Bloganuary Day 2: Write about the last time you left your comfort zone

It was a peculiar day. The sun was extra bright; I had just gone through an episode of depression because the previous day, I got triggered from experience. I then jumped out of bed, looked in the mirror, and the mirror looked back at me.

And it kept looking. I recognized that I was caught in a loop of non progression and to an extent, I kept myself in it. I got tired. I didn’t want to talk to anyone, but as I said, something was very peculiar about the day. And just like a bad dream being exactly what it was, I woke up.

I always wanted to do things with people. To have their time and experience it with them. I felt reluctant to do things by myself, but I ended up taking a shower, dressing up, and seeing a movie. After that, I took myself to lunch, walked a very long walk to a new neighborhood, and just admired my surroundings. This was the beginning of a new habit: Doing something out of my comfort zone and being content about it.

Bloganuary Day 1: What is a road trip you would love to take?

The United States is huge and not enough people are exploring it and I find that disturbing.

There seems to be a level of comfort that people have resigned themselves to the idea that manifests itself in their opinion of “ my city is better than yours” banter. That being said, please go outside and touch some asphalt. And keep hitting it in every direction.

With enough gas money ( or EV recharge points) and the safety of knowing I will not end up in a sundown town, road trips are a great way to unwind. And the diverse options on what you want to explore in every journey is fascinating. From foods, to landmarks to the occasional oddballs and niche cultures, in no particular order I’d like to pass through:

  • Oregon
  • Montana
  • Wyoming
  • Washington
  • New Hampshire
  • Maine
  • New Mexico
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Arizona
  • Utah
  • California
  • Texas

I want to cultivate the habit of posting my thoughts every month, so I might come back to edit my original posts.

Review Tea: Ka’Mel “What Do I Do? “ EP released

Review Tea: Ka’Mel “What Do I Do? “ EP released

I like to use my music and love stories to help others on their journey of love or healing. – Ka’MeL

Commentary has been abridged by Ashley & Debbie.

There’s a pop artist on the rise whose sultry music speaks to both new and old souls. Artist Ka’Mel Lauryn provides a rich, gorgeous sound that— coupled with the intense, meaningful lyrics— makes for a thought-provoking listening experience.

In her new single “What do I do,” Lauryn provides her perspective and touching insight on the conflicting emotions one feels when in a relationship. The song holds a compelling melody, sucking listeners into Lauryn’s world of heartbreak.

Ka’Mel’s first single from her upcoming EP

Ka’Mel articulates the confusion and constant overthinking that a woman can go through if things are unsure or there is a lack of communication from the other party. She is entirely aware of her emotions and what she wants, but it doesn’t feel reciprocated. Therefore that leaves her confused and not knowing what to do; hence ‘What do I do?’ which is her song title and Chorus. It’s also one of those songs that stick with you, and it’s quite catchy. I found myself singing ‘What do I do?’ even as I was writing this- (prolong the ‘do’- you’ll know when you listen to the song).

Listening to the song reminded me of the mixed signals that have men and women overthinking in their relationships, ‘almost relationships,’ also known as ‘situationships’ or as Jada Smith calls it ‘an entanglement.’ Men! The 21st Century should probably have its Dictionary. Is there one already?

All in all, Lauryn’s music could appeal to a wide range of listeners, telling an age-old story of relationship turmoil while adding a twist of her distinct sound to the mix. Although her music holds a similar groove to that of artists like SZA and Ari Lennox, her lyrics provide insight into her unique perspective on love, and through her songs, it is clear to see she is making a space within the genre for her words.

Ka’Mel Lauryn’s single was released on July 8th, 2020 and will be on her EP ‘Love Playz’. You can stream it on all platforms.

Follow Ka’Mel on Twitter for updates on her music and content outlets including her own blog @KaMel_Lauryn