Yesterday I wrote about how I am becoming more serious about life and finding a lot less humor. So I decided to post a video that made me laugh several times, this I found hilarious. Video courtesy: JoeysWorldTour
~In about 5 days, my fiance and I will be taking a trip back to my home state, Illinois. Our purpose is to introduce my loved ones to this new program we will be taking worldwide. It was created for everyone to succeed in life and I feel it can be a great help to the world. As a kid growing up, I always wanted to make a difference in the world, to change the world for the better and this program does just that. I certainly feel that God has partnered me with the most loving and caring partner in the world and together we will help as many people as we possibly can with this. Even if somehow my loved ones decide it is not for them, I cannot and will not allow that to discourage me as I know that progression and change happens at different levels for each individual. I know it can help them, but if they are not open to it and do not have a positive mindset then it will not be for them. I know I cannot force anyone to make positive changes in their lives, all I can do is try to point them in the right direction and always show them love. Regardless, it will be a wonderful trip to where I came from, it will also be the first time my fiance meets a large part of my family. Yesterday, my fiance and I found the perfect office space to launch it from here in Vegas. We are moving forward with getting this program up and going!
~I find myself becoming more serious about life in general as each day passes, I am also finding things a lot less humorous. Possibly because a large part of my childhood was filled with fake laughs to hide all the pain I held inside. I recently saw a film titled "Moonlight" which shows the life of a young African American man from childhood to adulthood. The movie reminded me of my life in many ways. He said he cried so much as a kid he thought he would turn into a tear and I was the same. He unfortunately had a mother who treated him badly while also being bullied and tormented by kids in school. I completely understand how much more it hurts being tormented by someone you love than a stranger. I felt like this film showed a modern version of the black community today and more films like this should be produced. Yes it is great to see films about our past, but our present situation must also be acknowledged, so we can work on fixing the things that must be fixed.
~I have now completely typed my book, it is formatted in a word document and I am moving forward with the editing. I will probably go back through it, reading for clarification and to structure it better first. This process is taking time, but regardless I know I cannot rush it. I will not set a release date for it because there are many uncertainties especially with editing and publishing. When the time comes, I will just release it to the world. It will be a real eye opener filled with much truth and many solutions.
May this year bring you much happiness, inner peace, and strength,
~It is now 2017!!! Another wonderful year to create goals and work on improving myself as I hope everyone else is as well. My fiance spent New Years with a couple of new found friends at Aliante Hotel and Casino. There was a nice NYE party with a great band and some free champagne. Although we don't drink, we took a few sips for the special occasion. We had a wonderful night bringing in the New Year, I have made it a goal for us both to experience the fireworks of the Strip next NYE. We have been in Vegas for 3 years now and neither of us have witnesed the Strip fireworks for NY or Independence Day.
~I am now in the finishing stages of completing the book. I spent majority of today typing it out and getting down a few statistics about crime etc. I am still on schedule to have it published by the end of January. The editing process will take more time depending on who I hire to do it. Regardless of how much time it will take, this book will be coming out. I feel it is the best way I can do the most good for the black community. By recognizing the problems we face among ourselves and not ignoring them we can then begin to work on solutions to them. I'm sick and tired of all the excuses. The biggest problems we face are black on black crime and black on black abuse. If we don't fix it, then it will not get fixed!
~My hair is getting longer! I am so excited about it! I've never had my hair as short as it was when I did the big chop on Feb 15, 2016. I am coming up on the year mark and will probably create a 1 year post chop video. For me, allowing my hair to grow naturally shows me that the myth about black women's hair is false. Too many black women believe our hair cannot grow beyond a certain point, I certainly felt that way. The reason that belief is carried down from generation to generation is because we are not properly taking care of our own hair! All the heat and chemicals being added to black hair is completely unnecessary and I'm pretty sure the chemicals from relaxers are destroying the brain. The negative self image of curly hair being seen as nappy has also unfortunately been passed down by the black community. Straight hair does not mean beauty, your character and your confidence says that. I have been natural for almost a year now and my hair is almost back to where it was before my big chop. After the big chop, the front of my hair only reached between my eyebrows. Now my hair extends below my chin. It is growing and I am loving it!
I am ecstatic to begin another wonderful new year! May blessings surround you all!