Wow! Like my journal, my blogs, have been starving for attention and for some intimacy with words. This time of year, my attention focuses on my son's academic studies, my very own studies and this year I've added studying and preparing for the LSAT's. I take the exam on December 6th. So, somehow, pleasure and leisure time gets put on the back burner.
My books should be in my possession within a week or so. My dearest of friends are organizing a release event for me ...I love them so much for being in my life and for their support. They make the hurts in life a lot easier to cope with. I am ever grateful for them.
I am down to my last two semesters in school, acquiring my bachelors degree in psychology and I'm excited. It helps to give a bit of validation and purpose in life. With the way the economy is going, we'll all be in a pool of graduates and tenured employees, fighting for positions in the corporate world, to help us survive our vices and material desires. I have to be armored with my qualifications to prove that I too can run the race.
I am, like the majority of young African Americans, engulfed in the political reality tv show between Barack Obama and John McCain ... its almost like a western movie and the showdown is a magnificent spectacle viewed by millions. Its about "change"...nothing more,nothing less. History has been made regardless of the outcome but a struggle still goes on to "change" it in its entirety. But the beaming audience is compiled of such a diverse group of people that its hard to say if there will be a win, lose or draw. The oppressed minority are seeking for a win.
To sum up... my past weeks have been eventful, full of emotions and today I nurse a horrible flu that came on between the hours of 4pm and 5pm yesterday...attacked me like I was hit by a bus. I'm as sore as can be and very shocked at how it just came on. No early symptoms or such. But it'd happen that way when you don't take time to rest. the body is weak and open for that truck load of a flu.
I say continue to be focused, be informed and be prepared for November 5th, 2008. Its a day that will go down in history.
Friday, September 5, 2008
It seemed like eternity since I started this and almost like I've been blogging forever about my upcoming poetry collection. Set backs and life has its way of taking charge without your say. I've been patient and I've been antsy. I've been nervous and I've come very close to quitting it many times. But my motivation within and encouragement from friends kept me holding on. Friends! What would life be without them?
Today I got the words I've been waiting to hear since earlier this year. "Your books! They're done. They'll be shipped within 8-10 business days". It's like waiting for that check from the IRS, all sorts of excited emotions running through you. Through me, I have tons of it and don't know which one to address first. I'm ecstatic and can't wait to see my work in print and can't wait to share it with you all.
My day is coming and all I can say for now is...
..."When I thought I needed that "one" person to support me, I find myself with a list of people a mile long.."
Thank you all for all the encouragement and constant feedback. I hope this first book is welcomed with opened arms.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Life is about trials and situations. All of which we are to learn a lesson from. However, removing yourself from the situations that kept you tied down, can be the biggest accomplishment you can achieve. The first step is seeing that a change is necessary. And a change has come.
Writing has always been my solace and my passion and I use it to help my "see through soul" to have an identity. While anonymity between my own personal pages gives me self gratitude and contentment, I don't mind sharing my thoughts to others who may seek comfort from it as well.
It's a new day, a new beginning and life, as I know it carries on.