Happy Serenity Saturday! I hope and pray that each of you take some time out in the weekend to rest and rejuvenate. I know I definitely am. Last year, exactly around this time, I made September the beginning of my season of change. It was my NYE…early and it felt great. I left the Ex Factor and took Elijah up on his promising offer to be my man AND I started this blog! A year later, I left Elijah, still love the Ex Factor (even though I no longer believe he is THE ONE…if there is ever such a thing), AND I fell deeply in love with my blog and being a lifestyle blogger. I’ve definitely come full circle in a very unexpected way. Before I tell you what I’ve been wanting to share with you since yesterday, I want to update you on the Ex Factor and I. We still speak daily but ever since our last huge argument I’ve accepted the fact that I am in love with a FRIEND (the Ex Factor) and that’s all we will ever be. Don’t be sad for me. I tried very hard but if you aren’t the one for someone you just aren’t! So here I am in the beginning of another new season and no clue what to expect! If you remember from my earlier blogs, “I was crying and praying on the train minutes before Elijah introduced himself to me.” I thought he was bringing me a God sent new love and it just didn’t turn out that way. Elijah doesn’t even believe in God which is a huge deal breaker for me. I now know for certain that there is nothing in my past that will bring me true and everlasting love…so I look to the future…not searching…but always praying. And so I begin…prayed up in my new season. Now for why I’m writing this blog. Yesterday, in the nail salon, I met several interesting and fascinating women. One stuck out to me and we spoke the longest…as we were there for several hours. 😳 I truly believe that God puts random people in our lives at random moments to teach us a quick lesson or give us a reminder. The woman to my right, the one I spoke to the longest, was in her 40s and will be getting married for the first time…THIS November….to HER HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART!!!🙌🏽 She said they stayed friends for over 20 years and realized they are the love of each other’s lives! Even with the wedding so close, she refuses to be a brideszilla nor get stressed out about some things not turning out the way she wanted. She said as long as it’s her and him at the altar…everything will be perfect! Love love love that! I hope her statement helps some upcoming brides calm their cool! It’s really about the everlasting love!!! Isn’t it wonderful that two people could meet so early in life and be there for each other for most of their adult lives (as friends) and now will be wed as husband and wife! Truly inspirational! This is the reason why waiting for our time (or God’s time…in my eyes) is so important. Sometimes I get so frustrated that I have to patiently wait for my careers to take off AND I have to patiently wait on true, loyal, trustworthy, and everlasting love!!! Most of the time I’m singing the “WHY ME” blues!😩 However, meeting this lady in the nail salon reminded me of why I need to wait on my season. Rushing God’s timing is never a good thing. So I wait and I wait…smiling…knowing that God’s promise is so faithful that two people HE brought together survived life’s ups and downs and are still choosing each other!🙌🏽 Elijah was not the new season of love that I hoped for but that doesn’t mean my new season of love isn’t on its way. And isn’t everlasting love worth the wait? If you are single and waiting with me…don’t give up hope! One of us is about to cross over (be married to the love of her life after patiently waiting) and you just never know when it will be your turn! To Rasheeda, I say…God bless you and your fiancé! Kingston Expressions is sending good vibes, long lasting love, and an eternity of laughs your way! Thank you so much for sharing your story with me!💙 ~KJM on Serenity Saturday…saying welcome to your new season! Welcome to Autumn!💜
Archives for September 2016
Around 4:30am today, I dropped the 5th and final podcast series episode for my one year anniversary of being a lifestyle blogger! Y’all better catch up! I really want to say thank you to my performers: Alexis Skyy (West Coast), Scarlet (Australia), Grace (The South), and Nicole (Jamaica) for bringing my work to life! I am both honored and humbled! Shout out to Davincii Productions for letting me use your beats and ANS Studios for mixing this masterpiece! Words can’t describe how grateful I am to my producer, Loyalist, for taking a small idea and making it LARGER THAN LIFE! I am so proud of this series! Thank you so much, Loyalist, for seeing it through and going through every single detail and concern with me!💜 To the Michaels family, this ride is so crazy! Thank you guys for encouraging me along the way! Love you Mommy and Daddy!😘 Special shout out to the ToiTime blog for all the support! Lastly, but not really last, I want to thank all my readers and listeners! Please give me some feedback on the series on this post. The writing portion comes naturally to me (as I’m standing up in a subway train writing this) but the execution of the podcast series was no easy feat. Stepping into the booth and being in a studios for the first time with professionals like Loyalist and ANS and performing my parts live while getting constructive criticism wasn’t easy! Shout out to all the artists who do this every day! I tip my hat off to you!🙌🏽 Please feel free to share all the podcasts from KJM’s Facebook page or any of my other PUBLIC social networks! Stay tuned because you never know what Kingston Expressions will do next! And I’m out! ~KJM on Hump Day saying God is so faithful!🙏🏽
Written by Kingston Jael Michaels, Performed by Alexis Skyy, Beats by Davincii Productions, Produced by Loyalist, and Engineered by ANS Studios.
