here's this old saying that goes something along the lines of: "Want to see God laugh? Make plans" ... Almost 6 months ago, I'd done just that. I had what I thought was a well thought out, long-time in the making plan. It was my purpose, my life goal, the thing I was put on this earth to do! .... Until I realized one day, that it wasn't. Or at least ... not now.
In getting a bit more personal, I'll share that despite the impression the pictures throughout this blog might portray, I was a late bloomer ... an ugly duckling who only realized the beauty in the mirror around my 2nd year of college. Before then, I never considered anything about me remarkable or special. In middle school, I was a tall, African, awkward, dark skinned, kinky haired, and an introvert. Did I mention I was also a book nerd? LOL .. The list of my personal "uglies" at the time was a long one. I embodied all the things society (and shiny- suited 90's music videos at the time), said wasn't desirable.