What a girl wants….

I am no longer confused as to what I want from a man. Its simple. I want to be courted*.  Doors opened, making sure I’m walking on the inside of the sidewalk, dates (& I don’t just mean paid activities; I’m referring to walks along Castle Island, Saturday sessions of basketball @ a park, etc) I am not a woman who wants or needs a man to TELL me how they feel all the time, I don’t like talking about feelings and nonsense regarding where this is going and when it should change. I got eyes, I can tell how you feel by your actions. I’m not in any rush to be a Mrs., so there won’t be a 6 month review regarding; “can you see me walking towards you by June in all white?”.  All I want is uncomplicated, good times with someone who can keep it real in every way possible.  Someone who isn’t going to expect ANYTHING, or use vulgarity to give me compliments.(Sorry fellas, but most women prefer a “you look beautiful”; “You’re intelligent” compliment over “your breasts are huge, I could use them for pillows” any day. I know I do.)  I’m at a point where I am not looking for anything in particular, but I refuse to settle for someone whose first question when he’s getting to know me is “how low can you go .” Women act. Men react. And if they have gotten away with that behavior before, they are obviously going to keep doing it.  Some do it as a way to weed out the tramps. Others do it because they have no sense otherwise.  All I do know is that I am an exceptional woman, and a positive addition to a man’s life.  Someone recently told me that, and instead of debating it or pointing out my flaws and why I do not think I am allll of that…I simply smiled, and owned it. 🙂

 
Ladies, as women we should not lower our standards just to have a ‘someone’ present.  A phrase I live by when it comes to a man is “I want you. I do not need you”.  I need oxygen to survive, (and maybe my blackberry lol) but I do not need anyone. And I feel like a lot of men should appreciate that quality, especially if you are seriously committed and god forbid he loses his job, he should not want to contemplate suicide, rather have a sense of security that, if need be, his highly independent woman would be there for him until he is back on his feet.  I just feel like so many men and women have a false perception on what either wants and then it makes dating even more complicated.  (Both parties need to stop blaming the next one for what the last one did or did not do..#justsayin’)

But like I previously stated, I know what I want.  And if a couple dates happen and we both realize that we’re not compatible past the friends zone, that’s ok. I hope to gain a good friend, someone who doesn’t mind getting whooped by a girl at some things lol. Dating is all about getting to know someone and having the choice to not want to go further with no hard feelings.  I think when you take it to the sexual level quickly, that’s when it changes the game.  If he shows interest in taking it to that level or even speaks on it and that’s not what YOU want..say so. Don’t waste his time playing games and most importantly don’t waste yours.  Let him know your not going that route, if that’s what he’s after he’ll find it elsewhere, but at least you were honest and able to get back to focusing on what YOUR looking for. 
My point is: Don’t settle. If its loving that you want, say so. If it’s the banker husband, 4 bedroom home on the hill, and 3.5 kids, say so. If its late night texts and after club rendezvous, say so. If its I think your attractive, I’m feeling what I know of you, let’s go on a date and see where this goes, no pressure, say so. 
I finally said so.
& it got me feeling some kind of way.
Til next time, keep ya head up.
-bE*

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Forgive & …………

(Post was written 3rd week of March 2010, forgot to publish—ride with me ppl)

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.” –Martin Luther King Jr.

So as I am laying here ready to get some well deserved beauty sleep, I can’t help myself from thinking about everything that’s been going on lately. I had an ‘epiphany’ to say the least at work today. I have been debating back & fourth for a few days about whether or not I want to have relations (friendship/civil) with Flow. I got to thinking about forgiveness, on more than one occasion I have asked him for said forgiveness, & he has done with no questions asked. I decide that I am at a pivotal place in my life & in order to have a more positive journey I need to forgive as easily (remembering not to forget) as I expect to be forgiven.

Flow has always been very verbal with letting me know of the areas I can improve. & at the time I didn’t accept his outlook or even give it any thought. Today, I went over the constructive criticism he has given me in the past and I realize I do have a lot of pride, I am an extremist, I tend to count my chickens before they hatch & overreact for no reason other than I’m not in control and it scares me.

So, after all this I decide to send him a text, he did take the initiative to contact me when he was in town, and I feel like we can have an actual conversation now that I am no longer holding resentment towards him because of whatever. “Hey got your text the other day, my bad for taking so long to respond..just been busy..what’s good?”…he responds saying he has been busy as well and to hit him up when my schedule permits. He was @ work & unable to have a convo so he asks if its okay he calls me later, I agree and that was that.

He called me later that night & there was no talk about this that & the third. It was a genuine conversation about what was going on in each of our lives & I miss it. I miss his suggestions, life experiences, & overall upbeat & positive outlook on almost everything. For the time I’ve known him he has been a ‘glass half full’ type of man. We talked for longer than I should have, I do have work in the morning & have to be on my A game, but I’m glad we spoke, & hope we can have more genuine conversations like this. The way it was tonight should be how it is all the time. I would like his friendship, above all else. Things got messy when I had my heart set on US being a certain way (mainly in part of his promises of what WE were going to BE).

