Sophisticated Exuberance

On a journey to inspire and aspire before I expire. Join me as I make my way in the world.

Photographer: Kolin Mendez Photography.

Music, Lifestyle & Culture Enthusiast.


"It does not matter how slow you go, so long as you do not stop. - Wisdom of Confucius

"I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday."
chefmarkwright:

A Mac and Cheese fest coming to chicago taste over 50 different mac and cheeses. I will be finished after about 10. That is way to much cheese for anyone

We must bring this to New York. Must.

chefmarkwright:

A Mac and Cheese fest coming to chicago taste over 50 different mac and cheeses. I will be finished after about 10. That is way to much cheese for anyone

We must bring this to New York. Must.

Assisting @photosbyrome behind the scenes at the @electricpunanny photoshoot today, we’re having a good time. You can catch @meloxtra & @jasminesolano tonight at their weekly House Party at the world famous Webster Hall. Be sure to visit www.photosbyrome.com for more of Jerome’s work.


#kolinmendez #photosbyrome #photography #photoshoot #electricpunanny #setlife

hbcreative:

ragoesraaaawwwrrrr:

hbcreative:

#FERGUSON

     I won’t soon forget the events that took place in #ferguson…will you?

still taking place

…yes and I’m still chronicling them

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.

—Frederick Douglass (via disciplesofmalcolm)

(Source: en.wikiquote.org, via monsieurpicot)

spiritualinspiration:

10 Powerful keys to unlock your life. by TD JAKES (Taken from TD JAKES’ BOOK INSTINCT)
Key #1: You have to let go of what is past. Who wrongly defined you. Who put you in the cage. Time to run FREE in the wild!
Key #2: You have to surround yourself with other creatures of your LIKE AND people that will pull greatness & passion out of you!
Key #3: In order to survive you need a Mentor and a Role Model. Our relationships are our greatest assets.
Key #4: If you don’t let go of “it” whatever it is—it won’t let go of you.
Key #5: Look at your life and ask “what have I been given and what can I do with what I’ve been given?
Key #6: You are IT before you can become IT! Find the thing you were created to be so you can stop wasting time!
Key #7: Learn to see & LIVE on your level of gifting. You’re not created to function on a level beneath you.
Key #8: Shut your mouth sometime. And listen. Pay attention learn from the living of others.
Key #9: You have to speak back against the words of haters to keep their words from impregnating you w/ negativity!
Key #10: You have to bury your fear and expose your talent. You have to get out of your cage. And thrive in the wild!

spiritualinspiration:

10 Powerful keys to unlock your life.
by TD JAKES
(Taken from TD JAKES’ BOOK INSTINCT)

Key #1: You have to let go of what is past. Who wrongly defined you. Who put you in the cage. Time to run FREE in the wild!

Key #2: You have to surround yourself with other creatures of your LIKE AND people that will pull greatness & passion out of you!

Key #3: In order to survive you need a Mentor and a Role Model. Our relationships are our greatest assets.

Key #4: If you don’t let go of “it” whatever it is—it won’t let go of you.

Key #5: Look at your life and ask “what have I been given and what can I do with what I’ve been given?

Key #6: You are IT before you can become IT! Find the thing you were created to be so you can stop wasting time!

Key #7: Learn to see & LIVE on your level of gifting. You’re not created to function on a level beneath you.

Key #8: Shut your mouth sometime. And listen. Pay attention learn from the living of others.

Key #9: You have to speak back against the words of haters to keep their words from impregnating you w/ negativity!

Key #10: You have to bury your fear and expose your talent. You have to get out of your cage. And thrive in the wild!

peacexlovexkicks:

dopedarius:

socialflyte:

Message of the Day- Don’t let anything stop you from following your dreams.
From Jay-Z telling him he needs to stick to producing, to a almost fatal Car accident, Having his mouth wired and still recording, To his mom Passing away, to people trying to minimize his success, Kanye Has never let anyone or anything control his ambition.
Just look at this picture from 12yrs ago and imagine where music would be if He would have given up on his dreams.
Don’t ever dwell on what you don’t have, if you don’t have something at the moment, God just doesn’t think your ready, so be happy with what you have and use those tools to help you get what you need! 🙏😊

Reason I will never turn my back on him

NEVER EVER 👆

peacexlovexkicks:

dopedarius:

socialflyte:

Message of the Day- Don’t let anything stop you from following your dreams.

From Jay-Z telling him he needs to stick to producing, to a almost fatal Car accident, Having his mouth wired and still recording, To his mom Passing away, to people trying to minimize his success, Kanye Has never let anyone or anything control his ambition.

Just look at this picture from 12yrs ago and imagine where music would be if He would have given up on his dreams.

Don’t ever dwell on what you don’t have, if you don’t have something at the moment, God just doesn’t think your ready, so be happy with what you have and use those tools to help you get what you need! 🙏😊

Reason I will never turn my back on him

NEVER EVER 👆

(via vivalateeky)

Yes we did. #theredcupparty #brooklyn

Yes we did. #theredcupparty #brooklyn

It’s about that time. Headed to #theredcupparty to support my brother @lonburgundy and take part in good drinks, good people and good vibes. Let the night commence.

It’s about that time. Headed to #theredcupparty to support my brother @lonburgundy and take part in good drinks, good people and good vibes. Let the night commence.