07 April 2014

Happy!

Anytime I need a little pick me up, I can always count on inspiration from Pinterest.  There are little gems of wisdom everywhere.
I'M BAAACK!  I've been gone for far too long.  Hello readers!  Thanks for stopping by.

Have a good day my friends.

Thanks for reading.
I appreciate you.
Love,
Msada.

17 February 2014

Interview with Tolu Omotola.

I was thrilled at the opportunity spend the day watching Hapoel Rishon LeZion women’s basketball team, thanks to a dear friend of mine Toluwani (Tolu) Omotola.  She’s known basketball most of her life.  From a young age, her charisma and talent put her under the radar.  Being so hardworking and dedicated to the sport, it was a no-brainer where she’d end up.  Through high school, she played for Dulles Vikins and Bellaire Cardinals.  In college, she played for Liberty Flames and TCU Horned Frogs.  Now she plays pro.  She often has to be away stretches of time from family to play overseas.  Currently, she’s playing in the city of Rishon LeZion, Israel.  She's one out of three African-American women drafted into their women's basketball league.

10 February 2014

"Waiting Game"


I'm thinking it over
The way you make me feel all sexy but it's causing me shame
I wanna lean on your shoulder
I wish I was in love but I don't wanna cause any pain
And if I'm feeling like I'm evil, we've got nothing to gain

06 February 2014

Shabbat Shalom!

I probably heard this many times than I can recall in Israel on a Friday.  I was in Jewish territory.  It was the day before Shabbat—day of rest.  In Israel, the weekend starts on Thursday and ends on Saturday.  On Saturday, people go to their different places of worship—Christians included.  Sunday begins the workweek.  There are so many days held sacred. There’s no separation of church and state.  Almost every holiday have a religious significance.  Notable is Yom Kippur—a day of Atonement—NO ONE drives.  Literally at sundown at Yom Kippur eve, if you find yourself on the highway, you have to stop the car and walk all the way home.  Be sure to have a healthful meal and sex because ya ain’t getting any on Yom Kippur!

15 January 2014

Reflective moments — Travel

Do you travel?

I travel a lot.   I've been to twelve states in the U.S out of fifty, the District and the Virgin islands; some of them I made repeated visits.  Outside the US, I've been to three different countries.  

To some of you this might not seem like a lot.  I know there are loads of places to visit.  My goal is to do more international travel—Bali, Rome, Tokyo, South Africa, etc are all on my list.  There's just something about travel that you can't learn in a classroom.  I've always admired people who can jet set on a dime, they only need necessities in a backpack.

08 January 2014

"The way I am"


If you were falling, then I would catch you.
You need a light, I'd find a match.

30 December 2013

Reflective moments — Roar!

Photo Credit: Chris Penny via Compfight cc
Stand for nothing,

Fall for Everything.

I've been inspired to write this post since Katy Perry's "Roar."  Sometimes it takes the right words to get a message across.  Just few words, not many, opens the door to clarity and the "Aha! Moments."

I think of the various epiphanies I've been fortunate to realize at the stage of life that I'm in.  Suddenly, life makes a whole lot of sense, in a way that I never fathomed.  Ever aim to please?  Does approval matter to you?  Ever been at crossroads where a decision means choosing happiness—either yours or that of others?  I've been asked these questions in one way or another recently.  I've been part of a young man's life since childhood.  Right now he's at a crossroads.  One day he asked me "what do you do when you know you have to make a decision that would make you happy but will end up hurting the people you love?" Growing up as one of the oldest in the household, a lot is ridding on him to set an example for his young siblings.    He knows making an important decision would mean either  putting himself first, or putting his family first, either way he'd make a decision that would either hurt himself or his loved ones.  Does he pursue a financially secure career or a passion with an uncertain future?  For most of his life, he'd been humble and respectful of his family, they've guided and molded him into a fine young man.  Just like men before him, he's of the age where he seeks independence.  He wants to break out of the bubble that's been created for him.  He wants to know what it's like to finally be a man, make independent decisions.  Most of all, he wants to be happy.  He does know, however that he might make a decision that might cause his folks to label him a Deviant.  He might end up displeasing his own family.  Such decision he's not taking lightly. 
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