Hello Monday: Putting Your Best Heels Forward

Oprah does it. First Lady Michelle Obama does it. Baddie Beyoncé does it. Arianna Huffington does it. And so do you! What these women (and you) have in common is the ability to do your best. The ability to go day-to-day with the best of intentions, but finding out sometimes it doesn't work out like that. But then wake up the next day to try again. Now the women that I listed above are the best in their fields, respectively. They hustled hard and didn't rely on just their looks to get to where they are. Not even Beyoncé lol. Homegirl been practicing and perfecting her craft since she was a wee Beyoncé. These women are the epitome of putting their best heels forward. And so are you. While you may not be on these women's status, you handle your business on a slightly smaller scale. I can remember when I was pregnant, in a bad relationship and still living at home with my dad. Although I aspired to do better, I just didn't know how. However, I would dream of doing better. After I had my son, I began working a part-time retail job (during the great recession) so you know them hours were short. I would stare out of the big ass glass window and wonder if this was it. I would wonder if this is what I was confined to, knowing I have bigger dreams? I wasn't really sure of what those dreams were exactly, but I knew it was something. So, I made one small decision to go back to school. The rest is history, I guess. The thing is that in the difficult times I still managed to get up and put my best foot *ahem* heels forward. Now my best was probably not viewed as my best especially by my employers. But damnit it was my best lol. A lot of times we tend to look down on other people/women because we would never do what they are doing--clutches pearls. We feel like people should know better and live according to our standards. Not realizing that maybe, just maybe they are doing their best. I was once giving this strange advice and puh-lease don't be offended!  Whatever you do be the best at it. Whether it's a doctor, a lawyer or a whore (lol), be the best one you can be. Now I'm sure said person meant the last one figuratively, BUT the message lies in there. Be your best, do your best ass and nobody can ever take that away from you. People will try to diminish everything you do, but they cannot take away the fact that you are a woman who put her best heels forward.
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Looking Back-A Memoir

Looking back on life, I've always wondered why some things didn't work out. Why doesn't his dusty ass still love me? Why couldn't I relocate to DC when I first wanted to? Why did my daddy have to die so soon? Life will leave you with many questions and sometimes it will take years to answer, if at all. Yes, sometimes she (life) can be a bitch, respectfully. Refusing to go over the lessons with you, but doesn't mind dishing out that refresher course to help your ass remember. But shit happens. Sometimes its fair, sometimes it's not. I do believe that it all works together. Simple things put big things in motion. Tiny steps get the momentum going on a big dream. The things that seemingly did not work out for you, actually do work out for you. To answer the questions I posed above, her are the answers that I've come up with after deep reflection. It did not work out with him because it wasn't supposed to. He would have held me back from moving to the place that I will shine. I wanted to move to DC in 2014, but the doors just would not open. Hell, the day I was set to leave to visit a couple of weeks was the day a big snow storm would hit. Cancelling all flights. Damn, I almost gave up on the dream...didn't know how it would come about. The major thing was my dad would end up having a massive stroke a couple of months later and needed my absolute care and concern. Those months I thought were wasted are now precious to me. It was my last months with him. I bet if you looked back on your life you can see the times where you thought things were working against you, but when you look back, you can connect the dots. And I do understand that sometimes things happen that is just beyond our scope of understanding and it is difficult. I do not live in some fantasy world, but if you keep an open mind to change and accept it, you will travel with the flow of life. Muah!

The Road Less Traveled

I must write like my life depends on it. It kind of does. I mean, how else will I get to where I need to be. I feel and believe writing is one of the avenues I must take. What is your avenue? What is that thing that you do so well that you often overlook it and shoot it down as nothing. Is it singing? Can you throw down in the kitchen? Balancing equations in chemistry is an art form for you? Can you code and design a website? These things are often referred to as our gifts/talents. And God has given everyone something to excel at. So no need to hate on Beyoncé because your ass can't sing or prance on the stage in a Versace bodysuit. Your gift could be one of administration. You can probably run the hell out of a a good way, of course. See often, we are so focused on other people's lives and what they have and how they do things. We may not be able to do something as well as them. That's why it is so important to examine our life. Stay on our own road. And dare to be different. Take the road less traveled. It can be a difficult road, yet rewarding. Many people do not take the road less traveled out of fear. No one likes to be alone. We crave security and the stability that we believe comes from following the crowd. But too many of us are sitting on our talents, dreams and aspirations because we believe deep down that we can't do it. "We are not smart enough, we don't have enough money etc are the many excuses we give." Because fear overwhelms the majority of us from action. It's a tough pill to swallow to get to the end of our life and realize that maybe if you had pursued your goals, you actually would have accomplished them. This life is yours and it's what you make of it. You are solely responsible. Muah!

About Me

Hi! My name is Robinette.

Founder & Editor

I am not a role model… just a messenger. Since I can remember, I have been in love with helping myself to do better and helping others.



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