Do Overs! Start A New Beginning Today!

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the best is yet to come

Another year has passed. What have you accomplished? Have you resolved every challenge you set out to on January 1st, 2014? Have you lost the weight you promised yourself? Have you taken that course you always wanted to? Are you tired of making resolutions that you don’t complete by the end of the year.

No worries, another day another week and another year is here. So, what better time than now to get out those resolutions and “do it over.” Don’t beat yourself up for not doing all of those things you planned, be thankful that you made it thru the year. Be grateful that you are able to set new plans in place and if they are not all completed believe, because you Spoke them, they are still resolving subconsciously in your mind. And be thankful that you have another chance to start again.

I know how tough it is to make a plan for yourself then turn around and realize that maybe it was too big of a menu or maybe you just didn’t have it in you to do it at that moment in time. Or, just maybe…everything you acquired over the past year in essence brought you to a point in your life that everything was a lesson so you can act on those plans more effectively today.

The beautiful thing about life and its lessons it has to offer is, we learn something new and are able to “do it over.” Never to worry about what you promised yourself you would do because you have another chance to do it over. And dont worry about what anyone else thinks or how they perceive how your life should be.

Do Overs! Aren’t you Happy that whatever life brings to you you have a chance to learn from it and “do it over.”

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2014 – 6 MOS LATER (June 2)- I’ve been thinking all of these months about what to type?!? How can I put energy into this blog?1?

Funny how time flies and you never even think about it until everything around you seems to be standing still. I’ve been out of work since 2012, unemployment insurance exhausted, they say I have no more funds in my State Disability Insurance account, which mind you is suppose to last for up to 12 months, who knows. Its the government and they generally can do what they want to us. Make us pay taxes, where there’s clearly no law supporting that. Make us pay for social security for when we retire, supposedly, clearly wont see that either judging by what they’re telling us. I’m Just venting.

Where I’m at now, I haven’t given up, my motivation is high and I believe I can do anything I put my focus on…but what do I focus on, I have no money and almost out of ideas. Who knew that I should have focused on a single subject and not been so curious and broad minded with my studies and work abilities. You see, I’m a Jack-of-all-trades, well, at least I can say that I am a “Master” at one. Yes, I received my MBA in Project Management in December 2011. It was something I always wanted to do! I remember being about, hmm, 20, I didn’t even have my high school diploma then, and I was thinking of a “master” plan. Yasssss!, and I told my self and friends, “I’m going to get a masters degree.” I dropped out of high school in the 11th grade, ain’t that a blimp (as my 2nd to the oldest sister would say). I surprised myself thought, up until this point.

Check this; my mom moved us from Washington, DC where the schools were 99.9% black populated to Ashland, KY where they were 99.9% white…AINT THAT A BLIMP!!! I was devastated! I’ve never been around so many white people in-my-life! It was the first time I’ve ever (that I can remember) out right experienced racism. I was uprooted from my friends Tijuana, DeeDee, Rishirl, and Llewelyn (Nee Nee). I had just turned 16, my dad was sick and my mom was unable to maintain the required lifestyle it took for us to stay in our home in DC. It was what it was. I don’t remember having a discussion about it, we just packed and left. Off to Kentucky.

In Kentucky, I was transferred to Paul G. Blazer, the only high school in that city. One of my teachers that I remember was a wicked looking one, I don’t remember her name, she taught history (I think). She was ugly and old looking, she probably was 45, but she looked 95 – lol! I was a teenager then, that’s how I felt. She smoked in the class room, yeah – it was those days. How dare they allow that in a class room, what a bad mentor she was as well as our school district for allowing it. As a matter of fact, I don’t ever remember a teacher smoking in a class room in DC. Anyway, she actually said to me and 3 other blacks in the class , “all black people look alike”, well, me and my out spoken self told her I felt the same about white people. I’m sure she didn’t like me, but it didn’t matter…I was displaced. My mother left us there with this old hag black women called Sister Reese, she was worst than the old hag white women because we lived with her.

Anyway. Our first summer there I would leave the house and go behind the house to the shopping center and shoplift chocolate candy bars. I was so misguided as I remember. I was number 9. Do you know what #9 out of 12 kids experience. Well, let me tell you. Lots of ignoring, mishandling, pushing away, neglect, no communication, too much communication through other siblings. It was lonesome, so lonesome that I remember being in to stuff no child should have been in. It was lonesome because I don’t remember being taught not to fight or hate my sister, or to hug and love my brothers. It was lonesome because I was ignored constantly. My voice was loud but yet so small. Even today, my voice is small but I have loud ideas in my head and that I share with my friends on facebook. I’m so loud today, yet know ones hearing me.

However, that experience, living in Kentucky, made me who I am today.

to be continued…

Business partner in Wake Up Now!

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Business partner in Wake Up Now!

She allowed me to capture this beautiful image or her with the mountains in the back. It was a beautiful day. I appreciated everyone who allows me to capture the beautiful moments captured by our iris. We use a canon Rebel today. Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done!

Adrien, an easy subject

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Head Shots

She was so sweet and kind about me telling her to get on top of walls, and staying in one position so that I can get the best shot. Such a sweet lady.

We do head shots for real estate agents, models, actors, actresses, memories, for fun. You name it, we can get it done.

Why did I get Married Too?

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I saw this movie, and enjoyed every moment of it. The cast was amazing, and Tyler Perrys’ work continues to get better and better.

Tasha Smith, Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, Tyler Perry and cast are amazing, the script was vibrant, alluring, funny as heck, while making you cry.

The movie was based on real life situations in marriage regarding love, trust and fidelity across all culture lines, although a black cast. The men were real, and the women were as real as the sisters I see and talk with every day. The script showed the ups and downs in marriage and how it can affect each person personally on different levels when you put your heart in it and decide to make that big step.

I like how the relationships in this movie showed the good in relationships as well as the bad. Truly people can and will show you so many levels of who they truly are when put in a situation. And this movie has shown those different levels of characters through divorce in Patricia and Gavin’s relationship when it comes to money and the lost of trust when cheated on in Angela and Marcus’ relationship.

Why did I get Married Too? was fun, compassionate, intense and a loving story about life when married. I enjoyed laughing and crying in the movie theater with the rest of the movie watchers. The end story was not something I would have predicted but continued to keep us on our toes in wondering what’s next? “TRILOGY!”

Tyler Perry has done it again, and I look forward to more of his work in the future.

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