You know when you're watching your favorite movie, you get distracted and end up missing your favorite part. To get caught up before we go forward, we rewind to the part we last left off and then proceed. Same with my blog. Before we move forward I owe you all quite a bit of scenes before we can go forward. So lets....
So much has happened in the past weeks. Why haven't I blogged about it? It boils down to me doing a lot of thinking and re-adjusting for the new school year. My son is entering 7th grade and as much as I know he's going to be 12 in a few weeks, it still amazes me at just how much he's grown.
Back on August 26th, I volunteered at a back to school bash, hosted by Sanctuary For Families. It was awesome. It was my first time volunteering with the organization, and definitely NOT my last. Though I was in a bit of pain from the injuries from the accident, I still enjoyed entertaining the child I was assigned to. She was the cutest thing ever. I painted faces I( would post a pic, but I'm not sure if I'd need permission from the organization to do so) and helped serve pizza and juices, while their mom's enjoyed a seminar by the organizers of the event.
Sanctuary For Families is an organization after my own heart. I imagine myself getting out of law school and providing services to an organization of this caliber. God will guide me there.
Speaking of law... After graduating, I decided to take some time off, regroup and get myself on the right path for grad/law school...and on September 4th I had the MOST amazing step into my future. So amazing that I wish it were to begin tomorrow, but as with everything else, all i's must be dotted and all t's must be crossed... so far they're quite legible. I remain focus ... as should you on any dream you aim to accomplish.
I have been diligently working on my novel-to-be. I want to bring forth something new and enjoyable. I'm just about finish with tweaking it. In a few weeks hope to have it in the hands of the editor I've selected to chisel my baby into perfect form. This is completely left field of poetry, yet I still aim to bring something that my readers will appreciate. So please stay tuned. In the mean time go to Amazon.com, grab a copy of each of my poetry collections...let me know your thoughts.
This past weekend was the 42nd annual, West Indian American Day Parade...carnival...as my fellow Trinis would call it. Its where the Caribbean Islands come together to "jump and wave" and express their flamboyant culture. Its a spectacle to behold. My people are one with happiness when the time permits. All worries fall by the way side and music encompasses every bit of the space and fills the void. We're rejuvenated through celebration and festivities. Its the very essence of my being...I am "Trini tuh de bone" (please click the link to listen to and see what I'm talking about)....
On September 24th I am scheduled to have an interview on the 24hrmom blogtalk radio show. ... I'm truly happy for all these opportunities to share my work...all the while remaining a mom. I love it.
On September 27th my reading and book signing is set to be held at Soule Restaurant. I'm so excited for it, as I look forward to reading from my newest collection and to share with the audience my passion for writing poetry and for writing on a whole. I'd like to see many of you there.
I've been aching since Saturday. My injuries from my car accident seem to be taking its sweet time to heal. I'm trying to keep it low key as best as I could...but life...it happens...it keeps happening...and its happening for me.
This time I feel awkward not being in class, but take this time to prepare for my Fall 2010 admission into my future. Our President today, spoke to the children of the nation. His speech was just the kind of thing I'd want my son's father to tell him...well he does, we both do, but having it come from the country's leader give it an extra umppph. My son was in awe. So why was there a big ol' hoopla about it? Beats the petunia's out of my garden. I applaud him reaching out and letting our children know that they have the ability to rise above their oppressed state. So, here's to wishing all students a wonderful semester. Do remember that education is key. And as our President said..."Where you are right now doesn’t have to determine where you’ll end up. No one’s written your destiny for you. Here in America, you write your own destiny. You make your own future"...go on out there and make it the best for you.
Be well and thanks for stopping by.