Apr 15, 2019

Mystery Blogger Award - My Nomination



In the span of a week I got nominated for two awards - The Mystery Blogger Award and The Blogger Recognition Award - but instead of feeling excited like I normally do I felt disappointed. 

On one hand it’s like four awards and I’m still a new blogger - I’m killing the game! But on the other hand it’s like do I really deserve these awards because I’m AM a new blogger? Another thought I have is after I’ve achieved all these awards what’s left for the 10+ years that I’m planning to blog for? Am I going to have to create my own awards? 

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Anyways, I don’t want to spoil the fun so I’ll follow through with the process. 

As I stated before I got nominated for the The Mystery Blogger Award by Sophie from This Brilliant Day. Don’t get me wrong, I might be having mixed feelings about blogging awards but I’m extremely grateful and thankful that Sophie even considered me. 

You guys should go check out her blog because her posts are like a breath of fresh air in that they’re different from what a typical blogger would post. 


What is the Mystery Blogger Award? 

Since I started blogging I’ve seen this award floating around Twitter but like every other blogging award I don’t actually learn about them until I get nominated for it. 

So for those of you who are in the same boat as me The Mystery Blogger Award is a blogging award that was created by Okoto Enigma. It recognizes bloggers who have “ingenious posts” that captivates, motivates and inspires the readers. Bloggers who have a passion for blogging and find fun and inspiration from it are also recognized. 

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Mystery Blogger Award Rules 


  • Post the award image on your blog
  • Thank whoever nominated you and link to their blog
  • Post a description of the award, it’s creator and link back to the original site 
  • List the rules of the award
  • Tell your readers three things about yourself 
  • Share the links to your best post(s) 
  • Answer the questions you were asked by who nominated you 
  • Nominate 10-20 other bloggers for the award
  • Ask your nominees 5 of your own questions 
  • Notify your nominees

Three Things About Chevy

I think I’ve shared a lot of facts about myself already in my previous posts so to avoid repetition (and mostly because I can’t think of anything else) I’ll just link to those other posts. 

Go ahead and read these posts if you want to learn more about the true me: 


12 Random Facts About Me

Versatile Blogger Award >



Best Posts on Chevy Takes The Mic 

I’ll be judging my best posts on interaction and number of views - basically the posts that get the most love from my readers. 

Here are my top three posts (in no specific order): 








Questions from Sophie | This Brilliant Day 


  1. What is your favorite topic to write about? My favorite topic to write about is my natural hair. I really enjoy my journey and it’s cool that I get to share it with others. 
  2. What’s your favorite song or piece of music? My favorite song to this day is Best Part by Daniel Cesar but at the moment I’m leaning towards 2 STEPPIN’ by John Givez because this is the first song bae and I slow-danced to. 
  3. What’s your favorite book or a book you’ve enjoyed recently? To be honest I haven’t read any books lately (a part from school textbooks) but I’ve been craving a V.C. Andrews book since forever. 
  4. What’s your favorite way to relax? This is going to sound like a scratched record but my favorite way to relax is by binge-watching a tv show
  5. What’s your favorite form of exercise? I kinda enjoy doing squats because they strengthen my legs and butt plus the burn feels good. 
  6. Have you ever tried cooking or baking something and it went completely wrong? Yes, EVERY TIME I cook but it just turns into something else flavor wise. Still edible though!

Nominees for the Mystery Blogger Award



And now the hard part - finding 10 other bloggers who I believe need to be recognized. Here are my nominees:

Questions For My Nominees

  1. If you l could only watch one movie for the rest of your life which one would it be? 
  2. What article of clothing could you give up for a year? 
  3. Cereal then milk or milk then cereal? 
  4. What is one thing you will never be caught wearing? 
  5. Pineapple on pizza - Definitely or Heck no?

Once again thank you Sophie for the nomination and have fun answering the questions! 

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Mar 30, 2019

Living For Yourself | Loving Yourself


Some people feel the need to give their two cents wherever and whenever they get the chance to. It wasn’t asked for but it’s given. To them, it might be their way of ‘helping the world’ and if the advice is taken then they feel good about themselves. They feel connected to someone else’s life and a sense of control over it. ‘I’m the reason why this happened’ ‘I’m the reason why she did this’ ‘If it wasn’t for me this wouldn’t have happened’.

