As I stared at myself through the mirror I learned to love every inch of my core. I loved every mole, every scar, and every freckle a face pure with no make-up. Brown eyes that light up in the the sun. Brown skin gently kissed from its rays I danced in the heat on a hot Summer day into the “Heat of Night”.
On Friday April 6, 2018 I was blessed with another year around the sun and started out with lunch from Sals Seafood and a tasty coconut flavored gift given to me by my co-workers. I had no idea what I was going to get into for the weekend and the weather was perfect in the City. A friend of mine from New York was in town for the weekend and decided to kidnap me and take me on a ride around the City. For dinner I had Korean style fried sweet chili wings from Andy’s Chicken (Fishtown) sweet potato fries and some libations to start the night.
We buckled our seats to head out journeyed around the City to hit up a few house parties and say Hello! to some friends. Later on that night I got to do exactly what I wanted to do for my birthday and I danced. We ended up at Coda to see DJ Claptone who stopped through Philly to give us a dose of good techno and house music that all people were dancing to. While enjoying the crowd the cup of water I had got smacked out of my hand and splashed me. Two ladies who witnessed helped to dry me off with tissue frpm the bar and I was so glad I was dressed lightly (thank God it was water and It instantly dried) and the gentleman who knocked the cup out of my hand offered to replace it with a drink (Nice guys still exist). Not too long after I was approached by this 6 foot 5 guy dressed in a black suit and black shades and he took my hand and led me to dance in the night.
Even when the odds are stacked up against me I can always find a reason to walk with my head held high. I never knew how strong I was until I was faced with life’s sudden changes and truly love myself good, bad or indifferent. I no longer strive for perfection because I love all my flaws. I always wondered what type of woman I would become and through all this I now know that I was Made for This.
Everyday is a fresh start for me. I look back over the past few years and I watched how much I have grown and that the obstacles that I have faced weren’t set in place to break me, they were to help build me and strengthen me. I honestly would not have learned much if I didn’t go through life’s many woes. In April 2016 I shared with the world apart me that has held me back in so many ways. Eventually I got tired of holding back so I gave you all A Rose Forever Thorned Writing it was like therapy for me and in releasing it I gave away the pain.
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