Millions locked up behind bars – mass incarceration
Railroad tracks still separates the rich from the poor – segregation
Hunger, shelter, dehydration, healthcare and the list goes on – truths of poverty
Code-switching, Driving while black, wonders of who will be the next hashtag. #sandrabland left me in disbelief
Have things really changed?
Is it the tap on the shoulder that whispers you can’t do this?
Is it the chill you feel when you take the first step?
Is it the self-doubt thoughts that creep into your mind and seem to last forever?
Fear what is it?
Is it the dark mask that you keep close nearby just in case you need to hide?
Is it the stagnation that keeps you complacent?
Is it the prevention from preparation because you’ve already handed yourself the failure of the year award?
Fear what is it?
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I’m just chasing my destiny.
sometimes I feel like i’m out here on a plane – coasting from one place to the next. i just want to embrace me. learn all i can and keep it moving. grabbing individuals along the way helping them to be their best selves. no need for apologies. no need for doubts or what ifs. just progress. slip or fall; find the first aid kit doctor yourself up and keep it moving. allow yourself to heal and don’t be afraid of what the healing reveals. life is fun. life is beautiful. life is hard. And HELL life is expensive, but nonetheless, life is a great experience. Dream it, live it, love it, but most importantly embrace it.
What steps are you taking to meet your destiny?
Choose you today, tomorrow, and every day following. If you don’t, who will? What does it mean to choose yourself? It means giving yourself permission to know you matter as much as the next person. In whatever capacity you deny yourself or think less of yourself in comparison to others, you matter.
Breathe in new, exhale old.
Don’t lose yourself trying to find yourself.
Create a visual in your head of a rubber band stretching more and more and more and more. You get the picture. Now imagine your most daring dreams being the rubber band. That is the realization of you seeing your potential. Would you believe me if I said your potential doesn’t have boundaries until you create them? Step out of your own way and stretch yourself. Face the fear. Step out of the ritual, the tradition and be who you are created to be. You’ll never know what you’re capable of until you try endlessly. This semester I am determined to leap out of my comfort zones and I hope you will join me too.
Where will stretching your wings lead you?