Monday, October 21, 2013

Time Flies...

Well, well, well...this year has flown by!  I have been reviewing my list plans that I made at the beginning of the year and although not all of my goals have not been completed they are in full motion.  As of now I am busy working toward my goals for 2014.  I am making my lists and checking it twice LOL! 



As I get older I see my focus and desires for my life have changed.  Or should I say evolved!  I am at a point in my life where I only want to focus on what's most important to me and I am definitely seeing the benefits of quality over quantity.  I see so many people working and sacrificing their time and health for things...THINGS!!!  Thinks that they can't take with them and trying to make an impression when the impression has already been made. 


I have gotten reflective in my old age LOL!  I prefer to look at how I can impact others rather that be led by ambition and status.  The only downfall about this revelation is that it has not been lucrative so far in my journey...but by faith I will survive.  I fully expect to THRIVE!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

iPhone blog 2

Hello peeps!  September is here and I'm excitedly waiting for fall, football season, and the holidays. Still working on my inside out makeover and goals.  It's hard to stick to it but I'm still plugging along through mistakes and missteps.  So far I have lost 15 lbs and my waist is getting smaller.  Trying to get business back on track.  Planning has already started for 2014!  I'm so excited about what the new year has in store for me and my business.  Stay tuned and buckle up!!!  The Journey continues...

Saturday, July 13, 2013

What is This Country Going to Do NOW!!! (My reflections on the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case)

Well I meant to post at the beginning of the month but time got away from me.  Just got finished watching the reading of the verdict in the Zimmerman/Martin case and I am shocked and saddened to say the least.  But this I know:  George Zimmerman has to live with what he did for the rest of his life.  This is a sad fact that some may not understand.  Just as many of us have stood in support of the Martin family there have been just as many supporters for Zimmerman and this so called "Stand Your Ground" law that ultimately lead to his release. 

In graduate school I learned a lot about the historical significance of laws and how they impact my work as a social worker from a macro (big picture) perspective.  As problems arose in our society the need for laws became necessary.  Laws are born out of social problems.  Point blank period!  Once a social problem is deemed big enough to impact the larger society, then there are processes set the path for it first becoming a Bill and then moving forward to become Law. 

As I think about Trayvon Martin and his family I look to the lesson that is in this.  We must look at this as a social issue - a universal issue - that needs to be addressed as such.  The events that led to this evening's decision bring light to the many social problems that this country obviously disagree on.  If we all agreed then George Zimmerman would be in jail.  It is time for society to redefine the values and issues that are important and then see to it that these things are addressed as a collective.

Instead of complaining about the injustice that was clearly displayed this evening, we must arm ourselves with the knowledge of how laws are formed and more importantly how laws are changed.  To learn more about this process check out How Laws Are Made.   The unique thing about our political system is that the same processes that led to Zimmerman's acquittal can also be used to stop this injustice from happening again.  It just takes some work from a few dedicated and motivated individuals that will be loud enough and diligent enough to see it through.  The question is:  Who's going to get started to bring the true change needed to ensure the safety and security of our children?

Friday, June 28, 2013

My passion...

My purpose and passion is helping, mentoring, and teaching people.  I guess that's why I became a social worker!  This profession is truly a journey with a lot of twists and turns.  I feel blessed that I know that I am doing what I was meant to do.  Not everyone can say that...



When I am sharing information that can help others get where they want to be I feel my best.  It is a unique feeling!  I love being able to point people in the right direction.  It really is about sharing and not looking for anything in return.  Sharing yourself and insight to be a blessing to others is a wonderful thing. 

No long post here just thought I would share ;-)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

iPhone blog...

This is my first official iPhone blog post!  So with that in mind please forgive the typos LOL!

Anywho...just felt like checking in.  Feeling a little blah actually.  Have a lot of things I want and need to do but impatient about the time I have to wait to finally see things through.  Praying for patience and grace.  I'm shifting my focus and shaking off those things and people that are slowing me down.  I am recognizing that some people that I considered to be my close friends are not more of associates.  Still love them to life but our season has ended it seems.  Sometimes friendships are like that.  TRUE friends can go 10 years and then call you and the conversation picks up where you left off and it is as if you talked to them yesterday.  Seasonal friends are good too but they usually only call when they want something.  That's good though because you can always call them when you need something too!  Either way they will always have a purpose in your life and that can never be a bad thing.  Oh well that's enough rambling for one evening.  Until next time...Toodles!!!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Midlife Crisis???

Okay I know it has been a minute...

When I started this blog my goal was to share my thoughts and insights into my life as I continually grow and evolve as the woman I was created to be.  As you know, life is a series of twists and turns and although the decisions we make play a huge role in the path that lay before us we still are at the mercy of grace.  It is my belief that we are created to serve and to impact someone else.  No matter how short or how long a person's life is on this earth, God's plan is met.  We may not understand the message because more likely than not the message is not for us to learn.  I could say more but then I will be getting deep and totally off the intent of this post (ADD kicking in again LOL!).

Getting back on track!
Looking back over the last few years as I transitioned from being in my 30's and approached my 40's with anxious anticipation I have come to the conclusion that...I am in the throws of a midlife crisis!  I didn't see it coming at all!  What is a midlife crisis you ask?  Well for me it is discovering that the things that I worked so hard for in my 20's and 30's turned out to be so NOT what I wanted or needed to make me happy once I acquired them.  Then there are the things that I THOUGHT I would have by now that have not manifested...can you say panic attach waiting to happen?!?!  Panic attach has not happened yet because I refuse to let it but I find myself at a unique crossroads full of opportunities and possibilities.  The question is...which road do I take???  I need to make a new list of goals and pursue those things that make me happier, healthier, and a more well-rounded person.  I am making my list and checking it twice as I pursue my destiny of impacting others. 

I know this is not about me and I want to live everyday with that mindset:  My life is an example to others!  For so long I thought it was about being successful, getting married, having children, etc.  Time to refocus priorities...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Don't Be No (April) Fool!

April 1st...

My oh my has this year progressed.  March and my birthday have gone and Easter is now behind us and I are looking spring in the face.  I love this time of year...warmer days, wash and go's, and - my favorite - Maxi dresses! 

As always as the seasons change I reflect more and more on what really matters.  When I consider those things from my past that I held in high regard I realize now many are insignificant.  What I now see as important is this:  Love, Health, and being open to continually Learn are what I now focus my intentions on.  Serving and being good to yourself and others, enjoying life and not sweating the small stuff - THAT'S what is important!

It truly amazes me what I thought was important in my twenties and thirties has significantly changed in my 40's. It is really true that priorities and perspectives change as you get older. I can remember a time when I was young and needed a relaxer and I refused to go to the school once (or twice) because I needed a touch up and was having a bad hair day. Wow was I a FOOL...Oh to be young and dumb!!! Today...I don't think I will every return to relaxers. It continues to amaze what people connect to their self-esteem. I could go on but I will save that for part 2 of my "For Colored Girls..." series. 

But until then,

Love, Peace, and Hair Grease ;-)