(Photo by Valery Brennan)
Before watching Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade, I wondered why it was even called that. Was it because she’s awesome and while most people just sip tea, she quietly drinks a much better citrus concoction? Or it is going to be something about summer– an album filled with party songs? I started watching and I was surprised. It was the complete opposite of what I was expecting, but in the best way possible. It’s all about creating lemonade with the lemons that life throws at you, and it couldn’t have come at a better time in my life.
See, I’ve been dealing with a few personal issues and lately it seems like it’s become much harder to get out of bed, work, and adult. I was over-worked, stressed (about multiple things), my body constantly going through physical and hormonal changes, and just having to deal with things that I felt like were beyond my control. The night Lemonade came out was so stressful that I didn’t even have time to watch it. I cried myself to sleep, and woke up the next day considering flaking on the important plans I had. All I knew was that I couldn’t let my friends down. I cried some more that day (of whatever was left in me) and said some things I never imagined would even come out of my mouth. I admitted that I was unhappy, and that I’ve lost the ability to be happy by myself without having to buy something, or watch funny videos, or depend on someone to make me laugh. I don’t remember the last time I went out by myself, enjoyed myself, or enjoyed being alone. I’ve forgotten how to be happy by myself and in silence.
Before heading out, I decided I had some time to watch Lemonade, and I’m so glad I did. It reminded me that what I’m feeling is valid and that I am not alone. It reminded me that life goes on and you have to work with what you’ve got. I ended up seeing some friends for a blog shoot and they were exactly what I needed after the rough weekend I had.
So that’s what I’m trying to work on now. I have to make sure I’m happy and well taken care of, so that I could do the same for people around me and the people I love. It’s very important that you know yourself inside out because at the end of the day, the only person you can rely on is yourself. I need to make sure I’m still capable of that, and you should too!
Sorry for the heavy story, but I started this blog with the promise of being honest. I hesitated getting too serious in this post but honestly, I’m hoping this helps anyone out there who is in the same boat as I am. PLEASE make sure you take care of and pamper yourself! This giveaway for my Dallas peeps is the perfect way to de-stress and unwind and I would love for one of you to win this Beyoncé Diva Day Giveaway. We all could use a diva day, am I right?
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