It’s been a while but you knew sooner or later we were going to take another spin in The Land Of Pimps And Hoes (Corporate America)! Here at Kingston Expressions we are serious about our coins so any tips we can pass on to help you get your coins up…we damn sure will! Now we all know someone at work who gets paid to virtually do NOTHING! Sometimes that person is our boss! But I’m not going to go there just yet! Lately, I’ve been witnessing some really lazy behavior in all areas of work and/or customer service. I know someone who works a front desk job for a major corporation that sits on her fat pussy (she’s actually tiny but I need to paint you a picture of where I’m going). This chick barely wants to answer the phones much less questions from other employees in the office. ALL her coworkers complain about her laziness as they pick up the slack and do the work she couldn’t bother herself to do! Cute looks is fine and all but why the fuck come to work if you just going to sit on your “fat” pussy and not do jack shit? The only job I know you can willingly do that at and it’s acceptable is….NONE!!! Even Strippers got to twerk for their FUCKING lives if they want their coins to turn into solid dollars! No one should be stripping for fun in this damn economy! If you gonna do “bad” you better work hard at it and have a house, car, and a damn college degree paid for in CASH while having your down payment ready for your starting your own business! Don’t be getting ashy ankles and a bad name at the strip club for nothing! Get them coins and have a fucking business plan!!!! But I digress! Now back to Miss “fat” pussy….chick….even prostitutes got to work hard for their money! If busting a nut in your face gonna cost 200 extra for a john…you best believe a hoe better put on a good show! Now y’all know I will take it there and play devil’s advocate to make a point. Definitely not promoting prostitution! But if you want to excel at anything in life and keep excelling…you have to fucking work for it! I AM TALKING TO GENERATION Y NOW! To the “snap chat me that pussy generation” aka the social media generation….y’all are coming off as lazy, uninspired, spoiled, flashy with nothing to really flash, and just plain dumb no matter how many degrees/trades y’all got! I’ve been working in this country since I was 14 years old. The summers I wasn’t working….I was assisting my family with raising kids. I am from the school of the hard knocks and lazy just isn’t a thing. Now I’m not saying that some of those people working down at the DMV since I got my license at 18…weren’t lazy. The same chick walks up and down the line that’s usually 3 blocks down, rude, unenthusiastic, barely willing to answer questions, and yet has job security! 😐 But she is not the symbol of my generation! She is the exception! Back to Miss “fat” pussy. If you haven’t guessed by now…I call her that because she must think that that’s the only reason she got a job! It can’t be for her skills?! I am firm believer that whatever your current job is…you work hard at it for two important reasons: 1. Great work ethics learned early on will advance you at a company or give you the tools you need to be a successful entrepreneur! And 2. You never know who is watching you and what great opportunities you may land just by the virtue of your ambition and how hard you are willing to work! It boggles my mind that some of these half assed (lazy) employees complain about not having a better job and actually think they deserve a better job…just by the virtue of them saying so! Let me get this straight…you have been mopping floors at McDonald’s for 8 years, still not mopping under the table and chairs, only mopping the parts of the floor your boss can see, AND STILL haven’t been promoted to make fries or to cashier?! Get the fuck out of here?! 🙄 You must be slow! Have you never heard of “hustle hard…closed mouths don’t get fed on the boulevard?!” Yea I’m trying hard to relate to these younger lazy folks. Even some rap songs tell y’all to get off your asses and WORK! The crazy thing is…in this economy when it’s an employers’ market….how the fuck do you still have your job?!!!!! I may need to be asking your employer this very same question! I came to this country off of family members cleaning shit and working in factories! No way I can be lazy with all the sacrifices that were made for me…before and after I was old enough to know!