I’m a teacher with anxiety. I think the idea of wearing a mask all day is ridiculous. I am a wife, mother, grandmother I’m looking forward to new journeys and experiences. Therefore, I am a Bedroom Kandi consultant and now Vocal writer.
Aunties Are Nicer Moms because they can love you up and send you home lol.... What would I have done without my aunties? I am not JUST speaking of my mother’s sisters. I am writing this to pay homage to the ladies in my life that have taken me in and treated me as if I was their biological niece as well.
12/20/20 was a beautiful day. The sun was shining, the wind was blowing lightly, just enough to feel the chill but not to feel freezing. If you are from Chicago or have been in Chicago in December then you know we appreciate days that are not freezing or snowy.
Today is a very special day for numerous reasons. First and foremost it is my dear little sister Tameka’s birthday. Now, I have never sent after death birthday wishes; it's truly not what my immediate family does. Therefore, it was not a tradition or ritual that I grew up practicing. Once someone in our family died after the funeral and burial that was the culminating event to their legacy.
Happy Birthday to Me!! On 1.15.2021 I will be 45 years old. Ever since I was 7 years old I wanted to be 45. I do not know why I wanted to be 45 years old so bad. I literally was upset on my birthday because I was not turning 45.
Sometimes we really hide from our gifts due to emotional and physical trauma. I want to start by saying that I realize that I have had trauma from the womb. No my mom was not battered but my father died a month before I was born. I can only imagine the pain that she felt the rest of her pregnancy. Lately, I have been in search of answers regarding my father that I do not have the questions for. I do not know exactly what I want to ask. However, I said weeks ago I would dedicate this October 2020 to writing about my on and off 6 years experience of mental and physical abuse. Well, what does that have to do with my father you ask, trauma in the womb, and domestic violence. I really and truly do not know. I am sure there is a connection.
Tuesday morning I awakened at 6am. I began to take down my braided and twisted hair. I wanted my wavy puffy locs to be free for my first day of virtual teaching. As I began to take down my hair I noticed that the formation of my hair was not to my liking.
At the young age of 7 my grandmother Classie told me that I had a spiritual gift. She told me that I would be able to see, talk to, and hear from the ancestors that have gone on. She told me to not be afraid, only good spirits would come to me and to listen to what they were trying to convey.
During the hot and blistering summer of 2016 I embarked on a journey to act as principal for summer school to cover an assignment in my masters principal leadership program .