I guess you can say I’m in my natural habitat that being Detroit. The East side to be exact for those who didn’t know. So far, being back for a month has been nothing far from delightful. I’m not even going to lie, trying to get myself back on my feet money wise was difficult. Or maybe I just despise waiting on money to come my way. Nonetheless the hustle never dies.
~listens to Jill Scotts It’s Love~
Being on my own for the short months I’ve been in Brooklyn has been a great experience. Coming back home, to my parents spot is cool but at the same time I’m thinking to myself, “Why am I even here? I need MY space. I need to get away and be on my own”. Like, for-seriously. The bright side to that is I’ve missed my family like crazy. They’ve also helped me get back into rhythm as far as maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Morning runs, eating right (like I used to), strengthening my Buddhist practice, yoga and all that cool shit. It’s something my body and spirit has yearned for.
Of course I found myself reuniting with my friends. Why the fuck wouldn’t I? They’ve been supportive of me since I left and well before hand. A few times we’ll ride around and show me what’s new in the city. Some say that the energy here was crazy over the summer but from what I seen I can sincerely say that I’m proud. Entrepreneurs are flourishing with opening their own stores and building their brand. You run into black-owned businesses more than ever. Yesth Detroit! You fucking Better.
Aside from all the really weird weed dispensaries. They’re literally on every corner, like a liquor store or a gas station and it’s extremely eerie. Support your local weed man. Really, it’s something just “not right” about it
My guy occasionally visits Detroit when he can so when he’s here of course I tag along to spend some quality time and witness the projects that he’s working on. Recently I watched him paint a mural for the infamous 40 Ounce Bounce on the side of the Baltimore Gallery. The 40 Ounce Bounce, in my perspective, is a big ass party that travels from city to city. Luckily I’ve been able to experience both the NY and Detroit bounce. Sorry NY but Detroit’s was waaaaaaay too live. You all should have been there!
Halloween was crazy but of course on a night like this I didn’t take any pictures. Instead I partied in homemade monster eyes and smoked/drunk whatever came my way. There were guest from NY partaking in the festivities as well as hosting. I even had to take care of my guy for a bit. Which was cool, I didn’t mind at all. I was Oblina from AHH Real Monsters and even though it was frustrating knowing that no one was a cartoon geek like myself…
a few folks knew and I fucked with them HEAVY the whole night. I’m sure there’s going to be even more shenanigans experience and write about. Being back home for this short month of time proves that there’s so much more to look forward to. Until next time!