Happy Hump Day! I know it’s been a while since I have covered this topic but as the end of the year is quickly approaching…the threat is imminent! ? We cannot risk taking these men with us into 2018. Instead of comparing them to a scary movie villain…I am just going to call a spade a spade in this blog. Every woman has a list of men or maybe just one man they wished they never slept with. ?? But can we really erase the experience?! You bet your fucking bottom dollar! ? Close your eyes and when you reopen them your exes and/or ex lovers will be banished to a deserted island as castaways! ? No one will go and rescue them! And as a reward for sending them there, you receive an imaginary coupon for a mental vaginal rejuvenation that erases the faint memory of these losers! ?? Props to Brandi Glanville for giving us this idea! Lol. Now get in your favorite Kegel position as you read the new list of top 10 men we wished we never slept with! Here are our top 10 Castaways: 10. HE MAY BE GAY BUT WHAT THE HEY? Believe it or not most women have slept with a gay or bi sexual man (generally unbeknownst to them). These men usually wine and dine women…making us feel like queens while hiding their sexuality. He is going to say and do all the right things because he needs us as his BEARD! ? Even if his sexuality was never confirmed nor denied…doubts probably lingered in your mind. I mean I’ve heard some crazy stories of guys shoving sex toys up their asses during sex with a woman and without discussing it with her first!!! ??? Now I’m not saying that makes a man gay but I am saying this makes his behavior questionable! While I support the gay community, this man is being banished to the Castaway island because we are simply not what he is looking for! Ain’t nobody got time for it! ✌? 9. MISTER MIXED MESSAGES! One day he is all about your relationship and the next…he’s terrified of having feelings for you! This boy flip flops so fucking much that you have no clue whether he’s cuming or going! This fool is being banished to the Castaway island for his indecisiveness! ✌? Hand that pussy over to a real man that wants to put in the work 24/7 and is sure about how he feels about you! 8. MISTER DID WE EVEN HAVE SEX? Now some of us have had weird sexual experiences where we aren’t even sure if we had sex! I once went to sit on a guy’s penis and it deflated before it could go in! Seems more like a car crash to me than a sexual experience but hey…what do I know? ? This man is being banished to the Castaway island even though we aren’t sure if he counts as a sexual partner! I mean we know he’s out there counting us but should we be counting him?! Banished! And set him up with his own vaginal rejuvenation for confusing us! Ouch! ✌?7. MISTER WON’T EAT THE BOX! Now I’m not big on oral (giving nor receiving) but I am a team player! Eating the box…if you want your lower parts to be tended to…is a fucking requirement especially since most women do not orgasm every time during sex! At least bless her spot you jerk and warm up her car before you try to drive it! This inconsiderate fool is banished not only to the Castaway island of exes but shall live a life of solitary confinement on the island for his level of selfishness! ✌? 6. MISTER ALWAYS OUT THERE CHEATING! This nasty fuck (no pun intended) is a global health hazard! He never deserved all that good pussy we shared with him! Let him swing his dirty dick on the Castaway island of our exes and see where that gets him! ?✌? 5. MISTER ABUSIVE! Now there’s nothing funny about a man who is emotionally, mentally, physically, or financially abusive! This fool probably needs jail time! ✌? The Castaway island is perfect for him! 4. MISTER DOES NOT TAKE CARE OF HIS CHILDREN! Some woman out there was nice enough to carry your child and you dare not show up for them? Out of all of the exes you are the hardest to Castaway because her children may have your eyes or nose but like the rest of these jokers…you got to go! ✌? How will we explain the children you left behind? Well remember the time we told our young children that the stork supposedly drop them off when they were babies? That’s still our fucking story and we are sticking to it! Ya dead beat! ✌?✌?✌? 3. MISTER DON’T PAY ANY BILLS! Now this fool thinks his pretty looks and/or big dick is going to distract us from the lights getting cut off and Sprint disconnecting our phones as they remind us not to “reach out and touch someone” until we have all back payments in hand ? but it ain’t gonna work! To the Castaway island you go…but not before we change our locks and call up your mama for all the money you owe us! ✌? 2. MISTER TWO SECONDS! Well a Pap smear would have lasted longer! ???? Here we are saving up all of our good good for you and you can’t even hang! Now some men do have medical issues that affect their performance and we get that. As long as they sought professional help and are honest and open with us, we will be patient. But number 2 is not really about those men. It’s really about those lazy dick…limp penis men that only want to get theirs and leave us DRY! BANISHED to the Castaway island…also known as blue balls island to you! ✌? 1. MISTER EMOTIONALLY UNAVAILABLE! Now I wish you would have made this clear when we first met you! Made what clear? That you are emotionally deficient, broken, and just a waste of fucking time! A man like you should never be on the dating market without a buyers beware sign!!! This fool is going to bait and switch us on every emotion he ever pretended to share. He won’t know his ass from his hole! But that’s okay because the less emotions he shares on the Castaway island of exes is the least he will be liked! He will probably be the first to be eaten! ✌?? Survival of the fittest! ?? BONUS: MISTER COCKY! This guy is just plain old annoying. This ex always thinks we want him when we are no longer attracted to him. ? He will serve as the entertainment on the Castaway island of exes…that is…to bore the hell out of the others because only he thinks highly of himself!? ✌?~KJM on Hump Day! ‘Tis the season to start anew! Grant yourself that mental (or physical if need be) vaginal rejuvenation and forgive yourself for ever sleeping with a fuck boy! ???
