Orion was sick with a fever which turned into Strep, so I was busy playing Doctor as well as student, mother, business owner, artist, lover, fighter and the many other roles I try on. Which is why you haven’t heard from me all of last week. In the mean time the blog had been getting dusty…I have so many amazing posts that I need to conjure up, so that I may share them with you. There are many beautiful things happening in the Shaw household as well, Orion is turning 4 next Tuesday!!!! OMG, I can’t believe how fast time flies…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….OH, how time flies. It seems that after Orion got sick, it was my turn to soon follow suit. Which is why this was started last Tuesday, yet is getting published Today, Orion’s birthday!!!!!!
4 years ago, I awoke to sharp labor pains, which I had known was going to happen the day before. I felt him drop while I was at work at the yoga studio. I usually walk home, but that night I knew that walking home would induce labor, and I really wanted to get some sleep before all this hard work. So, I called Meredith, one of my best friends and Orion’s godmother. She drove me home, and before she left, upon closing the door, she said if he does want to come tonight, I wouldn’t mind (she was also one of my birthing partners). Well, I went to sleep that night and before I did, I said to Orion, if you want to come tonight, Mama’s ready. Luckily my boy let me sleep a good 6 hours, before I awoke to contractions. Today in the later morning, we shall celebrate his arrival into this world, until he goes to sleep tonight. Yet, in my heart and head I celebrate his existence every moment of my life.
I was once told by a beautiful faery friend that I reminded her of Zoe Kravitz, especially in this video.
I would like to think that I exude beauty like her, yet that I continue to have my own personal style. as of recently I have noticed that my style is too basic/normal/common. I am vowing to own my look and to show the world and myself that I don’t care what the rules are I am going to break all of them. It’s funny to watch the stares i get from the typical people. It must be the Seattle gray that has everybody so melancholy. It really starts to bog you down.
I recently moved back to the hill and I think this change is gonna do me good. It is nice to be able to walk home in less than the time it would take to catch the bus to our old place. Orion is really happy as well as I. We are still in boxes, and will be for awhile due to the many new adventures in my life. I am finally at Seattle University, yet it is showing me just how hard University life can be. I have officially said goodbye to Monday night JamJam while in school. There will be no partying during the week. It is gonna have to be work hard during the week, play hard during the weekend. I also have decided to feature some sort of fashion weekly, I am not going to inhibit the blog, yet I am going to make it more fashion oriented. Given that it is named after my fashion line, it seems fitting. I also have moved into an art studio space with my friend Ellie. I have yet to actually go and hang out and create, yet I just moved as of last Wednesday. So, It has been a bit of getting used to. all in all it is getting better. It is a right step towards my dreams.
Today is the first day of the fall quarter and I am already feeling overwhelmed with so much to do. I need to meditate. Right after I clean the bathroom, oops…anyway I have been spending too much time talking about men in the last couple weeks, so here it is, my vow of celibacy towards giving any man room to breathe on my blog for the rest of the year (unless it has something to do with a designer or business relationship I have with them). I had a couple business meetings this morning and need to send some emails. Yet, I spent way too much time running errands, which. So, instead I sit on my couch watching season one of SATC, that’s Sex and the City for all you peeps that aren’t hip to the hop. Surprisingly so, it helps me relax as well as inspires me.
So, let’s get you an update on what is happening in my life. Earlier this month I had a business adventure with, at the time, potential investors. So, that interview/meeting went really well and until I have more information to share without giving away the whole enchilada, I will leave you with this, in 8 weeks my website will be up and running, my clothing will be in 3 definite locally owned small businesses in the Capital Hill, University District and Belltown area, and I will be a legitimate small business owner!!!!!!!!! Hip-Hop Hooray. On another note, I started school today, my last quarter at Seattle Central before embarking on my journey through/into Seattle University Albers School of Business for Marketing, another exciting note! OH, and the biggest news to hit the doorsteps of the Shaw/BFLYsouljah Couture residence since Sex and The City 2 is my JUKI INDUSTRIAL SEWING MACHINE!!!! Let’s just say this has been the long awaited part of my business I have missed out on getting sooner than later (due to it’s relatively expensive cost $1700-$2000). It seems life is actually quite splendid for me, not that it always isn’t (I’m an optimist). How are you handling the season change? anything exciting hit your doorstep lately? I would love to hear what, who, when and where you are in life…till next time
Latoya Simone Shaw
listening to a beautiful man’s music, i mean a truly beautiful man. I have encountered men/boys that are trying to be beautiful or whom are physically beautiful, yet lack the personality to be considered beautiful even to the gods and goddesses. I recently met this divine creature and am spell bound. I mean, seriously spell bound. He has magical eyes and magic in his eyes. the 2nd day we met, he commented on how we both have fangs, then he proceeded to give me a piece of his ART. I am truly inspired. I leave it at that. I am optimistic that we shall be friends throughout space and time. It is bit of fresh air to my soul to meet someone with many talents, showing the world love, and to accept my love and be completely flattered by it.