Even though he has said on numerous occasions “men & women can’t be just friends”.**** We’ll see how that pans out.

****Which I disagree wholeheartedly. 95% of my friends are Men and we keep it strictly platonic.

:chanGe>progRess>mOvement>groWth:

The title, change-progress-movement-growth speaks volumes for me.  I apply it to my life for the best, especially when a negative situation arises, or I’m let down about something.  With change comes progression, progression causes movements, which eventually lead to growth.  At this stage in the game, all I hope for is continued growth. =)

The interactions I’ve had lately with men (minus the 1’s I had the pleasure of meeting in Miami Hehe)  have been lack luster. No one is brand new or even remotely interesting but I guess it goes to show you, in order to get what you never had, you have to do what you never did. So, time to switch it up…..just not sure how to???

Well the first step will be some good ol’ ME time. I am going on a hiatus & do all the things I enjoy doing, finish organizing all my papers, get my financials in order, go to church on a regular basis & maybe just relax @ a coffee spot & read a book.  Whatever my heart desires I will try and make it happen.  I just have so many interests and feel like I can touch on anything as long as I properly plan it out (if you know me, you know I’m quite the “everywhere” type of gal.  Hard for me to focus on one thing–I believe some call that having A.D.D.). 

My New Years resolution was to not settle and,  3 months into 2010, I think I’ve done a pretty good job with keeping my word.  I haven’t seen Flow since my bday( Flow is someone I fell in DEEP like with, just totally swept me off my feet. Told me everything I always wanted to hear. We clicked on a level I have never experienced, & I honestly thought it was going to be “something”..but as quickly as it started, it was over).; we have had a few conversations that didn’t make me feel better about anything but more so confirmed what I was trying so hard not to believe-he’s a 5 star asshole when your dating him.  But I did make the mistake of giving in & speaking to him when I said I wouldn’t: before my vacation. Then one night I had too much to drink I started texting him asking for him 2 come & see me. Maybe it was the liquor or seeing couples together sharing memories, whatever it was, it triggered a false hope. I decided to just enjoy my vacation. The last night I was there he sent me a lovely IM. “Hey, I was just thinking about you & wanted to see how your vacation was going, maybe you can just change plans…etc”.  His effort made me swoon. I started to have some hope(maybe that was the Patron?).  Whatever. I gave in, and of course he went on to question if the men I was chilling with were more than acquaintances & if I was possibly hooking up with them. For him to even possess those thoughts WHILE I was expressing my want to see him, reiterated all that I already knew: he doesn’t know me or even care to GET to know me. He never replied that night when I confirmed I would go see him. He never hit me up period. I wrote to him & said “You never replied” he responded with “regarding??”…I just said “nevermind” and I haven’t heard from him since. I have summed it up to when he is bored he decides to inquire about me. He wants me to want him and at the same time he doesnt want to want me. He has no intentions for an honest & reliable relationship & I am fine with that, now. He is much better at being a distant friend, who texts once a month saying hello & how are you.

We accept what we internally feel we deserve, I know I don’t deserve any of the half assed attention Flow shows me, & my fabulous family &  friends have confirmed that on many occasions.  Now its time I believe it. So without further a due, Flow..its time for you to go. =)

“So your doing better now everybody comes around but u don’t really need em cus your stronger & your better & your ready for whatever saying…oooooohhh what til you see my smile” 🙂  — The always inspiring , Miss Alicia Keys

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UPDATE: Saturday 3/13/10

So I got woken up @ 10am by phone calls from Flow–its been a few days, wonder why he’s even bothering?? Oh that’s right..boredom..LOL. I am feeling a little under the weather this morning, catching a cold or something.  So I am really not in the mood to entertain half assed attempts to get into bE.  I am going to enjoy my weekend & pretend that phone call was a wrong number.  I have seen the light people, & it has brightened up my direction!!

Enough with the all over writing, just had to get this off my chest, in a random, un-structured way.

Stay progressing y’all. xox
-bE

Allow me to (re)introduce myself…

Hello there,

My name is Be. Nice to meet you. I live life through hot tracks, sick metaphors, quotes, and all other creative outlets.  I write constantly, whether it be poems, short stories, songs, raps, movies, etc….I just write like my life depends on it. I am currently in the process of continuing my eduction and hope to become a “Writer”…I am also very passionate about acting, screenwriting, fashion, human rights, political science, culture, and anything that has to do with people places and things.
..Thank You for visiting =)

I hope you leave with a little bit more than what you came with.

As always, stay blessed…

Its a new day

-bE