Authoress Sevyn Scott releases new novel, LOVED BY A SAVAGE

Loved by a Savage by Sevyn Scott

A thought provoking novel based on love, lies, and deceit will leave you with a great lesson to be learned about relationships, decisions, and the people you trust.

Authoress Sevyn Scott has released her first two part debut novel Loved by a Savage with Leo Sullivan Presents which can now be purchased on Amazon.

Lonely Rhiana gave her all to her hard-working boyfriend for seven years, but he decided to give his all to his career. Craig, a highly known film director put all his energy into building a name for himself in order to support his family.

While Craig though he was doing the right thing by trying to support his girlfriend and their two children, Rhiana grew bored and sought conversation from a handsome and charming man named Javion on a popular dating site.

Hitting it off immediately with Javion, a relationship blossomed between the two of them causing her to have a steamy affair that she couldn’t resist.

Getting the love and attention from Javion she desired from Craig for seven years, she made the premature decision to leave Craig and make it official with the mysterious and handsome Javion.

Caught up in his hypnotic loving, she wasn’t expecting the downturn of events that came with being in a relationship with him.

Will Rhiana be strong enough to let go as the decisions she makes begin to unfold or will she stick by her man until the end?

See what happens to Rhiana as she wonders off to the other side of the lawn. The grass just may not be as green as she expected.

Your Journey is Your Purpose

“Life works in mysterious ways.” Ever heard that before? How about “God works in mysterious ways?” I have. In fact, I still hear it and even see it on inspirational memes on social media. When I was younger, I didn’t know or even care what that meant because I was too busy living in the moment and not paying attention to what the universe was putting in my lap.

When I was a child, I loved writing. I was an introvert and still am. I enjoyed writing scary stories then. As a teenager and in my early 20s, I would get books from the library on how to write books. I wrote down a bunch of characters and plots on dozens of papers and would attempt to write a story, but once that good old writer’s block smacked me in the back of my head, I was done with it and was on to the next and the same issue would arise so, I gave up and forgot I enjoyed writing.

Eventually, I gave up trying and lived my life. Over time, I conformed to this world and worked, went to school, had kids, and was even a stay-at-home mom. Although I enjoyed those experiences, it just wasn’t fulfilling to me. After a while, I was convinced I wasn’t going to be anything else other than an employee, mother, student, and housewife. My soul felt lost. I felt I wasn’t living my journey to serve my purpose. But I was; I just didn’t know it until recently.

Recently, I realized my journey started about five years ago when I walked out of my relationship. I thought I had all the answers and wasn’t happy, so I left with no clue of what I was getting myself into once I walked out that door.

From everyone’s perspective, I was making a mistake because I immediately jumped into another relationship with someone that was no good for me. Against the odds, I saw different. I saw good things no one else saw despite of how we got together. I didn’t care what others thought because no one took the effort to get to know him and they were on the outside looking in.

To say the least, if I were to tell you all the negative things that went on on both ends in our relationship, you’d say everyone else was right, too. Shoot, even I believed it and I became depressed and allowed it to affect me.

It got so bad, I was desperate to find an outlet. I prayed, but was too impatient for results. I binge watched shows to keep my mind off of my life, but that only helped for the time being. I tried different things, but nothing seemed to help. I even tried begging him to be how I needed him to be, but obviously that didn’t help either.

After desperately trying different methods to cope with the madness I created, I began to write. It started off the same way as it did years ago. I created characters and a plot. I even bought software to organize my book. It was just a hobby at first and I would get around to it when I felt like it, but that wasn’t enough. The more I went through, the more energy I put into that book. Soon enough, I kept writing and it gave me a rush! It was therapeutic. Most times, the chapters flowed naturally. Some days, I would get that horrible writer’s block again and I would stop until I got an idea for that chapter. Each time I wrote, I could feel the characters come to life and soon enough Incapable Part 1 was created.

Not only was I writing my book, but I also began my blog site awakenedmindsconvo.wordpress.com and http://vocal.media where I began writing to motivate others on another level of thinking through conscious awareness. But wait! There’s more. I also began doing freelance work by blogging and writing content for other sites. I was in my element and still am.

You see, I’m writing about all this to let you know that only you know what’s for you. Your journey is your journey and each journey is different like a fingerprint. When you’re on that journey, you don’t know where you’re headed. You may have a map or a plan, but you’ll still be faced with some roadblocks along the way.

