Life is a wild ride!
In the midst of me getting this website launched and my month-long challenge to my Self for National Domestic Violence Awareness month (October), I find myself packing to move. This wasn’t a planned moved — I wasn’t even thinking about moving. But sometimes one must do what one must do in order to secure what one wants for their life.
I want peace…
And in the house I live in peace is virtually non-existent. My current situation is a roommate situation, which initially worked well. Then my roommate let others move in and with those others, an expanse of negativity moved in. It’s like a dark black cloud that just hangs over this place. Confusion, chaos, even theft of personal property has ushered itself in and I can no longer deal with the negative energy present.
Nor can my two boys…
This place is affecting them, their psyche. It is affecting their moods and their ability to deal with being young, Black males in Amerikkka. And it is reeking havoc on our lives. And I’m not having it! I held on as long as I could — for all the wrong reasons. Convenience. Comfortability. Proximity. Low rent… But the price for those things is too great to pay. I will not swap the health and sanity of my Suns or myself because it’s easy.
So, I’m moving! In 53 days to be exact…
My rent will nearly triple and their are other bills associated with having your own. But none of that matters to me. What matters is that me and my Suns have a safe haven, a sanctuary, a home filled with love and peace. And that’s my Christmas gift to them and my Self. A place of our own. A place free of stress and bickering. A place where we can hear ourselves think. A place where creativity and rich life can bloom.
Because of this, I may be a little scarce here. My plan for this website was to blog at least weekly and to share my work in D.O.T.S. of Dopeness (Domestic violence Outreach for Transformation and Support). And I will institute my plan — it just may not start until the new year. I am still working on my creative challenge for October and have managed to keep up-to-date with making a Survivors Square every day. I will try to post the lot of them after the challenge is over.
Look for regular blog posts from me, weekly starting January 1, 2022. Until then, I will write as much as possible between packing, classes I’m taking, classes I’m teaching, and generally trying to survive this place until I can get us moved. And in the meanwhile, I am strapped in and holding so that I can enjoy this ride called Life!