Archives for November 2017
In the beginning, I was not sure if Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were really dating. I barely saw them together and the tabloids are known for making stuff up! ? Plus, I had no clue who she was. Never watched an episode of “Suits” and frankly am still high off of the last royal wedding that I wasn’t even thinking about a possibility of another one. ? The US is in such a clusterfuck state that following British royalty is a welcomed distraction. My obsession with the royals did not start with Prince Harry and Prince William. Even though I was just a young girl when Princess Diana married and subsequently died…I remember her grace and style. I remember how she touched the world and brought warmth into what looked like an ice cold monarchy. I REMEMBER PRINCESS DIANA! ? Thus, I had to keep up with her boys…always wishing that they find women to marry that have even half of the grace and kindness of their mother. Women of warmth and love. ? Yesterday, when Prince Harry and Meghan officially announced their royal engagement, this dream was solidified!?? Diana, I hope you are proud because I’m down here on earth so emotional and this isn’t my family! The few years you were with your children seems to have left a permanent love stain on their hearts. Your warmth can still be felt!? While I watched with excitement as Kate Middleton married Prince William…I never had the type of joy I currently have when I heard that Harry had found his wife!? And a black woman at that! ?? You feel that Diana?! That Harry of yours was always meant to not follow the beaten path and to excel at life! ? As the world reacted to Harry and Meghan’s engagement, the couple emerged for the first time…publicly “shining bright like a diamond!” ?? But let’s back it up for a moment! Once it was confirmed that they were actually dating, I started to follow their courtship though I missed some things that only brought me great joy upon revelation! Meghan Markle was raised by a beautifully strong black woman! That part I have known for a while but as the media went crazy worldwide yesterday, I learned that Meghan is my age (36) and divorced! ?? This makes her three years older than Harry, more experienced marriage wise (so nobody’s virgin), and can we talk about her most likely mature eggs?! You see the QUEEN approved Meghan and Harry’s engagement! The Queen! Now it’s not because the Queen is white that I’m impressed…that would never impress me! It’s because here in the US a woman being black, divorced, and dating a younger man is taboo! I’m almost sure the stigma is the same in England. At the age of 36, I am always being told that I’m wasting my birthing years and that I don’t have much time to choose a mate and have babies! As if that’s all women are good for! ? Everyday society sends me the message that I’m lucky for whatever man I can get because I am now a woman of a certain age and STILL BLACK and unfavored in America!!! ? But the QUEEN said that Meghan (at her age and with her background) is fit to be a royal and that is fucking amazing! I mean first Serena Williams and now Meghan Markle! Black is timeless and ageless! And not only do black women not have to settle for whatever they can get in life but they are marrying men on their level…even Princes! ?? Yasss lawd! Serena taught me to unapologetically hold out for that man who is on my level and loves me for me while Meghan has given me hope that I am not damaged goods because I am 36, not married, and have no children! ?? I mean I always knew this but to be so publicly reminded of it is fucking amazing! I can unapologetically be the bachelorette I am without wearing a fucking scarlet letting on my chest! ✌? And I don’t have to settle for some ugly out of shape man either! ????? Let the congregation of black women around the world breathe a sigh of relief while saying AMEN! ?? All is not lost. Finding a man ain’t everything but if love is what we want…we (black women) do not have to settle! Cousin Serena and Cousin Meghan sure didn’t! All Hail Our Black Duchess aka Princess to the rest of the world! ?? ~KJM on Temptation Tuesday! Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan! Y’all better have a live public wedding broadcasted throughout the world!!! I will be excitedly waiting! ??? EDITOR’S NOTE: I strongly believe in Black Love and hope to find it one day but love is love! I totally support my sistas marrying who loves and treats them the best! It’s not a fairytale because Serena’s husband and Meghan’s fiancé are white. It’s a fucking fairytale because they are strong successful black women who are unapologetically being loved and giving love publicly when society says they should not be allowed to do so! ??
