And here we are in August dear friend. I find myself laughing at this realization. We went to bed in 2019 and we woke up to unscheduleable 2020. Dear friend, I am proud of you. You’re still waking up, dressing up and showing up for yourself. Pat yourself on the back.
How was your July?
You guys know I live for Summer in New York City, there’s nothing quite like it. As a business, we had so many shows lined up, and I was looking forward to go to the bank laughing but causation has been so real this year. Anyway, we had our first summer virtual bazaar last month. Like what world are we living in? Honestly, if you fail to adapt to change, you’re going to be the leading star in the Left Behind Series. With so many businesses going online to platforms like Faire, Etsy etc. we realised having your own website isn’t always enough. The best thing out of all the shifts is welcoming my sister officially on board. I enjoy working with her, she’s so gifted and has a great eye for capturing a mood. Watch out world, she’s going to do some really AMAZING things.
Last month, I had many weeks where I felt dull, unmotivated and uninspired. I literally had to glue my butt to my chair. I just couldn’t sit still mentally and physically. You know what I did? Nothing. I just waited it out. I had to reassure myself that it was only a temporary glitch in my system and it would get fixed in due time. I was right. Perhaps, if we ignore something hard enough, it disappears. (Just kidding, do not ignore things that need to be worked on.)
I just finished reading Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams and I know my Good Library friends will love this. I was on the rollercoaster of emotions with Queenie. Sometimes, I loved her and most times I wanted to slap her back to sense. The book portrays a Black girl’s racial and mental health entanglements in such a relevant and current way. What I really liked about this book was the relationship between Queenie and her Jamaican grandmother. I thought that was special. Are you part of The Good Library? We have new books that I think you’ll devour.
Spent my weekend with some of my girlfriends and, truly laughter is such good medicine. We ate, we laughed, we counted coins, and we ate some more. I always feel so refreshed after meeting people I love. I feel re-fuelled and energized and confident. Great friendships are truly a glimpse of God’s heart towards us.
I am ready to flourish this August. I have used that un-follow button on Instagram, I have FINALLY finished writing my second book and I have a major staycation planned. I pray dear friends that God will do exceedingly, abundantly, immeasurably more than all you ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within you.