Black, Educated and Unemployed!




Is this thing on?! I know it’s been a while, but here I am. If you’ve ever been a Blogger, we all have gotten away from it, from time to time, but something always happens that seems to draw you back in. I’ve been in a transition in the last year, and I need to get my thoughts out, and thought this would be a good place to purge, so here goes…


A little over a year ago, my work life changed and it was the beginning of the end! My employer that I had worked for almost 7 years, up and changed my work hours without any regard to me as a human and screw my family life. So, my life was interrupted for 5 weeks or so and during that time, I missed my niece’s 3rd Birthday party, my husband’s Award’s ceremony, my gym friends and life as I’ve known it professionally.


Then two months later, my professional relationship with the company came to an abrupt end as they came in unexpectantly one day, a Thursday, and notified us that they were seizing operations in the state of AL.


I have been unemployed and desperately seeking a new professional opportunity for well over a year, but of course, the job search was kicked up a notch when I lost my job. I’m not completely unemployed, as I’ve been working Contract for 5 months now, but this assignment is scheduled to end soon.


I haven’t blogged in a long while, but the next Blog Series I’m going to introduce to the almost defunct Blog is my experience looking for a job, and it has really changed! I will talk about my experiences, and hopefully glean somethings to share. I hope you’ll join me for the ride. And if you have any insight, please share!  More to come!


Be Kurlylicious!



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Wordless Wednesday – 2 DJ’s, One Stage!

The first time ever on the same stage – DJ Jazzy Jeff and Kid Capri!


It was nothing but a party y’all!

Announcing they’re going on Tour together! Don’t miss it!

DJ Kid Capri – very nice guy!

DJ Jazzy Jeff – Do y’all see his shirt?! #WRONG

Be Kurlylicious!

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Fashion Find Friday – The Statement Necklace Edition

A statement necklace is sometimes all you need to set off the simplest of outfits!  I wore all black for my night out with my Sorors to celebrate Founders Day. I was gifted a great statement necklace for my birthday that was perfect given the occasion!

Which brings me to my fashion find! I ran up on these lovelies at Walmart! 

$5 y’all! This isn’t the first time either! Around this time last year, I found this same deal at this same store! 

Get you some!

Be Kurlylicious!

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Happy Monday!

Happy Monday

It’s a new work week for me. Thank GOD it’s a short one! Once again, the weekend went by in a whirlwind!

Friday, I didn’t do much – worked, treated myself to a nice, quiet lunch at a hidden away Thai gem, that I will definitely visit again soon.

Spicy Beef Salad & Coconut Soup

After work, I took part in my regularly scheduled Happy Hour at the gym!

Drink Some Coffee Put On Some Gangster Rap & Handle It



My husband hit the gym as well, but we missed each other. While he worked out, I picked up our take-out dinner.

Saturday, I got my days 4 and 5 workout in. I love Y StrongThis class targets every major muscle group using only bars and free weights. Y Strong is choreographed using traditional strength training exercises to match the music for a fun and effective workout. It’s similar to Body Pump if you’re familiar, but it was entirely too crowded. Luckily this week I won’t be there, but I’m going to seriously consider discontinuing going to that class on Saturdays and I just might switch to Barre – class deigned to strength, stretch, tone and balance the entire body utilizing the ballet barre, light weights, and body weight. Class includes toning and muscular endurance with bouts of cardio, an emphasis on the glutes, thighs, and core. I could use that too, so we’ll see.

Brunch – Steak, Salad and Mashed Sweet Potatoes (not shown)

Sunday, we went to check out the movie, Race. It was pretty good, but long!



That was my weekend, how was yours?

Be Kurlylicious!

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