Happy Charm School Monday! Hope you all had an enjoyable and stress free Thanksgiving weekend! Of course mine was a shit show but hey…it’s to be expected with my family! ? Three out of my four days off actually went well. And for that I’m grateful! ?? Last night, I was battling several different emotions and of course felt I had to act on at least one. ? This is never good for me…that is…my midnight/extra early morning thoughts. They are filled with fears that I try to control by doing something dumb. Lol. At least I know myself. ? Here at Kingston Expressions, I’m all about growth and that’s what the fuck we are going to be doing even if it makes us uncomfortable! ?? So lets start today’s lesson. At around 4am (my usual wake up time), I awoke with my heart beating fast. Automatically, I knew my anxiety was acting up and I had to get control of it. I googled a few articles on dealing with anxiety (usually would not recommend this and would just tell you to go talk to a professional but it worked for me). One article had some good suggestions but I had to tailor them to my lifestyle. Here are the top 5 ways I’m battling anxiety and fears with the intent of being successful: 5. DO NOT TRY TO CONTROL YOUR THOUGHTS! Fears are there. We all have them and will all have to deal with them. Allow yourself to feel what you are feeling. Fighting your thoughts will typically make things worse. You can, however, control your actions towards your negative thoughts. Doing irrational things (as the article on anxietycoach.com titled “Struggling With Anxiety Symptoms” pointed out) as a result of your fears will only increase your anxiety. Let those thoughts come and go while being patient with yourself. Do not act on anything right away. Give yourself time to get out of that anxious moment! And while you cannot control your thoughts…you can try to redirect them to focus on the positives in your life.? 4. GET MOVING! Papa Michael’s has been on me to get more physically active. It’s rough with my work schedule but as my friend Toi from ToiTime would point out…we make time for what’s important. ?? Typically I wake up at 4:15am in order to make it to work by 7am. I do not have to be at work by 7 but I prefer to. With an already early 4:15am wake up and my gym not opening until 5am…the gym isn’t possible neither is waking up earlier. What to do? Since I’m already programmed to wake up at 4:15am, I decided this morning to work out to my Shaun T “Rockin Body” dvd set for a 42 minute cardio mixed with free weights routine. My apartment has tons of room for it. Yes I’m going to go into work much later than I prefer but why the hell am I rushing to a job I hate anyways? I mean God bless having a job but it can wait! HEALTH IS WEALTH! So get moving and be easy on yourself. I could not do every move but I was able to do a lot of them. Do what you can. Every little bit counts! 3. SMALL CHANGES EQUAL BIG REWARDS! Unless you have some medical crisis that a licensed doctor told you that you have to make some major changes immediately…small changes equal big rewards! Typically, I only acknowledge big changes. ? This is so damaging when trying to get mentally and physically fit! ? Every move you make towards positive change enhances your life. Remember that! Whether it’s one night without an anxiety attack or you lost one pound…you are still taking positive steps to improve your life! That’s a major victory in itself. ?? 2. BE EASY ON YOURSELF! I don’t know about you but beating up myself does not encourage me to do better in my life. This may work for some folks but it won’t for many of us. Recognize that you are human and by definition…you are flawed. No one is perfect and everyone has personal battles. EVERYONE HAS PERSONAL BATTLES! This is worth repeating! Please remember this when you think you are the only one going through things. Congratulate yourself on the steps you have taken to improve your life and please do not forget that you are the master of your own destiny! ?? 1. ME TIME! Set out some time to yourself each week where you are doing things you love. I don’t care if it’s just watching your favorite television show or going for a run…make the time! I know it’s not easy depending on your schedule and the level of responsibility you have for others but it’s so worth it! Take a deep breath and make time for yourselves! You are responsible for your own happiness. ?? No one is going to invest in you like you would in yourselves! ~KJM on Charm School Monday. Shout out to Harmony for sharing one of her holiday gifts with me!!!! It’s given me something to look forward to when I’m down! ? Also, shout out to Lioness and Grace for doing the every day ground work of listening to me whine about my life and try to make sense of things! You ladies inspire me! So blessed in friendship! Love my graduate school sisters! ?
So it’s the day before Thanksgiving and I could blog about avoiding toxic family members or how not to be sad on holidays (if they are not your thing) but it’s still freakin HUMP DAY and I just have to honor that! Time to get sexually ignorant! ? Like cockroaches that the exterminator missed…exes always seem to pop up during the holidays. ? It is one thing if it’s the ex you still love and want to work things out with but it’s a total other thing if they are exes who think you still want them because you are single. To them I say…no sir. Nobody wants you! Take that mess somewhere else! ✌? Today’s blog is dedicated to those exes we want to get right…quick. I’m going to say some of the things many of you have wanted to say but hesitate for fear of it falling on deaf ears or from fear of looking like a psycho bitch. Of course, here at Kingston Expressions I am not afraid to go there! ?? Here are the top 10 things my exes will not find in my vagina this holiday season: 10. HE WILL NOT FIND HIS MAMA IN MY VAGINA! For all the mamas’ boys out there….you will not find remnants of your mama in my vagina. That means that I don’t want to hear shit about how she cooks your meals, STILL cleans up after you, cuts your meat up for you, AND warms up the breast milk just right for you! Bro, you will find none of these things in my vagina! I’m not your mama and don’t want to be! Take your pacifier sucking self back to mama because ain’t shit for you here in my vagina!!! You don’t need a girl…you need a fucking nanny! ✌? 