Sometimes we ignore that gut feeling we feel within ourselves. You know… the one that just won’t let up and drives you completely mad. You can’t shake it no matter how hard you try. Things/people distract you from it occasionally but through it all it is still there. Gnawing at you. Until you just can’t take it anymore.
The ironic part is realizing your instinct was correct all along. Had you listened to it from the beginning, maybe, just maybe, things would have turned out entirely different. Or maybe not.
Either way, it is completely frustrating to realize that ignoring your gut feeling was the wrong move. But hey, don’t beat yourself up. We are all human. We all make mistakes. And sometimes that entails being your own worst enemy. Hell, even Ms. Olivia Pope herself has lost touch with her gut from time to time.
Next time, try to be more aware of what that gut of yours is trying to tell you. Maybe fear is inhibiting you from following through with what your intuition is trying to alert you. And that is okay. But just imagine how upset you will be to find out that once again you didn’t follow your heart and something bad resulted from that. As crazy, ridiculous, scary as it may sound, that gut feeling you possess, be it bad or good, could be on to something.
Or it could be gas. Time is the teller of all.
Last year, I fell in even more in love with Solange, especially her EP ‘True.’ This was way before the leaked footage of the fight in the elevator with Jay-Z. And even after, I still love her to death. She has a brilliant soul that is totally fresh and inspiring. She also has an amazing creative spirit that I feel many artists are lacking nowadays.
There are very few EP’s/albums that I enjoy listening to every single song, but ‘True’ has no songs that I skip. Ever. It’s a brilliant piece of work that I suggest many listen to.
Here’s one of my faves from the EP, ‘Bad Girls (Verdine Version).’