🙌🏽 I am forever grateful to my parents, the Michaels, for sacrificing everything for my well being and my education! I can only hope…I continue to make them proud!!! Even if you have been given everything in life and no sacrifices were made for you…shouldn’t you want to aim to be a better person than you were yesterday? Find whatever that motivates you and become a better employee/boss! Some of us are just sick and tired of doing our work along with yours while only collecting one sorry paycheck! “Please check yourself before you wreck yourself!” Lawd…young folks Google that one! But get your shit together! I know the unemployment line is no longer a physical one but even the virtual online one isn’t pleasant! Remember that someone else would kill for the opportunities you have! Also, remember to dress AND work for the job you want…not the job you have! Aim high! ~KJM rolling through the land of pimps and hoes on Charm School Monday! This is a great time to shout out those strippers in big cities who own their own house and car AND have a degree with no student loans balance!🙌🏽 I am not knocking what you do but will knock some of y’all for going against the status quo without having anything to show for it! Shout out to my Daddy for keeping me off the poles…cause y’all know you can’t be doing that shit if you have a loving and caring Daddy that raised you! No ma’am! You can’t! Lol!
Everyone loves my bold and honest personality…that is…UNTIL I’m honest with them. I “call a spade a spade” and everyone loves that….until they are the spade!🙌🏽 ~KJM on Serenity Sunday💜
I started to write this blog on the evening of Serenity Saturday and fell asleep! So here we are on a Serenity Sunday?! Lawd knows we all need at least one day in the weekend to rest, meditate, and reflect! So glad we have this one! As you know, the anniversary of my first post was September 6! Of course on that day, I was still on my ME time vacation and just too relaxed to write. Sorry about that! I promise to get my shit together soon! Stick with me and keep believing in me!🙏🏽 Now let’s move on to what I’ve learned during my first year of life style blogging….I think at my 7 months mark I wrote down some lessons I’ve learned thus far. If you are thinking about starting a blog, you may want to check that one out. As for where I am now….this last year has been filled with so many ups and downs. I have bared my soul, shared my disappointments, and made myself naked (vulnerable) to you all! That has not been easy as I’m sure I have been judged every step of the way. But this journey…I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Even at times when I was embarrassed to share things going on in my life, I opened up that door. The strength and courage it takes to be that transparent and vulnerable…well let’s just say I didn’t think I had it in me. I remember when I first started the blog. It took me forever (or what felt like it) to write something down. I wanted it to be PERFECT. Maybe even read like Shakespeare, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, or just anyone deep and complex! But I soon learned that a life style blog is about anything BUT perfection! When a reader (or listener 😉) writes me publicly or personally about something similar going on in their lives and what my blog has done for them…my heart skips a beat! When my parents read and listen to some of my work (the PG 13 ones😇) and say they love it…my heart skips a beat. When I reread something I wrote months ago and see how much I have grown (or not grown 😂)…my heart skips a beat. This blog is my baby and boy has she grown! I have readers and listeners all over the world and I cannot wait for my fan base to grow! So much more to share and so much more to learn! I am forever a work in progress and as it turns out…that’s the best way to be when writing a life style blog. You see fashion bloggers focus on the perfect look for the perfect occasion and gossip bloggers focus on anyone else’s misfortunes but their own…but with a LIFE STYLE BLOG…you are walking around stalk naked in all your mess…ready to dive in and share! Now that’s tough work! To all my readers that have stuck with me, I thank you! To Toi from ToiTime blog, I thank you for being a great blog mentor and friend! To Willow, I thank you for being a sister to me and allowing me to share some of your deepest and personal stories of triumph! To Nicole, thank you for pushing me to make this blog a self hosted site and believing in my dreams and talents! To the man (the Ex Factor) who I love to hate in many of my blogs, I thank you for being patient and understanding and loving me despite all my flaws! You are either secretly crazy or you truly do love me. FYI he does have access to the blog as well as Elijah and Julio! They got the URL though I am sure the rest skip most of it…just like the Ex Factor. Love you baby…from here to insanity and back! 