9. HE WILL NOT FIND HIS EX GIRL IN MY VAGINA! I’m really sorry she did a number on you but I just dug deep and looked between my clit and my asshole and guess what I did not find?! That bitch of an ex of yours! ? She was never in one flap of my luscious inner walls! I think you are lost and made a wrong turn because the foundation of my vagina is made up of passion, pleasure, loyalty, trust, and an eruption of ecstasy fit for a king. Only little boys are looking for their exes in other women! Take that mess and the hurt you brought with you somewhere else! ✌? 8. HE WILL NOT FIND HIS BALLS IN MY VAGINA! I am a strong black woman who is not without flaws. Love you hard I will. Support you I will. But I will be damned if I have to play hide and go seek with your balls in my own vagina! Yuck! So turned off right now! Be a man and have your word be your bond without me constantly having to remind you that you are not keeping your commitments! ?? Mean what you say and let your actions support your words! Please do not blow smoke up my ass! My vagina will not tolerate such behavior! While the vagina is very flexible…it will not house your balls! ✌? 7. HE WILL NOT FIND FINANCIAL SECURITY IN MY VAGINA! With all this talk of gold diggers from men who “ain’t got a pot to piss in nor a window to throw it out of” but front like they do…I’m gonna need to remind y’all that in 2017 women are doing it for themselves! We would like a rock not a damn anchor! If my stock is going to go down rolling with you…just keep it fucking moving! Yes you mister 500 baby mamas! My coins are not for them nor you! If you are looking for a come up…get up and get a job! You want to be the king of a castle? Well then make a king’s wage and maintain that castle! ✌?And stop driving your girlfriend’s car! Scrub! ✌?✌?✌? 6. HE WILL NOT FIND FREE PUSSY IN MY VAGINA! I’m tired of telling y’all men that pussy always costs! It may not be a monetary cost but there is a cost unless you are fucking a woman who does not know her worth or suffered from temporary insanity (I’ve been there)! ? If you can’t afford to take your lady on dates, then you can’t afford to fuck! ?? It’s that fucking simple! “No romance without finance!” If you are a good man who use to do right but fell on hard times…a good woman will keep the pussy warm for you for a short and limited time while you get your shit together! ? A bad woman will dip out on you the day you cashed your last check! ?✌?5. HE WILL NOT FIND HIS SELF ESTEEM IN MY VAGINA! A woman should encourage her man on his journey in life but it is not her job to constantly tell him how great he is!!! I dated a guy once that no matter how much I reassured him that he was a good person and great to me…his insecurities blocked us from progressing every step of the way! Women have to deal with so much that men don’t…that it becomes freaking exhausting to have to reassure ourselves and our men every day! We are raising children, excelling in our careers, and trying to keep positive self esteem as society tries to beat us down. It’s just too much to have to hold ourselves together and our men 24/7. Sometimes we need reassurance and support! Sometimes we need a break! Sometimes we need that kind word! A good woman will always support her man! Thus, he should be just as strong to support her on whatever she needs. If her man isn’t confident in himself….how can she trust in their future? ✌? 4. HE WILL NOT FIND A WEAK WOMAN IN MY VAGINA! If you want a woman that requires nothing of you…by all means please pass me and my vagina by! ✌? I require a lot from my friends and family so why would I not require a lot from the man in my life?! And I never ask for things that I do not possess myself. If you want an equal strong enough to pick you up when you fall…I’m your woman. But if not…keep it moving because my vagina is anything but weak! ?? 3. HE WILL NOT FIND HE OWNS MY VAGINA! I don’t care if we are married or just dating…my vagina belongs solely to me! I may joke around and say she’s yours but let’s be real…my vagina goes where I go! She eats and sleeps when I do! My vagina keeps only my secrets and she is strong enough to shelter me from any storm! ?? You could be husband number one or husband number nine (if I’m on my Elizabeth Taylor game)….my vagina still only belongs to me. Her loyalty and depth are only for me. You are just temporarily being housed there but there is no amount of mortgage in the world that you can pay that would make you her full owner! My vagina is PRICELESS! ?? 2. HE WILL NOT FIND AN ENDING IN MY VAGINA! My vagina is the giver of life. She has the power to birth even after years of being barren. In her lies the hopes and dreams of many nations. Only she can carry on generations. Even when she takes her last breath…her legacy lives on! ?? You see there is no ending in my vagina. Only a beginning. Full of promise. Full of hope. That’s the stock my vagina is made of. She breathes life! ? 1. HE WILL NOT FIND A TEMPORARY HOME IN MY VAGINA AS HE PREPARES HIMSELF FOR ANOTHER WOMAN! This shit really fucks me up! A good woman puts in the time and energy to upgrade a man only for him to leave her for some basic bitch that had better timing than her. ?✌?? You will not use my vagina as a temporary home where you learn how to love, trust, and be patient with someone else. For even if you settle with that basic bitch…you will realize that she never did the work yet reaped all the “benefits.” She won’t be built to weather you in any storm! Only I can do that because I truly loved you and stayed with you during difficult times. I stayed even when I had no good reason to stay. That’s how deep my love once ran for you. Always remember that vagina will haunt you for all the days of your life if you forsake me. To prevent this all from happening, I am shutting down any training camps. Find another temporary home and get at me when you are whole, confident, mature, and sure of what you want….for I am anything but basic! Never forget that my pussy is very calculated. You see if you don’t do right by me…my vagina will take all of her super human powers and move on to a man more deserving! ✌? ~KJM saying “mi pum pum bring life” in my sister, Brenda’s voice on Hump Day! Lol.
