This is Not My New Normal

Since March 2020 we’ve been social distancing. That’s about 9 months since we’ve been able to carry on with our normal routine. We already had a normal life. Everything many corporations were against have now noticed that they cannot see another way to operate their companies without remote work lifestyles.

I used to go outside for fresh air and now I’m concerned about wearing a mask outside… make it make sense, because I’m no longer breathing in fresh air with a mask on. This is not my new normal, this is not normal period. Normal is on pause and that’s what we need to understand.

When will be able to resume to our natural lives?

Signing Off,

Original Good Girl

My Favorite Podcasts

Here I go! Here I go! HERE I GO AGAIN! Girls whats my weakness… PODCASTS… LMFAO!!!!!!! Sorry not sorry, Men ain’t my weakness over here. But I do have a weakness for good music and good podcasts. I’ve really started listening to podcasts within the last 3 years and I must say it really all started after being a YouTube fiend for a video on hair products and styles and listening to T.D. Jakes on YT.

Then a friend of mine would send me recordings of the sermons she attended on Sundays. The quality was poor *sorry sis* but I googled ‘Hillsong’ and BOOM I saw Podcast and said to myself “I hope this is what she sent me, then low and behold it was. I started listening to church sermons via Podcast. And from there I just explored for other podcasts I could listen to. And now I have a weekly run of podcast to look forward to.

Here are my favorite podcasts

Woman Evolve with Sarah Jakes Roberts

On this Podcast we learn how to Mind Our Business, keep drinking our water and trying to Rescue Eve (women or brands in the media we may not totally agree with), and recognizing the good deeds of those women and men as Hail Mary/Joseph. Sarah Jakes Roberts keeps it real yet brings the word of God into every situation. She’s your sister from another mister.

Deadass with Khadeen and Devale

This young millenial married couple with 3 kids talk about their relationship before they were married, they get into what marriage is really like, and their relationship with their children and many other topics we tend to stray from like natural water birth, health and fitness and more. Oh Deadass they keep it 100% and they’re from BROOKLYN!!!

Therapy for Black Girls

Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed therapist in ATL, talks therapy; what to expect in therapy, healing, grief, losing loved ones, making peace with yourself. She shares so much on her podcast for you to get a snippet of what topics you can talk about with your therapist or even if you want a therapist but don’t know how to go about it this podcast gives an inch into the benefits of therapy. If your unsure about Therapy please give this podcast a listen to get a little feel of what to expect from a therapist. It’s not what you see in TV!

Jesus and Jollof

So I just started listening to this podcast 2 weeks ago and I’m all caught up. Hosted by Yvonne Orji who plays Molly on Insecure and Luvvie Ajayi, writer and author of New York’s Best Time Seller ‘I’m Judging You’. These two young African millennials are spitting knowledge about their trails growing up under pressure to purse feilds their parents wanted and still breaking the boundaries of what success looks like and sounds like. If you’ve grown up in a home with old fashion parents that think life is all about getting a career as a Doctor, Lawyer or Engineer but you’ve chosen a different path oh you’ll definitely relate to these women and you will laugh I guarantee it. And let’s not forget the talk of relationships, adulting and money. They drop a couple of gems!!!

You can find these Podcast on Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcast and SoundCloud.

Xoxo, Original GG

I unplugged from Instagram for a month.

What happens when you unplug from social media? Nothing, everything still goes on, you just aren’t plugged into looking at pictures and videos that you thought you were interested in.

Well then what’s the point? -You can put that energy back into yourself, back into your art, your goals, you set yourself free from what you thought you needed. It’s not being Anti-Social. If you even think your being social just because you have an IG handle, you need to ask yourself when was the last time you even thought about personally reaching out to a stranger just to form bond. Whether that bond may last one hour or 10 years it’s an effort and part of your own history, your story. That’s what social media has done for most, formed temporary bonds with people we’re probably too scared to introduce ourselves to. And yet Social Media has broaden our eyes and minds to several different cultures, careers, issues, and ventures that we didn’t always thought were for many of us.

But here’s a reason why some people to practice how to use social media with kindness… story time

I recently lost my id and credit cards and a young man found it and found me on Facebook. BUT… he said ‘If I go out on a date with him he’d give it back. Ummmm, 1. This ain’t no Paramount Motion Picture fairy-tale. 2. You don’t know if I’m crazy and I don’t know if your crazy. 3. What if I was not into guys? Well I declined the date and asked kindly for this young man to send my identification back to the address on my ID. It’s been 2 months and I still have not received my card wallet with my belongings. Honestly I may have considered the date had he actually mailed back my things but now that’s definitely not happening.

So please lets use Social Media with kindness all!

Xoxo, Original GG