2015 was such a good year.... I mean a really good year. I planned quite a few things like a trip to Selma, a literary trip to Trinidad, a three week long stay in Upstate NY, and the opportunity to present at the Advanced Placement conference. However, with some of the other awesome things that occurred this year, I just allowed myself to be open and to go wherever I was led.
SURRENDER.... I am a doer, and I like to get stuff done. If a goal is within my power, I won’t stop until I achieve it. However, I have had to learn to surrender. God has been dealing with me about trusting him more and allowing him to do what he do: It ain’t about my way but his way! For a doer, this has been a true test, but I am learning to SURRENDER, do my part, allow God to do the rest.... AND ACCEPT ALL OF THE THINGS THAT HE HAS FOR ME!!
My people, I am strongly encouraging you to pursue the things that you love. If you love books like I do, I am encouraging you to take that impromptu trip to a book festival; If you love great restaurants, I am encouraging to make a list of the ones you have always wanted to go to and go. There is never enough time or money right? Don’t use those excuses EVER!
AND, consider keeping a journal so that you can keep up with how blessed you are.....
Here is my year 2015 in pictures:
|Greatest trainer in the world!|
|Road tripping with my mom!|
|Mom turned 80!|
|Together for mom’s 80th birthday!|
|Beach time and plenty of Baldwin!|
|Lots of cycling!|
|Impromptu book trip to Brooklyn, NY|
|Brooklyn Book Festival!|
|Spent lots of time working on my career!|
|Anniversary of the Million Man March!|
|I can never get enough of hearing people talk about pursuing their dreams!|
|What a pleasure to meet The Bryan Stevenson|
|Tuskegee’s Homecoming is always good for my soul!|
|Good folks who add to my life!|
|Mom cooking Christmas dinner!|
|I have learned to surround myself with GOOD folks!|
|Oldest sister and her husband retirement party!|
|Visit to the Equal Justice Initaitive|
|I make sure that I do the things that interest me!|
|My dear friend Greg turned 50 this year!|
|My uncle turned 80!|
|Selma 50 with my people!|
|Love me some writers!|
|Book festival in Trinidad!|
|Ain’t to many things like an autographed book!|
|Meeting writers and inspiration!|
|My book club!|
|Co-workers, friends, and cyclist!|
|Underground Railroad and the Abolitionist movement!|
|First statue erected for an African American in the US!|
|Harlem Book Festival|
|After my presentation in Austin!|
|Delta Sigma Theta Convention in Houston|
|My words were published in the International Literacy Association’s magazine|
Going into 2016 with high expectations!!!