I live a very blessed life. So blessed that sometimes I am moved to tears! ?? However, there are moments (like this holiday season) where I feel like I arrive everywhere a day late and a dollar short.? For example, 15 years ago my career was highly lucrative but when I entered it at the height of the 2008/2009 recession…I barely made ends meat! And there were some years…I didn’t even do that…my Dark Ages (May 2009-June 2013). This is the time I learned to not only cry but to weep! I mean I did everything the right way and still got my butt handed to me. First adult lesson in life…just because you work hard does not mean you will be rewarded.?? Ever since, I feel stuck but refuse to take a pay cut to start over in a different field! ✌? I am a single woman whose independence is essential to her being. I can’t and I won’t go back to the dark ages! I vacationed in hell for so long and I made it out! Thank you Lord! ?? In the midst of the Dark Ages, I met the Ex Factor (June 2010) and it all made sense. The Good Lord had sent me to this place of darkness to find the light within me…to make me fall in love in a way I never thought possible. But after a couple of months…even that love had “a day late and a dollar short” feeling. If I hadn’t gotten dropped on my face, I would never have loved so openly and so deeply. I know that for a fact because I had been married to my education for so long. If everything had gone as I planned, I would be married to my career too! Through the insecurities and the instability of my heart and my career…some blessings still emerged! ?? Like the blessing to travel whenever I want! The blessing to live on my own again! The blessing to love a difficult man unconditionally…the blessing to choose him everyday and not because I had to but because I wanted to. The Ex Factor in every sense of the word is my real first love!!! Remember how hard it was for you to break free from your first love?! Hell…some of y’all are married to them now (even after separations, trials, and tribulations)! I’m always cheering those couples on because I get the road wasn’t paved easily for them but they made a way! ?? Even with all these blessings…I sometimes focus on the things that feel like curses…career and personal life. I know there is rebirth after every death of a season but sometimes the wait for that rebirth seems endless. Even if I got into a healthier relationship…I’m always going to love the Ex Factor. Some things you just know about yourself. And even if I got a new career…the newness of it all may restrict my ability to travel! ? Know this about me…I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT TRAVELING! It’s literally the air I breathe even if I’m frequenting the same destinations…because every time I arrive…I learn something new about myself. I breathe in life and self exploration…and I AM BORN AGAIN…into the life I have dreamt for myself. ? Those are the moments I live for! The moments when I see only the blessings in my misfortunes…for without them…I would have never traveled to this place! I would never have fell in love. I would never feel free. I would never appreciate my ability to always be there for myself. ?? ~KJM on Flashback Friday. They say timing is everything. Maybe we aren’t a day late and a dollar short. Maybe we just haven’t arrived at our unknown destinations yet. But when we do….may our hearts and pockets be forever full! ?
I have written several blogs on taking responsibility for my own happiness. This one has the same theme but from another viewpoint. Yesterday, I briefly spoke with the Ex Factor. I contacted him after asking for some space a week ago. Needed time to think. Needed time to clear my mind. I do not agree with a lot of things he says and does but two things I cannot deny: 1. He has been trying very hard these last couple of months to make me happy and 2. Being with him now (and for the last couple of years) has been my choice. With that being said, I needed some serious ME time to regroup. I blew up my own house when I was all smiles and did so unapologetically. ? Yes his lack of serious commitment to me is selfish but it is also true that he isn’t forcing me to stay. I mean…he’s made it clear that he would like me to stop pressuring him and stay in this moment with him but he isn’t holding me hostage! My big issue is with forgiveness! I struggle with how long I have loved him and turned up with very little in return. Most folks say GET OUT and RUN but truth be told many say that because they believe I am wasting my childbearing years on him. If we had children and/or were married, I promise many would be singing a different tune and I would be called the selfish one for always wanting a break. Our situation is toxic at times but name one couple together for more than 5 years that never entered dark phases in their relationship? The only folks I can think of are still in the “newlywed” phase and have no clue what long term looks like yet. The funny thing with me is I’m not sure about marriage and children. I have said that from the beginning. I see what a serious commitment takes and some of it I frown upon. I know folks who have their heads so far up their husbands or wives’ asses that they have lost friendships and even family. Even more tragic…they have lost themselves. ? Everything is just about their spouse. That’s fucking scary to me. If anything ever went wrong, they have now isolated themselves from the support systems they have had for most of their lives! ✌?When I see men doing this…I find it to be so odd. Society does not require them to lose their identity to be married but unfortunately us women are expected to. I have friends that I use to consider brothers and sisters that are now strangers to me. They only know about my life by reading my blog! ? And since I’m cracking down on continuously supporting people who no longer support me…I now keep them on the surface as associates! ✌?Now that’s not to say I don’t have some married or long term commitment friends who do a great balance of embracing their spouse while maintaining their own identity but they are really far, few, and in between. Shout out to them for giving me hope! ?? I do not want the Ex Factor nor any other man to be my sole source of happiness. Brings me to another point….I’m fighting with the Ex Factor to do something we both feel is unnatural…being each other’s all! ? I mean his ass can always do more but I can also let go of the fucking past and appreciate how many obstacles we have overcome. Now I know some of you are reading this and are thinking I’m seriously smoking some shit by thinking about continuing this situationship (I actually haven’t made a decision yet) but hear me out. What