Happy New Year

Resolutions, affirmations and profound quotes are plentiful right now such as…

“Today is the first day of a 365 page book, write a good one.”

You will find none of those here however. What you will see are changes throughout the year – new layout, regular postings and FOCUS.

I created The Chocl8t Diaries over five years ago as a vehicle for my creative writing. None of my family nor close friends knew about it since it also served as a personal journal of sorts, but my how things change. About a year ago I began posting links to my blog on my Facebook page in an effort to marry my two identities. There are both pros and cons to that decision but once opened, Pandora’s Box cannot be closed.

In January 2013, I created a personal vision board which included very specific goals I wanted to achieve and the work began shortly thereafter. However, there is still more to do – much, much more.

It starts here with me, this blog and you – those 209 followers/subscribers to The Chocl8t Diaries!

Welcome aboard!! Let’s see how this journey unfolds!

happynewyearWelcome to 2009!!!

It’s a new year and the opportunity for a new beginning!

May you find love, peace, prosperity, and joy in this new year.

I have “unplugged” for the holidays and will not be posting regularly until after 1/5/09.  Until then….enjoy yourselves!!!

Mmwwaaahhh! 😛

Here it is, January 1st around 2:15 a.m. and I’m sitting in the bed, blogging, watching an “Entourage” marathon on HBO, while drinking my hot eggnogg spiked with Jack Daniels. Multi-tasking at its best. I’ve already been to church and to mom’s house to bring in the New Year with her praying over the family. Quiet and low key.

I’ve never been one to make resolutions. I don’t know, it just seems too much of a cliche’. There are some things I will continue to do, or do more of, and there are things which I plan to do less or not at all. 

Here is my More or Less “stuff” for 2008:

Exercise more– the spiked eggnogg is a very good reason for this to be at the top of the list. In fact, I will be at the gym later this morning, uh, today.

jay.jpgsky.jpgSpend more time with my nephews– Skylar is 2 yrs old and Jalen is 2 months. I’ve gotta remember to take my vitamins or keep a can of Red Bull on hand.

Spend less time on B.S.– for example, the 4 ½ years of “on-again, off-again” debacle with M². Deliverance is a blessing! Too bad God doesn’t have a 30 minute delivery guarantee like some pizza places. Keyshia Cole is my girl these days with these lyrics:

You need to get if he don’t wanna
Love you the right way he ain’t gonna
It ain’t where he’s at its where he
Where he wanna be
If he ain’t gonna love you
the way he should
then LET IT GO
If he ain’t gonna treat you
the way he should
then let it go

Oooo, or these:

Just to think about it, I would do things that I would regret (tryna get you to)
To understand how I felt for you
I tried real hard time and time again but I
Didn’t know my love wouldn’t grow, I shoulda just let it go
But I, stayed around thinkin you would learn to love

Okay…’Nuff of that.

Read more books and write in my journal more– I’m well on my way with part of this. I finished Ken Follett’s, “Pillars of the Earth” and will be at Barnes and Noble to buy his “World Without End“. Since I’ve been blogging I haven’t been writing in my journal. I’ve got to change that. For real.

Lust after and Fantasize more about the O.C.– he is a nice piece of eye candy. Sexy. Smart. Fine as Hizell. Mmm, Mmm Good! Campbell’s Soup ain’t got nothing on this brotha.

Pray more – after visiting O’ Hell Nawl and becoming addicted to the hilarious, irreverent foolishness…I need more Jesus now than I ever did before! Lawd Jeezus help me!! 🙂 “At the cross, at the cross…where I first saw the light…”

Well, that just about covers it. I’m headed to bed… HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 🙂