Month: March 2015

Short Story: Difficult to Satisfy Pt 3

**corrections, the character Mekhi

Kerra was looking forward to shopping with Paula. They spoke often enough while she was away, but it seemed like she could barely get her friend on the phone since her return. She was surprised at herself at how happy Paula sounded over the phone when Kerra called her on short notice. In fact, Paula seemed a little relieved for the invite. No matter, Kerra was happy to chill with her friend. As she stepped into their favorite shoe store, Nine West, her phone vibrated; a text from Paula, omw be there in 15mins.

She cleared out from the message and placed her phone into her purse and begin to make a nice comfy section for their shoe haven. It was going to be an expensive type of day.

Dammitt! Paula shrieked silently as she entered the elevator, thankful she was the only one. How could she behave like some sex starved schoolgirl?! Her behavior was shocking her into a fright, she could not believe how thirsty she appeared for a man who had just been hired, to handle the sensitive needs of the staff, and she was attempting to find out what other needs she and he may be able to assess privately. Something about his intoxicating scent, just would not allow her mind to form work appropriate thoughts of him….Mekhi.

She played out their earlier exchange as she found her car in the parking deck. Upon her normal early arrival onto her floor, she noticed the light in Mekhi’s office was on. Thinking she would pop her head in for a friendly Good Morning, however the pleasantries turned into an hour-long session of local sites, eateries and weekend indulgences. The only reason she finally made her way to her own  office, is because Manda, her assistant came to deliver a message from one of her recent partners, with the graduation program.

Sitting there running off at the mouth with Mekhi, she missed their scheduled phone conference. She could feel the heat of embarrassment rising from the tip of her toes. While struggling to maintain expressionless as she gathered her bag and briefcase, she could not determine if it were from the shame of her secretary finding her sitting casually with Mekhi or the guilt of not wanting to leave his office.

Either way it may it hard to get through the remainder of the day. As soon as Kerra called with an impromptu shoe shopping trip, she jumped at the chance to cut out early from work and from the curious glances Manda were sending her way. Each time she came into the office to hand off a report or pick up an assignment, she would peer at Paula’s face . Paula would not dare raise her eyes to look at her assistant, she knew her eyes would give way to what she was thinking….and what she had in mind, was not something she wanted anyone to know. No one.

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A Sweet Embrace

I wanna hug you.
Not just hug you
But
I want my breasts
To press upon your chest
And your arms to envelop my body.
Hands on my thighs leading towards my waist. Breathing in your scent,
Staring softly and intently into your face.
Remembering you.
Cherishing the moment, falling deeply into fantasies of you and i.
Far away from our reality. All that might be calling me, daring me to believe.
I breathe you in again, and just like that,
We whisk away to another time. When it was all we had, so relish in it. Every
Moment spent is content. I want to replenish. I need to refuel.
Holding you. Holding me.
This is what fills up my make-believes.
I’ll be the mama. You be the daddy.
Or may be you are my King, and I your Queen..see what takes hold of me when you press your chest, against my breasts?
Gliding your hands along my back.
Gently scratching as they make their way down back to my thighs.
You breathe in my scent and I watch your face fly into a serenity.
I study you, feel your own fantasy, feeling special that this embrace takes hold of you as much as it does me.
I hope you remember my smile.
The gap in my teeth. The thick brows that shade the slanted eyes above dimpled cheeks.
Until we meet again.
Breathe in me and meet me in your fantasies.
AP

Motivation for Perspective:Go Getter Monday

Did you know, that there really is nothing to it, but to do it?

Mondays have become the most unwelcomed day of the week and for seemingly good reasons; however when we are focused on our goals and visions, Monday becomes a welcomed second chance.

New ideas or concepts or relationships, can spark a successful venture or fill-in the missing link. Preparing for the success we want, begins with doing the things that warrant the success we seek.

You get what you give to your hustle.

Wake up each day poised for opportunity and success, take no not for failure, but for the motivation to press forward for the yes!

So what are you waiting for?
Go Get It!
#GGM

Flyy Girl Friday Feature: Courtney Cook

Welcome back to the latest edition of Flyy Girl Friday!

To kick off Women’s History Month, today’s feature is all about the lifestyle we lead.

With so many things we want to accomplish and the things that have to be done,

life can take control of you before you are able to get a grip on it!

Courtney Cook is the blogger for you! From travel to professional development, wellness and spirituality,

Binding Balance has you covered.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

                                                                          Courtney Cook.CourtneyCook1

Please introduce yourself to the readers:

Hi! My name is Courtney. I was born in Baltimore, MD and was raised in Northern Maryland. I currently reside in the Washington, DC area.

Tell us about your blog, Binding Balance:

My blog, Binding Balance at bindingbalance.com, is a lifestyle blog covering posts on travel, beauty, style, professional development, recipes, faith, and more. The tagline, “Pulling together different parts, since life’s a balancing act,” emphasizes the importance of having balance in life. I believe we all have so many areas we give attention to. Although some areas might be more important than others, they all have value to me. For instance, my career is significant to me, but at the same time, traveling and enjoying life also has value while I am young and able.

Why did you begin blogging?