your goals are and what mine are…may be different. The fact that I’m open to having children but they aren’t a must already puts me at odds with 99% of the women on this earth. I’m in the minority…I get it. If I was sure…this would be different. Leaving would be easier and make good sense but I’m almost positive neither marriage nor children are for me. The side of me that does not want to be a mother is stronger than any side the Ex Factor awakened to motherhood. And what if one day he wants children and I’m too old to have them? We have to cross that bridge when we get there. Many people got married thinking it was forever and got divorced. Some thought children were always in the cards and they weren’t. All we can do is deal with what’s right in front of us NOW. I have to let the weight of my age go. I look fucking amazing for my age! Also, I am so proud of the life I live. It’s just for ME. ?? That was always my plan. To travel, to explore, and it be just me. That was the original plan. So knowing all of this…I have to ask myself if I can do without having the types of relationships I see around me? Can I stay emotionally independent? Can I accept responsibility for all the risks I’m taking? Can I stop with the blame game for my own unhappiness? If we are having a good moment…we should just enjoy that moment. Can I fall in love again with myself and my life and not make it all about where the Ex Factor and I are not going? Can I do these things? Because if not (and I stay)….I am now responsible for every tear I cry and all the heartache I feel. If I’m standing by him…by us…then I can’t complain he is wasting my time. Three and a half months into dating, he wasted my time by not being upfront about not wanting anything serious but after that I knew and I stayed anyways. And even the two years I left and moved to Richmond, the Ex Factor was in my heart. I have been choosing him for years….knowing his limitations. Is it fair to me? NO! But neither is me staying and pressuring him to be serious before he’s ready to. Truth be told, I love my freedom. I love kicking it with Harmony when I feel like it without being worried about a man. I like loving him but still being ME. And check it…I love my maiden name!!!! I am in no rush to tag a man’s name behind that bad boy…if ever. ?? There’s so much about how I’m living my life that I love. I just want to feel somewhat normal but we aren’t ever going to be normal! That’s our truth! I think the Ex Factor loves me in his own way. The fact that he doesn’t ever ask for a break speaks volumes but we both acknowledge that I currently want more than he can give. Lots to think about here but the one thing I’m clear on is…I would only do even a semi form of commitment for LOVE. No other man would get all these chances and all this understanding. And I am not the kind of woman that would be satisfied with just any man that can commit…especially if I am not attracted to him. Maybe I am breaking my own heart but I never even knew I had one until I met the Ex Factor. Everything before was just puppy love. Not a love that has gone through hardships and is still going… ~KJM on Throwback Thursday. Shout out to all my friends and family who have listened to me whine and complain about this issue for years: My brother, Junior, and my sister, Brenda and my friends: Grace, Nicole, Lioness, and Harmony. Love you guys like some good stew peas and rice! Thanks for supporting me/us. ?
Happy Hump Day! Meant to write a blog yesterday but ended up catching up on some of my favorite blogs (like ToiTime) instead of writing. ? Today I want to tackle the big elephant in the room! According to a few articles I have recently read (and old wives tales), the Male Libido is at its peak in their teens/early 20s and starts to wane (decrease) from there on while we women have a huge increase going all the way into our 40s and beyond! ?? Payback is a bitch! Men never thought all them years of tricking but not treating the women who love them would catch up to them but it does! ?? Truth be told, if we weren’t sold the Virgin Mary story, women could outdo man from the jump! We can have continuous climaxes without our bodies ever stopping! ?? Yas lawd! It’s finally good to be a woman…that is if them fools can get us to the climaxing phase! ? But I digress! Loss of Male Libido is something no one wants to talk about. The topic cuts a man’s balls off…so to speak…and we women spend so much time internalizing shit that we either think our men are no longer into us or he is cheating! ? While anything is possible…for each man is different…there’s a huge possibility the waning Male Libido (don’t know why autocorrect keeps capitalizing this shit lol) will affect most men in their long term relationships! The minus here is until this happens your man may be in every woman’s back door (if he is a dog that is). ??? The plus is when his stock is going down (literally) there’s a chance yours will go up! ?? So what you gonna do, Sis?! Lol. There may be a time when “you gotta have it” and “one man won’t satisfy you.” You are now fully in the driver’s seat as Erectile Dysfunction (ED) generally comes after the waning Male Libido! ? Funny…but not funny! This is a good time to say that this isn’t an article about how your man can overcome ED. Nope! ✌? I’m no doctor though I have been through the waning libido scenario with more than one man. It takes patience, understanding, and taking the pressure off the sexual act while helping to relieve your man’s other stresses that may be affecting your bedroom action. So once again…I’m no doctor. Just a female blogger who is pointing out the sexual irony here. Most men love to roam but Sis…they really not built for the job! WE ARE! ?? If there is some woman right now crying because of her cheating man….rest assured that he’s getting ED wrapped up in his Christmas stocking stuffer one of these days! ? But I digress again! We women need to relax on making everything about us! Sometimes the penis doesn’t work…because it just doesn’t! Take a deep breathe, resuscitate it if you can, and wake up as the goddess you are! These issues will come up the longer you are with someone. I once had a more mature female friend tell me that you don’t even know dick until you are in your 40s! ? Apparently out of the shadow of those premenopausal hot flashes is a penis that we cannot wait to ride! ? Oh my! ? I am not ready…or am I? ? Either way, we have earned orgasms until the day we die! If the statistics are correct though…you may have to find a younger man to give you those Big Os until you hit the grave! ?? You ain’t got to love him…you just got to enjoy fucking him! ???? Happy Humping my Queens! ~KJM on Hump Day! ?
