I am re-blogging this because each and every sentence of this needs to be heard and held by any and every black woman, young or old, who has ever attempted to dull her own light for the sake of others, consciously or subconsciously!
I left work completely devastated and in a lot of emotional pain.
I was in a season of severe self-doubt, mired in worry. This was about business, about a professional transition, but it was more than that. I was feeling like I was doing something and I had done something that is all too familiar and damaging to my writing life.
I was in so much pain because I was trying to be small.
As it usually does, it took my best friend’s observation to get me to stop with the ugly crying and chest heaving.
“You are always trying to be small and I don’t understand it,” she said. “But literally nothing about you is small.”
Nothing about me is small.
I have a big laugh, a big smile. I have big feet, a big heart, and a big gift.
This is obvious to so many people, but until…
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Hi, is this an odd name for a blog or what? We'd actually prefer it to be known as a peaceful, magical and mystical spot. It's a spot where you can stop in for a daily dose of love and laughter sprinkled with a bit of chaos, confusion and lunacy. You can get great recipes and cooking tips, as well as drilling and building ideas. Who does that? Who knows their way around the kitchen and around the tool shed?
Well, I guess that's part of what'll make this blog so interesting - that and the brief glimpse you'll get into a very elite and exclusive lifestyle - one that supports a "never a dull moment" and "everything ain't for everybody" attitude.
By the way, remember to keep an open mind (no judging or finger pointing), a watchful eye (be on the lookout for random giveaways), and a positive -pay it forward-attitude (everybody could use an occasional leg up).
Now I know it sounds easy, but don't get it twisted, this "dance ain't for everybody", it's not always a bowl full of cherries, but we make the best of it by drinking a whole lot of lemonade and by praying daily for peace, patience and understanding; after all, we woke up like this!