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Freewriting Series: Levels of Vibrations

Levels of Vibration by Bougie Girl Apparel
He was your first love. You guys were virtually carbon copies of  one another. But, it couldn't last, because...you guys were virtually carbon copies of one another. Your combined vibration was fun and novel at first but, you guys could never get very far either on your own or together.

Then, the fights and accusations started.

"You're holding me back." You accuse.

He responds in kind.

The truth is that you are both holding each other back. Neither one of your vibration levels is high enough to propel you past the point of where you are. It can only go down from here.

So, you make the decision to leave him.

Not too long after, you come across a man whom is a couple of steps ahead of you on the path. Being with him forces you to grow past  your previous low vibration. Soon, you are traveling places and meeting different types of people and it's all because of his influence. You are his best pupil. But, after awhile you lo…

Freewriting Series: So, This Is Happy Hour???

So, this is Happy Hour??? by Bougie Girl Apparel
They call it Happy Hour. Yet, no one seems really overjoyed to be here.  Instead, this place is rockin' a vibe of abject desperation. I watch in faint amusement as the ladies in this joint attempt to look faintly bored. They fixate their attention on updating their social media status and do their best to tamp down their anxiety.

The men in this place are drinking too much and guffawing a bit too loudly. They aren't really on the prowl... at least not in the strictest sense.

Relationships Are A Lot Like TV Shows....

Freewriting Series: Beige Beings

Sometimes, we fall into a comfortable routine. We get up the same time every day, eat the the same foods, and even talk about the same things. It gets old and this constant state of sameness turns us into Beige Beings.

Beige beings are perpetually stuck in a rut of their making. Sure, we all need routine however, we also have to be willing to shake things up once in awhile.

Free-writing Series: The Rewriting Process

Back in 2007, I wrote a romance novella entitled: "Dirk's Decision" during National Novel Writing Month. I wrote this novella during a more tumultuous time in my life. Writing felt like the only solid thing that I had going on in my life.

Over the years, I have vowed to edit this novella and it just hasn't happened...until now.

Currently, I am reading the rough draft version of this novella on my podcast Bougie Girl Story Hour. Each time I read from it, I seem to find a grammatical and/or a  style error which, I somehow missed back in 2007. 

Admittedly, there is a part of me that wants to completely scrap this story and go onto something else.

Yet, I know in my heart that immersing myself into the rewriting process will be good for my psyche in the long run.

Freewriting Series: VHS Tapes

Do you remember when VHS tapes were all the rage?  Back in the day, my family would rent VHS movies from the local grocery store. Now, most of us watch our movies via the Internet or using On-Demand programming.

A moment of silence for a bygone era.