I really feel my blog has formed a community and I am so humbled to have so many of you who read and follow the movement of becoming the best version of you as a mother everyday. If you did not know me prior to 2016, you would be shocked to find out that I have blogged off and on since 2010. Yes, I know your jaw has dropped to the floor. Next, you are probably thinking, why am I not famous or a host of other things.
Well, here is the skinny.
I started the blog (You can take a look here) as a companion to my website. I was not a “blogger” per se, more so, just sharing my thoughts and opinions on everything Fashion and entertainment. I was more focused on the monetization of my business, RedE.Image (which is now a consulting firm and not Public Relations) and not the blogger aspect. Blogging for me was an outlet for me to express myself through writing. As I reflect back on those days and I look at where I am today, I am so grateful to have come back around to doing what I really enjoy, writing and using it in ways that inspire other moms. Additionally, my focus was a million other places. I was really busy at events, I had clients and I was really enjoying the life of entertainment. Eventually, my PR love began to fade and things began to shift in my life and it landed me where you see me today. Married with 5 children! Blessing!
In the spirit of love, as we approach Valentines Day, I would like to share with you one of my first posts from 2010, about LOVE. It is not only fitting because it's the month of love, it also resonates with the idea of, when you allow things to happen organically in your personal life, for me writing its writing, you realize what you are doing is a calling and a gift.
September 8, 2010
IT’S VERY RARE THAT YOU SEE A COUPLE AND YOU THINK TO YOURSELF, “HEY THEY ARE SO GENUINELY INTO ONE ANOTHER.’ ORGANIC LOVE IS A TERM I HAVE COME UP WITH WHEN I THINK OF CERTAIN COUPLES. ONE CELEBRITY COUPLE THAT I CAN REALLY SAY DISPLAYS THIS IS KHLOE KARDASHIAN-ODOM AND HER HUBBY L.A LAKER LAMAR ODOM. NOW, I KNOW WHAT MOST WILL SAY,’ ERICKA THEY ARE ON TV…THEY ARE GOING TO ACT LIKE THAT.’ MY RESPONSE IS, THAT IS TRUE; HOWEVER THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THEM THAT’S DIFFERENT THAN MOST COUPLES. THERE IS SOMETHING THAT YOU DON’T SEE OFTEN.
A LOT OF COUPLES SOMETIMES APPEAR TO HAVE SO MANY EXTRA ADDITIVES IN THEIR
RELATIONSHIP THAT MAKE THEM APPEAR TO BE IN LOVE. HOWEVER; I LOVE TO SEE THE COUPLES THAT ARE IN LOVE WITHOUT THE GLITZ AND GLAM. YOU SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE (NOT ONLY CELEBRITIES) THAT ONLY SEEM TO DISPLAY THEIR LOVE WHEN THEY ARE ON VACATIONS AND FANCY DINNERS. YOU DON’T SEE THE COUPLES THAT SPEAK OF THEIR EXCITEMENT FOR THEIR MATE’S CAREER AND THEIR SUPPORT IN WHAT THEY DO! IT'S NOT UNHEARD OF HOWEVER, IT ISN’T SOMETHING THAT WE SEE OFTEN. I LOVE TO SEE COUPLES THAT ARE JUST AS HAPPY FOR THEIR MATES’ GOALS, DREAMS AND VISIONS JUST AS THEY WOULD BE ABOUT AN EXPENSIVE VACATION THAT THEY WERE TREATED TO OR THE RAISE AT WORK THAT THEY RECEIVED.
ORGANIC LOVE IS WHAT I CALL IT! IT DOESN’T NEED ANYTHING TO PRESERVE ITS NUTRIENTS, NO STEROIDS TO MAKE IT APPEAR LARGER THAN WHAT IT REALLY IS, JUST ALL NATURAL! IT IS AN UNCONDITIONAL LOVE THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE AND MATERIAL THINGS, A LOVE THAT EXUDES ENERGY WHEN THE POWER COUPLE WALKS INTO THE ROOM; IT IS THE LOVE THAT EVERYONE DESERVES TO EXPERIENCE. IT IS TRUE LOVE!
BTW: I AM NOT SAYING THAT ALL RELATIONSHIPS DON'T HAVE THEIR BUMPS IN THE ROAD NOR AM I SAYING THAT KHLOE AND LAMAR WILL NOT HAVE PIT FALLS….JUST SPEAKING ON HOW I FEEL!
*UPDATE: Of course I know that Khloe and Lamar are no longer an item, however, I do believe they loved one another although their love endured many struggles.
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