The 10-10-10 Challenge: Expectation Vs. Reality

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December 31, 2017: Murphy’s Law.

January 1, 2018: Whatever Will Be, Will Be.

That was how my year began. Nothing would bend to my will.

I love all things New Year’s Eve. Standing on an almost tangible edge into the future, the feeling of freshness and newness excites me. It encourages me. It allows me to move into a literal and figurative new dimension. Amore.

But this year? This year though? Pfft. Let’s recap, shall we? It’s my blog so yes we shall.

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Why Rationalizing Beyonce’s Sexuality Is Setting Us Back 50 Years

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It’s been almost two months since the release of Beyonce’s self-titled fifth studio album, and it is still in heavy rotation in my New Jersey abode. Each song connects to my ego, superego and id on another emotional plane unlike any of her previous artistic endeavors (and I’m a Beyonce fan to the death of me). Continue reading “Why Rationalizing Beyonce’s Sexuality Is Setting Us Back 50 Years”

Spread The Word! Give Thanks For #November15 And The Art Of Letting Go

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Everyone knows I am very much an open book, sometimes to my own detriment.

Brought about courtesy of Mariah Carey’s “The Art Of Letting Go”, I expound upon my current emotional status as I have not in some time. Continue reading “Spread The Word! Give Thanks For #November15 And The Art Of Letting Go”

#FactsOnly: Method Behind The Madness At Peacock Under Pressure

I know from time to time (to time) it appears I’ve gone MIA with nothing more than Morning Motivation and Word Of The Day posts. Fact is, there aren’t enough hours in the day to create all of the things I want, not enough hands to help and not enough positive, entertainment stories to develop in the interim. What I hope you all learn about … Continue reading #FactsOnly: Method Behind The Madness At Peacock Under Pressure

New Video: “Called Ugly. Now What?”

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(Used the Prez photo because I thought it was funny)

The only way to overcome insecurity is to stare that mofo right in the face, and bully it into submission. For a long time, I’ve known I don’t look or act like others. I am not what you expect. I love people, I love the human spirit and I really, really love myself. Continue reading “New Video: “Called Ugly. Now What?””

Just A Thought…Why Wait For Someone To Complete You? Complete Yourself!

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I am a sucker for a sob story. No truer words were spoken about my previous relationships. I am an eternal romantic green with optimism. And my frequent blindness has led me down some troublesome paths. Continue reading “Just A Thought…Why Wait For Someone To Complete You? Complete Yourself!”

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Just A Thought… Why Is There A Higher Number Of Women With The Haves Than Men With The “Have Nots”?

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We’ve gone over and over and over this forever. Generationally, it’s a mind boggling phenomenon that I unexpectedly have fallen into, and can’t help but have the same dumbfounded look upon my face as my peers and predecessors.

Here I am, Alyssa Manners. I am 25 years old, college educated, globally versed, own car, own apartment, funny, kind, smart, blah, blah, blah. Yet here I am, single as shit.* Continue reading “Just A Thought… Why Is There A Higher Number Of Women With The Haves Than Men With The “Have Nots”?”

Just A Thought… Homie Turned [Potential] Lover? The Trouble With The Friend Zone

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It’s been some time since I divulged the juicy tidbits I’ve experienced via my single life. Probably because nothing of note has transpired. Putting it plainly, my love life has hit a wall. Damn drought.

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20k Views!!!!! A Special Thank You From Alyssa And Peacock Under Pressure

This month has marked a monumental moment in time for me. It has been nine months since I started my website, and a lot of things can happen in such a brief moment in time. In a lot of ways, this is my child. Nine months ago I became metaphorically impregnated with the thought for this site. Nine months ago, I got up the courage … Continue reading 20k Views!!!!! A Special Thank You From Alyssa And Peacock Under Pressure