💕 To Alexis Skyy, Scarlet, Grace, Nicole, Davincii Productions, ANS Studios, and my producer, the Loyalist, I thank you all for making my first podcast series a success! Stay tuned as the rest of the series will be dropped SOON! To the Michaels family, especially my brother, Junior, thanks for the love and support (and hard work) on this journey with me. You guys know the true me up close and personal and still find it in your hearts to love me!😘 To many more years of blogging…to a growing empire…and to “living my life like it’s” PLATINUM…I leave it all in GOD’s hands! One Love!❤️ ~KJM on what we might just start calling…Serenity Sunday❤️ Happy FIRST Birthday to Kingston Expressions! May I never be a day late nor a dollar short!🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Okay y’all are going to really rip me a new asshole for this one. Apparently me and the mommies/wives are at war this week because there’s very few that I’ve come across that haven’t pissed me off! A couple of my college friends (WE ARE!) and I are suppose to being getting together for a reunion weekend. One of my friends, the only mommy and wife in the group, contacted me a few weeks ago with the confirmed date and host hotel information. Typically when we use to meet at Penn State, one of my boys would plan the trip, book the hotel for us, and then we all pay him when we get there. Since this is the first year WE ARE choosing another location than PSU, I listened to my mommy friend and booked my own hotel room…first at a cheaper hotel next to the host hotel (which was suggested by my mommy friend) and then at the host hotel when I realized the amenities there was worth the extra money! I told my mommy friend this and even asked if she was bringing her husband along…to which she said she wasn’t sure. I even thought about bringing the Ex Factor, which if you haven’t guessed by now….this is what our big blow out argument was about! Of course, he’s only interested in his friends and his life. SELFISH! But it’s cool because I’m no longer inviting him to even piss in my toilet!✌🏾️ Over it! But I digress. 😩 Yesterday my mommy friend contacted me to ask me when I was driving down for our trip. She invited me to her house in Cherry Hill, NJ so I could hang with her as she took her kids to soccer practice and then head to the hairdressers the morning of our trip! I quickly shut that down! Auntie Kingston love the kids but designates niece and nephew weekends for just seeing the children. She does not make time for children on ADULT ONLY weekends!✌🏾️ Better yet…where the fuck is Cherry Hill, NJ as my friend was acting as if it’s next to NYC. I grew up in NJ my whole life and can name all the cities right outside of THE CITY (NYC) and no damn Cherry Hill rings a bell. Matter of fact…one of my coworkers, who use to live in Cherry Hill, informed me that it’s 10 minutes outside of PHILLY and 1.5 hours out of my way for the reunion trip! That’s right!!!! My mommy friend wanted to make my 2 hour drive…3.5 hours! 2 hours to the host location OR 2 hours to Cherry FUCKING Hill and then another 1.5 hours to the host location!!! Okay I’m trying not to flip my shit at this point! How insensitive?! Because I don’t have kids, I got time to drive up and down the fucking parkway/turnpike! No ma’am!!! Oh but it gets better. My home boy, who usually plans our Penn State trips, contacted everyone in a group chat later that day and in that chat he asked if we were all staying together in the same hotel room?!!! I said no because I was told to book my own room by our mommy friend. To add insult to injury, our mommy friend chimes in to say she thought we were all staying together and pretended she never had any of the previous conversations with me!🙄 Okay this is where I lose it! I remind her of all our previous conversations (she lucky I had a short lunch break and didn’t have time to take photos of all our conversations and send it to the guys). She apologizes and blames it all on MOMMY BRAIN! Now she does have two kids ages 2-5. Their exact ages escapes me now because once one of my friends starts having multiple kids don’t expect TWO things from me 1. For me to remember all their ages and 2. For me to buy each child a gift on birthdays/holidays!