Self-Discovery Journey Coffee Talk Inspiration
Lately, I have been on quite the rollercoaster ride with finding my voice for this platform and passion, which I call my life work. I am not at a loss for words but feelings. When I sat down to write this morning, as I read the description of my purpose here, I noticed it states this platform is for you, the reader. It took me by surprise because that's not completely true. No, it's for me, and where your work is for you, here's where I am available to meet and discuss our me stuff. So, I made another edit in the description from 'you' to 'us'. I wanted to write 'me' although my heart knows that's just a big lie. I could bemoan about the vibes at the cookout or family reunions but I'm not. I have to put all this emotion aside because with all of my breath this is for my fifth great-granddaughter, so unlike me, she will know about my life, existence, survival, and her ancestors, her legacy.
I am blessed to be a witness to the beginnings of my vision coming to life. The other day my grandson asked me how did I get Paperdoll Journal into Safari? I asked him why does he ask and he said because at school I was telling my teachers about our family history and our class went online to see it. My teachers said it was very interesting. I asked him if he would like to help me and he said yes.
Shut the front door! Come on now. This shoemaker's kids gonna have all the shoes. The way my heart swells. My prayer is always, to 'show me what I need to see and what I need to hear'. On this journey, I am thankful, I am grateful, I am blessed. This I know.
For the genealogy research community, artists, photographers, documentarians, oral historians, curators, archivists, librarians, architects, city planners, historic preservationists, park rangers, and journalists, I thank you for your work. Oh, and of course, last but never least, all of my cousins, first and second for just being cousins. - xoL