I launched my blog on November 1, 2014 as a way for me to express my ideas, suggestions, or thoughts on general topics. I have always enjoyed writing, therefore blogging is an outlet for me to exercise those skills. I also wanted a web space to call my very own, where I have control over the content and image. For a while I thought, there are so many bloggers out there, how would mine be different? But the mere fact that there is only one me with my own personal experiences and perspectives, as there is only one you, encouraged me to create my blog.

What motivates you to dedicate time to blogging?

I honestly just enjoy blogging; it has become a positive and productive hobby. I believe blogging is more than just writing, but also building a brand and represents a part of the individual. This motivates me to dedicate more time, to ensure it’s the best possible representation of me.

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In one year, what do you hope manifests from your blogging?

In one year, I hope to network more with fellow bloggers and continue to build an audience. But it isn’t about the numbers to me, if I inspire just one person through a post or encourage someone else who is considering starting a blog, it’s worth it. I also want my blog to always provide something for readers to walk away with; this is why most of my posts will be more generic rather than personal.

Who are two of your favorite bloggers you follow?

There are several bloggers I follow, but one of my favorites is Marlena at simplymarlena.com. She is also a beauty YouTube Vlogger. She has gorgeous, creative makeup ideas and seems to be a very positive person. It was also inspiring to see her recently launch her own business, MakeUp Geek Cosmetics. I also follow Shawnda, BronzeGoddess01, who is also a Youtube Vlogger. She has great videos covering motivational and dating advice. Her videos are very personable as well; you can count on her to always keep it real with the advice! It was inspiring to see her become an author with the launch of her book.

What legacy do you want to leave behind for others to know about you?CourtneyCook3

I want to remain honest at all times with my posts. As a twenty-something, I do not have life all figured out, no one does, but as long as you’re heading in the right direction, appreciating your blessings, and pressing forward, that’s what matters most. Overall, I want to fully embrace having balance in life, while enjoying my present and planning for the future.

Short Story: Difficult to Satisfy Pt.2

Hey my loves! Today is part two of my short story from last week. I had a pretty good response to the part 1, so I decided to continue with it…the more you say you like it, the more I will do my best to produce the goods.

As always, tell me what you think!

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Paula was determined not to be the last one in the office tonight. She had promised Roderick her schedule would loosen up after the partnership was secured at work. Things were going great for Paula. Her hard work was paying off and so has her time working in the trenches during her earlier years at Sow A Seed. It was a non-profit organization who sought to help youth graduate and learn a trade for self dependency. So far under her leadership, the organization had graduated their first group of twenty students. All were reading at 6-8 grade reading levels. By the time Paula contacted persons from her personal network to jump on board with donations and connections, all twenty youth were either reading on their correct level or beyond. She was proud.

Her team was spectacular, she truly knew she could not have achieved the success without them. As she gathered the last of her belongings, Paula’s thoughts were interrupted at the sound of her executive director, Jeffery Waters, tapping at her office door. She turned to see not only her E.D., but a tall, muscular gentleman standing slightly behind him. Usually Paula did not stare, but something about this man’s eyes would not allow her to glance absentmindedly…he seemed to speak with her without saying a word.

Hi Paula, I know you are on your way out, but I wanted to introduce you to our newest member of the staff. Mekhi Borders is our new staff mentor. He will be servicing all of the program managers and case managers who deal with sensitive cases and those who just need someone to talk things through….his voice trailed off.

Paula knew he was thinking about Samantha. She had a promising career at Sow A Seed, however she tragically took her life after a family she was working with died in a tragic homicide. Sam had grown very close to the family of a mother and three children, two boys and an eight month baby girl. The mother was a survivor of domestic abuse, however her abuser was able to track down her and the children, no one survived. Samantha was extremely withdrawn and blamed herself for weeks after the murder. No one ever thought she would take her own life.

Paula took the hand that was now extended towards her. Pleased to meet you. I have heard great things about your work ethic and dedication to the cause. Congratulations on your first graduating class, Mekhi spoke, very clear and his voice erupted like a deep thunderstorm. It didn’t jolt you awake as much as it made one paid attention, and Paula was about face.

Oh, umm thank you! She spoke. I am sure you will find that SOS is a friendly and helpful environment. And if you need anything, I am more than happy to help where I can.  The moment the words came out, she could have sworn she saw Mekhi’s left eyebrow go up.

I will keep all those things in mind. Thank you for your time, I know you probably want to get going.

It was then Paula realized she had been on her way out the door and home to Roderick. Funny how she had forgotten so quickly.

Yes, yes we better allow her to go along. Don’t want hold you up Paula, see you in the morning, Mr. Waters spoke.

Right! She laughed absently. Mr. Waters had turned to walk ahead of her and Mekhi. As he held the door of her office open for her to pass, Paula could smell the fresh and crisp scent of his cologne; had to be Burberry Plaid.  She had always wanted to smell it on Roderick, but it did not work with his original scent.

She heard herself say, Burberry Plaid?

And he responded with a shocked smile, Why, yes? I know it isn’t as new as some of the other things, but it seems to agree with me.

Paula smiled as she gently brushed past Mekhi as she exited the door. She could feel him slightly shift his weight towards her, just barely noticeable, yet she clearly felt the solid impression of his chest against her arm and back.

Goodnight Paula.

Goodnight Mr. Borders. She smiled as he went in the direction of his office and she to the elevator.

As she rode down to the parking garage, she couldn’t help engulfing the scent of his cologne, which now clung to her shoulders and back.

She looked forward to tomorrow morning at work.