Overanalyzed & Overlyexaggerated

My name is Emerald, I'm 23, and graduate from VCU. I studied Criminal Justice and Sociology and graduated in December 2013. I am currently a corrections officer for juveniles. I am also an aspiring YouTube beauty guru and freelancing makeup artist (go figure). I have had a difficult life and a journey non the least and still have my tough days but I try to live my life as positive as possible while also being the person to tell you about yourself. I plan on doing EVERYTHING I've always wanted to do plus some! We're only given one life so let's live it to the best of our abilities!

Can I rant for a second?


Has everyone seen the nail polish that changes color to detect if your drink has been drugged? 

I think this is a great idea and all but it truly has made me upset. Why it is the woman’s job to make sure she’s safe? Why it is that a woman can’t wear a short, revealing dress, a pair of short shorts, a crop top, or a bathing suit without having to deal with cat calls?  Why can’t a woman go to a bar or party, set her drink now and expect to pick it back up in the same condition? WHY IS IT THE WOMAN’S JOB TO MAKE SURE SHE WON’T BE RAPED?! I don’t get our society. Maybe we should teach our men to not rape, to not sexually assault, to not abuse, and to not harm someone’s sister, mother, aunt, cousin, and/or friend. Maybe we should teach our men that if the woman says “no”, the man should’t call her out of her name but respect the fact that she turned you down, and keep it moving. Maybe we should teach our men to keep their penis’ in their pants unless its consensual sex. Maybe we should teach our men that cat calling is disrespectful. Maybe we should try teaching our men not to be disrespectful to women so they can be safe and people do not have to create nail polish to detect drugs. 


P.S. This isn’t about all men just a few men.

I wrote this tonight because I am absolutely tired. 

Weaved it up!

Weaved it up!

I look like a freaking awesome Frida Kahlo! Happy Halloween! #me #emerald #happy #Halloween #epic #costume #makeup #DIY #photooftheday

I look like a freaking awesome Frida Kahlo! Happy Halloween! #me #emerald #happy #Halloween #epic #costume #makeup #DIY #photooftheday

Home was lovely

Driving through a flash flood wasn’t so much but being home with my grandmother, mom, and dad was very lovely. I love and enjoy all of their company so much. I can’t wait to move back home to see them more often. My family is amazingly supportive. I’m so happy and ready for the week. Plus, I learned some interesting things today. 

Today was exactly what I needed :)

I feel pretty and witty and gay !!!

I feel pretty and witty and gay !!!

I wish I was a wear heels, dress nice, and wear makeup everyday girl

But I’m not. I’m the quite opposite, most of the time.

I hardly wear makeup unless I’m going out or I know I have to time and I feel really good.

I dress nice sometimes but I work almost everyday so its more convenient to wear a nice shirt and jeans with flats or sneakers. 

Yeah, heels? In Richmond? That’s wishful thinking at the most.

*Le sigh* When I become a business professional, I’ll do that but until then, I’ll do what I can.

John spent the past three nights here

but tonight, he’s at home and I really miss him. I have always had troubles sleeping but its ten times harder when he’s not around. He’s my body pillow, my warmth, and my safety wrapped into one. I want him to come back home, to my home, to me.