I have started school and I’m really excited about be courageous enough to attempt tp be a mom and student. I am fully aware that it will be extremely hard at times but I will persevere. My mothers support me and so does my little brother (who’s now 20).He too is attending college while being parent.
I have four classes” English Composition, Spanish, Sociology,and Mathematics.I only have one evening class which is English, and my Sociology class is on a Saturday( yuck!). So far my favorite class is English, which is no surprise because I’ve always loved English.Least favorite, of course, is Math.I’ve always hated it but I’m going to make a real attempt at becoming more skilled at it.
Right now I should be re-writing my first English assignment but I’m not because I’m being lazy.I promise as soon as I’m done here I will do my assiggnment( right after I laze some more, lol).I just purchased my textbooks, which set me back almost $400( I feel faint just writing it).But at leats now I can do my homework and study,right?*sniffle*
So I am embarking on another chaoter in mn life. It’s been forever since I blogged and now that I am so much has happened. I’m making my third attempt to go to school. I will (hopefully) be a student at BMCC come August 26th 2010. I will stay one semester and then leave to be a student at Brooklyn College. The thing that is different about me starting school now rather than before is that I have put my faith in God. If I’n going to be honest with myself I have to say that I haven’t out my trust in him completely but I am working on that.
We are also moving. My aunt Jeanette had a stroke one year ago today and Mommy N has been trying desperately to find a new place for us to live. She went to look at an apartment today and she thinks it’s the “one”. It’s in Manhattan and has an elevator. The elevator is great because we can bring Aunt Jeanette home from the nursing home. I’m so glad that me, Amani, Mommy N, and Aunt Jeanette are going to be able to get a fresh start. God has been so amazing to us even though we don’t deserve it. I’m so thankful to Him.
Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .
“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I’ve ever written.
My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:
1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: ‘In five years, will this matter?’
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”
Friends are the family that we choose for ourselves.
Last night I watched the Michael Jackson Memorial Service. I was not home when it originally aired but my mother recorded it on our DVR. When I got home from picking Amani up from daycare, I did watch it.
The service was absolutely beautiful and I am am glad that it did not turn into some tasteless, classless extravagant show. It was the way a memorial should be. The most heartfelt song that was sung was ‘Smile” which was Michael’s favorite song. It was written by Charlie Chaplin and performed by Germaine Jackson. He did a beautiful job with the song and cried throughout it.Usher performed a song called Gone Too Soon and he cried as well.They were not fake tears but real heartfelt ones. I really felt sorry for him. Both of my mothers as well as myself cried. I cried when Paris Jackson spoke.She didn’t say much but what she did say caused the waterworks to flow from my eyes.
I was really and truly inspired by Michael Jackson adn all of his music.I am truly saddened by his death and will be for a long time to come. It also saddens me that my daughter, who is 19 months old will never have her own Michael Jackson experience.
Michael has been dead for five days and I still can’t believe it. He was the greatest entertainer that ever lived. I loved him for his genius when it came to writing music and turning out great songs. I have many personal favorites but the one that to me stands out the most is You Are Not Alone.It is the epitome of Michael and all that he was, is and will always be. I love you Michael: yesterday, today, and for all tomorrows. Rest in blessed peace!