But I have a message for these people or anyone who thinks similarly: Bear in mind that just because someone does something doesn’t mean that you made them do it or they took your advice. Most of the time they were already considering taking action or had plans in place. Because we all know that not all plans are revealed before they’re completed.

"Do not let your left hand know what the right hand is doing" - Matthew 6:3
You don’t have control over anyone’s life except your own. Don’t feel the need to take credit for someone’s action just because you gave your opinion of something and it was considered. It’s not about you.

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While growing up I realized that the worse comments come from the people closest to you; your own family, someone you look up to, someone you trust or even someone you never expected it from. The more I think about it the more I understand why. These people know us better than everyone else, they know our strengths, our weaknesses, they know what makes us tick and they use that. They have their weapons and they know just how to use them. That’s why the criticism hurts so much. These people influence your decisions whether you know it or not and some value is placed, by us, on their opinions.

It’s like no matter the situation they ALWAYS have something to say.
‘You should do this...’
‘You should do that...’
Well, maybe they should mind their damn business and stop concerning themselves with you and  your life.

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Why don’t they just take their own advice, since they have so much to give, and change their lifestyle? Apply some of their own knowledge and beliefs to their situation. It could probably do them some good. Or maybe they’ll finally realize that it was unnecessary and clearly didn’t mean any good.

I experienced this throughout most of my natural hair journey. While I had relaxed hair people would say ‘Well maybe you should go natural’ - I went natural. Just after I did my big chop people were saying ‘Why’d you cut your hair?!’, ‘People with your hair texture shouldn’t go natural’. When my hair started growing and my twist-outs were poppin’ they started saying ‘your hair is so nice’ ‘it’s growing so fast’. Then came my second big chop - ‘Why would you cut your hair?!’ ‘Short hair is not going to fit you’. Later on, I decided to grow my hair out - ‘Why?! You look so much better with short hair’.

You see where I’m getting at? At almost every stage they had something to say and most of the statements were negative. If I kept listening to what they said my self-esteem would be nonexistent by now. It felt like I was living with a chain around my neck and people’s opinions were constantly being shoved down my throat and I was choking. I was damn near dying - all because people couldn’t keep their opinions to themselves.

That’s why I cut my hair - I was cutting the chain from my neck. In its simplest form, I cut my hair because it was breaking; I had split ends and no matter what I tried they wouldn’t go away. But in actuality, I thought about cutting my hair for months. It was always something in the back of my mind and I was sure of it. I wanted a way to bury the control they had over me. I did it once before but I wasn’t strong enough and they reeled me back in. This time it was to show that I was done listening to them and they could keep wasting their breath.


If we continue to listen to and accept this negativity it will mess with your mental health. Even if you think you’re strong and you love yourself self there will be a little thing called doubt in the back of your mind and you’ll unconsciously second guess any and everything you think of. And that’s how they win.

As much as possible try to focus on yourself, your life. Get selfish - do things that feed your happiness, care about your mental health. Because other people’s negativity is stressful and you don’t need that negativity in your life.

People are going to talk regardless - good/bad, happy/sad - because believe it or not people want things to distract them from their own issues. But you don’t have to listen. Block it out, turn off your ears if you have to. It’s your life and you have to live for you.

"Everyone has advice to give but not every piece of advice should be taken." - Chevy

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Mar 18, 2019

Pokémon Go: 2 Week Report

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“ I played Pok√©mon Go for a week and I think I’m obsessed!” 

I remember a couple years ago when this game was released and everyone was obsessed with it. It was all people talked about but unfortunately it wasn’t available in Jamaica yet so that’s all we could do - talk. As a person who grew up watching Pok√©mon I was a bit excited about the game but I didn’t want it to seem like I was merely jumping on the bandwagon or following the hype. So I avoided any conversation about it and found other things to occupy my time. That same year I spent three months with my aunt in Orlando and one day I just had a random thought “I can finally play the game because a) it was available in the region and b) no one was here to judge me. 


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I downloaded the game fully prepared to catch some Pok√©mon and just simply be an amazing player but I ran into a problem - the Pok√©mon were too far away from where we lived. If I wanted to catch any I would have to go out of my way to find the place and my aunt was not about to drive me around for a “stupid game”. After I noticed this problem others started popping up: 

  • Anytime Pok√©mon were near to my house my phone would literally sound an alarm. Even at 3 in the morning. 