✌🏾️ Yea my pockets ain’t that fat so one gift for all the children ages 0-17 to play with because Auntie Kingston ain’t got time for it!!!! Now here is where I get dumb stupid! I tell my homeboy I can cancel my hotel and we can all stay together! I actually compromise!!! The hold up…you ask?!!! My mommy friend still does not know if she is bringing her husband…almost a week before the trip!!!! What the fuck?! Mommy brain my ass!!! I get being a mom is hard work, overwhelming, and depressing at times but y’all can’t blame plain stupidity and insensitivity on your damn kids all the time?! But if I say something…I am a bitch because I don’t have children and no mommy brain to blame things on!!! To my mommy friend I say….SAT DOWN! You have irritated the fuck out of me and if I even thought for a moment that crossing over and joining your club may be cool…you have just made me lose the taste out my mouth. I don’t have children but my time AND money are just as valuable as yours! You don’t get to fuck with people and blame it on being a mom! Hold yourself accountable for being a ditz!!! Auntie Kingston just ain’t here for it! I’m not even excited about this trip anymore!!!! She’s ruined it for me! I am so sorry if I’m being an asshole! Blame it on Bitchy Brains! Things that make BITCHY BRAINS explode: 1. The only man I love (the Ex Factor) won’t commit! 2. I cut his SEX off a month ago! 3. That means I’m not getting any either because I’m trying so hard to not be THAT HOE OVER THERE(THOT) that so many of you mommy friends accuse us singles of being…forgetting some of your pasts! 4. I have TWO demanding jobs! 5. I work 6-7 days a week…yearly for 10-12 hours a day along with a 3 hour daily commute! 6. On average, I get 3 hours of sleep a night…if I’m lucky! Yea insomnia is a bitch too! 7. I have student loans and no husband with a great job to help me out with that! 8. I am a SPINSTER! And oh yes…9. I am currently PMSing and am running behind in picking up my birth control prescription. So I better do that late tonight when I get home from work…for fear of getting mommy brain when dick finally falls out the sky!✌🏾️🙌🏽~KJM on Flashback Friday saying I warned y’all from the jump that I was going to be ignorant as fuck today😘
Okay! I know it’s been a while since I blogged but I was on the BEST vacation ever! Couldn’t even bring myself to write….that’s how relaxed I was! Now you know since I’ve neglected you…today I’m coming back strong! Get ready to be like…what the fuck! Lol. During my vacation, I caught heatstroke! All the details surrounding it I will leave out except one…I had Harmony grab me a Clear Blue Easy (Pregnancy Test) to be certain that it’s just heatstroke that got me projectile throwing up! My homegirl got me a TWO pack test (a plus and minus one and a digital test). I took one right away and the other the next morning during my first pee of the day. Both said NEGATIVE/NOT PREGNANT! And thank goodness because I have never seen inside of an abortion clinic and at this point in my life I don’t want to….now let’s back it up. I have been on birth control since I was 21 years old and only came off of it for a year and a half after I graduated from graduate school. My body was stressed and falling apart so I completely detoxed from chemicals. It’s during that time I met and fell in love with the Ex Factor. Soon I went back on birth control. In the 6 years of us knowing each other we have used BOTH birth control AND condoms 99.9% of the time. He was so young….no way I would want to ruin his life (and mine) with an unplanned pregnancy. When it comes to sex…I am MISS SAFETY! Even during my years of hardcore celibacy…I never came off the pill! I am very serious about not being a mother unless it’s what I wanted!!!! I’m too fucking old for oops we didn’t plan it! I’m fucking 35 years old! I got the dick playbook and have highlighted certain chapters and even went on to write a few my damn self. Once again it was because of the level of my sickness that I even took the damn test. Apparently heatstroke can fuck your world up! Sigh… Shout out to Harmony for being the real MVP! She is no rookie in the game. Harmony knew what to say and what not to say to me as we waited. That’s why she’s my favorite friend to visit. While she would be considered one of my newest friends (we really became friends Fall 2008 in the last year of our graduate school program) we grew extra tight despite how far apart we live from each other. Her and I look so different from each other on the outside but are so similar in many huge ways! I find I can just be myself with her! Once again…Harmony, thanks for being there. Now the only folks that knew about this incident besides Harmony (and now you guys) was Papa Michaels and two of my friends. I kind of wish I never