Happy Friday: Flying High

20150424_094220-1G5’s or better I fly higher than weather …..OK, so I am not exactly in a G5 it is more like an Airbus, but hey a girl must dream!
Thinking about this statement that Jay so eloquently boasted about years ago, I think about the fact that in order for a pilot to get you to your destination safely they have to fly above the bad weather and maneuver around the storm to deliver us safely to our final destination. This takes skill and experience, hours and hours of training and once they are on the job a series of conscious decisions are necessary to preserve the lives of all on board. Takeoff and Landing are not done on autopilot and turbulence has to be avoided along the way. What if you took this same approach with life? So much of our lives are spent on auto pilot and we do the same things every day so much to the point that many habits we aren’t even conscious of. What if we took a day and (especially in the beginning and end) we thought about our every move listened to the moments in life and made calculated decisions instead of doing the normal things we do every day. Maybe take a new route to work (but hold on don’t blame me if you run into traffic it ain’t my fault), eat something different for breakfast, stretch, meditate, take five minutes and breathe.  Plan your day as soon as you wake up and not the mundane things that you have to do, not the to do list. See it in all it’s fabulousness and splendor, that person you have a problem with in your office or in your own home see yourself getting along with them or see them taking the day off or being pleasant for a change then go forth and be great. I know life is not all fairy tales and smooth sailing, there are definitely rocky roads and obstacles and when you are in the thick of it navigating through it can be tough; It can be hard to see that perfect ending but take a second to take yourself out of the storm and analyze the situation. Look at the situation as if it were happening to a friend and think about the advice you would give them to correct or cope with the circumstance.
When you are able to do that you are flying higher than weather.
Happy Friday it’s almost time to put that 9-5 up on the shelf and just enjoy yourself!
Words to live by from Ky!
Ky is the BEB photographer and regular blogger.
Photo credit: Kyeisha Kelly

Happy Friday!

4789263This morning my daughter put on a sequin top and acid washed jeans. Now, my first reaction was to gently suggest that she change to a solid top or a solid bottom, but I stopped. I thought to myself, this is the last day of her vacation and I am dragging her out of bed (on what has to be the coldest day of my life here in New York and certainly the coldest day of hers) to take her with me to work, so I should just let her be happy with her mixed up outfit and move on. I continued to think about fashion and how I would have never paired my acid washed with sequin as a child; I would have been the laughing stock of the school. But today these times are different and fashion has evolved to a place where anything goes: plaid with flowers, polka dots with paisley, and I guess acid washed with sequin. This was her world of self-expression through fashion and if she is happy then I should be happy too.

top-fashion-blogs-africa_best-african-american-fashion-bloggers_coloured-stockings_colored-tights_pink-bubble-skirt_barbie-editorial_princess-editorial_cute-japanese-fashion-ediI say all of this to say, as long as your child is clean and dressed appropriately for the weather, don’t stress it. Kids have an issue with control (rightfully so). They are always being told what to do, how to do it and who to do it with, but by letting them choose their own clothes, we are giving them a small sense of independence. Controlling their wardrobe not only stifles their creative and artistic expression, but it will cause unnecessary morning drama, and who needs that? After all, it is Friday and at the end of the day there will be a glass of wine waiting for you and all will be well.

So don’t stress the small stuff!

Words to live by from Ky

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