When I chose to walk out that door of my last relationship, I went through anything from cheating, being unemployed, and even homelessness. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t sleeping outside, but I was pretty close to it.

Most would call those roadblocks challenges, but that’s a negative person’s thought process. Instead they should be viewed as opportunities. Opportunities to find your purpose. For me, I had to hit rock bottom to figure out my purpose, but that’s ok. Instead of owning them as challenges, I saw them as opportunities. I saw it as the universe finally answering my prayers. I had to experience the storm before the rainbow.

I know that you can get there too if you haven’t already. Everyone has ups and downs throughout their lives and yes it can be quite the challenge to cope with. Just know you’re not the only one and there are many of us out there.

From someone that has been there many times, please don’t let those bad times get the best of you. Understand that in order to get what you want, you are sometimes forced to see what you don’t. Use those times as fuel to give you the energy to serve your purpose and remember…your journey is your puropse.

Choose Wisely: A Woman’s Lesson Learned

He caught my attention the moment I received his first message in my inbox on a popular dating site I had no business on. One of his many messages that had me hooked was How are you doing? I know I know it sounds ridiculous, but it gets better.

It was such a breath of fresh air from the usual messages I got. Every day, my inbox was filled with a bunch of, Damn! You fine! or Hey, Sexy! or even I’m not a photographer, but I can picture us together! lines. Really? Is that the best you can do? They were too busy in women’s inboxes, but should have been busy in a damn dictionary. It was such a turnoff for a man to be a horrible speller, even with autocorrect. Guys were so thirsty, but not this one. This guy knew exactly how to finagle his way into my heart. Either that or he was lucky because I was frustrated at how hot it was outside and I was trying to write a paper for school and couldn’t focus.

He said his name was J.R. which stood for Jamie Robson. He was single and about to turn thirty-five next month. He recently moved to Atlanta from Houston, Texas for a fresh start and didn’t know a lot of people.

At the time, he was on vacation with his two children, so he couldn’t speak long, but couldn’t resist speaking to me. That was fine with me because I just wanted someone to talk to anyway and we hit it off immediately. I remember joking with him by saying, “Don’t go falling in love!” He quickly responded, “Too late!” We had a real conversation that didn’t lead to a buttnaked discussion like most did. My husband was a movie producer so I was home alone way too much for someone who needed a lot of attention and good conversation. Hey, don’t judge!

We talked for a few months after that and I finally gave in to meeting him. It took me awhile to say yes because I didn’t know if I wanted to open that door, but after a few more months of boredom, I finally gave in.

The first time we met was at my job. Fall was near, so it was a warm, but windy day. Patiently, he waited for me by the door until I came out. Finally when I came out, he walked me to his car and opened the passenger door like a gentleman would. A white rose waited patiently for me on the leather seat.

“I bought you a white rose because my heart is pure just like your beauty.”

Damn! He made my heart melt already. “Thank you! That’s sweet of you.”

J.R. stood about 6’5″ and had a stylish mohawk that went well with his yellow complexion. He had a shyness to him. It was adorable. We sat in his car during my break and he spent most of that fifteen minutes telling me how beautiful I was. Suddenly, he got quiet and surprised me with a kiss to my cheek. “Oh my goodness! You’re so adorable.” I blushed.

He rubbed his clamy hands together. “Beautiful women make me nervous.”

I smiled. “You don’t have to be nervous with me. I won’t bite.”

Shortly after that, I had to go back inside, so he got out of the car, opened my door, and walked me back to my job. I couldn’t help but give him a hug after that. I couldn’t stop smiling. When I went back to my desk someone said, “Dang! Who got you blushing like that?”

Someone else asked, “Aw, who got you the rose?”

I felt special. I hadn’t felt that way in years. This stranger swept me off my feet, just like that. J.R. stayed on my mind the rest of the day. We even texted each other at hours when nothing should have been open, but legs.

This is the beginning of a story to something fierce, you hear me? I mean FIERCE! It opened my eyes to some things I’ve never experienced and it became a HUGE snowball effect that I still can’t recover from. I’ll have to tell you more later. I promise not leave you hanging, but if I tell you this story, you have to promise to share my story and most importanly, pay attention to the decisions I made and the affect it had because I want everyone who reads this to learn something too.

