Something New

“Lets have a will to embrace new things and know it was meant for
it to come our way”

Hello Butterflies! I definitely wanted to blog the last day of the year
and reflect a bit on some things with you. I’d like for you to ask
yourself what is it that you would take with you into the new year?
A lot of people focus on what they would change. There are some
things that happened for you this year you should take with you in this
celebration. From people you’ve met, a new discovery to a blessing
in disguise. It has shaped who you are today and it doesn’t
take a new year to realize that.

Days went by as we spent a lot of time doing the same thing over and over.
There is not much wrong with that but those “things” that came
distracted us in a good way. It forced us to do something different which
gave us more air, growth and strength. We learn about ourselves through
these episodes and sometimes we don’t realize that when we embrace it, it
inspires others to see us growing that they would embrace new things too.

What I will take with me is international growth. Not just with
music but in my personal life as well. This year I was blessed to
meet people from all over the world (via internet and in person).
They inspire me to learn more. To exercise my midwest brain and
appreciate how big the world really is. With that I will travel abroad
next year and get a taste of many cultures and lifestyles. It will be
nourishing and powerful. As a child I use to wonder what the world was
like. If there was a little girl out there in the world thinking the
same thing at the same time. I would look out to the night sky and wave
to her and say see you soon!

In elementary school we wrote penpal letters, attached them to a balloon
and released them from the playground. That was my moment of
endearment. Watching that red balloon float away into the blue sky, felt
like my soul was lifted like the essence of a butterfly from it’s

Let’s keep our minds open for the new year and give new things a chance
to impress us!

Peace and Blessings

TaNeal εїз

“Searching for the Right Way: When all you need to do is dance!”

Hey Butterflies!  Today I had to remind myself that I must respect time and where I am in my life to make a commitment one way or the other.  People talk about relationships, marriage, family, or their dog…some kind of “commitment”…  My commitment is my desire to entertainment people.  To publish work that will be here when I’m long gone.  It’s my passion but this is the hardest commitment I have ever made in my life so far and I hope it’s the last!  Passion and hard should not even be in the same sentence unless we are making a movie J (KIDDING) but a career in sharing my talent is tough!  I can’t say that I’m in a successful marriage or relationship by now but I can say music and I have had ups and downs and have broken up many times.  Somehow…some way it finds its way back home to me.  Music is irresistible.  I’d like my man to be irresistible and I know relationships are not all red roses but there will be no multiple break ups that for sure!  So I’m not doing that anymore with music either!  Together forever!

On the business side, I’m becoming more and more aware of things all independent artists should know but sometimes it gets in the way of my creative process.  The solution to this is sharing my music with your friends and family and telling them to share and so on.  That’s why I reach out to you.  Sometimes I wonder what you like and don’t like about my music.  I’d love to hear your opinions on what you are hearing.  It helps me a lot when I write, record and perform.  Comment on my blogs and you can comment on CD Baby as well (links at the bottom).

Aside from that, I do not want to mope around feeling regretful or think about the what ifs.  I’m gonna dance and shake it off!  I try to dance, I really do but just letting it all out makes me feel so much better!  I will not focus on how bad things have been, I’m going to celebrate the achievements!  Let’s celebrate together.  Get up and press play….come DANCE wit cha girl!

Peace and Blessings

TaNeal εїз


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I Can’t Stop, I Won’t Stop…Music Is A Life Saver!

“There it was…a twinkle in the sky and no one noticed it was there all the time!”

Hello Butterflies!  I hope you all are doing well and enjoying life!

So, I wanted to blog about Atlanta and what I have been up to.

This is the first time I have shared this with anyone other than 2

good friends and one of my bodyguards (also a GREAT Friend) who knows because he towed me and my car

down here 5 months ago.  Which he was so supportive but so afraid for me at the same time.

I didn’t really come down here with a plan other than wanting to further

my music career.  I didn’t take into consideration about where I would

stay or anything and I was so against paying $200/week for a funky extended stay.

So I went to the library when I got here and started searching for a roomshare on

craigslist.  YES!  I sure did…I am one crazy lady!  I DID choose the right neighborhood

though.  I studied Atlanta’s map before I came and with assistance of TMoore, I found a nice suburb.

This is not the first time that I have done a “O NO she didn’t” act.  I have always been a risk-taker.

After two weeks in extended stay (I finally gave in) and 9 interviews, I found a

good spot for myself and I have been here every since.  Although now I’m complaining

about space because I have two male roommates who are TRUE bachelors, and they are gonna

make me open up a can of whip a$$ up in here!  Yes, it’s threes company but I’m no

Jack Tripper!

Meeting the folks I’ve networked with and seeing cousins who I didn’t get a chance to grow

up with has been a blessing but it doesn’t help the fact of how alone I sometimes

feel.  I’m away from my daughter away from my family and close friends.

I’m so restless and try to bury my feelings in work and not all the work I do is paying yet.

So I’m investing a lot of time in faith while I eat toast and drink tea most days.

