Good evening! I am so excited because I have been working on my website all weekend. Yes, I’m building it myself !! You may have heard me say or hashtag #IDoMyOwnStunts and I mean this. Although I may not master all trades, I enjoy having a working knowledge of how things work. This is the first domain I purchased, but yet the hardest one to build. But thankfully, I am realizing understanding that it is okay to have a work in progress. This website should be like me… ever changing ! So as you view it in its incomplete progress understand appreciate and witness the growth. In no way would this website have been or remained the same as when I purchased it ,had I built it 8 years ago. I enjoy working within my own limitations and skills, and then pushing those limits and skills to higher levels. I am also learning as I just do (action).. more evolves. Inspite of how procrastination is always hovering over my head like a dark cloud, I cannot believe how much I accomplished and learned just by siting down to start. As you read this I hope it encourages you also to just start ..
Its June 2017 and June is my favorite month of the year. First and Foremost My birthday falls in June! Yep! I am a June baby born June 23,1970 in a Hospital called Beth Isreal in Newark, New Jersey the fifth of 6 children but the first daughter for Ronald Maurice and Anna Mae Draughan. Yes the only girl of 6 and I loved every minute of it. So yes although my birthday is in June interestingly enough, I rarely celebrated it formally. I was rasied as a Jehova’s Witness and holidays including birthay’s were a no no. I’m off track a bit though, my religious upbringing is a whole other blog…although we did not celebrate my birthday formally, the thought of getting older and growing in strengh and knowlege was always something I anxiously awaited. Also, I must add, my grandparents were not Jehovah’s Winesses! So, presents and or clothing (needs) would conveniently appear before or after my birthday. Under no circumstances howerver, were they to be referred to as a birthday present. I also did not receive a birthday cake with candles on my birthday, but let me tell you my mother could bake! I mean at 4 am in the morning sifting flour and letting rolls rise, chopping walnuts, grating cheese, patato or carrots, juicing orange juice, using real butter , heavy cream sort of baker . I cannot remember a day with out a pie, cake, pudding, cookie something sweet every day. My aunts as well, my mom’s mother could also bake. So I didnt ever feel as though I missed any elements on the one particular day, as I had those elements (minus the candles) every day.
To stay on track though, I was speaking of the month of June. Ahh yes , June triggers memories of important changes, sweet endings and new beginnings and a sort of fun break in the year. I have often referenced to June to times similar to football, my favorite sport, by calling it things like,”the third quarter or welcome to the second half.” June is a great time to reflect upon the first half of the year for example, many have made resolutions for a new start or better beginnings at the start of the New Year. I personally enjoy updating that progress and revisiting goals set and met in the previous months and then setting an adjusted game plan for the “second half” .
Thoughts of June reminds me of sweet endings and new beginnings for example when school let out for summer.There were changes of clothing needed to enjoy the summer i. e. (summer clothes) which included bathing suit shopping, sandles new dresses. Ending spring and moving into summer, leaving a grade preparing for a new grade or graduation, all led to feelings of accoplishment in June…completion . Growing up in New Jersey, there was so much inclimate weatherdue to the seasons, so summer was the time when you had maximum outdoor play time…well at least until the street lights came on. This was my socialite time. the time I got to go outside into the world play with the neighbors (worldly kids). I would organize games like red ligt green light, double dutch, mother may I , Jacks and kick ball. I loved to be entertained and to entertain the neighborhood. I guess also clean fun kept a lot of us out of trouble. Little miss bossy… yep that was me! I guess my fate was sealed early . Clearly I was destined for the entertainment business I just didn’t really realize the signs or know what to do with them.
When it comes to June, I fall under the sign Cancer. It turns out also my birthstone is a pearl and much like the eveloution of a pearl from an oyster ,my life is unfolding into something precious. Thank you for joinig me on this leg of this journey called life as I start the second half of 2017 and welcome with open arms… JUNE