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Hi friends!

Welcome to my little corner of Al Gore’s Internet. I’m Jareesa - I’m a scientist, a freelance writer, a knitter, wife to LM, mom to #BabyPi, and more. I love Queen Bey, squishy yarn, watching GBBO, and attempting to bake. Sometimes I rant, sometimes I rave, but I always tell the truth.

April/May Recap

Yes, it has been a long time since I've blogged. I've talked about it, but just didn't feel the motivation to post anything.

So let's see...what's happened since the last time I posted...

Well, I did my big chop (BC) in April. After my first couple of heated yoga practices, I was just so upset with my two different textures, so I woke up on a Saturday, called the salon and made a same-day appt. I got my eyebrows waxed, bought some cute earrings, and headed to the shop. I cut off a lot of length, but I wasn't upset at all. I was very happy actually. Once I saw my twa (that's teeny weeny afro for yall you aren't on the hairboards) I loved it. Occassionally I miss the security that long hair brought, but overall I'm very happy. This is the first time I've ever really experienced my natural texture, and I really love my little coils and kinks. Now I'm just focused on growing it out so I can do more styles.

The other exciting thing from April was that my neices were born all in the same week! My brother closest to me had twin girls, Nadia and Nadirah. They came early so they've been in the NICU but they are coming home soon! My other brother had 1 girl, Zunairah. All my girls are absolutely beautiful and I'm a very proud auntie! I will definitely be going home more often so that I can see my girls.

I've still been job-hunting and whatnot...but I had to have a real talk with myself, and seriously look at my life. I've spent a long time plotting & planning to leave, but I'm still in Orlando. And I've been miserable and whiny...which isn't cute. I had finally reached MY whine limit, and I had to say to myself "Jubs, you can and need to do better. All this whining about how much you hate Orlando is not helping the situation." So I've actually been getting more involved in stuff around town and giving Orlando a chance. I attended the Orlando Fringe Festival with my friend RJ, which was actually a lot of fun. The Fringe Festival allows artists to put on whatever kind of show they want, and I saw 4 very different shows. I joined a movie group (think dinner group but with movies instead of restaurants) and I'm still very active with Restaurant Mafia. And the Magic winning has definitely Orlando a more exciting place to live. And yeah, Orlando isn't so bad once you get out and do stuff. No, I still can't do all the things that I love to do in other cities, but I have to make the best of the situation that I have.

Work has been kinda blah...I've been trying to get re-motivated....or maybe this is a sign that its time for me to move on, I dont' know.

Still dating very casually, nothing really new to report in my romantic life.

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