“Watch when you wake up that morning you’re going to be like, I’m not taking nobody’s stuff anymore!” Says your older female classmate/new-found friend.
The best part about that statement is your birthday is two weeks away and you’ve already started that mindset. It has been a rocky year from start until now. You witnessed your own family turn into hindrances for you. You have hurt from pain and scars you thought you’d never have and you have even done some things you thought you’d never do. What has it taught you though? Nobody is going to look out for you and yours more than YOU! These battles have equipped you for all out warfare if you need to, to get to where you are trying to go in life.
I am SO PROUD OF YOU! Ms. Me, you have changed not only your attitude but you have a new look to match it. You are starting to exude confidence and have began to embrace a mind of your own! Yes, you still make mistakes but you know how to live with them! You have finally got the picture: this isn’t your mama’s life, nor your daddy’s life, nor your siblings lives, it’s YOURS!
Last but not least, love may be a desire but love is not your primary focus. I am so glad that you are finally seeing how much your goals mean to you and that love will come when it comes! You may still shed your tears over love lost but you still keep in mind that what is meant to be will be!
Who is this woman I see in the mirror now……….ME!!!
One thing I’ve come to learn when it comes to business and even politics and power, having a penis gets you far. It’s time to grow some balls. Steve Harvey gave great advice, think like a man. I’m saying when it comes to business, BE a man.
Ms. Me you are on your way. Always remember if you can envision where you want to go and how you want to get there you can do it! Keep painting that picture both mentally and physically through the steps you’re taking to reach your goals. I’m so proud of you! Don’t you ever stop for NO ONE!
“I talk like this cuz I can back it up!”-Beyonce, Ego
Dear Ms. Me,
This one is going to be short and simple. You know that thing you keep attached to your hand, yeah that digital “life support system”of yours, it’s about time you milk it for what it’s worth. We both know you have not build up your base of friends and associates yet so, it’s not like anyone is blowing it up. Other than music and tweeting you’re not getting your monies worth out of that phone and you’re wasting our precious time.
You’ve got a great idea on the horizon but if you don’t use your resources to get organized it well become another flop. So, use your phone to keep up with everything. It’s always on you…ALWAYS, it’s rare that you don’t have it on you do USE IT PROPERLY!
Ok, that’s all for now baby girl. Got some secret santa work to get to.
Dear Ms. Me,
I’m writing this one from the grave. Yes, you read that right, from the grave!
I attended our funeral, of course and was very unhappy with the turn out my dear. When your grandmother passed away they didn’t have enough room in your uncle’s church for all the people who came. I mean there were people everywhere and there was standing room only. Remember? Remember how you couldn’t believe how many people who courageously blunt woman touched.
Well, your funeral was nothing like that sweet heart. Let me tell you, the attendees included your family only. Of course your in-laws came and your husband showed up with his new soon to be bride. I mean I’ve never seen a widower so happy, OJ seemed more sorrowful than this guy. Oh and the new lady is gorgeous by the way.
They dressed us up in some tasteless garment, I wouldn’t even bury a dog in. But the worst part my dearest was the eulogy now that drilled the nails in the coffin, literally. I mean it was so bland and depressing. Yes, it’s a funeral but the people attending are still alive. That eulogy gave them nothing to look forward to living for. This is what they said:
Mrs. Me was the mother of two lovely children. She is survived by them and her husband Mr Ok. She was an aspiring writer who never reached her dream. She was a big dreamer but not so much a big doer. She started many things but her untimely death at the age of 60 didn’t allow her to finish what she started [you see that sarcasm, they're laughing at you even st your funeral]. She was a beautiful woman in her earlier years but she stopped taking care of herself for sometime; which explains her death at such a young old. She will be missed but hardly remembered. Heaven is the only place she’ll have a mansion and she hopes to see you all there some day
Ms. Me if you don’t do something about that I’m going to come to you like the ghost of Christmases come and I’m going to haunt your tail until I scare you into action! MOVE IT! I wasn’t prepared to die at 60 and definitely not like this!
Dear Ms. Me,
I realize that you have hit a brick wall once again when it comes to your love life. I know it hurts like hell because you thought that by letting someone new in you’d be okay and you thought this person truly might see a future with you since they kept trying before to talk to you. So, I know it was a huge let down to find out that what you saw he did not see. I know you’re heartbroken again and I know your heart has been taking hit after hit not just for the last year but the last three years. It’s okay because you are one pretty damn tough cookie. Always remember your motto stick to the high road no matter what happens keep your head held high, if you have to, cry in privacy, do so but smile every chance you get. Keep love in your heart don’t ever let it turn to hate or bitterness because if you do then that’s what you’ll attract and frankly Ms. Me I don’t want to wake up one day to Mr. Bitter I’m in love with Mr. Right.
Just keep being your self Ms. Me, faults and all, you can’t be anyone else the way you can just be you. Yes you are changing and I know you miss some things about the old you but you’ll love ME, Mrs. Me that is. Why? Because I have learned so many lessons it has helped to shape me. All the heartache you went through pays off in the end I promise. Remember those books you’re going to write? Story lines have to come from somewhere why not use these things to better your future capitalize off your pain. I bet every male that ever screwed you over will feel pretty silly when they see you still made it. But that’s not even your motivation that’s what’s so special about you Ms. Me you really do have a kind heart and though you get kicked you still get back up and offer a glass of milk and a cookie to the very ones that kicked you. One day that kindness will pay off, one day someone will see that and not take advantage of it. One day will come soon enough.
How did you learn patience? Through trials like these, pain always makes you think. You’ve always been a pretty good kid but you have a rebellious streak in you from time to time and you hit brick walls often but its okay those brick walls teach you they don’t break you they MAKE YOU! Better yet they make ME =). In the mean time you better start knocking out some more of that school work Ms. Me cause you still have a book to write next month.
With MUCH LOVE!
Dear Ms. Me,
I know your heart has a million and one things going on. You are letting go of some things right now and learning to allow others in. That’s good! It’s okay to be a little hesitant at first but don’t let fear hold you back. The biggest thing other than school and your beautiful children (who grow up to make you very proud by the way) is the awesome novel you’re getting ready to write.
Now I know you are excited and terrified at the same time BUT go for it! Don’t worry about being perfect right away remember they’re only looking for quantity right now. So, get plenty of rest this month and get ahead on your class work as much as possible so you’ll have plenty of time to write. Set a goal to write at least 2,000 words a day. Write about whatever you want don’t hold back of course not everyone will appreciate your subject matter but you’re not writing for everyone to enjoy it you’re writing to say you did it and so some will enjoy it. Take all those crazy thoughts you have and silly reenactments you do at home when no one is looking and put them in the book. All those silly characters you come up with when you’re absolutely bored out of your mind, use them to fill up this novel. It doesn’t have to make sense at first just reach the finish line with at least 50,000 words.
I know how you like to come up with excuses when you get scared you won’t finish something. But remember you always pull it off under pressure. You can do it! Just have a little bit more faith in yourself and forget whoever doesn’t.
Write this novel because if/when you do. You will have started the first step to a new life that you never imagined you’d have. You will be a best seller one day. By the way I’m retired and that book is only one of the ones you will write that will be apart of the residual income I’m living off of. Let me tell you now social security doesn’t get that much better so you’d better get ready for this book so I can live without worrying about the governmental security net.
Think POSITIVE MS. ME!