Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sonia Sanchez on Def Jam Poetry

Thursday, January 20, 2011

They Say

You know they say a lot of things...who are these people? Why do we give them so much power? The Na-Sayers.
  They say people that blog are narcissistic ,and no one will ever read your blog. They say everyone starts a blog but six months from now will it still be active?Yes it will be! I thank you for being apart of this journey with me and I welcome your feedback. Who am I? I am just like you a person placed here with a purpose.A collection of tears and smiles. My experiences may be different from yours, and my perception my seem twisted and that's great. Let me be myself and I will return the favor. After all that's the only person on this Earth I can be everyone else in taken.
 You know I love proving "they" wrong time and time again. They said I wouldn't make it as a new born premature baby a mere two pounds. They were wrong. They said I would never amount to much , now here we are , I'm living the dream and I haven't even gotten started yet. How about that! Completed High School, Went to college received an Associates in Fashion Marketing and Management had a beautiful baby boy in between, got married to the man of my dreams,went back to college for a Bachelor's in Fashion Marketing and Management had a baby girl in between I'm wrapping this degree up at the end of this year. From here I'm off to Hunter College for a terminal Master's Degree. They may say that's a typical Black Women over burdened and under appreciated, just like our ancestors we would be deathly ill and have to get up and picked the cotton,just given birth and have to get up and plow the field. HA! I am in preparation for a blessing! Lets see what they say now.
Be Encouraged

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


 With the numbers aligned in such a cohesive order, magic must be brewing! I made a declaration of success and prosperity in the beginning of the year as many of us do, however the stars were aligned today and I was invigorated by the power of presence.I accomplished everything I set to do and felt refreshed ,as opposed to winded.I can't take all the credit , Thank you BlackBerry for reminding me and reminding me again of the tasks that had be completed.
  How do you measure success? As an adult senior in college I find it easy to worry and wonder what could have and should have been. I think, had I only done this and if I didn't say or do that I'd be so much better off. If my parents had been rich or if I 'd been prettier...If you feel that way I want to encourage you that quite the contray, You are exactly where you should be and God didn't make a mistake on your appearance.
 I've found ways to counter those pesky little distractions and I'll share them with you. Drinking water, as minuscule as it may sound,reminds me of the endless possibilities life has to offer in its purest an simplest form not to mention your body loves it. Sweating, albeit from a good run, a circuit in the gym, dancing in your living room with your family or  personal play with your spouse.Taking those extra five minutes in the morning to perfect your pretty. If your eyes are your best facial feature put on mascara to asentuate them. When you look good you feel good,and it is enhanced even the more when someone else notices. Lastly for me eating a good meal. When its breakfast time or lunch time or dinner time, have breakfast, have lunch, have dinner take a moment and fuel your body.You only get one, that's makes it invaluable, authentic and for all of my fashionista "coutour"so be good to it.The years have gone by but its not over.
 As you travel on this journey we call life take a moment and appreciate yourself, your numerous accomplishments and unfortunate setbacks. Collectively they have made you the incredible person you see before you in the mirror.
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