Saturday, May 14, 2011

SuperWoman

Good News!! No one has to take over TalkstillCheap.com for me. (although I am thinking of adding someone to the team, to get more things done, contact me if interested)  Anyway, I'm still alive!!! If you read my previous blog post, you know why I'm saying this.  Recently, I participated in one of life's most thrilling adventures.  I was "literally in the clouds", as my friend so nicely put it.  Click the video below to get an idea of what I did! :)

video

Yes, skydiving.  There is NO TURNING BACK!! I JUMPED!

video
Wow!! I still can't believe I did that. The initial jump plays over and over in my head. The mental replay is an instant reminder that I can GO ANYWHERE AND DO ANYTHING, if I make up my mind to JUST DO IT!
 I always said that I would go skydiving ... one day.  My Senior Year of High School, I had the luxury of para-sailing on the beautiful island of Mauritius, Africa.  I felt a new thrill was wellll over due.  Plus, I kinda wanted to shake off the mental restraint of my first year of Law School & "Live a little".  The opportunity presented itself at the perfect time (my Line Sister's birthday, *hearts*) & then the v-neck SuperWoman shirt landed in my lap, I knew it was destiny!!

The next day my Boss asked me "What possessed you?" (lol, in all fun) But, in all seriousness, I embraced the Superman logo years ago & I did one of my first ever blog posts (on myspace, view my talkstillcheap.com archives) about why I connected with it.  I actually derived it from one of my favorite scriptures, Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

I have been so fortunate to live an amazing life and experience some of the most amazing people, places, and things.  I don't want to start preaching, but I owe it all to knowing where my strength lies and knowing who holds my future.  What God has for me, it is for me.  No man, woman, devil, or doubter can take that away.  And, if its my time to go, then its my time to go!  However, God proves to me over and over that he has an extrordinary plan for my life.  I embrace my life lessons and try to see the bright side of things.  No need to stress, because I believe in a higher power. 

I thank him for keeping me & I'm excited about the rest of this journey.  The amazing coast down, once the parachute was released, was absolutely BEAUTIFUL.  If God can see fit to make and nuture so many beautiful things & continue to bless me like he has, I want to stay in his good graces. 
Everyday, just a little closer ..... and BOY DID I GET CLOSE THIS DAY, HUH?
;)



Videotapping the experience was a great decision.  Looking at the pics, it looks like I have a huge belly hanging over my belt.  Its really wind blowing under my shirt... but I never wanna look like that.  Ugh, I have been such a home body with school and work.  I'm getting back in the gym tho.  Just Do IT!!
COMMENTS!
follow me on twitter @Relleisallthat


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Before I JUMP

What I have been up to & What's on my MIND!

So, it has been a minute since I've been able to sit down and blog.  It is such ashame, because some very historic things have happened in the last couple of weeks.  However, the most historic happening of them all (in my life), is me completing my first year of law school. woooooo hoooooooo! OMG, when they say the first year is stressful nerve wrecking, they are not kidding.  Learning the law has several ins & outs & exceptions & buts .... one question can have several different answers.  However, I am enjoying every minute of it.  I would like to give a shout out to everyone who has already asked me for legal advice!

I'm not a lawyer yet you guys, but I am well on my way!  1 year down & 2 years to go!


Memphis Grizzlies exceed all expectations in the NBA playoffs
Next, my Memphis Grizzlies have already made history, by being the FIRST 8th seed to knock out a #1 seed and then go on to win the first game of the 2nd round of the NBA playoffs.
I am a home team kinda girl.  It just makes sense to me to be loyal to the home team.  I  LOVE THE STORY OF THE UNDERDOG, and this year the Memphis Grizzlies are just that!   Shoutout to the Grizzlies, if you don't win another game this series, you have done your city and your true fans proud!  For more intense fan coverage, follow me on twitter @Relleisallthat    #GoGrizz





Picture of downtown Memphis, flooded due to recent extreme
weather in the mid-south
Recent weather, tornadoes and floods, have pounded the mid-south (Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, etc.)  Several families have been misplaced.  Not only does this hit close to home, because my loved ones and friends have been affected in Memphis, but also because some fellow Law Students have been severely impacted.  A couple of students in Alabama even lost their lives, during a tornado.
For this reason, (and because service is my duty) I will be establishing opportunities for people to make donations, specifically clothes, to those impacted by the floods and tornadoes.
Stay tuned for details
Fox News .... this station is always under scrutiny, makes
a HUGE mistake in the broadcast on news of Osama Bin Laden's death
On May 1, 2011, the country awaited as President Obama made the announcement that Osama Bin Laden had been killed.  Crowds gathered outside the Whitehouse and social networks were BUZZING!! Of course, everyone had their own theories.  It seemed this announcement was too much of a coincidence, especially being on the brink of a "hissy fit" for President Obama's birth certificate.  It did not help any, that just a day after the President's announcement, pictures were released of the President and his cabinet in the "situation room" watching as the order on Osama was carried out.  The picture was taken the same day the announcement was made, as opposed to a week prior, as the President had suggested in his speech.  Pictures of the body still have not been released, and the American people want proof!! In this day in age, would a picture really solid proof??
Ok, Its 2:45am and in about 8.5hours I will be making up for all the fun I've missed this semester :)
Stay tuned for my next blog post to find out how ....
(If I don't make it back, someone, with a sense of humour and common decency, continue the TalkstillCheap.com Domain)
I kinda got a jump on the summer fun
I AM NOW A RED HEAD!!!
1LOVE