Happy New Year! I’m here again to get a tad personal because it’s our Anniversary, and thus a perfect time to renew our vows.
The hardest thing about being a writer is writing. Sure the writer’s block makes things hard. And yes, when the mission is to lend my voice to the issues and there’s too much unpleasantness going on for me to focus on just one thing, I get overwhelmed. But if I’m honest–and I’m always honest with you–its that every time I put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard, I expose my soul. Especially because I insist on this “impeccability with my word,” so much of who I am comes through in my writing, and I often find myself needing to reel myself in. If not for editing, I’d be naked on these pages.
Soooo, why am I telling you this? Why am I opening myself up on this, our 4-year anniversary together, about this? Why… because I want to… and intend to spend more time with you. I know that I’ve made this promise before, but this year, I want to be different. I’m stepping into 2018 with a different focus: transparency. It’s not enough to be honest with you; I have to be impeccable with my word. I can Do More posting and Require Better transparency as it relates to the issues and Dig Deep into my thoughts on them. I will be a better version of the Reign O’Change you’ve been not seeing.
Here’s a sample…
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‘Tis the season to be jolly… and kind… and giving… and appreciative… and retrospective… or at least that’s what it used to be. Why are people so insistent on being rude and unpleasant to each other? This so-called “clap back” culture where every response or interaction has to sting is just one more sign that we are losing the battle. You can’t be an ass hole your entire life. I know, its tempting to try, but believe me, you can’t… well, you shouldn’t. The day will come where you will have been rude to the wrong person, and they’ll beat your ass the way your momma should’ve the first time you thought you could talk to anyone just any kind of way. I’m just saying.
Do More. Require Better.