  • I could only play the game whenever I had WiFi because I didn’t live in Florida and my phone had no service. 

  • Most importantly, this game was draining my battery. I mean I had to leave the game open in the background to get notifications but it was sucking the life out of my phone.

So I ended up just deleting it and carrying on with my life. 

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Some time later it was finally available in Jamaica but by that point the wave died down (because we get everything late here) so everyone was on to the next trending thing. 

A couple weeks ago I was on Twitter when Nele made a post about Smeargle In Po√©mon Go and I suddenly felt the urge to play the game again - to finally see what all the hype was about. And I loved it. I ended up walking around my university campus, staring at my phone like a zombie trying to catch Pok√©mon. My friends even followed me to different Pok√©Stops because I didn’t want to be awkwardly standing beside a statue on campus. 

Anyways, after two full weeks of obsession here are some of my achievements: 

Pok√©mon Go Milestones 

  • Made it to level 15 (and a half)

  • Caught 117 Pok√©mon. Whenever I got a duplicate I’d keep the more powerful one and transfer the other to the professor. 

  • Got photobombed by Smeargle. At first I was taking pictures of my Pok√©mon to show my little sister how the AD camera worked but then I read ... post and kept trying until Smeargle popped up. I didn’t even notice the day he did - my mom was the one that pointed him out. 
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Smeargle Photobomb

  • Joined a team. I joined Team Valor because Candela seemed cool. 

  • Battled Arcainine at a gym. He had a CP of 2007 and my Pok√©mon had 185 (Nosepass was the strongest one I had). To be honest I don’t even know how I got into the battle but I most definitely lost. 

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Battle:Arcanine vs Nosepass

  • Hatched 8 eggs and I now have 5 other eggs in incubators. 

  • Walked 17.2 km since I started playing. 

  • Made 25 friends. I literally posted my trainer code on Twitter and a bunch of people started adding me. But my very first friend was actually a girl from my school who saw me playing and asked if I wanted to be friends. 

  • Had a Pok√©mon evolve. I hatched a Dratini and she evolved into Dragonair. 

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 Dratini to Dragonair

  • Won 13 medals from doing different tasks. 

Overall I had fun playing the game - actually got excited whenever a Pok√©mon popped up - and a part from it draining my battery and occupying all my free time, I finally had something to focus all my extra energy on. 

I’m still debating on whether or not I should keep the app but if any of you can send me some tips on how to actually play then I’ll probably keep it. 

Have you played Pok√©mon Go or watched the show before? 
What’s your favorite Pok√©mon? 

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Mar 4, 2019

28 Unfinished Blog Post Ideas

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“I write because I feel inspired to.” - Chevy

My inspiration can be compared to a weasel - it just pops up every now and then. I could be on my way to school, in the shower or even sleeping and I’d get an idea for a blog post which I have to write down before I forget it. 

Because of this I have about 50 unfinished blog post titles and ideas in my notes with no motivation to finish them. It’s a bad habit I have of starting things and getting bored of them later on. If I’m just not feeling it then the post lives out the rest of its days in a deep, dark abyss - my archive. 



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Ever since I started my blog I’ve been constantly experiencing writer’s block and I’m completely serious when I say my mind is BLOCKEDT. One minute I’m powering through posts to the point where I have a month’s worth. But the next minute I can’t even think of an opening sentence. 

Well, for this post I need your help. I’m going to list some of my unfinished titles and ideas and I want you to leave a comment with any you’d be interested in reading. Then based on your answers I’ll conjure up all my awesomeness and write an epic post just for you. 


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28 (unfinished) Blog Post Ideas


Most of these I’ve already started writing them but I gave up halfway through so if they’re chosen you can expect a post in about two weeks. 

  • What if questions: The Apocalypse / A series of what if questions 

  • My road trip to St. Elizabeth 

  • 30 Day Oil Challenge

  • Urban Ramen Review

  • A Letter To Myself 

  • 5 Weird But Obsessive Games I’m Playing

  • 8 Must-have Natural Hair Products 


  • Self Love vs Selfishness 

  • 9 things that make me happy 

  • Important Events of 2018

  • A giveaway post

  • 5 Truths and 5 Lies

  • 6 Cute Yet Affordable Swimsuits 

  • One Week, One Picture Series

  • Cantu Product Review

  • LottaBody Product Review 

  • The Perfect Date

  • Late Periods Answered

  • Let’s Talk: Sanitary Napkins/Pads

  • Self Love: Finding the Missing Piece

  • 5 Reasons You Should Start A Blog

  • On The Road To Burnout: Are You There Yet?

