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Confessions of One Brown Girl: Yesterday

Thursday, December 02, 2010
I get so tired sometimes.  Not sleepy tired.  Weary tired.  That kind of tired that makes me want to quit my projects and just go about my life as if no one else really matters.  That's the kind of day I had yesterday. 
Yesterday I didn't care if one single parent signed up their daughter for CampCaribe.  I break my back to get the message out about giving girls a world view and it. is. just. SO. HARD. sometimes.  I know the value of travel.  I know the value and benefits of camp.  I know these things.  Shoot, I went to camp.  Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who knows how important this type of growth is.  Oh yeah...and takes action.  Weary.
Yesterday someone asked me for advice (ha!) about how I get parents to pay for their children to go on excursions.  I dunno...I silently shrugged when I contemplated the question.  But after giving it some thought, my answer was to just keep trying.  (Yeah. I know, I know.  I need to take my own advice.)
Yesterday I was weary of the people who keep telling me they're going to do things that they just don't do.  Because I can't actually say it to their faces (not real smart from a business perspective), I'm saying it here.  Stop doing that, okay?
Yesterday I wished the lease was up on my store so I could release myself from this commitment of time (not that I'm there much).  With 2 more than years to go, I flip flop back and forth between terminating early and just riding it out.  Weary, I tell ya.
Yesterday my beloved cat ruined my favorite cashmere sweater.  Grrrr.
Yesterday I watched two girls on Survivor quit after 28 days in the jungles of Nicaragua with 11 days to go.  Of course I didn't think that they should quit.  Why come so far just to quit?  Hmmm. 
Carla from Top Chef.  LOL.
Yesterday I questioned why I blog.  And then I got a delightful email from an absolute stranger thanking me for sharing and telling me that I actually impact her life in some small way.  Wow.
Yesterday I got an email from a woman who operates her own business that I met a few years ago at a conference.  She placed a large order and told me she loved me (!) and what I do.  *Blush*  Grateful.
Yesterday I got a fun(ny) email from a Facebook friend about how I reminded her of a cross between Carla on Top Chef and Joan on Girlfriends.  Having never met, it made me giggle because I've been compared to both.  *Still giggling.*
Yesterday I remembered that I am going on another trip next month.
Yesterday I got scared again because I haven't been feeling 100% since I got back from vacay. And then I thought of a family friend who just found out two days ago that his cancer is inoperable. *Sucking it up.*
I guess yesterday wasn't so bad after all.  
Thank goodness for today.  =)  What a difference a day made...
How do you refresh yourself when you get weary?


Andrea @ Fork Fingers Chopsticks on: December 2, 2010 at 8:21 PM said...

Great post. Very relevant to my week - it's been one of those. I'm in need of a recharge and reading your post helped. Thanks.

Know that you are touching so many people through your blog with such positive dialogue, images and opportunities for women of color. Keep at it!

Unknown on: December 3, 2010 at 10:09 AM said...

I appreciate that, Andrea.
How did we vent before blogging? LOL


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