said a word to one of them. She means well but she really made me mad. Her first reaction was the test could be wrong and she can’t wait until I have a baby. WTF?! Thank goodness I took TWO tests or I may have lost it! To my friend (and women like her) I am happy you are happy with being married with children but let me be happy in my singleness! To me there are the marrieds and the singles! I am a happy single! My vacations that I randomly book for myself make me so happy! Pampering myself makes me happy! Saying FUCK MEN…I’m going to get this money my fucking self makes me MOIST! This is who Kingston is! So when a woman says I can’t wait for you to be married and have children…it comes across to me as a backhanded compliment! Like my life is good now but my life will never be complete nor fulfilling without these things! 🙄 Now I know my friend meant no harm but her statement did bother me. I constantly get these comments. To these women I say…why does my singleness bother you?! I’ve been saying since I was 5 years old that I never want to get married and have children. The Ex Factor is the one guy I would have bent that rule for but guess what?!!! We don’t FUCKING work and I’m tired of trying!!!! So don’t wish a marriage on me in which we would probably both cheat (I could bet money I would cheat first) and don’t wish a baby on me that I would have to abort! I love the Ex Factor and he probably loves me too but that’s not enough to bring a baby into this world (by my standards). In my entire life, besides my routine GYN exams, this was only the second time I had had a friend buy me a pregnancy test. The first time was with Julio after he broke up with me at the end of my first year of my graduate program. What bad timing! The difference there is even though I can’t stand him…I grew up with Julio and his family. My baby would have wanted for nothing. Even his crazy mama would show up for my baby…I believe that because I’ve seen his family do it for others. I wouldn’t be alone even with Julio and I not being together. That’s why if I had been pregnant then (thank goodness I wasn’t) I would have had Julio’s baby! Not because I loved him more….because I didn’t…the Ex Factor is still the greatest love I’ve ever felt. Now the Ex Factor’s family seem even tighter than Julio’s but I don’t know them. They take care of insiders well (from what I hear) but I would be an outsider. No way I want to be a single mom! Shout out to all the single moms! I can’t even imagine doing what you do! I grew up with two parents and I want nothing less for any possible child. So it’s either a planned pregnancy or none at all. I’ve said it time and time again…I have no biological need to be pregnant. I’ve been saying that since I was 5 years old and guess what…30 years later…I still feel the same way. My friend says she can’t see me getting an abortion and she’s right. I am pro choice but in my own life I would be terrified to go through with it but I would. My daddy would go with me and with his strength and support…I would do what needed to be done. Harmony would fly in too. I wouldn’t be alone in it. No way I want to be connected to someone forever that can’t get his shit straight…we can’t even make one FUCKING day work! Auntie Kingston loves the babies! But that’s Auntie’s job….to love and spoil her nieces and nephews! I want to stay Auntie unless I choose to step into motherhood. I’ve no plans of stepping into motherhood unless I’m married! And there’s nothing wrong with saying that. A baby for me…doesn’t solve anything. It actually causes a world of trouble in my eyes! I hear being a mom is a very joyful thing but I also know lots of depression, stress, and sadness comes with it. Some women have great husbands and then some have husbands who hold them back and bring them down! I can do bad by my damn self! I like my life! I like that I’m different and I’m not sad I’m not married with children! Only thing disheartening is how difficult it is to find an honest, loving, and committed man. While I never pictured myself married…I did picture myself growing old with a life partner and some dogs. Perhaps my life partners are my friends! My 5 days in paradise with a touch of heatstroke taught me that the Ex Factor is NOT the one nor any guy from my past. And I’m cool with my friends being the loves of my life! I am cool with being single! I am cool with building my empire by myself! I am happy! The only time I am unhappy is when I’m dating. Harmony, get your suitcases packed! More randomly planned vacations for BOSSES like us are on the way! 