Be Empowered

2019 is that you, playa? Coming across the Himalayas?! Brand new year, same ol’ me – fresh ass BrooklynButtah. Circa week 2, I felt disgusted with myself. I had no motivation and, in fact, wrote parts of this very piece from my bed while feeling said feelings.

It’s a forward-thinking type of thing.

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Alley Olivier
I Don't Do Scary

I’m one of those 90s babies that thoroughly loved Goosebumps and Are You Afraid of the Dark. In the same sentence, I can also proclaim that you cannot pay me any form of money to sit in a movie theater and indulge in anyone’s horror movie. 

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Alley Olivier
Let That Fun Rock The Start

It’s hard to think about having fun when you’re starting from scratch. You start to think about all the things you want to do, need to do, and boom you’re trembling at the mere fact of the work.

And work can’t be fun, right?


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Alley Olivier
I Will Commit to Stop Being Non-Committal

I bought a book filled with daily prompts. 364 to be exact. The book is thick and the prompts are also dope, from strange to emotional - the range is every writer’s wet dream. 

But any writer can tell you that their greatest love is also their greatest nightmare. Every writer I know I struggles with actually writing. 


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Alley Olivier
One Word, Four Letters: Hope.

“Hope is not blind optimism. It's not ignoring the enormity of the task ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. It's not sitting on the sidelines or shirking from a fight. Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it, and to work for it, and to fight for it. Hope is the belief that destiny will not be written for us, but by us, by the men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is, who have the courage to remake the world as it should be.” – Barack Obama (my forever president)

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Alley Olivier