12 Years a Slave… then I was free

Today has been an amazing day for me. Though I’m not feeling the best, I decided to go enjoy this beautiful day.

Actually, the past week I have decided… or shall I say dedicated myself to being NICE to myself. The art of self-care and self-love. It’s something every adult should really learn to master.

Took myself to dinner this week and had a 3 course meal. I mean, the works. Soup for an appetizer (Potato soup- the best I’ve ever had).  Then,  for my meal I had Salmon, spinach, and mashed potatoes. To top it all off, I ended the meal with the BEST (and first, I must admit) Mud Pie I’d ever had. Mississippi mud pie to be exact. Let’s take a quick detour to the fact that I had to intentionally try to not think of The Help while eating it. (GAG). Nonetheless, it was a delicious meal. I stopped when I was full, drank my water and hot tea, and cuddled up in a plush bed that was made by someone else.

Like I said, I’m becoming skilled at this Self- care and love thing.

But back to today, today was beautiful because I decided to sleep in. Instead of waking up and rushing around like I normally do, I decided to sleep until my body slowly regained consciousness on its own. For me, that was around 11:30 AM. I chose to my favorite  church sermon on the Internet  and made sure to get my work from the Lord.

 Today I was surrounded by good people. You know, the kind that rejuvenate and leave you feeling lifted rather than drained…? Well, that’s the type of person we should ALL strive to be. Anyway, we went to see the movie 12 years the slave and walked around downtown in this cute little city. That movie really moved me. I won’t go into details because I know a lot of people haven’t seen it yet. I cried so hard. I wept. I thought about what it’s like to truly love someone and long deeply for them. But, there’s just something about remembering history that reminds me to be thankful each day at the things I’ve been able to accomplish. It also reminded me that I need to get back to my writing. Because honestly, everyone has a story and it is only through the sharing of the story that we can change the lives of others.

 Update:   I have been shopping all over the East Coast and somewhat in the Midwest looking for fellowship. This is been such a time of reflection and learning. I learned so much about myself and other people this year. I’m not sure exactly where I’ll end up but, luckily, January will be the beginning of a new journey. I will start fellowship until July But since I own a home have to start preparing in January.

 Here’s to a fresh start!  Tomorrow is Veterans Day and I’m preparing to head out to another conference. November has been an extremely busy month but thank God in December I get to rest.

But back to the Title… after seeing 12 years a Slave I truly feel FREE. Free to do and be whatever I want with whomever I want because we only get one shot at this thing (called life). And, while it’s not in my control how it works out… I SHALL make the most of it and the BEST of it.

 Love always,
 LyLy,   CuteCurlyCurvy,  and whatever other names ever used on here.
One of these days there will be some continuity. Work with me guys 🙂

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