Staying blessed while navigating on the treacherous path self-discovery. Constantly excavating the perfect pieces for this puzzle we call life. Far from finished but it’s coming together well.

“Nineteen things I’ve learned before I turned nineteen.
1. Always carry $5 and a lighter with you (even if you don’t smoke).
2. Ask every person you meet how their day is going. Genuinely ask with the soul intention of learning how their day is. Ask the coffee shop employee. Ask the person next to you in line at Walmart. Ask your distant friend. Ask everyone.
3. Take many photos of yourself. Take photos of yourself when you’re happy. Take photos of yourself when you’re sad. Take photos of yourself because there are millions of trees in the world, and we all look at the same sky, but there is only one of you.
4. Stay in contact with your parents. Try not to hate them. They are the reason you have the ability to feel anything at all. Try not to hate your parents.
5. Opening your skin will not set your demons free. Open your heart. Open your mind. Open your hands.
6. Nobody knows anybody completely. That’s okay.
7. Be gentle, but be aggressive. Take a stand. Nobody hears your voice if you stay silent.
8. Respect everybody. We are all humans trying to survive. We all deserve respect.
9. Wearing black will ALWAYS make you feel better about yourself.
10. Always give tips, whether it be a couple extra dollars or a piece of mind. You never know how much you could be helping someone.
11. Change is the only thing consistent in life. Do not allow that to bother you. Embrace change and move with life, whichever direction it chooses to take you.
12. Smile often. Smile at strangers. Smile at your friends. Smile when nobody is looking and you’re alone in your bedroom. Smile when somebody is rambling to you.
13. Body image means nothing. Your body is merely just a seatbelt in the car. Your body is here to protect you. You choose the direction you go, and your body will not hold you back. Only you can hold yourself back.
14. Don’t hold grudges. Don’t allow yourself to hate anybody. Forgive them. Learn to love them for the person you never got to see them to be. Believe that a beautiful human exists in that person. Wish them well.
15. Drink orange juice. Lots of it.
16. Don’t allow the opinions of others to choose your destiny. We are all simply trying to live our own life.
17. Sing all the time. Sing off key. Sing in a silly voice. Sing like you’re on stage. Sing no matter who is around. Singing is breathing for the soul. Sing.
18. Take time to think. Write your feelings down. Write letters to the people you love. Texting is overrated and not as heartfelt as a nice handwritten letter.
19. Live for yourself. Breathe for yourself. Do everything in your life for nobody but you. This is your life. This is it.”

– Unknown (via astonishingly)


DJ Orange Calderon - The R&B Joint

Per request, Here is the R&B Mix with full track-listing. Enjoy.

2. Aaliyah - I don’t wanna
3. Kacy Hill - Experience
4. Jeremih - Love Hangover
5. Brandy - Never Say Never
6. Avant - Read Your Mind
7. Beyonce - Be With You
8. Chris Brown - Ready
9. Jamie Fox - Unpredictable
10. Latoya Luckett - She Don’t
11. Seven - Next
12. Faith Evans - I Love you
13. Brandy - I Wanna Be Down
14. Jodeci - Come Talk To Me
15. Ashanti - Feels So Good
16. 112 - You Already Know
17. Aalyiah - If Your Girl Only Knew
18. Erykah Badu - Love of My Life
19. LL Cool J - Hey Lover
20. Missy Elliot - Pussy Cat
21. Mya - Moving On
22. LOX - Ride Or Die
23. Mya - Best Of Me Remix ft. Jay-z
24. Drake - Missing You ft. Trey Songz
25. Next - Too Close
26. Lil Mo - 4ever
27. Donnell Jones - U Know
28. Usher - You Don’t Have to Call
29. Usher - Good Kisser
30. Chris Brown - Fine China