WOW... what a journey it's been! The Book of Laws is 2!
When I first started this blog, I just needed a creative outlet. I needed to write. I wanted to carve out a digital space that allowed me to share my experiences and poetry, and chronicle my life in NYC. What I got was so much more than that!
I've met some amazingly cool people, attended so many different events, and I just came back from a transformational, life-changing trip to The Motherland! I'm so grateful and humbled to experience The Year of Return and Chale Wote. WHAT. IS. LIFE...
I'm still decompressing. Still processing. Still full from the answered prayers of my ancestors and God's faithful promise of all that encompassed my divine 11 day journey 400 years in the making. Going to Accra, Ghana was more than anything I could have ever imagined! Nana and Victoria at Location Accra crafted the perfect itinerary that would create memories and friends that will last a lifetime!
God is good all the time, and all the time God is GOOD!
469 weeks and 4 days
9 years ago today I arrived at Port Authority bus terminal in pursuit of purpose and passion. I was homeless, hungry, and ready for the NYC hustle! God gave me beauty for ashes and everything that happened then led me to where I am now. I couldn’t be more grateful for the journey – yes, the good AND the bad – because it has made me the woman I am today. I must say, I've come a long way from “Fuck It! Let’s Go to New York...” I'm not who I was when I was 26. I'm settled, I'm secure, and I'm more self-confident than I've ever been. The dreams I had then is my reality now. I'm living my best life boldly. And Loudly! I'm doing things I'd never thought I'd do. I just turned 35, and I'm already loving this new chapter of my life! There has been a definite shift, and I feel different and new... brand new. And there is nothing wrong with that!
Moving to NYC was singlehandedly the best decision I ever made! I chose to believe in myself and the future I wanted despite what others thought I couldn’t achieve. Words can't explain how truly appreciative, humbled and blessed I am by all that God has allowed me to experience in this crazy, beautiful concrete jungle where dreams are made of!
I truly love Little Rock, the place where I was born and raised, but Brooklyn grew me. Do or Die challenged me to discover myself, find my voice, and live my life my way! I know I couldn’t have experienced 1/10th of the things I’ve done in NYC if I was still in my hometown. When you follow your dreams, no matter how many times you’ve failed, how afraid you are of the unknown, or what your detractors say, God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you ask or think according to the power that works in you. Your power is your faith, and my faith has opened doors and granted me opportunities to evolve beyond my wildest dreams!
On this beautiful Sunday, first day of a new month, and anniversary of sorts (for me!), I just wanted to share my testimony and offer some inspiration and encouragement. If I can do it, THIS country Black ass girl from John Barrow, then so can you! Never ever give up on your dreams!
They say you’re not an official New Yorker unless you’ve lived in the city for a minimum of ten years. Well, if it’s anything like the last nine, I’m looking forward to all the wonderful blessings this year has in store as I get closer to gaining this badge of true citizenship! I know God is just getting started, and He isn’t done with me yet!
May the best of your today's be the worst of your tomorrow's! I love you all and thanks for your love and support!
"Where I learned patience at Little Rock and Hard Place, Grambling to Brooklyn then I left a hard trace…"