I was talking to one of my good friends a couple of days ago and about halfway through the conversation the topic of this blog came up. See a little over a year ago, I decided that it was time to FOCUS on ME and BringSexTeeBack! In that time I started the blog, I was on the brink of a SHIFT. The shift took me to the Chicago and with the adjustments of starting a new job, traveling often, and trying to adjust to a new environment all by myself I lost focus. In my conversation the other day, it hit me that it was time to get back to bringinsexteeback.
So, I logged into Tumblr and re-read all of the posts that I had placed on the blog in the past with particular attention to my very first blog post entitled “Things I Lost In The Fire” which birthed the #bringinsextee back movement. It helped me focus.
I also saw a post from Valentine’s Day 2012 where I had a short post which simply said Make Room For Love. As I reflect on this Valentine’s Day, it’s time for me to practice what I preached and make room for love.
The question you are probably asking yourself is, what’s in the way? And boy do I have the answer: MissTee…It’s Me. I am my biggest barrier, obstacle, mountain, etc. It is not until I learn to truly love myself by taking care of my needs before the needs of others, embracing who I am flaws and all, and realizing that anything more that self-love is just another blessing from God.
I don’t love myself enough for anyone else to really love me <3 That’s the part that hurts the most…I know God is saying I will not and cannot let love in until you love yourself because back in 2004 I prayed to God that he not put me in another serious relationship until I learned to love myself and for the past 8-9 years that has been my personal struggle. Personally, I am so sick of this script and want to change the course of the story but I honestly don’t know if I know how to.
But what I am going to commit to do is figuring out how because I can’t continue to get in my own way…it’s time to make room for <3.
The crossbody bag that gives back! 3% of the purchase price goes to 3 charities — the 9/11 Memorial Fund, Family Focus Adoption Services, and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. #giveback #nordstrom (Taken with Instagram)
Chicago Summer Dance…This is the last one of the summer and we are learning Chicago Steppin’. Learn then apply! #loveit (Taken with Instagram)
Rotating sculpture promoting new “Mothers” exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Made me think of JD! (Taken with Instagram)
The result of the weekend twist out. This was my first attempt after a failed practice ☺ #teamnatural #twistout #windycityliving (Taken with Instagram)
Labor Day @ Art Institute of Chicago! #windycityliving (Taken with Instagram)
Another “love” letter! This was one of the best ideas my favs could have come up with as a gift. #windycityliving (Taken with Instagram)
It’s official cause the tickets have arrived! Who’s joining me? #HTTR (Taken with Instagram)