I have lost weight since I’ve been here but trust when I get out and network and

get the chance to eat good, I fill the hump like a camel :)   And what a blessing it

is to still have a chance to cook every now and then too, so I’m not complaining…


The last thing is what I must say to those folks down here and anywhere in the

world who think they are going to stop me from achieving my goals… the defensive

attack you feel will hit you where it don’t heal!  I’m not playin’ so

don’t come with those mind games and run arounds because at the end of the

day TRUST you will end up doing something that will only embarrass YOU!

Someone had the nerve to say that I’m cold, disrespectful, distant and unavailable…they obviously

have not heard my lyrics so I forgive them for not wanting to understand who I am, even though

I know thats not how they really feel(mind games).

I just don’t value my talents, I admire the gift that God gave me and I will die

knowing that I did everything in my power to share it with as many people as I can.  That is my focus!

Being emotional has given me nothing but chest pains

and restless nights so I’ve had ENOUGH!  I did the right thing, I will continue to make the

choices I feel will help me get one step closer to introducing my music to someone new and

keeping my fans entertained!  You all are loved and appreciated and I hold you dear to my heart!

Peace and Blessings

TaNeal εїз

TaNeal On Lock-Down

“We are naturally grounded by gravity but life’s challenges will try and keep you off your feet.”

Hello all!  This is the first time in two weeks that I had a moment to myself.  I’ve been traveling, networking and working which I’m grateful for but I appreciate the challenges more than the opportunities since I’ve proven to myself how strong I really am.  The music industry as you know is a very risky and can be highly stressful if you are not careful, but it’s going on 4 months of me living in Atlanta and I’m still standing.

I was once told that my presence is very welcoming and anyone could easily make themselves at home around me.  The problem with that is if you are not strong enough, people will take advantage of you.  I’m glad to be aware of my stopping point but I give others room to be themselves.  Unfortunately, this is not always a good thing because some end up regretting some things they share with me.  None of this is my problem but if I’m not careful and this bewildering point is with someone who has the power to blacklist me in the industry, I’m screwed and it bothers me.

When things are too serious and nothing serious is being put toward your goals, RUN!  There is nothing wrong with you staying focused and moving forward to complete your mission.  I do not want to spend another year “finding myself”  I have arrived!  There is no need for validation when you have a God gifted talent.  Everyone has problems and deal with them in many ways but I do not give energy to misjudgments, mistakes and regrets.  I learn from them and move on.

When you are on a good path and feel your pace is right…then you see the light…go in that direction!  Do not let anyone stop you from doing what you feel comfortable with but keep checking your rear-view and blind sides for those who are willing to lighten your load and help you reach your goal!  With that said, I’m taking a few days off for me.  I will fast, pray and reflect.  I have a huge responsibility to myself, my family and my career.  Some things just can’t be compromised.  If I miss out on something because I take time to strengthen and focus on health, it was not meant for me to have it and I’m OK with that!

Peace and Blessings

TaNeal εїз


TaNeal Pulls The Curtains

Hey ya howr ya?  Here’s what it’s all about.  I’m in the middle of finding my way in this new city they call the “A” and I’m glad I chose here rather than taking my chances with New York first.  The pace is just right for me to take my time and find how I fit in the industry and at the same time I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some very important people who work their ass off to promote good Soul music.  With all the down time I’m having, although I’ve been sprinkled with work to pay the bills every now and then and I’m grateful, but it’s time to let in some more sun.

Even when I was flowin’ I was not very vulgar or explicit because it’s not in my character, yet I confess that behind closed doors I’m a lioness!  I get it in and I would never let anyone cheat me out of a good orgasm.  I have been playing it safe too hard for my daughter because I wanted to make her proud of what I do but one day, she will grow up and we will have “those talks” so how do I expect for her to take me seriously when the time comes?  Really…it’s not important right now.  What’s really real is that I need to expose more of my sensuality.  Yes this may be irreligious but religion is NOT me!  I’ve been spiritual, so worldly and my actions and risks I’ve taken should prove that.  I must be honest and say I do not have nothing to prove to my family.  The proof is in my progress and I want My family (the Fans) to get closer to the artist.

I’m not saying I’m about to do an underground recording in my lil room of me naked singing about sex (one day at a time :) , I’m saying that I’m going to pull the curtains on my lyrics.  Being a tomboy most of my life and then wanting to walk around dressed up, groomed and glamorous…why not show it in my music?  I love sex like my meals…simmered and filled with love so I’m gonna keep it tasteful..yummy…something you do not want to miss!  I’m still playing it safe right now but this is a heads up that even if I offend somebody, hey!  Look away, there is nothing to see here!  This new discovery is for the grown and sexy and since I would NEVER FAKE IT in bed, I’m done holding back in expressing what I want in my life lyrically!  It’s time to give the love we share a more intimate touch!  You feel me?  And yes…I like it with the LIGHTS ON!

Peace and Blessings

TaNeal εїз

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