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The Pursuit of Happiness

The constant stifling of thoughts pierced by never ending screams,

Wondering when things will turn into what they seem,

The only thing left to hold on to is the dream,

But even that becomes a burden when the light loses its beam.

The line between pursuit and hesitation gets quite blurred,

Awakening a soul that had so long ago been stirred

With reminders of a dream that was too long ago deferred.

Passion buried deeply under failures at the root

Makes living life feel like another trivial pursuit.

And who’s picking up the pieces of the soul that trails behind?

Scared of looking forward cause you don’t know what you’ll find,

And ain’t no looking back because it’s just a waste of time.

Losing out on hope brings a pain too deep to bear,

Just push a little further and soon you’ll know you’re there.

But where?

And how? The answers never come.

With no set destination it’s hard to see when you have won

But yet you are so far ahead than where you have come from

And still there is the question of what all could become,

Which lets you know the journey is a far cry from undone.

So when it feels as though there is nothing left to chase,

Just know the heart of your soul is at the end of every race.

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Kickin’ It With Keishy

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They say good friends are hard to find, but finding a friend in Keisha was like a bird falling into my lap out of the sky… literally. I love me some Lakeisha! There’s not a day that goes by where we don’t talk and normally it’s an all day thing lol. Anyone who reads our texts would have a hard time keeping up because our topics change so drastically at the blink of an eye. There’s just never a dull moment with her.

I’m always picking Keisha’s head because I learn so much from her and she’s such a creative spirit. I appreciate the fact that she’s an open book with me, always giving me a different perspective on everything we discuss. So I wanted to take it a step further and actually interview her. Her responses show exactly why I love her so much as a person! Dope people come together and create dope sh*t. Here’s the proof:

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[Shants Love Da Kids!] Kasseem’s Dream

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I absolutely adore Mashonda and Swizz Beatz’s son Kasseem! He is crazy artistic and creative like his father, and I love the relationship that he has with his mom. You can tell she spends a lot of time feeding his brain and helping him keep his creative juices flowing. Mashonda is a HUGE inspiration to me! Despite however she may have acted initially during her divorce, she always put her son first and I respect that so much. I can relate very well to what it’s like having a son who has a passion in a specific area, and it’s important that parents encourage their kids to shoot for their dreams.

Kasseem has launched his own website for kids called Kasseem’s Dream where he posts all things he loves. I checked it out and he shares he love for the arts, what he finds inspiring right now, and GREAT ideas for kid activities over the holidays. In the pic above, he created a turkey fruit platter and gives the scoop on how to make your own on his website. I think this is the cutest little site, and I respect his parents so much for helping him find an outlet for all of his creativity. I will definitely be checking out the site for fun things to do with Trey and visiting the site with him regularly! You can check it out for yourself by clicking the link above… I’m inspired!!

-Shants