How Missy Elliott can inspire us all to be a little bit kinder today

For a good hour last night, I was on cloud 9. The one and only Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott had actually liked the comment I left on her latest Instagram post. I couldn't believe it! Half of the time I comment on a stranger's post, they don't even acknowledge it. Celebrities....forget it! So, I was thrilled… Continue reading How Missy Elliott can inspire us all to be a little bit kinder today

Ciara Wants You to Level Up in Self-Assured New Comeback Single

"Know you want this yummy, yummy all in your tummy." That's what Ciara proclaims in her confident new single, "Level Up." Don't let those racy lyrics fool you though. The song's overall theme isn't sexual at all. In fact, it's a song of empowerment. Ciara sings about her growth as a woman who has learned… Continue reading Ciara Wants You to Level Up in Self-Assured New Comeback Single

Mary J. Blige Takes Us Back to Studio 54 With Discofied New Single

Mary J. Blige - Only Love single cover

Other than my oldest sister, I'm pretty sure no one would argue with me that Mary J. Blige is one of the greatest R&B artists of all time. When a legend like Patti LaBelle or Aretha Franklin is willing to do a song with you, then you definitely have something special. Just like those R&B… Continue reading Mary J. Blige Takes Us Back to Studio 54 With Discofied New Single

New Instagram Challenge Will Have You in Your Feelings

Rapper Drake

Social media never seems to be at a loss for fun and sometimes over-the-top challenges. From the ice bucket and mannequin challenges to the hilariously raunchy "For the D/For the P" challenge, there is constantly a crazy new social media fad dominating your Facebook timeline. If you love to dance or love Drake, then the… Continue reading New Instagram Challenge Will Have You in Your Feelings

The Luxury of Studying

I recently met this blogger on Twitter, and he invited me to check out his blog. He has some nice articles. As a current student myself, I can really appreciate this article, The Luxury of Studying. I, too, am guilty of feeling the dread of studying, especially the longer I am in school. I have to dig deep to keep myself motivated sometimes.

However, as this post highlights, it truly is a privilege to be able to go to college and study in the first place. So, I will keep this article in mind the next time I feel like tossing my school book across the room. 😉

Perpetual Change

At Georgia Tech, I am surrounded by students (myself included), who are consistently complaining about the amount of work they have to do or how much they are dreading the amount of studying that awaits them. It has become so commonplace to accept studying as an inevitable evil that dooms us all that many of us don’t even realize how much of a blessing it may actually be.

That’s right, studying is a privilege.

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. Out of them, over 1 billion people in developing countries live on $1.25 a day or less. 795 million people, or about one in nine people are not able to get enough to eat. 783 million do not have access to clean and safe water. The list could go on and on. But at the end of the day, all I have to worry about is doing well on my test.

Studying is a…

View original post 204 more words

Toddley’s Top 10 Albums of the Past 10 years: Celebrating 10 years in the ATL!

This year marks my 10th year of living in the fabulous city of Atlanta, GA. It's been a crazy, yet exciting 10 years full of ups, downs, and in-betweens. Through it all though, I always had my music! Music is my passion, and I even worked as a professional singer for a while, as some… Continue reading Toddley’s Top 10 Albums of the Past 10 years: Celebrating 10 years in the ATL!

Happiness (Part 1)

sunflower stuffed toy

Happiness is a choice. I have a wooden placard on the bottom of my entertainment center with that exact statement engraved on it. Although life can throw situations at us that cause uncontrollable unhappiness, for the most part, I truly do think happiness lies in our own hands. I've mentioned before that I battle with… Continue reading Happiness (Part 1)