes out of this three-hour event (the other 135 minutes showed me that my time in this scene is done), but in this short period of time I laughed, joked, and danced with friends.

    It will be a long time before I’m in a setting like the one pictured above and I’d like to find a new way to be a social connector - a way that will be more fulfilling for me. Making sure everyone else is hip has become quite exhausting. An acquaintance spotted me waiting in line to get inside the building on Saturday and surprisingly asked, “YOU’RE waiting in line?!” I already knew it would be a waste of time trying to skip the line. Plus, the name Sonya Wins doesn’t hold as much weight in DC as it once did (not saying that I was known everywhere in the city but I had some privileges at some spots around town). I’m not mad at that, nor am I seeking to be a local celebrity. I just know when it’s time to move on, it’s time to move on. It was a cool event though.

    Peace

    jmberryfictionwriter:

    sway33 posed a question the other day, encouraging his followers to discuss the issues we face as men. It inspired me to get a more bit personal than I might ordinarily be.
    I never imagined anyone could like me as much as they do, would derive such energy from the things I alone have to show them. Would never have imagined the things they would inspire me to grow to be. For me, there is no greater fulfillment.

    Inbox a 1-3 sentence statement you’ve been feeling for the longest, but haven’t said yet because you thought it might be too controversial.

    Mine:

    Israel claims they are claiming and fighting over holy land. But I’m pretty sure that, if there is a God and God is just, that those who are willingly involved will likely go to hell for what they have been doing.

    maxkirin:

    ⚘ DAILY STORY SEED ⚘

    The Gate Guardian

    Write about a character who was not born, but made. This character was created for the sole purpose of guarding the gate to an ancient artifact. Explore the mind of a character who has been waiting for millennia and… the moment when someone finally approaches them.

    Want to publish a story inspired by this prompt? Click here to read the guidelines~ ♥︎ And, if you’re looking for more writerly content, make sure to follow me: maxkirin.tumblr.com!

    Part of Me

    sway33:

    You can tell a lot about a person from the type if music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your iPod, phone, iTunes or however you listen to your music and then write down the first 10 songs that come up. Tag 10 people you want to do it too! One rule: No skipping!

    1. Lights Please - J. Cole
    2. I Miss Your Bones - Hospitality
    3. Now or Never (Bonus Track) - Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige
    4. Pray For Me - Anthony Hamilton
    5. Breach - Jack (Subsoul)
    6. The Neighborhood - Float
    7. Lights - You Show The Lights
    8. Reason To - Aaron Jerome feat. Katherine deBoer
    9. Gypsy Breaks (Breakbeat) - Basement Freaks
    10. Face to Face - Daft Punk
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    (Source: 420vision, via lajackash)

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