RUN! That’s all I have ever heard people say. It’s toxic. It’s abusive. So run. It can kill you. He can kill you. That’s what I grew up hearing. So much truth to these statements but they also left so many unanswered questions. And to some degree…those of us who choose to love the broken…are also broken. That’s one of the reasons why we stay. Something happened in our childhoods and/or in our own relationships that makes us hesitant to RUN! And in a way, we all die a slow death when brokenness is present. We all die a slow death. But my question is…if we all ran…who would love the broken? Do they not deserve to be loved too? I mean…do we not deserve to be loved too? If we all gravitated to the healthy and the whole…who would love the broken? If we all sought the love we deserve…who would try to get the numbness to feel? Seriously, who would do this? Who would stay when most say…RUN? Who would give love when very little love was being shown to them? Who would be selfless and sacrifice smiles to trade them in for tears and heartbreak…for years of heartbreak? Who would stop to love those that are lost and hopeless? We are all dying a slow death when broken because no sunlight has shined into our messy homes filled with weeds that had long died. We are the broken. Who will stop to give grace when no one wants to be bothered with anyone that is less than perfect? Who will forgive our failed attempts to get it together? Who will understand us? Who will stay? Are we foolish for not running? But if we all ran…once again…who would love the broken? And if I took my track shoes off and decided now was not the time to abandon him because I have enough strength in me to see through the dark tunnels…glimpses of light…am I suffering from an intense brokenness? Am i hopeless? Am I too lost? Who will love the broken? I am broken and…I love the broken. And in broken silence we stand. Hurting and confused…dying a little bit everyday. But if I left, who would love the broken? Who would see through the night turning into day? There has to be daylight right? It can’t stay night forever? I know it’s not suppose to be like this…yet I’m still in love with the broken. ~KJM on Charm School Monday. Everything is not always black and white…and while I ponder my next move…I’m trying to really access the situation because I don’t want to be in this place next year.
Yesterday, Tamar Braxton released a statement on her Instagram about her upcoming divorce. Typically, I don’t follow celebrity gossip but since it was coming from the horse’s mouth…I figured I would read it because there was sure to be a lesson in it. ?Okay…let’s dive into that lesson. According to Tamar, despite a united and happy public front, she was unhappy, abused, and cheated on in her marriage….at least this is what her post alludes to. She said she was saving face for many years to show the world her and Vince were happy. Now I don’t know them personally so I can’t even begin to access their divorce. My guess would be..it is going to be messy as hell but I’m hoping for the best. Tamar’s post brings me to an interesting question…why are we (as a society) always trying to sell perfection?! Now you know I don’t. Career a mess. Relationship a confusing mess. Life…still trying to figure it out. This, of course, does not mean I sell unhappiness at Kingston Expressions! I definitely do not! But in order for me to grow…I dive in…not only on the good days but also on the bad. I think I can do that successfully because I’m in the dating phase of my relationship and I’m no longer married to my career! However, if I was at the top of my field and married to the Ex Factor…I would have to tread lightly in what I share. But here at the bottom (“started from the bottom now we here”?), I can be as real about my shit and still breathe clean air…not too worried about who is judging me.?? So back to this perfection in relationships (cause careers are another beast in themselves)! People sell happiness, even when they are not, because happiness is a sign of success! Like your marriage made it! Woot woot! ?? And because of this…you are now an expert on love and relationships! ? Can I tell you how much I hate the people who sell that their spouses are their best friends and that being in a relationship is easy when it’s the right one?! Loathe those folks!!! ✌? You know why? It’s not that it’s not possible for your spouse to really be your best friend…but if that’s the case…I’m guessing you don’t have too many real friends! ? I mean come on! We love them but we also need a break from them just like we need breaks from our parents, siblings, and children! ?? Lets keep it all the way real…many friendships out lasts most relationships! That’s why I cherish my friendships so much! Many of my friends go way back with me “like babies and pacifiers!” ? No significant other will ever know me to the degree that my friends do! I mean my BFF, Zack, and I knew each other when we were still virgins! ? Some friends knew me before I had breasts! No spouse can know you like that! Chances are you been through decades with your friends…while some boyfriends/husbands don’t last a good five years! ? Once again, I’m just keeping it all the way real…well my version of real. ? So yes it is possible for your spouse to be your best friend but this is probably a rare instance and that’s okay! To be together we don’t need to shit and eat together every second of every day! ?? Let me play devil’s advocate for a minute. Since I don’t sell perfection and I’m pretty open about the many issues the Ex Factor and I face…I get folks giving me unsolicited advice all the damn time! ✌? If you aren’t my brother, Junior, or my friends, Grace and Nicole, I’m probably not asking you shit. Just need a listening ear. You see…none of the above sell perfection but they support us and make it clear that relationships are fucking work and they are HARD! Living with someone, growing with someone, and building with someone will take strength you never knew you had! So don’t believe the hype or the perfect Facebook posts…shit is real and shit is hard if you are aiming for forever! If you aren’t ready to roll up your sleeves and do the work…WHILE WORKING ON YOURSELF TOO…don’t even try to be about that forever journey with someone. ?? This is why I just tip toe on the sidelines. I am just not all the way ready and while some of you can get ready while you dive in…there are many of us who need to complete the journey of working on ourselves before we can bring another person into our eternity! ?? So what should you get from today’s blog? Perfection simply does not exist.✌? The more we try to portray perfection…is the deeper into the land of despair we get. ? Be real about your good AND bad days. This doesn’t mean that you should share everything with everyone (definitely protect your union) but please don’t be out here selling fairytales. ?? Before I went off to graduate school, a dear friend of mine who had already gone through my rigorous program sat me down and told me it was going to be hard, my body would fall apart, and my mind was going to leave me at times but I would get through it!!! And she was fucking right…only it was worse than what she described! Now she wasn’t discouraging me from going…she just wanted me to be prepared…and you know what? When those tough times came, I stuck with my program! I had committed myself to the ups and downs and went in knowing that especially as a minority…I was going to have to fight for my degree!!!! ?? And by the grace of God…I did just that! ?? Relationships are different from educational programs but the theme of putting your blood, sweat, and tears into something you committed to…rings true..just the same! ?? ~KJM on Hump Day! Tamar Braxton, I wish you love, light, and peace as you step into your new reality! ? An authentic life is the only life worth living! ??
