Monday, February 12, 2007

Five things about me...

1. I played violin in school all through jr. and sr. high schools. I played off and on after that. When I was pregnant I started taking lessons again. As a teenager I dreamed of being studio musician and playing background for groups like the Temptations. I now play for the Lord in my church on select Sundays.

2. One year I played viola in a city-wide youth orchestra.

3. I used to be a semi-famous local poet. I've done open-mic, scheduled reading at local poetry venues and one on-air reading. In my reading and writing days I've rubbed shoulders with Sonia Sanchez, Maya Angelou and Lorene Cary.

4. I've lived in 2 different states PA & UT.

5. I really identify with the ladies who wrote about being shy. I was a shy quiet kid and suffered greatly for it. I was terrified of going to the jr. high I was slated to go to but we moved to a different state and I was greatly relieved. I still had difficulties in jr. high but at least I didn't get beat up every day. I tried to fit in but never really did. People thought I was stuck up but I was just shy and a bit spacey. I found refuge in the jr. high library and later in the public library. I read every black biography I could get my hands on in my school library. I became a voracious reader and started writing. I realized I was different and slowly became more and more comfortable with who I was. When I decided to lock my hair it was never a matter of what others would think but what I felt comfortable doing. One of my aunts once told me they liked my short natural better than my locks but it didn't phase me. I love my aunts, my mother's sisters, but I can only live my own life. I guess you could say I'm strong willed too. I'm still shy and quiet but I still venture out. I'm open to suggestions as to who to tag next. Posted by Picasa

15 comments:

Creyole's Sisterlock Exodus said...

Your shyness certainly does not show through your pics. You look fab-u-lous!

Brenda said...

You were definitely a warm spirit when I met you! And I love Lorene Cary's books also.

Goodnapps said...

I love that photo and can only pray my locks turn out that great. Alas, another interesting tag.

Valenciajaz said...

Lady your locks are gorgeous. I'll be checkin back wicha when I want to see a model of what my locks could potentially be. Thanks for droppin by my blog.

Chosen Vessel said...

What a nice picture of you, your locks look so healthy. It was nice learning more about you.

Aya said...

As a music lover myself, it was interesting to me to read about your musical experiences. So happy to hear you are using your talent to worhip the Almighty. You look beautiful in the picture.

BlaqKofi said...

Wow, what a great post along with some slammin' locks! I could really relate to what you wrote about in No. 5: finding refuge in the library, love of reading, and being comfortable doing what makes us happy. Another Sisterlocked/Blogging sister wrote to me that it's healing and freeing to put it out there. I couldn't agree more. Thanks for puttin' it out there and keepin' it real. Blessings, Blaq

deja said...

I enjoyed reading your post. Btw, I played violin in elementary school :-) Your locs are incredibly beautiful!

Mel said...

Great post! That photo is beautiful, what a lovely background too. :-)

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing some of your life with us. It's great when you can give your talent to the Lord. Hey, it would be cool it you could get a sample of your ministry on your blog! Your locks are fabulous. They look so uniform and well formed. Thanks for helping us see where we'll be in 5-6 years.

Cee said...

Your locks are just beautiful and so thick.. Lovely picture by the way..

muslimahlocs said...

your sisterlocks are beautiful!

dreamangel75 said...

I can relate to your shyness. I was very shy up to my early 20's. I still an introvert and prefer to have quality time alone. However, I am able to speak more easily to strangers than I did in the past. What makes me chuckle is many people think I am extroverted, but I am strongly introverted and shy.

Anyway, your locks look great! I wonder will mine be as thick as yours or even more. Take Care!

TwoIslandsGirl said...

You have such lovely locks. I can't wait until mine reach that length. You give me hope for the future :-)

Kumina said...

Your locs are beautiful and inspiring! I played the viola in elementary school. Couldn't read a note, but it was Catholic school and I wasn't about to let those nazi nuns know, they didn't mind knocking a kid down! I played by ear. Faked em out, HA!
My kids are so much more outgoing than I ever was. I was always the quiet one. Not them! Even now I don't say much, I keep to myself.