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33-YEARS OLD, HAS S*** TOGETHER. HERE’S HOW!

I turned 33 on October 12th and almost instantly, I had my shit together.

Just kidding, clickbait.

Per tradition, I reflect on the previous year and set goals for the next year. Obviously, becoming Baby Gumbeaux’s mom and adjusting to motherhood was the biggest event of the year. To compliment that adjustment, I resigned from every organization and board, with the exemption of PTA . My true calling (Read: 10-Months-Old, Parties Like a Rockstar & Does Not Care If We Get Sleep). As a result, I am spending my time the way I want. Well, with the exception of the time I spend working for the man. Anyway, I have more time to focus on family and my personal goals which include, but are not limited to:

Not complaining. Complaining about being in Jackson, lack of advancement in my career, not being able to find a foundation to match my skin tone, etc. Now, I am only discussing what I want and taking action which often includes balancing a shitload of stuff, because I want to accomplish a shitload of things. To compliment this change, I recite affirmations every morning but then I found out Baby Gumbeaux was slapping her classmates for touching her hair and bib so I started reciting them with her, on the way to school. Naturally, we started including Husband Gumbeaux or should I call him Daddy Gumbeaux? Zaddy Gumbeaux?

Launching my podcast entitled Jxn Transplants. Now, I get to be honest about my struggle to adjust and know there are other transplants who relate. It also gives a ton of recommendations to transplants, Jacksonians, and even people who want to visit Jackson. Apparently, that is a thing.

Taking pictures more often. Not for you weirdos, in general. I detest taking pictures. I don’t know how to pose, my eyes are usually closed, terrible angles; mostly importantly, I don’t like smiling. Thugs don’t smile. I think it’s because I have become increasingly uncomfortable with my body; particularly, after incubation.

Last and least but certainly not least, I have to finish writing my dissertation. I’ve been talking about this for the last few years (I enrolled in the program a year after starting this blog). I have tons of excuses: sick and tired, interested but uninterested, dreams and goals have changed, struggling to find the relevancy of having a PhD, drained, merely thinking about it is exhausting. Actually, I’m going to take a nap.

And, I’m up. Fun fact: I am still paying tuition and have to remain enrolled if I want to finish this very last step. As a result, I will finish. Prayer warriors, reach your hands out to me and help me get through this. I may include you in the acknowledgements. Side note: it’s super annoying when people who have never been enrolled in a doctoral program ask me what’s taking so long. What’s taking so long for you to mind your business? 

Yeah, so… I accept your belated birthday wishes. I am still accepting gifts and money. As stated many times before, my friendship can be bought. Listen to my podcast and tell me I’m doing an awesome job. Read and share my previous post: Fun Facts My Parents (and Grandparents) Don’t Know

Follow me most places @pinkgumbeaux.

Ashlee, out.

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TOKEN TALK LIVE 

Source: Token Talk

It took a couple of nudges before I added Token Talk to my long list of podcasts. First, from Super Fan Curnis (who finally got his Token Talk t-shirt) but when my cousin of Druken Church Ladies told me, I sacrificed phone space and added them.

The Token Talk Podcast is about three Black guys from Jackson, Mississippi, determined to bridge the gap of cultural understanding between themselves and their counterparts. Despite coming from different backgrounds and a slight age gap, these black men have a lot of commonalities evident in their hilarious weekly discussions of sharing the daily struggle of being the token Black guy. Follow this social commentary from a minority perspective as they encourage open dialogue with their guests about race, music, dating, and current events.

Husband and I immediately binged past episodes. Don’t tell them but Token Talk quickly became one of my favorite podcasts. The kind where I’m anxiously waiting for them to drop their newest episode. Exhibit A:


And, my Husband is worst. I used to have to wait to listen with him. Now, I listen on my own and re-listen with him. He’s such a fangirl so I knew when they announced their live show, we were going.

This was the first live show hosted by Satchel, held at Podastery Studios. Upon arrival, there was 30 minutes of small talk. I chatted with familiar faces, met new people who I think will be a great addition to my life opposed to annoying and told Thomas that if he insulted New Orleans again, I would call my whodies because there a lot of us in Jackson *blaka blaka* Anyway, the show was recorded live so I’m not going to go into too many details (because you can listen once released) but should mention the guys had a guest cohost. Exhibit B:


They talked about what they’ve been up to and each other, a few hot topics, why and how the podcast was created, that Tario doesn’t pick up his phone, Q&A and that Darius is now “woke.” There was some talk about possible replacements and changing roles but as a fan who listens to each episode twice, that’s not going to work for me because of course, everything is about me.

After the show ended, they attempted to open the floor for more Q&A but Beau (of Satchel and Podastery) informed us in so many words that we didn’t have to go home but that we had to get the hell out of there. I feel you Beau. It was late, you gave us free food, drinks and t-shirts. What else could we ask for? Overall, it was an awesome event. I look forward to more live shows from both Satchel and Token Talk. Side note: I’m the one who wrote more consistent episodes on my survey.

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PODCASTS ON PODCASTS ON PODCASTS

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Source: The Read

Today, is International Podcast Day *insert cheers here* I’m sure you’ve been waiting all year for this, right?

Anyway, I would describe most of the podcasts I listen to as intelllectually-ratchet or maybe bougetto. They are quite entertaining and include discussions on pop culture, politics, advice, and even rants. Having a hard day? Listen to a podcast. Traveling? Listen to a podcast. I’ve even added podcasts that help me with this awesome blog, entrepreneurship and productiveness.

Unlike last year, I’ve listed the podcasts. My list has grown tremendously and creating a summary for each would take forever and y’all don’t pay me.

Most of the podcasts are linked so you can start listening to them immediately; however, most of them contain explicit language so grab your earbuds. Without further ado, podcasts:

The OG Podcasts (aka podcasts I’ve been listening to the longest)

Originally on the list was The Brilliant Idiots but both hosts were getting on my nerves for being more idiot than brilliant. But, I kind of miss Charlamange so I may redownload it.

Since last year, I’ve added:

Local Podcasters:

But it can’t all be fun, I suppose I need to learn a few things:

No wonder my phone keeps bitching about being out of storage, I have 5,222 podcasts on it!

And, I linked a lot of these to SoundCloud but I listen to them on my iPhone’s podcast app but not everyone has an iPhone. Not everyone makes good decisions… Oh and as stated previously, subscribe to Pink Gumbeaux, the NEWSLETTER, follow me on Facebook (where I spend most of my time), Twitter, Instagram and Bloglovin. Read and share my previous post: Formation in 24hrs or Less