Saturday, August 20, 2011
Seeing myself with little confidence, hope, or the will to live.
I wasn't overweight then.
Didn't have the willpower to speak out for myself.
I wasn't allowed to...think, hope, dream, or vision myself not being the one to go beyond a certain level. I am a female, milk chocolate brown...the little pretty girl living in the projects hoping to someday have her own backyard.
Mother diagnosed with bipolar schitzo...living lies of normalcy to assimilate with other peers playing outside waiting on their mamas to call them inside before the streetlight would come on...my culture.
Knew I was poor when the neighborhood changed. The dialect was broken, and people looked at you with that "who you thank you is" look (dialect intended)
Fast-forward to today:
college-graduate (Masters & Bachelors degrees)
3 children in the process, inducted into honor society in education, married,
home owner- no mortgage anymore-owner, and 15 years of teaching experience, yet administrator qualified (just don't want it now)
5 pounds overweight, but not 30 pounds where I was 1 1/2 years ago.
I imagined me...
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Having mixed feelings about returning to work/school since a few colleagues were "forced" into quitting or transferring and I always naturally feel this way because each new school year presents new challenges.
So I keep telling myself that I will stay positive in the face of deception and adversity. No matter how bad situations seem, I WILL not break, I may bend, but I WILL not break!
Can't it be enough to just teach and re-assure parents that their children will be successful? Guess not!
So, am I prepared? We'll see...(to be continued)
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Proverbs 15:7- The lips of the wise disperse knowledge:but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
My translation ~Wise people have knowledge to impart, but those who have a foolish heart do not impart knowledge.
I chose to impart knowledge. If I am not knowledable about a topic, my lips are sealed. ----Isn't that a song?
Monday, July 25, 2011
I am blessed to have such a large, friendly (and good-looking) family.
This past weekend was filled with family, fun, and (you guessed it), FOOD!
Saturday's picnic was a BBQ dinner at the park and games to boot...the gala later that evening...roast beef, roasted chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, ...you get the picture!
The point I'm trying to make...I OVERLY indulged!
So, this morning I powerwalked for 90minutes a total of 5 miles.
Even though I value spending time with my family, I have to value my health so I can be around for them with many family reunions to come.
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