Its been a while since my words have traveled through your PCs...I have been working...and working hard. I have learned that the jack of all trades MASTERS nothing and the fool speaks the loudest sometimes.
I took a minute away from my blog to focus on something that I started 2 years ago. A journey that even when I began, I had no idea how far I would go, and if it would ever be complete.
It began in a cubicle in the New York Times. As I sat there reading through my emails and getting calls about what advertisement was not showing on their website...I realized....I don't wanna do this. I don't want to do this! It was literally screaming out of my pours! I was miserable..how I wish I could have taken a longer walk in the beautiful sun that glazed the concrete that morning...but couldn't because 9 am was creeping up and I was confined to work a schedule of 9-5! Doing something I was not passionate about. I did not care about. WHY? To pay a bill...to have alot of money? Things that don't matter when I am gone.
A whole 8 hours of my day...everyday...a huge chunk of my life in which at the end of it, could I say "I touched, moved or inspired anyone"?
When I left and went home to rest, did I do anything that made me feel remotely greater than how I felt when I left out of my house that morning?
Why did I feel like a free prisoner? Is it possible?
I sat and I wondered at that very moment in my cubicle.."Dee what are you doing"? At that time a voice spoke to me and said "Teach". You love children..You are a teacher naturally. You can make a difference with your voice..use it..give back..help..be of service. So I followed the call. It was as if I was being directed to do things that I never did before. But My innver vocie spoke and I listened.
I went to the website of my alma mater and looked into graduate programs for childhood education. I sat at that desk that entire day and wrote why I should be accepted into their program and why I think I'm worthy of teaching. That and some other requirements were needed, and just that simple I had applied to graduate school. That was summer of 2008. It is now Spring 2010 and Its over..DONE. Mission Complete.
How fast time flies?
I now hold a Master of Science in Education and I am proud. I sacrificed my writing, my lifestyle and my time to complete something that I started, and for the first time in my life I actually FINISHED! I have always been great at starting things and not fully seeing it to the end. I get bored very fast with many things...but I committed myself to this purposely and I succeeded.
I never been so proud of myself and fulfilled with my work ever. It brings tears to my eyes to see Gods plan for me manifest. I did not do it alone. Nothing can be done by our lonesome successfully. It takes a village in everything we do. That's the key to life. Interconnecting ourselves to help each other.
If it wasn't for the support of my family..my LOVE and my friends I would have never ever made it through the past 2 years! I take a moment to say Thank you! I am humbled and I am blessed and this message is your mirror to view the blessing that you are to me.
What are my next moves? I will teach but that is not all God has planned for me...I shall continue to write and fulfill the destiny that was written. There is much more.
I will stay true to who I am.
I will love.
I will live positive. I will be present to the lessons.
I will not confine myself anymore to just Tues or Thurs but whatever day I feel the need to release and share my soul ...
Dedicated to someone remarkable who asked me for this....