Welcome To My Life

Friday Jan 29, 2021

What is a rebel?

I live it. I AM it, a Rebel.

Being a rebel means not giving a fuck about social norms or what people think. It’s a refusal to conform. Seeing the World through a unique lens and staying true to yourself, no matter what. It means being unafraid to speak up, speak out and stand for something even if it’s considered weird or unconventional.

With that, I give you: Rebel.

Thank you to the lovely 4inthemorning for, not just being an ESSENTIAL asset, supporter, and presence in my life, but for taking these AMAZING photos. You can view more of her work, here or follow your girl on Instagram @4inthemorning_.

Do you consider yourself a rebel? How do you let out your rebel yell? Let me know in the comments.

Until our next adventure…

-Kaillaby


Tuesday Jan 26, 2021

‘Ello lovelies!

Today I did a check-in with myself. I went to my vision board and, to my surprise, I needed to take some of my goals down.

Not because I fell short, not because I didn’t make it, BUT BECAUSE I ALREADY ACHIEVED THEM! ::squeals::

As an overachiever I’m so busy pushing forward, that I don’t take the time to acknowledge my achievements and have been oblivious to the magnitude of the success I’ve been achieving!

So, I started a new habit, every time I achieve a goal I will remove it from my vision board and place the sticky note behind my work station. I’ll attach evidence to go along with it because, you know, receipts.

With that, I’d like to offer you my five essential tips for creating and achieving your goals:

#GOALS by Kaillaby

When it comes to a goal, always remember to:

  • Be specific and concise.
  • Dream Big! Dont sell yourself short.
  • Be honest with yourself.
  • Check in, update and follow through.
  • Manifest through affirmation.
  • Be patient!
  • Count the small victories, can’t forget the little guys.

Have you achieved any goals lately? No matter how big or small, be to sure to pat yourself on the back and do a little victory dance!

Until our next adventure…

-Kaillaby


Saturday Jan 23, 2021

Man, ain’t nothing like quality time with the ones you love.

I had the honor of accompanying a friend to the Museum of Natural History today. Na, friend is an understatement. She’s more like a sister to me ❤

We finally hung out for the first time in a while (10 months in lockdown will do that to your relationship) and fast forward past one night of red wine, laughing and catching up later we linked up for a Saturday-day trip to the Museum of Natural History!

It was awesome!

Just that little taste of normalcy was enough to boost my entire spirit. I hope I never come down from this emotional high.

I’m privileged to say that I got to reintroduce two great loves back into my life this weekend: my sister Ayana and Museums ❤

I hope you get to be so lucky. Rekindle an old flame, if you haven’t already. Blow the dust off of that book you haven’t picked up in months. Pick up where you left off in that Netflix show. Get that old thang back.

Whatever makes you happy.

Until our next adventure….

-Kaillaby

PS. Here are a few flicks from our adventure at the Museum of Natural History. Enjoy ❤


Friday Jan 22, 2021

#letmeputyouon

Genre: Soul

Song: Speak Now

Recommended By: Kaillaby

The powerful pipes of Leslie Odom, Jr pack a powerful punch whether he’s singing for Broadway (who can forget his portrayal of Aaron Bur on Hamilton?), a motion picture or otherwise. The song goes for a simplistic approach to production, starting off with nothing but the sweet serenading sounds of an acoustic guitar backing Leslie’s vocals.

It is the perfect representative of the movie One Night in Miami, speaking to the raging hearts and emotions of the silenced and oppressed and urges them to take a moment to “listen, listen, listen”.

It implores you to speak out, speak up and “speak now” to make a better tomorrow for the generations that will supersede us, because if want to make the World a better place, you have to start now.

If you’re in need of a spiritual uplift, give this one a listen. And please, do yourself a favor and watch Regina King’s One Night in Miami streaming now on Amazon. Be sure to keep a box of tissue handy.

Until our next adventure…

-Kaillaby


Tuesday Jan 19, 2021

As of 22 hours ago, I officially became a published Writer. I remember writing “write for CBR.com” on my vision board and, not even a year later, I was welcomed onboard as an Anime Features Writer ^_^

This started out as a dream so, to finally have it come to fruition is surreal, exhilarating, thrilling and miraculous. Miraculous in more ways than one.

Any fans of the Miraculous Lady Bug series? Well, then you’re in for a real treat. Click the link below for more details about the Miraculous Lady Bug’s manga spin-off, dropping in March 2021, written by yours truly.

https://www.cbr.com/miraculous-manga-spinoff-great-idea/

Until our next adventure…

-Kaillaby


Sunday Jan 17, 2021

Coming soon…

Photocred: 4inthemorning

Shoes: Dr. Marten


Saturday Jan 16, 2021

Bro, remember concerts!?

I miss live music.

The feeling of singing at the top of your lungs, to the best of your vocal cord’s abilities, in unison, with, at times, THOUSANDS of fellow fans. It’s electrifying.

I decided that I would start giving my love for music more shine on here. To me, there’s nothing more personal than sharing music with someone. Your taste in music gives insight to who you are when you’re 100% yourself, a side of you many people don’t get to see.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed by now but, I’m pretty random (lol) so my music taste is mixey. I listen to everything from Sza to Daft Punk to Jimi Hendrix.

So, without further ado, here’s the very first #letmeputyouon

Enjoy.

#letmeputyouon

Genre: Hip/hop

Song:Best Me (Remix)

Artist:Sylvan LaCue [feat. Saba]

Recommended By: Kevin Smith

This one comes from one of my favorite people on Earth, my cousin Kevin. A HUGE aspect of my relationship with my cousin is our taste in music. Few people can match my frequency in terms of range but, Kevin manages to surprise even the likes of me! He’s good for putting me on to artists I’ve never had the pleasure of knowing. My favorite? Kota The Friend.

Make sure you follow this music guru on IG.

This song goes hard. If you’re into lyricism , flow and a vibe that’s chill and low key, give this one a listen.

Not your cup of tea? Stick around and maybe I’ll upload something that’s more your speed.

What about you? What’s blaring in your headphones? Put me onto your favorite songs and artists and I’ll give you a shout out! Head to the comments, include a fun fact about yourself and don’t forget to link your site or social media!

Until our next adventure…

-Kaillaby


7 thoughts on “Welcome To My Life

  1. Lisa

    I love your writing voice which is basically like your “out loud” voice? Hmm.. I don’t know the proper word for that, regardless! I love this blog and how it’s such a fun way to get to know you on a more personal level, Also seeing you grow as a writer and as a person. Thank you for that dose of positivity you put out into the world, we need more gems like you! Looking forward to more content~

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