1. MY EXISTENCE ON EARTH IS NOT BY MISTAKE, BUT BY PURPOSE
I know, in some way shape or form, my existence serves some sort of purpose to this world. None of us are ever quite sure as to our being, but one thing is for certain… we feel as though once we have reached or touched a large group of people… it be through volunteering, serving and helping or coaching, that we have served a purpose. Every chance I get, I try to help, guide or even be the figure they confide in. I definitely see myself working and volunteering with young women who have a passion for design: art, music, acting and fashion.
2. EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT
I few months ago, I put a personal quote on twitter/instagram that said:
“One thing I have learned throughout life is there’s ALWAYS a solution to a problem. Having the patience to go through them all is the hard part.”
I am not one to put my problems online for the world to display. I’ve had some struggles in my life that I went through, some where most people would give up or result in retaliation. I’ve lost friends. I literally hit rock bottom so hard, I split the surface’s floor. Doing this time, I lost friends then gained better ones. I quit a job then got offered a better one. Here’s the thing, your overall success depends on if you see the glass half full or half empty. Even with the direction OUR country is heading, with so much hate and division… I’m quite certain that with time, comes change. It saddens me that my people are being effected the most. The saddest part is, we won’t be the only one’s. Hearing about this ban to enter OUR country is only the tip of the iceberg. How does someONE reject another because of their religion and/or nationality? I can get more in depth in a later post because I am so passionate about equality and rights to humanity. One thing that kept me motivated and focused was the fact that I knew for sure NOTHING was going to happen to me. Absolutely NOTHING. As sure as I am a black woman, I just knew everything would be alright.
3. MAKEUP CAN’T COVER UP AN UGLY PERSONALITY
An old friend named Natasha once told me, “you know ugly when you see ugly.” Boy was she right, lmaooo. Then through back then in the 7th grade, she was talking about someone she didn’t care too much for, she was on to something. As a kid, I was always in my head… wondering how this worked and wondering why things worked this way instead of that way. I was very bright. Even as a 7th grader, I thought more into that statement that I probably should have and at that age, I began to not only notice the mean and nasty people… I also started recognizing the ugly ones as well. I also noticed it takes more strength to be a negative, angry, classless, unattractive person. No matter how much work you put in, as long as your attitude stinks those around you will smell it and will try their hardest to stay away from you.
4. YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE A DIPLOMA OR A DEGREE TO BE “EDUCATED”
I don’t care what anyone tells me, going to an institution and sitting in a lecture for 2hours doesn’t make me smarter than someone who is at home researching their own content. Yes, it’s nice to have the pleasure of saying “I have a degree in…” or “I studied … for 4years at SoSo University”. I have my own theory when it comes to degrees, but I’m not going to get into that. I do believe that each person should decide if they’d like to take their education to the next level on their own. Not because their parents started a college fund when they were first born or because it’s just the “right thing” to do. I’m not saying to go out and drop out of college or anything, lol. I know lots of people who went through their 4yrs. plus more, that aren’t some of the brightest in the world working for someone else and hating it. Then, there are some who didn’t continue on after HS and are business owners living abundantly. All I’m saying is your willingness to learn and obtain the information you’ve learned, makes you smart… not a sheet of paper and an institution.
5. SAYING NO TO FAVORS DOESN’T MAKE YOU A BAD PERSON
Point blank! I had to learn that when someone asks you to do something, you have a choice to say either ‘yes’ or ‘no’. If you do decide to say no, just know you shouldn’t feel bad about your decision. And who cares? Because if that person gets upset with you, that only means they went in with the intent of you doing this task… only thinking of themselves and not of yours. If you decide to say yes, do it because you want to.
6. MONEY ISN’T EVERYTHING
I’m sure everything will disagree with this one. You have people out there who worship money- they just HAVE to have it, they NEEEED it… they can’t do anything without money. Then there are some people who rather choose other things to worry about and worry about money less. Money shouldn’t determine your feelings and status, but some times it does. I always promised myself not to ever let money take over and choose to focus on love and happiness.