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Overdue Brunch

First thing IS first. Hello * emoji waving hand * I hate to act like the reoccurring – pop-up out the blue after four months EX playing with your emotions like that but I guess I am hitting you with the “hey, miss you” post. * female shoulder shrug emoji *               My apologies. I’ll keep it short on the life update: I’m still good. Can’t believe Summer is coming to an end. But as someone who once struggled with transitions, I actually embrace the changing of seasons.  Even though I didn’t post that much this Summer, I continued with my usual  stuff – buying hair and skin products that look cool, practicing my new creative outlet – photography, mentoring some kids and trying to maintain balance. Speaking of balance – balance is brunch as far as this post goes. Especially since I call myself being on a budget for the last three months [ hey, listen. I had to.] Sooooo that sadly means I had to carefully think …

My First Q&A

I’m extreeeeemmmeelllyyy excited to kick off this About Me Series. I toyed with the idea of doing a little Q&A for a couple of months now, and after receiving some questions from readers who wanted to know more about me and my blog, I thought ok. Maybe I should.   But first, let me take a selfie. Just kidding.     Sike. I did. You knew I was. Hey there. So. Q: How Did I Get The Name Bloom? [And why did I start blogging?] A:  The short answer? My grad school buddies. They were actually the first  to call me Bloom.  When I started grad school at Bowie State University in 2008, the whole concept of “bloom-anything” was still very new.  But I think the consensus was they somehow thought it was my last name?? because my email address at the time was cheryl@bloom84.com. Over the next two and a half years, they called me Bloom faithfully, and the name kind of stuck.  (They still call me that today like it’s my real name).  I Still Like It 🙂 Gives me …

I Finally Feel Like I’m Creating A Life

Two words. Infinity. Mirrors. Two more words. Yayoi.Kusama. And two more words. Hirshorn. Musuem. One quote. “A girl’s gotta have a life of her own.” While figuring out how to even write this post, it came to me that it was more than just going to see probably one of Washington DC’s most talked about art exhibits of 2017. Maybe even ever [ok not that far].  First I have to talk about my realization that just two years ago I had NO life.  Boring. Unsure. Disconnected.   Everyone around me seemed to be out here doing it.  Doin’ their own thing. Living life. ‘Bout that life. Living not existing. And I was just sitting there – on the dock of the bay – unsure of what “create a life of your own” meant, or rather – how to go about doing it. That’s always my challenge. I know what to do most of the time. It’s how.  Fast forward. I started to push myself to become fearless. Whatever seemed fun and interesting, I wanted to at least …

Thirty Three

Heyyyyyyyyy!!! Guess who turned 33 this month?! Still don’t know? Really? Ok, I’ll just tell you: Me! These last couple of weeks have been kinda busy but as I promised for 2017, my blog is a priority.   So, what have I been up to? The usual LOL – eating, buying stuff because it’s cool, talking to old couples at the bar [really cool story coming up in one of my next Masterdate posts btw], tutoring, civic meetings, county budget meetings, anddddddd turning 33!!! Can I just say, this is one of those years that kinda sounds weird when I say my age, nevertheeeeless, it’s an honor and privilege to celebrate another year. Below are some quick photo recaps of my birthday weekend. It was low key and perfect. And I guess, while I’m here I’ll just let you know that I – against my will but my clothes were startin’ to feel a lil’ too tight for my sexy – am doing a 12-week weight loss challenge which started yesterday.  What does that mean? Well, …

Bon Chonnnnnnnnn

Ok, so first of all, Bon Chon is all of that (and a bag a chips). Yes, I used the old school sayin’ – but I gotta say, this experience was not all that and a bag of chips 😦 It was just three sliders And I did it to myself. I got sliders at Bon Chon. Whoooo does that?! Don’t do that. Ever. Everyone and their mama knows that you go there for the wings or tenders.  It’s just what you do. But nooooo, I had to try something different. Like, yeah let me try the sliders. Smh. Epic fail. And, don’t get me wrong, they were cool but I found myself looking [stalking] at the pile of wings at the table next to me because, like I said, that’s why you go. They put my lil sliders to shame.  So, yes, please, go to Bon Chon. With a group or dolo. But just get some soy garlic or spicy wings or drums or tenders. That’s it.  That is all.  Snapped some pics  per …