So much has happened in the past couple of weeks that some of the events are a blur. About two weeks ago, I had my first book signing, and it was awesome. My mom, sisters, and brother flew into town as did my good friends and two of my aunts. I was a little overwhelmed with gratitude that family and friends would think enough of me and support what I’m doing to make the trip out to Denver, CO.
I was able to see so many people that I haven’t laid eyes on in a while, and it was great to enjoy the moment with everyone. If you want to see some pics of the event, you can check out my Instagram page under the handle “Beautifuliamcolored”.
I also submitted my last paper for school last night and graduation is May 21st. I will have earned one more degree making it a total of three. Some might say I’m nuts, but I just love learning and going to school. I am for sure what people call a lifelong learner.
As excited as I am to finish school and garner attention for my book, I have to say that the past few days, I’ve been feeling kind of down.
And I’ve been trying to get to the root cause of it all but still haven’t received an answer. The only thing I can reconcile the feeling with is having a baby. When you are pregnant, there’s so much excitement and preparation that takes place and when the baby finally arrives the real work sets in, and shit gets real company quick (that’s old school slang for “fast”). And postpartum is something else!!
Similar to having a baby, when you are pregnant with purpose, the ebbs and flow of it all can get to you if you aren’t fully fueled with what feeds your engine. And I’ve spoken about this before on my podcast, but for me, I thrive in isolation and time to myself by myself. I had hoped that this past weekend would’ve served as that time, but circumstances dictated otherwise.
So now, here I am writing this blog entry with a ton of things to do as it pertains to promoting, Beautiful I am Colored, and I am tired. Not the sleepy tired, but the lack of rest tired. I’m sleeping just fine and still working out, but not getting much rest. And then I’m reminded by the still small voice that whispers, “you know what to do and how to do it, so get back in the saddle, and do what needs to be done.”
I recognize the still small voice as the God who is ever present in me, and when I make the time to tap into my quiet place, that’s when I can unblock the channel that advises me of the next steps that should be taken.
I encourage you to tap into what works for you and if you don’t know what that is, perhaps consider taking some time to explore and find out.
Until next time Beautiful,