🙌🏽 To all the women (and some men) that my singleness makes uncomfortable…I won’t apologize for it! I am living my life like it’s PLATINUM! No man nor family is ever going to upgrade me more than I’ve upgraded myself! To each it’s own! I don’t judge y’all for your family lives so back up off of me and my singleness! Don’t wish me a life of despair (that’s how I see it)…just let me live. What makes one woman happy can make another miserable! Now before I go…let me shout out my ex in laws, Julio’s family! Even for those of you that hate me, I always knew as a teenager/young adult that y’all would have had our backs if we had had a baby. Much respect for that! To all the single women…happy with their singleness…CARRY ON!🙌🏽 ~KJM on Throwback Thursday! Great day to shout out the condom companies, birth control companies, and all the medical facilities and advocacy groups who fight for a woman’s right to CHOOSE!🙌🏽
Sometimes life takes a hold of us and we step outside of ourselves….forgetting who we are and what we stand for. I’m currently blogging from an airplane!😘 Every couple of months, I try very hard to do something that celebrates me…even if it’s not my birthday.🙌🏽 Now I wasn’t always able to do this. 2009 to April 2013 will forever be known as the Dark Ages for me. My finances and my self esteem were in the dumps. I am the type of woman whose happiness is partly dependent on my ability to provide for myself (this is the ALPHA FEMALE in me)!🙌🏽 Please listen to Episode 2, THE ALPHA FEMALE, of my podcast series to fully understand where I am coming from! Shout out to Scarlet! You are almost out of your Dark Ages honey and I want to remind you that GOD IS SO FAITHFUL AND HE WILL FULFILL HIS PROMISE TO YOU!!! I was once in the trenches and HE got me out. This is my testimony…so hang on ALPHA FEMALE! Your testimony makes you stronger and truly teaches you what having FAITH is. Now back to the business at hand. When we step outside of ourselves….how can we find our way back? Especially to my readers who are wives and/or mothers?! Who keeps you grounded? You better leave yourself in charge of your own happiness (unless you truly need professional help then by all means see a therapist). Last week, I lost it on the Ex Factor and stepped outside myself. And even though he seems to be over it…I’m still not. I’m not even focused on his role in the mess because he is responsible for his own growth! 🙏🏽 But what happened to me?! I started to do what Harmony suggested and turn the focus back on me….then somewhere in there….I lost it, stepped outside of myself, and what I saw from the other side wasn’t pretty! Yes! I’m holding myself accountable! So this ME time vacation couldn’t have come up at a better time! Time to worship me! Time to make myself laugh! Time to not let others get the best of me. Time to rest! And by all means, time to regroup! Between my personal life, my day job, and the podcast series…I’ve ran myself thin in many areas but especially in the areas of patience and sleep! So it’s back to belonging to me. Going to try to be off the grid unless it’s I take a moment to plug the blog and podcast series on one of my social networks! FYI Some of my readers said they need some time to catch up on the podcast series so I will randomly be dropping episode 4 and 5 any day now! Stay tuned! And by all means share the series with your social network friends. We are doing big things here at Kingston Expressions and I’m ready for the world to know!!!🙌🏽 Lastly, I want to shout out everyone who worked on my first attempt at a podcast series: ALEXIS SKYY, SCARLET, GRACE, NICOLE, my producer: Loyalist, Davincii Productions for the beats, and ANS STUDIOS for engineering it all! ~KJM, in the friendly skies, on Flashback Friday saying y’all better catch up on the podcast series soon! You never know when I will drop Episodes 4 and 5! Kingston Jael Michaels is always full of surprises! Thank you all for your support😘 One Love❤️
As you probably figured out by now….I dropped my podcast series a week earlier than my anniversary. Thus far I’ve dropped 3 out of the 5 episodes so please catch up and stay tuned! More surprises in store! All 5 Podcast episodes will be in rotation next week as well! Thank you guys for being loyal readers/listeners. This first year with you has been a world wind! It’s more than I ever expected! One Love! ~KJM on Hump Day saying shout out to Alexis Skyy, Scarlet, Grace, and Nicole for making this podcast series so great! Lastly, shout out to my producer, Loyalist, Davincii Productions for the beats, and ANS Studios for being a mastermind in mixing! 😍