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Mother of 2, Child of God in Atlanta "They always ask me if I make it am I going to forget about them, but the question is, if I don't make it will they forget about me?" My spin : RealTalk When u are up everyone wants to hang on, but look for the ones that let you lean on when you are down. Remember...don't just look for me when I am up, support me when I'm down. ♥ In prosperity, your friends know you, in adversity, you know your friends. I asked God for strength, I got adversity. I asked God for wisdom, I was made a fool of. I asked for patience, I had a difficult relationship. I looked back, He gave me what I asked for. Adversity showed me I was stronger than I thought; being a fool opened my eyes to discernment making me wise; the difficult relationship showed me that patience is earned not given. Blessings come in many forms, not all of them recognizable.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Day 7 Dream Job

7. What is your dream job, and why?

My dream job is to be a successful play write/screen writer.  I love seeing my words come to life.  Telling a story and possibly changing someone's life is something I strive to do daily.  I do love my current job in my dream city though.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Day 6 Hard Things

6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?

Losing my Mom. It was a pain I had never felt before.  I walked around numb for months...then I was angry...and finally devastated.  It was a paralyzing experience because I went from talking to her everyday to her being gone. Not having her has been a challenge.  Now, Most days I can get through without bursting into tears.  Every now and then, something small like a smell, or a phrase can send me into tears, just a small reminder of the hole that was left in my heart the day my mom went to be with the Lord.

Day 5 Happy

What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?

  • Phone calls from my sons.
  • Peace of mind.
  • My strengthening relationship with God
  • My faith in all things working for the good
  • Friends, family, Favor!

Friday, June 26, 2015


So since I moved back to Maryland...yep MzNewy relocated....I left Atlanta in February 2014, got a divorce and am back in the DMV.  This is where I finished high school.  Anyway, since I moved back to Maryland, I have started participating in 5k run/walks.  My first one of 2015 is August 22.  This is called the Blacklight Run .  I am trying to increase my speed.  I have the endurance thing DOWN! now it is about trying to get down to a 10 minute mile.   So what have you all been up to?   I have been reading/catching up on some of my old favorites.  I really missed blogging.  Life was complicated for a while and I didn't come here to vent.  I should have, but I didn't.  Probably because some folks I know IRL had found this place.  I think they lost interest when I stopped blogging.

Day 4 Advice

4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.
  • Stay in that Performing Arts School, the friends who didn't make it in the school won't even be in your social circle when you are an adult.
  • Don't be in a rush to have sex.
  • It's ok to get into church, you are going to need to get to know Jesus.
  • Stop trying to follow the crowd.
  • Trust your gut. 
  • Apply yourself in school. It's cool to be a nerd.
  • Listen to your mom, she knows what she is talking about.
  • Stop dwelling on your mistakes, that is how you learn.
  • Be friendly but not a doormat.
  • Enjoy your time with your family.
Bonus...Talk to HIM...you may be surprised. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Day 3 Parents

3. Describe your relationship with your parents.

I absolutely adored my mom.  It wasn't always that way.  I, like most kids, had a rebellious stage.  When I look back though, I still leaned on her.  I called her everyday and while I didn't always take her advice when she offered it, I often wound up taking it and was Blessed from it.  I miss her everyday. RIP Mommie.

I was a daddy's girl growing up.  I looked up to him.  As I look at him through mature eyes, he is not high up on the pedestal.  I still love him but we are not as close as we used to be.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Day 2 Fears

2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
1. I have a fear of snakes.  I became afraid of snakes while living overseas in Africa when a green mamba which is poisonous fell out of a coconut tree.  I was afraid of being bitten and dying.  And since I can't tell which snakes are poisnous, I am afraid  of all of them.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

30 Day Challenge...Day 1 20 Random facts about ME

1.  I was born in Athens, Greece

2. I am the middle child of three (older brother, baby sister)

3. I am a perfectionist and get easily frustrated if things get out of order.

4. I get bored easily so I like to be challenged

Wow...I forgot about this place

Hello, Old Friend.

This place used to be my safe haven.  I can't believe I haven't been here in 3 years. So much has happened since I was last here.  Hmmm where did I leave off...

Well let me start from late 2011 to now....

September 2011 I got married.  It was what I thought I wanted at the time. I married someone I had sated back in my 20s.  I was 41 at the time and it was my first marriage.

October 2011, My mom passed away...35 days after I got married. :(  My heart broke.  Earlier that year in May, we found out she had pancreatic cancer.  I tried to remain optimistic but after every chemo session she got sicker and sicker. I fell into a deep depression.

February 2012, I found out my husband was cheating.  Actually I knew before then but I confirmed it with pictures and other proof in February.  I was devastated.  When I confronted him, he left.  Yep just rolled out.  He would come by when I was at work but for the most part he dipped.  I was still grieving the loss of my mother and I poured my grief into a stage play that was well received in Atlanta.  The play debuted June 2nd, 2012.  You know there are certain events that happen that are frozen in time in your mind.  I have 2 such events:  The day my mom died and the day he came back like he hadn't been missing for 4 months.  Right....

Yep so I came home from rehearsal and he was in the bed like he had been coming home everyday for the past 4 months.  I tried to make it work.  I really did.  But see once I say I am done, I am done.  I spent the rest of February and March grieving the relationship.  I was over it by the time he came back but I spent the next year and a half pretending.  In September 2013, I began looking for another job...in another state.  Yep I was leaving Georgia...and him.  I got an offer in January and began my new job in February 2014 in DC.  I got all of my stuff May 2014 and settled into the DC metro.  I filed for divorce and have begun a new chapter in my life.   I love being in the DMV.

So what have you all been up to?

I missed y'all.