On Friday, I wrote a blog titled “The Leftovers” and the theme was about fighting the way I think about my relationship. As luck would have it, Facebook reminded me that on the very same day last year, I wrote a blog called “Sabotaging Your Own Happiness” that expresses the same sentiments of wanting to leave the Ex Factor when everything was going great. ? Facebook also reminded me that I cry a lot around this time of year! Up almost the exact same nights…CRYING! ? As if the weeks of insomnia in October weren’t enough proof…Facebook has reminded me that I’m currently deep into my Seasonal Affective Disorder! The sad thoughts, crying, moodiness, and the need to be alone were all in place. Now being fully aware of what’s going on with my mind…I was careful to only speak with friends (over the weekend) who were also experiencing SAD and specific immediate family members who are understanding of it. I tried to stay away from friends and family who trigger it…especially my mother and the Ex Factor! My mother triggers about every negative experience I have had in my life. I hate writing that but it’s true. She makes the holidays/any special events hard on us all EVERY YEAR! ?? As a matter of fact, she sent me a group of text messages early Friday morning that just set me off. ? I know that’s hard to understand for those of you with great relationships with your moms but some of us have some serious mommy issues! ?? So my SAD is here? What to do? Last year, the Ex Factor and I fought so much during this time. He enjoys this season. The Ex Factor has great family and friends who all celebrate birthdays (his included) and anniversaries during this season…while I’m in my own circle of hell. In past years, I either break it off with him or try to keep us both going…but this year I have no energy for any of it! My first priority is ME! This is a time I need him to carry us. I warned him in early October of how hard this season is for me but what I did not do was spell out the support I need during this time! ?Communication is so difficult for me in general…but especially during SAD. I don’t know how to express myself unless I’m speaking to someone who is also going through it. I’m trying to limit my interactions with my mother (started that in May actually) and redecorate my apartment to welcome the holidays (instead of cringing at the sight of Christmas decorations). I plan on buying my first Christmas tree this year too. I love love love real Christmas trees but in the last couple years we have not been able to have one because my mother claims she’s NOW allergic to them! ? These are just some of the ways I’m trying to deal with my SAD and uplift my mood. While I have no clue how to successfully conquer SAD, I am aware that the methods are different for everyone.? My goal is just to be good to myself and to be patient with myself as my moods shift and sad thoughts are upon me. If you suffer from SAD or clinical depression…this season is not easy. BE GOOD TO YOURSELVES!!! I cannot stress that enough! For those with families that they are taking care of, try to set aside some regular ME time to replenish all the energy you have given others. In a way, I’m so lucky that it’s just me that I have to worry about but in other ways I’m unlucky because I live alone with no one to snap me out of my moods when they start to swallow me up. ? Blogging about SAD and how the holidays represent a season of loss for me (miss my Grandma Gloria so much) helps keep me grounded. Also, I am going to try to volunteer with my Daddy at least once this season, watch shows that make me laugh like the Golden Girls, try to exercise the body to take pressure off of the mind, and try to rest as much as I can. That’s the game plan! One last thing, if you are experiencing SAD it is good to acknowledge that it is real while the thoughts you are having may not be. Your fears and worries are real but the way you are drawn to dwell on them during this season is a sign of SAD. In other seasons, you may easily brush off some of these negative thoughts and focus on the positives! Try to be aware of all of this as you interact with others! ?? So no…you don’t have to instantly pretend to be happy for the sake of others but you definitely have to acknowledge that you are in a season (unless you are clinically depressed…in this case…seek professional help) that will pass! ?? The sun will come out! Hang on! ~KJM on Charm School Monday! ? FYI seeking professional help during a seasonal depression is not a bad idea either! Do what works for you! Good luck!