You’ll Get There (Eventually)

Listen to Episode 4 now: https://goo.gl/ex2meV

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Lately, I’ve made the idiotic mistake of comparing my life to those of people my age. Just this week, I was scrolling through photos one of my followers posted of him in Dubai and Barcelona. I looked to my mom and said, “Wow, I need to get my life. I’m trying to be like him.” My mom responded, “Christina, you don’t know what he did to get there.”

I feel like young adults these days are in such a rush to have it all figured out. This is greatly influenced by the media. But it’s also about the society we live in. Everything seems to be moving around us at the speed of light. When things don’t happen for us quickly, we get discouraged.

This mindset that we need to make six figures by 25 and have the white picket fence by 30 is “delusional” as my mother says. Oprah was told by her first boss that she “wasn’t right for television”. Nick Foles, the backup quarterback that everyone doubted, led the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl victory.

It’s time to get real. It’s okay to want it all. But maybe we don’t have to have it all right now. So what do we do in the meantime? Pray to God to send us a blessing? Twiddle our thumbs and wait? Listen to episode 4 of the Young, Black, and Opinionated podcast for advice from me and my special guest, my mom! Episode 4 is now available on Spreaker, Google Play, and iTunes. Send your topic ideas and feedback to Info@TheYBOPodcast.com

About the Podcast

Summary: Born from the Young, Black, and Opinionated blog, the YBO podcast is for the culture! Christina Royster doesn’t hold anything back with her down-to-earth, brutally honest opinions on everything from social issues to entertainment. Pour another drink because your favorite Black girl next door is about to get real.

Episode 4: You’ll Get There Eventually

Episode Overview: On this episode of YBO, Christina and her mom, Diane Timberlake, put y’all on to some cool TV dramas, ask what’s the rush to have life all figured out, and decide if one former stud is “Dope or Nope”.

Follow Christina Royster on Instagram: @misschrisdee

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What Do You Bring to the Table?

Listen to Episode 3 now: https://goo.gl/uJxPPq

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On the list of top 10 worst feelings in the world is getting stood up for a date. Okay, it’s not as bad as losing your debit card or getting a flat tire, but it’s pretty embarrassing. You got all dressed up and brought your A-game to the dinner table. Your date didn’t even bother to show up. Now you’re eating breadsticks by yourself.

There are a lot of people out there who are ready to date. They’ve taken the time to figure themselves out, they know what they want, and they don’t need to brag about their six figure salary because they bring so much more to the dating table. Then there are losers like the date that stood you up. He or she did you a favor by not showing face because they would have showed up empty handed with stale conversation and the personality of a cardboard box.

After a couple of heartbreaks, I used to cry “men aren’t shit”. Then I wrote It’s Not Him, It’s You which made me ask myself, “Am I shit?” Would I want to date me? What do I bring to the dating table?

Are you ready to ask yourself the same? Listen to Episode 3 of the Young, Black, and Opinionated podcast so we can figure it out together. Episode 3 is now available on Spreaker, SoundCloud, and iTunes. Send your topic ideas and feedback to Info@TheYBOPodcast.com

About the Podcast

Summary: Born from the Young, Black, and Opinionated blog, the YBO podcast is for the culture! Christina Royster doesn’t hold anything back with her down-to-earth, brutally honest opinions on everything from social issues to entertainment. Pour another drink because your favorite Black girl next door is about to get real.

Episode 3: You Gotta Bring a Dish to This Table

Episode Overview: On this episode of YBO, Christina and her guest, Nija Lomax, put y’all on to the best cities to live in, call out men and women who show up empty handed to the dating table, and decide if jungle juice at 2pm is “Dope or Nope”.

Mentioned in this Episode:

blackgirlsareeasy.com

16personalities.com

5lovelanguages.com

Follow Christina Royster on Instagram: @misschrisdee

Follow Christina Royster on Twitter: @cdroyster

Follow Nija Lomax on Instagram: @imvvn_