In the meantime, tell me how a relationship has affected you or how you think this story will play out. 😉

There’s Sunshine Hidden in the Storm

Have you ever gone though a series of negative events almost happening at once? If not, how about something negative happening period such as a loss of your job, an unexpected ending to a several year relationship, or even someone close to you that goes through an issue that affects you as well?

Everyone has gone through something drastic and if not, I hate to be the one to break it to you, but you will. How do you cope with it? Depending how serious the situation is, some may drink alcohol, turn to recreational drugs, or fall into a deep depression. Why? Because we focus on the situation itself and the series of negative things that are attached.

For example, my best friend lost her job about a month ago and she was extremely stressed. She lived on her own, but like everyone else, she had bills with due dates. She cried about it often and I listened. After about a few days of listening, I finally asked, “Didn’t you stress out about how you hated the job so much and you wished you could find something better?” She paused for a moment, “Yes, but I still need to pay bills.” I responded, “That’s understandable, but don’t you see this this as a door opening for you to get something better?” “What do you mean?”, she asked. I explained, “Things happen for a reason. It seems you opened a door for the universe to get you a better job that you’ve been asking for. When we talk or even think for that matter, the universe listens. Just be patient.” Of course she said what most people would say in this situation, “That makes sense, but I don’t have time to be patient.” My last response to her was, “When you let go and be patient, opportunity will greet you at that door you opened. Your answers to your problems have odd ways of presenting itself. You’ll see.”

Almost two weeks later, she called me and told me her co-worker reached out to her saying she needed help running her daycare business and wanted to know if she could help? Obviously, she took the offer and told me I was right! Lol

Although, it’s challenging, we have to teach ourselves how to access certain situations. What have we said or done in the past that may cause our present to seem like complete chaos? How can we grow from this experience? Will I allow this to make me or break me in my future? How can this be made into an opportunity?

Look inside yourself and make what seems negative into what it really is…a positive and understand there really is sunshine hidden in the storm! Once again…#staywoke

To Transform or Conform?

With the neverending battle between our wants and needs, we tend to lose sight of what really matters. As times progress and technology and fashion improves, our desire for wanting more increases, thus making it more challenging to resist temptation. We all know at LEAST one person who stood in a long line at the shoe store to get those Jordans for everyone to see on social media while neglecting to pay a bill. We’ve even witnessed the one who’s always out partying, but can barely keep a job. How about those who receive all sorts of government assistance but keep their hair on point and have the trendiest outfits? Some of us may even be these types of people. I will admit, I have been guilty on numerous occasions and bought lots of things I didn’t need instead of investing in myself, but I’ll save my story for another blog post. Lol. How about those who are unfaithful in their relationships? It’s all temptation and that tempting battle of chasing what we want instead of getting what we need.

Society shows us that chasing money is the answer to our problems, but is it really? We don’t NEED the latest phone or the biggest house, or even the most expensive car. A majority of us become hypnotized with what’s going on in this world like who’s fighting who on reality tv, when the next pair of Jordans hit the shelves, who’s posting what, or the meaningless thing you’re about to post. Think about it. What benefit does it have besides putting money in someone else’s pockets and making you laugh or feel good about your appearance?

At the end of the day, you can have all the money, popularity, and looks your heart desires, but if your mind, body, and spirit isn’t in the game, it means nothing. There’s no growth for yourself. We need to focus more on who we truly are from within. When you renew yourSELF and your mind, the possibilities are endless.

I don’t want to offend anyone, but I need people to start waking up and realizing there’s layers to this…to this world and more importantly ourselves. We need to figure out how we can make a difference together and staying conformed to this world isn’t the answer. Do you ever wonder why there are so many wealthy people and just as many poor? It’s not always because the wealthy work hard and the poor doesn’t work enough.

Anyway, I will leave it at that for now and hope my blog posts start to sink in. Until then, please help Reverse Environmental Habits and Abnormal Behavior. Support the R.E.H.A.B. movement and share my blogs, purchase the R.E.H.A.B. shirts through Snaptee, or just #STAYWOKE!

Modern Day Slavery: Does it exist?

 

Exhausted, she sighs and plops down on her recliner. She precedes to kick off her shoes after a long day’s work just to do it all over again four more times this week. Sadly, she has to do the same thing next week for an additional five days before she can see her paycheck that may not be enough to cover bills. On her last pay period, she did twenty hours of overtime and didn’t get to see her two children. After taxes, insurance, and a 401k plan, all that hard work didn’t make much of a difference anyway. 

