Thursday, May 27, 2010

A new chapter begins....

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....

LOVE!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!
Keep growing and serving as a role model as well as an inspiration to your daughter!

Anonymous said...

That was great. I'm proud of you. Congratulations once again.
Your cousin, Rho.

TheGatesofLife said...

CONGRADZZZZZZZZZZZZ DEE

Ms. Nancy said...

Congratulations, you deserve this D, it is a calming to my soul to know that individuals like yourself will be out there teaching, encouraging and inspiring the children of our future. Im happy for you and I think teaching and writing suits you to the MAX. May God continue to guide you through this journey!

Love ya,
Nancy