A Year Is A Marathon… Not A Sprint

I used to run track in High School and as I enjoyed time off from teaching yesterday, I started really thinking about 2013. I love the optimism and the ambitious energy that surrounds the start of the new year. I too have my laundry list of things I’d like to do and accomplish this year….

Swim With Sharks?!

This slide is called the “leap of faith” and it’s located in the Bahamas. You end up sliding through a tube in a tub filled with sharks. I love rollercoasters and plan to sky dive one day. I love the rush and have just added this to my manifesto of things that I must do before…

Seeds Are Being Planted

Every conversation that we have, every e-mail that we open, every tweet that we read plants a seed in our minds. Some of the seeds take root and grow inside of our minds and hearts. Many of them bear fruit. Some of the seeds that are planted are negative. They include things like fear, doubt,…

Inbox Zero – Project

Project Inbox Zero is going to be one of the items on my Summer Manifesto (unveiled Tue. June 21st). I have entirely TOO MANY E-MAILS!!! Digital clutter, just like physical clutter weighs on your conscious. It’s like a background application that you aren’t aware of that drains your energy. My goal this summer is to:…

Little Miss Sunshine – Remaining Positive No Matter What

I’ve been through it all… if I told you everything you’d think I was lying — family members addicted to drugs, rape, single parent household, a nasty divorce —- cry me a river! No matter what I go through I always remain positive and keep an upbeat attitude. I had a conversation with one of…

Smelling The Flowers…

My SO (significant other) did the sweetest thing yesterday. He told each person in the family they can have a gift of their choice & we’d go out and get it that day. My choice was hard! I’ve been wanting a new pot set, but I’ve also been wanting a grill (since Spring). So I…

Black Women of Power Collage

Today was a wonderful day. I worked on art pieces from the time I woke up until now when I finished my piece “Black Women of Power,” which now hangs in the office. It has black women past and present who have either made an impact on history or my life. I even added a…

Oh The Places You’ll Go!

Been thinking alot about my “life list” and here are several places I want to go before I leave this earth: Capri, Italy Santorini, Greece South Africa (I’d love to go on a Safari trip) Egpyt West Africa (esp. Ghana and the Slave Castles): Venice, Italy Paris, France Athens, Greece China:

Summer Solstice

Today was the first day of the summer and officially the longest day of the year (summer solstice). Today was also the first day of summer vacation for me (I have a total of 12 weeks!) I’ve been all reflective lately and the arrival of summer is a reminder that “this too shall past.” We…