Welcome to “Life of Random” a blog for those who desire to live their lives authentically and to the fullest.
Happiness is random. It’s not something that you just have. You have moments of it all throughout your life. You learn to experience happiness in the midst of pain. You learn to appreciate it and learn to value your life. There is no formula, list, or pattern. It’s just something you do.
Everyone is on their own journey in life, no two paths are the same. You literally only have one life to do everything that you’ve ever wanted to do with it. Your life, your body is yours…it’s the only one you’re ever going have (like EVER).
I personally plan to make the most of my life by nourishing my body with healthy foods and taking care of my body and mind, mentally, physically and spiritually. Experiencing the things that I’ve wanted to experience, exploring new opportunities, facing fear, and living life to the fullest.
Some of the topics covered on Life of Random are personal finance, travel, fashion & beauty, wellness, and more. I’m constantly growing, maturing and finding new interests as I’m sure you are too, and those interests will find a way onto the blog.
I am a Kansas City, African-American, millennial blogger. A few years ago I created the money saving blog Ericka Saves. It was successful but as I grew and transitioned in life, the title no longer fit me. So I started fresh with Life of Random.
I’m quirky and goofy (although some people think I’m very serious). I love to laugh, I love my family and friends, and I try to live my life to the fullest.
My favorite food is Tacos (with a capital T, lol). I LOVE the Big Bang Theory, A Different World, and my guilty pleasure Being Mary Jane. My favorite living singer is Mariah Carey (old Mariah, but I’d still rock to whatever she has out on the radio), and my favorite singer of all time is Whitney Houston (I mean her voice was sickening and I mean that in a great way). I’m a hopeless romantic (maybe), I rocks my Natural Hair, and like to have new experiences.
I’ve always had a huge passion for traveling. I believe it was fueled by reading National Geographic magazines, and watching those European tours on PBS as a child.
My goal is to visit all 50 states, travel to every continent, try new experiences, try new adventures, try new foods, see the things I learned about in school, learn to cook exquisite meals from world-renowned chefs, and explore.
One thing that surprises everyone when they meet me is, I’m a Veteran of the United States Army (yes, girly-girl, me), I served for 6 years and did one tour overseas.
Meet The Clan:
Although I don’t have children, I am a proud aunt. Any given weekend you’ll find the kids hanging out with “Ti-Ti.” I asked the kids to come up with nicknames for my blog so here it goes:
My oldest niece, “Michelle”, was born in 2004, she’s a lover of all things music related. She sings really well, likes all genres of music, loves fashion, and is shy. She’s a preteen now so texting, snapping, and decorating photos on the app A Beautiful Mess is her favorite pastime.
My second niece, “Z.Z.”, was born in 2006 and is a character. She’s studious, very confident, loves ballet, loves all things in nature, follows all rules and loves animals. She’s in gymnastics now, she decided that she liked it more than ballet, but we’ll see what happens. She’s really good at both.
My nephew, “Dre”, was also born in the year 2006, he likes basketball, football, trying new things, and loves to dance hip-hop. He’s in that phase where girls are starting to notice him, so now he likes fashion. He recently declared that “Polo Ralph Lauren” is his favorite brand of clothing, and is starting to spray that AXE body spray on himself, lol.
I also have a younger niece, her name is “Liyah,” she was born in 2013. She’s in that phase of thinking she can do everything on her own, and saying “NO” to everything. She gets into everything (like my mascara), throws things down the toilet, fights her sleep, takes random selfies on my phone, uses the iPad herself and really knows what she’s doing. She’s adorable while doing it all, but I’m ready for her to turn 5 though, lol.
Last but not least my doggie Tamone. He was originally found by a family (abandoned as a puppy). They weren’t able to keep him so I adopted him. He’s such a sweetheart. I swear, I’ve never seen anything (or anyone) as excited to see me when I get home. He’s a pretty simple dog. When I first got him he suffered from separation anxiety, but now he’s just a little pop-tart of joy. He likes everyone, so if he barks or growls at you…you must have a bad spirit, lol.
I like to try new things, and I’m open for review and sponsorship opportunities. If you have a product you’d like me, the kids, or the dog to try, or a place you’d like us to visit, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (ericka at lifeofrandom dot com).
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