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The musings of my self-discovery

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Love Letter to My Parents (Mommy)

Mommy & Me

Dear Mommy,

There are days I wake up and wonder many if’s about you, but I know there is a reason and a purpose for my not knowing. I patiently wait for the reason as all things are revealed in good time not desired time. I have learned to accept this. So, I wait.

It is odd when I see people or rather, when people see me that they are reminded of you. They speak with exclamations of how you affected their lives, made the dreariest days brighter and filled rooms with your laughter. They tell me stories of your business acumen and how you helped their careers by teaching them discipline and respect for their craft. I have heard stories of your distinct swag, your love for people and your passion for the underprivileged.

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Love Letter to My Parents (Daddy)

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Dear Daddy,

Throughout my life, you have been my one constant, my one voice of reason and maturity and I am grateful to have had you. I adore you to no end and you are secretly my hearts hero. Even in a time that having heroes is a concept that is scoffed at, you are mine. You are the valiant, the purposed, the driven. You are the humble, the noble, the sagacious. You are the example that I have been blessed with to know how to work, how to be loved, how to love, how to live, and most importantly, how to be present.

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7 Love Letters

The Challenge:

Over the next 7 days, I will post a love letter to each of the following:
My Best Friend
My Parents
My Sibling(s)
My God
My Future Spouse
My Crush
My Self

Join me on this exploration, follow the letters, write ones of your own.

Day 30

Challenge: Who are you?

Who am I?

I am the descendant of Royalty, Priesthoods and Slaves,
I am the child of a legacy yet unfolding,
I am the promise of prosperity and hope.

You see me and underestimate my hearts desire
You understand not my will in the task
You see but surface and search no further.

I am called to tend to the wounds of the broken
I am called to reflect His love
I am called to be a living testimony.

I am the manifestation of a nations vision
I am the change yet to come,
I am that which was prophesied over hearts and minds.

I am the burdened caretaker of the vision
I am the keeper of the light
I am waiting for fulfillment of purpose.

I am yet worthy of these gifts of hope and love
I am still child and servant to the King
I am in awe of you, my nation, my God, my hope.

(C) @scsquared, January 30, 2011

Yes, it just spilled from mind to fingers to screen. I have no clue where it came from, but I like it and am keeping it. An for good measure, I’m posting the song that came to mind the moment I read today’s Challenge :)

Day 29

Challenge: Future plans/goals.

What does the future hold for me? I don’t know exactly, but my vision is extensive. It cannot be completely revealed here, however I will share some things I know to be true and one immediate plan:

These things are evident in my life and thus my future:

  1. God’s knows His plans for me, and they are good.
  2. My destiny is tied into that of my nation.
  3. My love for my fellow citizens will not permit me to not make a difference.

One immediate plan:

  1. Fun In The Son is on March 19, at the UWI Mona Bowl.

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I have officially caught up with the challenge :)

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The 30-Day Blog Challenge List

Day 28

Challenge: What attracts you to someone.

Attraction: at·trac·tion
noun
the action or power of evoking interest, pleasure, or liking for someone or something

Isn’t life funny? Technically you can’t control attraction, but experience shows you trends that you then box into what is and what isn’t. So here’s the way I’m going to break it down, Across the Room, Up Close and Personal, Holding my Attention.

Across the Room:
Butt
Legs
Height 6′ 2″ and over
Rhythm

Up Close & Personal:
Smell
Swagger
Smile
Skin
Chemistry

Holding My Attention:
Intelligence
Humanity
Leadership
Manliness
Talent
Genuineness
Creativity
Openness

There you have it. List. No frills, No long talking.

Day 27

Challenge: Your fashion style

LoL! I doubt I would ever be associated with fashion or be the one considered to have style. I am almost sure that any of the fashionistas who spot me either dismiss me mentally or desire to fix me. I tend to draw that kind of reaction.

This however doesn’t mean that I am blind to fashion, in fact, I am mentally drawn to it. Fashion attracts me in both an artistic and anthropological sense. I am interested in the creative process of a designer and how they bring that vision into reality – couture (in its purest sense) is a designers purest expression of their creative being; and ready-to-wear their bread and butter which allows them to produce the grandiose visions of their couture line.

All that being said…

My personal fashion style is what I would call appropriate comfort. Huh!? Yes, this is my own version of style. Comfort is always the most important factor in my choice of clothing. ALWAYS. I will not leave my bedroom if I am uncomfortable. One of the things that affects my comfort level is appropriateness. This means, as comfortable as I am in a sarong, I will not be going to a wedding in one – no, not even a beach wedding.
That being said, certain things seem to trend in my life. They are:

  1. Somehow there is always something PUMA on my person.
  2. I can be found in sandals or flip-flops 70% of the time, sneakers 20% and heels 10%
  3. I wear my hair in a bun or braid almost exclusively.
  4. I rarely wear make-up beyond lip gloss.

Day 26

Challenge: First 10 songs to play on shuffle on your iPod.

My iPod loves me and I love it. I pressed play and this is what came up:

  1. Bubbly – Colbie Calliat ~ you already read that post :)
  2. Hello – Christina Aguilera ~ an anthem of self-empowerment, encouraging you to be unapologetically you.
  3. Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood ~ this song makes me laugh, the anger with a smile song. I know some girls that would do these things
  4. Stolen Moments – Alicia Keys ~ I can’t help but wonder if this is about Swizz
  5. Jamaican Girl – Obie Trice ft. Brick & Lace ~ I can’t help but bounce and rock to this song
  6. Shy That Way – Jason Mraz & Tristan Prettyman
  7. Can You Stand The Rain – New Edition ~ the ULTIMATE relationship song/question, it’s not how we deal with life when things are good that counts, it’s when the going gets rough that I know your worth.
  8. Supernatural – DC Talk ~ I’ve been a fan for years
  9. The Gods Love Nubia – Kelly Price ~ this is from Elton John & Tim Rice’s musical Aida. I like all these songs.
  10. Meant To Live – Switchfoot ~ You know what, we really were

I may revisit this and add the videos…

Day 25

Challenge: How you found out about blogging & why you made one.

I’ve known about blogs almost as long as I’ve known any connective site (social media) and I honestly have no idea who first spoke it within my ear shot. I have however, tried blogging before in a couple forms, entries on MySpace, Hi5, Facebook and Blogger – it just never stuck.

Then I was looking on the “upcoming” year (2010) and how I wanted to change and prepare for employment. I realised, that I was always happier when writing, didn’t matter where but definately not when I’m restricted. Then it occured to me that I had spent 11 years writing for others.

It felt as though I had lost my “voice” and decided that I would claim it back through writing. I wrote and let no one read it at first. I wanted to find steady footing before I let anyone know. Now here I am, enjoying what I started out being scared of.

I must take this opportunity to mention the blog(ger)s I have enjoyed over the years:

They made me want to blog:

I now read these guys all the time:

Just know this, blogging has been an entertaining experience, which has given me a new outlet of expression. I am happy I started :)

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