BLOGMAS Day 8 | What I listen to in a day!

Hello Passionista, 

My day to day activities are fueled by my energy levels and mood throughout the day. Sometimes I’m happy and cheery, sometimes I’m angry with an attitude, and sometimes I’m just in my feelings. Music and podcasts are my outlets for changing my moods and staying in my lane.

I start my morning out with my bible app or inspiration podcast. I use my bible app to listen to daily scriptures and plans. I am currently completing the Luke 12 day plan.  I have a few inspiration podcast that I like to listen to here are my favorites: 

Mediocre to Masterful

Oprah’s Master Class

Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations 

                                                                                                      Women Evolve 

Around lunch time I need my music to keep me focused. A good upbeat Apple Music playlist or my Tevin Campbell (trained) station on Pandora music. 

Here are my favorite Apple Music playlist to listen to midday: 

Growing Up Millennial

Millennial Soul

Beyonce Essentials

I am a lover of true crime. I like True Crime documentaries, shows, movies, books, and podcast. An afternoon pickup (around 3pm) for me is a Murder or investigative podcast. This is what I listen to: 

True Crime Garage

Sword & Scale

Serial

My Favorite Murder

On my way home in the evening I love listening to audible books. I am currently listening to Becoming by Michelle Obama.This audible is 19 hours and narrated by the ONE and ONLY Michelle Obama herself and I love it. I will be driving home listening to the books, and she’ll say a word and I’ll start talking about like we having a real conversation. Sometimes, I have to pause the audible just  to talk to myself. Queen Michelle Obama is speaking a word of honesty and truth in this book and in such a gracefully unapologetic manner. I LOVE IT! 

Once I get home I want silence. Pure Silence for at least 30 minutes to an hour. No TV, No phone, No music. That’s my distressing time. Then the good podcast come while I’m cooking, cleaning and blogging- and those are: 

Lip Service 

The Read 

Small Doses

Jesus & Jollof

What do you listen to ?

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Open Relationships

Hello Beauty! Okay. So. The other day I was listening to the radio and I heard Monique (the actress) promoting her podcast with her husband about their open marriage.

I found this very interesting. Now I’m not judging but I have a big opinion.

In Hollywood, there has been a lot of hype on the topic open marriage and open relationship. So allegedly, Will and Jada (The Smiths) have an open marriage, Toya Wright gives her husband or soon to be ex- husband (Memphis) eight passes a year to cheat, and now Monique made the decision to have an open marriage with her husband (Sidney Hicks). This is crazy.

When I think of open relationships my mind shoots to emotions and feelings, STDs/ HIV, and baby mama/daddy drama. That’s a huge decision to make and a huge risk on love.

Since when did love become such a huge risk?

Love is not open; love is closed to the outside but open to the people in it.

I can’t be in love with you and give you my all when there an outside piece of you somewhere or everywhere else. When loving a person becomes hard to do then you need to re-evaluate the person you love. Point. Blank. Period.

Personally, my love an affection is not to be shared with anyone. I’m not ashamed to say I am SELFISH. When is comes to my spouse, the person I have fell in love with, the person I lay next to every night- OH BABY! I am SELFISH. I want their attention and constant affection, and they must have a set of eyes the only looks at me.

How can you be in love and be complete with another man or women who may step out on the relationship every now and then? That’s how people get hurt. Honestly …

Now let me get to these cheat days. I will not give my man permission to allow another female the opportunity to have what’s mine. ARE YOU CRAZY? If I’m with a guy who cheats or wants to cheat, that’s when our relationship ends. Love is not hard, but when it becomes hard to do – that’s when two mature adults know its time to step away from one another.

But I am interested in hearing what Monique and her husband have to share about their open marriage. I would also like to hear why she choice to initiate this into her relationship (because it was her idea). Not only will the podcast be about just their relationship but also topics dealing with the concerns in relationships that affect us all on a daily basis, according to Monique’s tweet back on November 29th.

Okay so after doing a little research, I have learned that the podcast premiered on January 11th. New episodes are added every Monday. You can listen to this podcast at www1.play.it

There are already 3 episodes up and I can not wait to have some quick time to sit and listen to what they have to say. I will definitely do a follow up with my thoughts, opinions and maybe rants after I listen to these podcast episodes.

In the meantime, I’d love to hear your thoughts on Open Relationships…

Until next, Stay beautiful!