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12
Dec
12

sending out an APB for my mojo; if you find it, please send me a text to come and pick it up

I am 15 weeks out from the NYC 1/2 Marathon. I haven’t even started training. What is wrong with me? I know I’m not going to run this 1/2 marathon without training. For the past several months, I have done some light running. When I say “light”, I mean running to catch a bus or train or doing 1-2 miles once a week. H.A.M! (If you have to ask what H.A.M. stands for, you don’t need to know.) I’m giving myself the “10-week” mark to begin to do some sort of movement. I have been taking yoga but less face it, will I ever bend like her?

How does one go about finding their mojo? I guess in order to find it, you must have had to have it in the first place. I can’t say I didn’t have it but it sure did feel like it. Running those weekly races and clocking the weekly miles like you won a badge of honor. For the races, you would over exaggerate about the miles you were running to see if you can one up the other person as you stood in your corals before the race began. This was an honor, a privilege to be amongst the “runners” and to know you were one of them. I miss that camaraderie. Also, I had a training partner, my sister. Getting up at the crack of dawn to run those miles was not a box of chocolates but I did feel that I was moving towards a goal. OK mojo, I am on the hunt looking for you.

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09
Dec
12

Five Lessons We Can Learn From Olivia Pope | Madame Noire | Black Women’s Lifestyle Guide | Black Hair | Black Love

 

Five Lessons We Can Learn From Olivia Pope

26
Jun
12

I am officially raising my hateration bar . My sister couldn’t wait to get her hands on these vintage pants. Do you think she did a good job?

22
Jun
12

8 a ha moments the Oklahoma city thunder lost taught me

  1. Keep fighting even when the odds are against you.
  2. Don’t listen to people who say, “its not your time yet.”
  3. Know your strengths and play to them.
  4. Its not over, until you give up.
  5. Passion can carry you a long way.
  6. Step out of your comfort zone; this is the only way you will grow.
  7. Make adjustments as you go along.
  8. You may get knocked down but you are not knocked out.

OKC…you played a great game….the best is yet to come!

22
Jun
12

8 A-ha Moments the Miami Heat win taught me

  1. Never give up; no matter how hard it may seem.
  2. Learn how to win before playing to win.
  3. Go back to the basics; there’s nothing wrong with that if it works
  4. There is no “I” in teamwork.
  5. You may have to “go through” to “get to”.
  6. Sometimes the least expectant person, can add value when you least expect it.
  7. Sometimes being a leader may mean you have to take on a support role to accomplish your goal.
  8. Being humble is key for you to keep your eye on the prize.

Congratulations Miami Heat….well deserved.

07
Sep
11

Time Waits for No One

Look up the word “time” in a dictionary and there are several meanings to its usage as a noun, adjective or verb. As I come upon a “time” in my life and I think back to a year ago, I can ask the question, “where has all the time gone?”  A girlfriend of mine and her boyfriend just celebrated their one year anniversary as to when they first met. I am sure they are saying “time sure does fly when you are having fun!”  Of course, there are so many idioms and phrases for “time”, but I digressed. I feel I am always running out of time. There are some days where “there is not enough time in a day;”  then days where “I can’t find enough time;” and of course days where “I have too much time.”  Can I have a love/hate relationship with time?  Coud it be that I am not managing “time” well enough and that’s why I am always running out of it?  Some days, “time” has a life of its own and I ask myself “where has all the time gone?”  But “time”does not discriminate; it is an equal opportunity offender and it continues to move whether I like it or not. Can I slow down “time”? Short answer, no; I just need to work with “time” and make sure I am maximizing it effectively. Because at the end of the day, I really know don’t know how much “time” I have left.

25
Oct
10

blog post: Do you work here?

A female customer asked me as I was straightening up the hosiery/tights section in a major department store. There were two associates standing by the cash register caught up in a discussion about last evenings reality TV show finale regarding a part of the state I reside in. I paused and said, “no, but I should be.”  I was looking for tights in a specific color and size. Granted, I have more time on my hands than many shoppers,  so I began picking up items off of the floor and placing them back into their respective place. But, if I was rushing through on my lunch hour or had limited time, entering a section that was disorganized, items on the floor and associates standing around talking,  I would have left the store vowing never to return. The customer saw that I was the only one who looked like I was doing “work” hence the question, “do you work here?” She needed help and wanted to know which brand I would recommend. Now, again, I have just told her that I didn’t work there but I didn’t want to come off indignant and she really was sincere in her request. I went ahead and assisted her, highly recommending my preferred brand that I wear. She said she would try them out since she was clueless about tights. She thanked me and proceeded to the cashier. I stood there thinking that I just did someone else’s job. How nice it must be to come to work, stand around and talk, do minimum customer service and still collect a paycheck. I became frustrated because there are people out there, like myself, that continue to hit the pavement looking for employment and there are some people gainfully employed showing up just to fog a mirror. If I sound a little bitter, I am. Right now, a job is something you are paid to do. Do it! If you don’t like your job, you have an option; exercise it and find work that you do like. There is someone out there who would gladly show up and appreciate having somewhere to work and get paid to do so. As I continued to look through the selection of hosiery,  I couldn’t find my size in the color  I needed. However, I did leave the store knowing that I helped someone discover a new brand of hosiery. You can call it paying if forward; I call it another satisfied customer.




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