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Summer Style

Summer Style

*This article may contain affiliates*   A NEW SUMMER LOOK   It’s pouring rain outside and cold here in Canada as I write this but it’s still summer and that means it’s time to pull out the summer clothes and the summer hairdo. Keeping with […]

Sleep Much?

Sleep Much?

*This post may contain affiliate links*   Sleep why do we need it?   Sleeping is part of our being. When we struggle with sleep it may be our mattress. How can we get the best mattress for our buck? It has been said that […]

Summer Job

Summer Job

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Do you remember your first summer job?

The thrill of that first check is something that is incomparable. Before I share mine I want to talk about my dream as a kid. As a kid, I thought I’d be an actress or a movie star. Then I noticed something. Despite all the TV I was watching, there were very few people on TV that looked like me.

 

So, when I started working as a housekeeper, salesperson, I gave up thinking that being an actress would ever happen. I journaled about it, though. I kept a diary from the age of thirteen or fourteen. In it, I describe my hopes and dreams for my life and start to think seriously about what I want to do with my life.

 

Computers came into my life and made an impact. I was obsessed with typing on IBM computers and designing on the new Apple Macintosh desktops of the time. Graphic design was my thing and I was already taking on projects. 

 

That was the year I met my first sign language interpreter and discovered the only job that could keep me from being bored. All the while, I pushed my dreams aside to keep those good feelings of getting paid every two weeks. 

 

I got a summer job working as a legal administrative assistant, secretary, at a law firm. It was through a school placement program. That summer, my checks got bigger and dream of becoming a star continued to die.

 

So why the long story?

 

This is all to say that my dream of becoming an actress evolved into writing. When I saw there were no roles in Hollywood for people like me I started writing stories. I wanted more books with me in them. It sounds vain writing it out. Honestly, we are drawn to representations of ourselves. 

 

So I started writing, and writing, then writing some more. I wrote stories where the hero was a young, black girl like me. Then I started writing about aliens and space exploration where the main characters were just like me in some small way.

 

Now that I’ve put those stories out into the world, I know what I want to do with the rest of my life. I don’t want to work with other people’s, homes, words, or products. I want to write my own and hope that they reach a young girl who is just like me.

 

Do you remember your first job? What did you buy with that first check? Please comment below if you have a story of your own to share we’d love to read it.

Turn It Up

Turn It Up

*This article may contain affiliate links*   Turn It Down and Turning It Up   There is a lot going on in the world that needs to be turned down. My suggestion to all is to turn up the love.   It starts when your […]

A Black & White Royal Wedding

A Black & White Royal Wedding

*This post may contain affiliate links*   Mom and I both had very different takeaways from the royal wedding last weekend. If you missed mom’s thoughts check them out here.   No, I’m not talking about black and white wedding colors. I’m talking about a […]

Where’s Your Royal Place?

Where’s Your Royal Place?

The royal wedding was a hit according to what was shown on TV and the millions who watched it around the world. We may not be personally in or going to a royal wedding but can we put our royal on?

 

If I’m planning a trip I always try to add something to my wardrobe that includes the color purple because when I wear the color purple I somehow feel like I’ve up my game. I feel extra special and royal, so when traveling do you-try to up your game by what you wear in fashion or even where you go? A trip to a hot spring, weekend spa retreat or favorite beach resort, special night on the town or theatre show.

 

Life can be busy we all know, but why not plan a royal trip so you can wear your royal fashion, It may be right where you live. Have you seen all that your location offers? I decided to look closer at my state and find those hidden gems that make it royal.

My pic to come soon.

Where is your royal place? Feel free to comment below.

 

 

From Couch To 10K

From Couch To 10K

*This article may contain affiliate links*   Have you ever been looking for something and found out that the saying is true:   “There’s an app for that?”   Well in my case this one surprised me and I’m not sure why I didn’t think […]

I Am Not My Hair

I Am Not My Hair

Why do we have hair? The impact of not having it. What’s available for those of us who want it, after losing it.   This is a subject that is sensitive to me because I know of many women who have had to suffer the […]

A-Z Reflections From Two Minds

A-Z Reflections From Two Minds

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(Click here to read about our A-Z Challenge theme)

We have a few short reflections to share with you. Yes, we took a week off. After a month of daily posts, we’re pooped. Hope you had a good time and enjoyed our alliteration shenanigans. Did you have a favorite? Please, comment below.

 

We had a great time. I personally loved doing this challenge and getting to know my fellow bloggers. I did this with two different blogs and I’ve done it before with an older blog. It’s great to be back. Interested in joining next year? Check out the A-Z Challenge here.

 

This was my mom, Sheila’s, first time. I want to say that for a first-timer she did very well. She wrote half of the posts here and I can’t wait to see what more she has to bring to this blog.

 

Now it’s feedback time!

 

Anything you were hoping to see but didn’t? We’d love to hear from you. Use our email or post your comment below.

 

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A-Z Challenge A Zealous Conclusion

A-Z Challenge A Zealous Conclusion

*This post may contain affiliate links* (Click here to read about our A-Z Challenge theme)   Zealous Conclusion to A to Z   I was not zealous at the beginning of this challenge. But it is what I became. When I feel zeal I feel energized and […]