So 23 huh? I guess it feels good to be 23, 23 was MJ’s number right? Funny thing about this part of my life is that I’m more fearless than I’ve ever been. Once I reached the age of 20 people always told me the time to live is now, “you’re in your prime” they said. Even that was only 3 years ago, I am just now understanding what it feels like to be in IT. IT being the prime of my youth, I’m opening my life up and facing alot of my fears. I have overcame more this year than any other year I have lived thus far. With each year comes a life changing experience, last year I took my life further but kept ME back. The person I was, wasn’t changing; my life was changing but within I was still the same ol’ me. This year 2013 I pushed myself and broke down the bearers I built. For my birthday I was so blessed to be taken to Niagara Falls, CA and got a chance to experience and see one of the 9th wonders of the world, the intensity of the falls mixed with my own amazement and sheer joy gave me an experience that money could not buy… It was almost like I wanted to take as much of it as I possibly could with me. The beauty of Nature deserves much more credit than we give it. People are always saying “Thank God, I’m alive” and not that I wasn’t thankful to be alive but I was more happy to see, breathe, hear, feel and LOVE. To know me is to know that I am sometimes full of selfishness and this birthday I asked for things, yes! But when MY DAY actually blossomed I wanted NOTHING more than what I have, I am accepting that things happen and it’s a natural part of life. Prayer has gotten me through tough times and jesus has blessed me with humility so even when my days get too bright and pockets get too heavy my head doesn’t get too big. Again…. It’s so many things I’ve realized in this year, last year mentally I swore I was ready to be someone’s wife but today in this day, I realize I’m NOT ready and it has nothing to do with my LIFE but with my self, THE WOMAN I AM WITHIN ….TODAY…. is growing into the woman I want a man to take unto FOREVER, Being a GOOD woman is more than just how well you cook,clean and f*ck it’s more about how selfless you can be, how hard you can love and your ability to MAKE IT THROUGH and be a SUPPORT SYSTEM! I recently watched a documentary called ‘Queen of versailles’ on Netflix and the interviewer asked Siegal if his wife was a support system and he said “no to him she was like another child”, that stuck with me and it helped me realize I had to outgrow a lot of childish things. I speak about LOVE and becoming a wife because the GOD I KNOW told me to ask and I SHALL RECEIVE, I asked and I KNOW that without a good HUSBAND by my side I WONT ACHIEVE massive success and WITHOUT massive SUCCESS I wont obtain a great HUSBAND. Just like anybody else I want it all, but it won’t mean anything to me if I can’t come home and COOK ALL IN ‘HIS’ KITCHEN. My birthdays are NOT about TURNING UP but about self EVALUATION, I always take major time out to REFLECT for my birthday and in the end I have these revelations, this year was all about ONE THING and that was to ALWAYS and only do what I love…..I smiled every second of MY DAY because all in all I was happy to just be here. To have come this far. I’ve accomplished things I didn’t expect myself to be able to, I took one step further. I held my FIRST RALLY AUG. 21st for my community organization SAY PEACE 2 GUN VIOLENCE and that alone meant so much to me, It’s something I will continue to do and speak out about. Overall, I have so many things I can’t wait to share with you guys in 2014! While I was in my birthday bubble some FAMILY around me were truly affected by the GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN! Let me just say a few things. My time in CANADA has showed me just how SCREWED UP our U.S. gov’t is. I find it so messed up the way GOVERNMENT COULD SHUT DOWN on us but we could never TURN OUR BACKS ON THEM. When an american citizen goes AGAINST the government, they get IGNORED, BLACKLISTED, thrown in jail or pretty much go missing. Our Government spends alot of time MINDING OTHER COUNTRIES business but they never take the time out to TREAT US the way SOME other COUNTRIES treat their citizens. We have the highest student loan rates in the world, it’s quite obvious our government doesn’t give a damn if we have health care! and whether we like it or not, ONCE THE GOVERNMENT turns their back on us we just have to sit and wait for them to finish their childish tantrum. SMH
All in all I would LOVE to thank YOU ALL for the BDAY love, it is GREATLY appreciated! I have had the best Birthday ever! I am surrounded by the greatest LOVE of all and I only pray for a BETTER YEAR, NEXT YEAR…Because it’s Mine ;-)
(Bella Me Foundation ‘Smart, Fresh n Fab’ giveback event SEPT. 13’)
I also would love to CONGRATULATE Ms. LETITIA JAMES on her PUBLIC ADVOCATE WIN! She deserved this, Not only am I proud but I cannot wait to stand with her in this FIGHT! A win does not mean IT’S OVER but that now YOU ARE MORE EQUIPPED!
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