  • My Natural Hair Journey 

  • Let’s Talk: Acceptance 

  • I Am Jamaican 

  • The Mystery Behind New Years Resolutions 

  • 3 Things You Should Know About Attraction 



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Feb 25, 2019

Chilling at Chilitos | Chilitos JaMexican Food

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With my group of friends being spontaneous isn’t in our style. In fact, it’s not even in our vocabulary. Any outing we have in mind has to be carefully thought out and planned to the T. I’m talking when we’re getting there, how long we’re staying, what we’re buying, the price and most importantly how we’re getting there and back. The last time we tried to be spontaneous it didn’t work out so well and we were left disappointed. Luckily this time was a success. 

Since the start of the semester, I’ve literally been begging Jhodi almost EVERY day to have lunch with me but we could never decide on a place to go. To be honest I just wanted something different from the usual patty, fruit smoothie and box lunch we buy at school. Plus we NEVER go out. It just so happens that one day we were on our way to school and we drove past the new location of an old restaurant - Chilitos - and something clicked. This was the one. 

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Chilitos JaMexican Food


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Chilitos JaMexican Food

Chilitos is a Mexican restaurant located on Hope Road in Kingston (Jamaica). They specialize in Mexican foods and snacks that are ideal for a lunch date or a small get together with friends. The unique thing about Chilitos is that they don’t just cook Mexican food, they add a Jamaican twist as well; hence the term JaMexican. One reason why I love my Jamaican culture is because it can be added to almost anything: especially food. I mean tacos, burritos and enchiladas are clearly Mexican foods but the spices, seasonings and cooking methods Chilitos uses will have a metaphorical bell going off in your head like “ding ding ding! This is Jamaican!”. 

Chilitos Menu and Prices 


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Chilitos JaMexican Food Menu

Their menu includes things like nachos, tacos (soft & hard shell), burritos, bowls, enchiladas and quesadillas. It’s a 3 step process to creating your entre√© and it’s super easy to follow:
  • Choose your meal
  • Choose your filling (meat) then
  • Choose your sauce
The final price you pay is dependent solely on your choice of filling so as expected chicken is the cheapest option. 

They even have a bar in the middle of the building with a colorful D√≠a de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) mural in the background. I don’t fancy alcohol so I didn’t plan on getting any. Especially not at 12 noon. 

Lunch Date With My Girls


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So our day started with an 8 o’clock class that lasted two hours followed by a one hour meeting. To put it simply our day was boring, uneventful and as interesting as watching paint dry. To be honest I couldn’t focus on anything that was said because I was stuck trying not to get too excited for our lunch date.

A drive (from my school to the restaurant) that should have been 5 minutes turned into 30 because of unexpected traffic and a detour. After multiple twists and turns we finally got to the location but at this point we were annoyed and starving - I would’ve ate a slice of dry bread right then and there of it was offered to me. 

My excitement kicked back in after I saw their first mural and my hunger literally vanished. It was gone long enough for us to be seated, place our orders and proceed to take a million pictures at almost all four corners of the building. 

We finally settled down when or meals arrived and dug in. I decided to to get an enchilada with ground beef, Jhodi got the same but with shredded pork and Shamu played it safe and got some pork tacos. I really loved the way they served the food because it’s like they kept the Mexican theme. I was literally expecting my enchilada to be in a piece of foil paper wrapped like a burrito but it was served in a pitch black bowl that was piping hot. I kind of burnt myself when I tried pulling it towards me but I wasted no time digging in. I made sure I got an Insta worthy pic then I mixed everything together like the big child I am.

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Carnitas Pork Enchilada

Overall the food was good, the vibe was good and my pictures turned out amazing so if you guys have a Food Bucket List I recommend adding Chilitos to it. If not, make one and put Chilitos at the very top because the experience is worth the visit.



  • Have you guys ever been to Chilitos? Do you plan to? 
  • Have you ever tried Mexican, Jamaican or JaMexican food? 
Leave your responses in the comments below. 


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