Random Thoughts on A Random Day
Today is Saturday and I am blogging. This wasn’t my original plan for the day. I was going to go to an education-related conference. However, Mother Nature decided to shift my time with the quickness so here I am sharing random thoughts on a random day. Perhaps, you have a few yourself that you need to let out. Consider the comment section your expression station.
God got jokes. There have been a few moments when I truly got God’s humor and it’s hilarious. Yesterday, I am in the middle of a nor’easter walking to the train station and I kept telling myself whenever my hood would fall off my head or the wind would kick up a notch, “I accept this. Everything will be okay.” When things got a little bit rougher with the winds blowing and the snow damn near blinding me, I thought to myself, “I accept this. Everything will be okay. God, please hold my hand and guide me safely." Right after that, the wind pushed me forward. I said, “God, I know where I’m going, no need to rush me along now. I see you got jokes. Thanks for letting me know that your hand is on my back literally.” Shortly after, the wind stopped pushing me forward and I’m sure God got a good laugh out of that. I know I did.
Success is driving us crazy. As you know, I’ve stopped blogging for a long time and there was a good reason for it. I was driving myself nuts, trying to live up to manmade standards. I measured my level of success by statistical numbers that I thought weren’t living up to my effort and I was honestly bummed out about it. Shortly after this, I began to really dissect why I felt this way and why I was even blogging in the first place - Was it to help others or was it to help my selfish ego? Intention is everything and I try to pay attention to it as much as possible. I haven’t gotten a clear answer to that question but I know that I didn’t want to drive myself nuts anymore so I let it go for awhile and lived some life. And I realized something - in the Western world, there is this drive to be “somebody” as if our mere existence is not worthy of love. If that is not insane, I don’t know what is.
Hot messes are interesting. Have you ever watched a movie about someone who is completely sane and has a happy childhood with a super supportive family and the sun is always shining and everyone is kind to one another? No? Yeah, because that would be one boring ass movie that no one could relate to. Therefore, the hot mess in our lives is truly created to help us connect to each other’s humanity. I mean it does make for one interesting life after all, right? That’s my theory at least.
I love seeing Black excellence. That’s all I want to say about that for now. In the meantime, I'll just add an example below so here you go:
Okay, I’m done for now. What’s rolling around in your head lately? Please feel free to share in the comments.