Currently listening to: Moses Sumney- Dwell in the Dark
I’ve been posting plenty of instagram pics here but It’s been far too long since I wrote an actual post. I have excuses but I’ll just give a brief summary of what I have been up to instead:
The second half of 2012 I unexpectedly went to Cali to help with some
intense family matters. During that time my mother [whom I am a caregiver for] had her third stroke (of which she is recovering from. She’s in good spirits…prayers are always welcome).
And I met an amazing fella ( I’m no longer in a relationship with him - it was an amicable decision…we couldn’t deal with a long-distance deal- but I can say he’s now officially one of the closest friends I’ve made in a while). I learned a lot from him in the time that we were together. Honestly, it was the most positive relationship I’ve been in. Twas a blessing…
and he was fiiiiiiiiiiiiine!
That is the shortest version without going into excessive details. I’m back in the wonderful land of Atlanta again with so much on my plate but I would not have it any other way.
The second half of 2012 rattled me and my way of thinking [for the better of course]. Between the family matters, my mother’s stroke, and having the input of the new fella my drive to pursue my own aspirations has increased significantly. I’ve always been the one to stop what I’m doing to help others, as it is the right thing to do. I do believe that I have been blessed because of such selflessness. But in the midst of doing so my own desires to be amazing were pushed back. Life does that sometimes. Nevertheless, now I’m trying to juggle helping others as well as making myself happy in the same respect.
With that said, I have a number of things that I am working on that’s spread out over the course of the year:
- I return to school in the fall to finish my undergrad. #HiSpelman (background: I originally dropped out of Spelman to take care of my mother and in turn started working in ministry as well)
- I’m looking to get a job in digital marketing (along with balancing my current position in ministry and caregiving for my mother)
- The second half of 2013 I’m going to start classes to get my certification to become a personal trainer (it’s just a hobby/side-gig)
- and most importantly, I’m going to take time to make sure that I am happy instead of settling on just making others happy. This means making time for friends, vacations, and…me.
With all that is on my plate so many odds are against me. That makes me excited though. I like to prove others wrong. Instead of showing that things are
impossible I strive to show that regardless of the circumstances I come out strong to show that with God leading me I’M POSSIBLE.
Consider yourself updated.