Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day 4: Your parents.

Hello! I'm exhausted as all get out but Day 4 cannot be missed! I only have one parent who's been consistently in my life...

So, that's my mother and I on mother's day, in our jammies. I heart her. She's my world and we are so much closer now than we've ever been. God is good. I love you, Mommy.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day 3: Your first love.

So, Day 3: My first love...I remember this like it was yesterday...I was 7 years old. I had never experienced anything like this in my life. The only word I can use to describe it is: rhapsody. That word has a dual meaning which fits this particular blog post well, you see, my first love was music. Mainly in the form of Mariah Carey.

You might not recognize her so let me introduce you. This is 1991 Mariah Carey.
My first love.
Hearing her sing back then was to know what music was. This birthed my love of music and my love of singing. (I can sing. Raise your hand if you knew that about me. Most people don't. LOL) As I grew up with Mariah Carey through the years it was amazing how each album told the story of my life. I can go back to a different point in time with every song. Every great relationship; break up; spiritual breakthrough, etc. can be traced in the deep lyrical content of her songs. I appreciated Mariah making me break out the dictionary at the age of 14 to find out what "nonchalant" meant in her song "Breakdown" or "resounding" in the song "The Roof." The messages in her songs were deep and passion filled. I thank you Mariah, for being there in every crisis and triumph. This is why 'til this day I have remained your #1 fan.

*sorry for the delay I'm at the end of my semester and writing papers like a maniac!*

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 2: Meaning behind your blog name.

Meaning behind my blog name...

Serendipitous Musings

Serendipitous - come upon or found by accident; fortuitous
Musings - contemplation; reflection.
In life it seems that almost by accident you find yourself aware of things you never were aware of before. Going through life you "accidentally" find out who you are, through mistakes and triumphs, tears and joy, and even loss. This blog documents those reflective moments I happen to come upon at any given moment.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Day 1: Introduce, recent picture, 15 interesting facts.

Hi! My name is Aisha Antoinette Picott.

 This pic was taken right after I got this shirt. I love this shirt. It sums me up pretty well. lol Also, in this pic I am sporting my new transitional hairstyle. I'm going natural (that's a whole different blog post lol). 10/2010

 15 Interesting Facts:

1. I really like my middle name now and wasn't so fond of it in my earlier years.

2. I was a cheerleader.

3. As a cheerleader I dropped one of the girls I was holding up in the air (oops!).

4. I love the smell of gasoline.

5. I was a pregnant teen but not a teen mother (Pregnant at 19 yrs old and gave birth when I was 20 yrs old)

6. I've changed my major four times.

7. I've changed schools five times.

8. I am allergic to an unknown substance so I walk around with an EPI-PEN to inject myself if my throat closes again

9. I love small poison dart tree frogs

10. I've had my nose pierced three times and my navel pierced twice

11. I have two tattoos

12. I stopped watching television two years ago. I only catch certain shows online. So please, stop asking me if I've seen that commercial. LOL! If it hasn't gone viral most likely I have not!

13. I am allergic to apples, plums, peaches, and pears yet I can eat them all in processed form.

14. My favorite color is pink.

15. I listen to Christmas songs and it instantly lifts my mood. Never fails. Even in July.

Friday, November 12, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge

So, I have neglected you for a total of 3 months. I am sorry about this Blog...the semester started...things got busy. I mean, I thought of you. I even visited a time or two. (Your background is really pretty. I just like to look at you sometimes) I know, I know. This doesn't make up for my blatant negligence. So, after reading Ashley's blog, a very lovely and talented young lady (and you can find her blog here), I was inspired to do this 30 Day Blog Challenge. I, like Ashley, have a hard time being consistent with things I plan to do (exercise, writing for my column which I kinda left you for, Blog, devotionals, etc), it would be nice to challenge myself to do something...consistently...for a change.

I encourage you to do it to if you need a little motivation! Here it is:

30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 1:Introduce, recent picture, 15 interesting facts.
Day 2: Meaning behind your blog name.
Day 3: Your first love.
Day 4: Your parents.
Day 5: Your siblings.
Day 6: A picture of something that makes you happy.
Day 7: Favorite movies.
Day 8: A place where you've traveled.
Day 9: A picture of your friends.
Day 10: Something of which you are afraid.
Day 11: Favorite T.V. shows.
Day 12: What you believe.
Day 13: Goals.
Day 14: A picture you love.
Day 15: Life motto/inspirational quote.
Day 16: Dream house.
Day 17: Something you're looking forward to.
Day 18: Something you regret.
Day 19: Something you miss.
Day 20: Nicknames.
Day 21: Picture of yourself.
Day 22: Favorite city.
Day 23: Favorite vacation.
Day 24: Something you've learned.
Day 25: Put your iTunes on shuffle; name the first ten songs.
Day 26: Picture of your family.
Day 27: Pets.
Day 28: Something that stresses you out.
Day 29: Three wishes.
Day 30: A closing picture and something of which you are proud.

Let the journey begin!