You hear the saying that “Money is the root of all evil” and you think, “PAPER?? DIRTY PAPER WITH DEAD FACES ON IT??? HOW COULD IT BE?!?” Money makes us mad. It turns us upside down. It makes us unhappy. I always said that I will NEVER allow money to play a factor into my life in which I feel that I only need money to put a smile on my face. I Stan!! When I’m around my happiness .. everything that I cannot go and buy with money.. that’s what makes me happy. Yes, I would like to go and buy those people things. Yes, I would like to go and vacay on someone’s beach… yes, those things are great… but they are extras that will always be available to me. My time with the people I love can get taken away any second. I can’t allow money to make me forget that. Dear Money, you will not break me. Dear Money, you are loose… you are accessible to more people than time is. Dear Money, YOU ARE FOR EVERYBODY. Yes I like you… but you don’t rule me. You may rule everything around me… but NOT me. You don’t control me. My relationship is abusive and I am above you. More people should look at money as part of the vision, not the whole vision. Because you will be unhappy plenty of days. Don’t allow money to forget where you are… WHO YOU ARE. Money can be taken away and gotten right back, just like *snap finger* that. But the time that you waste being angry and malicious over money… it can’t be given back. And that’s just me trying to RapRealOlogy.
How to be in relationships when you’re not fully committed? Sis, you DON’T.
What’s the point of investing your time, patience, and finances when you not fully committed?? Why give you and someone else the stress of having the energy wasted?? It’s it no commitment, then it’s no relationship. Maybe a sex partner at best? Or maybe just a friend with those things called benefits. So, all of the above. Just saying that you’ve been in a relationship and putting that behind someone’s identity (and yes I went that far) when you KNOW you not inviting them to the family cookout, then just zont zo it. Some people make their relationship a priority, a full time job, a 9-5, a bill payer, and still they get hurt… by people that want to be in relationships but not committed. So at the end of the day, just don’t waste ya time and your (FB) time by getting all the benefits but taking no responsibilities. Just Always RapRealOlogy.
So, when I first started teaching back in 2017. I wasn’t prepared. I didn’t have any expectation for what I would see in the building I was about to be walking through. Just graduating college, many would think I was refreshed and very well adamant about the job I was about to get done. But NOPE. I was scared and frighten of the thought of failing. I had no hope. Just a bunch of fake smiles and “heyyy, thank you for the support”. I knew that moving to the city, I will encounter another breed of children. Middle schoolers? Oh yeah, they run this s%&!. They got all the tricks. But look at me, I’m the boss… of this classroom at least. So let me not smile and be friendly. I’m a force to be reckoned with. (That’s what I told myself). But instead of being rude and so militant, I relaxed my shoulders and started to think about the kids. I always thought about the kids. Even when I didn’t have to think about the kids. Having 3 loads of 35+ kids in a co-taught class, I was stressed and mentally unstable. Until I told myself and other colleagues, I CANNOT SWEAT. I CANNOT STRESS. Let me sail this boat the right way. Let me work smarter and not harder. LET ME STOP MAKING SO MANY DAMN COPIES! To my all teacher babes, y’all know how it is. I am an English junkie when I am in my classroom. So excuse all of my human rights when I start to have so many grammatical and mechanical errors when I just wanna relax. I’m not getting graded. I’m not being judged. That’s what I tell my students to remember when I want them to be creative and explore the depths of their little tiny human brains. Every day is a new and better day. That’s the attitude you need when you’re dealing with moody adolescents with no clue of how much worth they have on this earth. Every day is a new and better day when you dealt with a kid yesterday that did absolutely no work and blamed you for them failing. Every day is a new and better day when you dealt with feisty coworkers that are so petty over the copier machine. STOP MAKING SO MANY DAMN COPIES. While I’m walking from the front of my classroom to the back, I speak with confidence, with my chest out, showing the almighty Black, and spreading it across the room… showing my students that FEAR cannot be shown. We will make a way; even if it’s not THE way, it’s still A way. TeachHER making HERstory & Steady RapRealOlogy.
I don’t feel like I need to preach to the world or nothing like that. I just feel like I share what I say, and if listeners get it, they get it. And I never underestimate the audience’s ability to feel me.~ Erykah Badu
This is not the first blog, just the first to actually get posted. I’ve been writing since the age of 9. Anything you think I couldn’t write. I could. I can. But blogging was something I never started and actually continued. However, now is different. I learned that I’m inspiring, so I want to do just that. Everything from my life, your life, your neighbor’s life, I can hit on. Leave me comments. Let me know wassup. Cause everything is realology. I’m just here to make peace, love, and red beans.
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