Budget Travel Tips

I like to travel and go here and there people often speculate how this occurs and the answer is easy !

I PLAN and use DISCOUNT websites and travel budget sites here are a few I use .

AFFIRM

Airfordable

Flightlayaway

Groupon

American Airlines

Some discount airlines :

Spirit

Frontier

Wow Airlines

Another helpful tip is to book at least one year to 6mos in advance this guarantees the best prices and the best seating also take full advantage of any rewards program or student or alumni discount or corporate benefit of you can negotiate travel perks into your employment contract!

There are many ways to make travel happen for you it’s all about being diligent about your research

Wekiva Island

 

 

 

Today we had a few hours of free time and so we went to wekiva island the fish tacos are awesome and the beers and drinks are cheap bring your own floaty and chairs you’ll need them the atmosphere is family oriented and friendly and nobody stared at us because cause we were the only black ppl.

*They do allow smoking so look out if that bothers you

 

Go after your DREAMS

The naysayers you have I will guarantee 100% will have let their dreams pass them or have no dreams at all . These are the people who literally study you to find ways to talk you out of your dreams or make your dreams seem insufficient and if you do carry on and make it they will be there to throw stones and point fingers .

LIVE EACH DAY TO THE FULLEST because other people are not can not and will not .

Let’s talk about TROLLS

Let’s talk about the ever present local psycho ….the internet troll.

I’ve found since returning to social media in 2014 there are people literally filled with hate and malice and their soul purpose is to cause you harm ,humiliate you and create discord in your real life outside of social media .

The first thing a troll does is join a group or forum based on a united front such a feminism anti racism or any other type of group that focuses on “community” especially if that “community” is disfranchised or has a core of lower income members this opens the door for them to sniff out a target who can easily be deemed “against the group” or in some way “looking down ” on the rest ,usually a person who isn’t as bad off or who has their shit together to some extent compared to the others. Natural human behavior is to find fault in someone who isn’t as bad off as the rest or who seems “different” no matter how welcome the space.

The second goal of the troll is to research the target and build a false narrative a false sense of “why we should hate this bitch” and slowly but surely DM , inbox and sow the seeds of reasonable doubt about their chosen victim this builds their following and it recruits other lower level trolls that are willing to participate in illegal or semi illegal actions to ruin the character of the victim the troll thrives on their followers need to advocate for a cause and with this they create a “villain” so that their followers can play “hero” by “taking someone down” for their cause .

Once there is enough social discord present in the group the troll can then divide duties to their underlings each one tasked with different behaviors and actions meant to paint the target in a negative light usually within a short period of time they can have someone’s personal life online and privacy invaded unbeknownst to the target all the while they’ve gone viral and their real life existence begins to suffer .

By the time the target figures out they’ve been slandered it could be months or even years before they realize there is a whole campaign against them .

Trolls rely on gossip ,haters and people who just don’t like the target to chime in and keep the ball rolling because to them this person shouldn’t be sitting around having a pleasant experience while they sit in their shitty situation they’ve created for themselves stewing in mediocrity ….the troll HAS to destroy the target because for whatever reason they were attracted to this persons light or energy and it was wayyyy too balanced . Trolls need to to find your vulnerability and create unbalanced negativity in your life they are jealous they are bitter and they can’t imagine you having it so much “easier” then them so they set out to destroy, lie and humiliate

What can be done ?

Nothing …the seeds are usually sowed and grown into trees by the time it’s realized and like any other sociopathic smear campaign you literally have to just live with it until they get tired of you

What to do to prevent it ?

To be honest stay offline or at the very least post memes and random photos don’t post anything too personal or voice any opinions or join any groups or forums focused on anything heavy or political trolls thrive in these spaces and as stated earlier no matter how welcoming the environment there is always someone willing to set the stage for your downfall it’s just not worth the risk

Who are these people ?

Usually covert narcissist they pretend to be knee deep in activism or whatever but they are mostly looking to boost their social media status and create a persona anyone that may make them feel “less than” in their imagination will be targeted or they are just bitches online who want to see you fail because they don’t like something about you

How do you know all of this ?

Because it happened to me lol and it’s still happening you’d be surprised the lengths a troll will go to destroy your character

I hope this helps someone who may be either going through or at least prevent something like this from happening to another person

Easter for Jason

I don’t celebrate religious holidays but I don’t press my ideals on my children if there is some kind of celebratory party or gifts to be given we give them lol.

We decided since Jason is now four he’s old enough to start getting Easter baskets lol he joyfully agreed when he awoke to see his dinosaur Easter basket !!!!

Books Books Books

I LOVE BOOKS

I love books , reading and collecting books and magazines !

Reading is the one escape that not only exercises your mind but expands your imagination transporting you to places even your passport cannot ! Lately I’ve been into reading French poetry currently working on “Calligrammes” by Guillaume Apollinaire Translated by Anne Hyde Greet Introduction by S.I.Lockerberie and “The street philosopher and the holy fool” a Syrian journey by Marius Kociejowski . I love a hard read and can get through most books in a day or two . I’ve decided to really get back into consuming as many reads as I can reading new things or things of interest have always kept my vibration high and my energy levels at a calm pace witch helps me keep my focus in other areas of life …..in short READING IS “AWESOME” (lol I figured I’d keep that same energy everyone else is keeping when using that word 😝)

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Moral of the story folks ….#READ and don’t be afraid of the hard reads your be surprised how fast you can get through a good book