Like most, she’s chasing the “American Dream.” She pays a mortgage faithfully on her four-bedroom home, gives money to the finance company monthly for her car payment, has a college degree, and is in the process of starting her own business. Currently, she works for a man who makes millions of dollars to have others do the work he doesn’t want to do or even know the extent of the labor of the position for that matter. His picture hangs high and proud throughout the office, but she’ll never meet him unless they’re on an episode of Undercover Boss

This is the story of many Americans today. It’s imperative to have money for necessities such as water, food, gas, electric, a roof over our heads, clothes-you get the point. As a result, because we need money, we apply to work for someone else and in turn, it makes someone else wealthy. 

Regardless, if we work for someone else because it’s easier or because we’re happy doing it, let’s look at the bigger picture. We get hired to help increase a C.E.O.’s bank account, but what we get paid barely puts a dent in what they make off each individual who signs the dotted line agreeing to put in blood, sweat, and tears into their company.

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To a lot of people, this is a form of “modern-day slavery”, so let’s talk about that for a moment. According to Merriam-Webster.com, a slave is defined as, “A person held in servitude as the chattel of another.” Merriam-Webster.com also states an indentured servant is, “A person who signs and is bound by indentures to work for another for a specified time especially in return for payment of travel expenses and maintenance.”

So, when we get hired to work for a company, we become their property which sounds very much like slavery. To add, once we get offered the position, most times, we sign some type of legal paperwork welcoming us aboard, what’s expected from us, when the position starts, how little you will be paid compared to the owner of the business, etc. This too also sounds like chattel signing their ownership over to the master.

With that said, it very much sounds like modern-day slavery. It’s safe to say, the president, C.E.O., owner, etc. would represent the slave owner and the workers would be the slaves on the plantation. 

 So, is there a way to work around modern-day slavery or should we just pick a side and either become a slave owner or remain a slave? Why has money even become such a necessity? Do we really matter as people as much as what is portrayed or should some of us keep our eyes wide shut and act as if slavery doesn’t exist anymore? 

Feel free to share and leave feedback. Comments are greatly appreciated. In the meantime, #staywoke!

The Grand Awakening

As 2017 nears a close, “Stay Woke,” “Wake Up,” and other awakening tags are being heard more than ever since numerous current events have brought forth concerns at alarming rates. With life-changing incidents that have taken place such as the unfortunate police shootings occurring over the past several years and the mystery of Donald Trump becoming president, people are becoming angrier and are saying they are “woke.” We all feel change happening, but as they say, history repeats itself. Today’s occurrences happened in the past; maybe not the same way, but remarkably similar.
To be “woke” is not just about being angry about what’s going on in the world. There are levels to being “woke.” It’s about a level of consciousness. Our level of awareness changes how we view the world we live and also offers an opportunity to tap into our spiritual realms instead of seeking outside of ourselves for answers. Most who are conscious would say that comes with decalcification of the pineal gland. What we may be angry about is only the beginning.
The new wave of media such as television, radio, social media, etc. has allowed many people to voice their opinions, thoughts, and concerns freely and be heard. In turn, more awakeners are being listened to and are gradually coming together to make a difference. As more influential personalities show they too are awakened, the movement evolves at a rapid pace. It doesn’t matter whether we are black, white, Asian, or whatever ethnicity, race, or color we claim, the conscious mind doesn’t discriminate.
With that said, “waking up” is a level of consciousness for some, but is abused just the same. Many say, “I’m woke” or “Wake up” as a fashion statement or tagline or will hold their fists in the air. Before these taglines became popular, the term “Third Eye” was used and is still used today. Those who have their “third eye” opened or awakened have been accused of being apart of the Illuminati, bipolar, schizophrenic, devils, or just plain insane, but that isn’t the case. No matter what level of consciousness we are on, the world is being seen differently and change is coming. It is up to us to how and what we want to do to make a difference.
My way of making a difference is by starting this blog. By creating this blog, whether I help awaken one mind or millions is fine with me. I want to discuss many topics such as current events, relationships, money, education, etc. and help others see these issues in a different light. Even if my posts connect merely with someone, that’s making a difference in my eyes, and therefore, this blog has served its purpose. So readers, get ready for what’s to come and “stay woke” because you’re in for an exciting journey ahead!