Out of Omaha and on to the big screen

Growing up in Omaha Nebraska has never been the picnic in the park, easy going “Good Life” that’s written on the sign.

That life is for some,but not for all. Hidden behind the scenes of our city is a quiet rule of thumb pictured in the documentary Out of Omaha.

The movie follows twin Trotter brothers around for a span of eight years. Showing the ups and downs of life due to racial and economic crisis for people of color.

The director,writers,actors,and producers put together a vision of what it takes to move ahead of life when the odds are stacked against you.

Out of Omaha will be available March 6 and 9th at the Aksarben Cinema.

Hope you all can check it out.

Xoxo Kandee

📷photo courtesy of Imdb.com

Saturday night in

In a culture to critique the norms I stand outside looking in. Today I’m happy. Dancing and singing enjoying the beat of my own drum. Little things mean a lot. 

Watching Twilight and nestled up writing this blog, the day isn’t what it seems. Too much emphasis on the reaction to an action is the bothersome business of others and ain’t nobody got time to worry about that.

  
I’m still trying to make love last and leave the past behind. I hope it lets me live for the now. 

That’s the best thing I can do. Plans for the future have twists and turns and I hate almost every bit of it. Not because of the lack of hope but because I’m ready to embrace my place on my own. I’m ready to be excited and vocal about my dreams and our destiny. Like a kid in a candy store I want to pick out this and that. Color schemes and locations are the visual art that I want to see. 

Waiting is a game and I’m up to bat. I’m calling fouls early so I can end the inning on a default. Picky picky picky. Call me impatient as usual.

Sometimes freedom of the mind starts with matters of the heart. I’m thankful that mine is still protected my by my protection.

Pushing forward for change. Funny how it happens right before your eyes for those of us who are looking. 

Live for today. Tomorrow isn’t promised. Quotes to live by. Do some yoga. Veg out if you can. Take a hot shower or relax in a quiet place. Find your center and embrace your truth. Reminders that keep me calm. 

  
I hope they’re helpful for anyone who’s reading too. ✨
C.L Cunningham 

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A way of life

I woke up today to good news. Yasss the universe has finally smiled down on me. The divine has blessed me and made California finally feel like a place I can call myself a resident. I’d say home but we’ll see about that. 

I went looking for a place. Hoping and praying I find what I need. 

Mostly today has been a day of thanksgiving. I feel so thankful today. I get to feel hopeful about the future. I almost lost that feeling of hope these last few weeks. Excited to say that’s back again. 

  
Sometimes life seems like a movie. One where you’re the director and the actor. Just as you’ve come to grips with that you find out that you are also the writer of the script. That’s three jobs. A trinity of information. An amazing amount of work. 

It doesn’t always go as planned . Life gets off screen and jumps into your lap. Or should I say my lap. Because my life has definitely jumped off track and then back on. 

Here’s to a beautiful Wednesday and a thankful day for me. 

C.L Cunningham 

Namaste 🌻🌞🦋
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Almost 

It’s 3:29 in the am and I just finished watching Almost Christmas. It’s a movie that came out around my birthday which is very close to Christmas time.

I’m up laughing a little too hard and maybe a little too loud 😹. I just can’t help myself. When I hear something that I think is funny I have to laugh. And unfortunately for me it doesn’t matter where or what time in the wee bit early morning. 

I’m glad I got to watch the movie again. It gave me the same happiness and smiles that I got on my birthday when I took myself alone to the movie theater to see it for the first time. I walked out happy then and I’m surprisingly happy now. 

See I may not be where I want to be but I’m still enjoying myself along the journey. 

There’s a saying that most doesn’t count. But sometimes almost is the entrance to the next or the right direction when we were close to achieving a dream, but needed more instruction. In a part of the movie the Dad said “help others and if you can’t help them then at least don’t hurt them”.

I’ve almost done a lot of things. Some were good and some were bad. Some were helpful some were hurtful. I’m growing and learning each day to become a better person. And each time I’ve had to get out here and figure it out. Sometimes  almost having something gave me more time to figure out life’s equations. 
C.L Cunningham 

Almost where I want to be but enjoying the present moment when I can

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