Yesterday, while at BJs I ran into my old work first program director. We got to talking and she said she was proud of me and I should come check out their new facilities and share my story. Most don’t know but I was homeless for quite a while and leaned toward welfare for help. Of course the lady assumed I was lying and threaten to put me and my daughter in a shelter. I ended up at Homefront FPC at The School for the deaf, which is where I attended this work first program. I learned how to use Microsoft office, got a place to live (ny 1st apt on stuyvesant ave) and then found a job at the Old Navy in Hamilton Market place it was just opening up. Left due to no steady hours, went back to welfare and joined another WF program and got in the state of nj as CWEP (Unpaid intern) for a 1 1/2 and got hired permanent in 2009. Been on my own since my first apt and left welfare behind. I said all that to say this, everyone needs help and you shouldn’t be ashamed, understand where you been and where you are now. Be proud of yourself and thank God! I been working every since. Maintaining my household and raising my kids as best I can, so before you judge me understand that that’s just a piece of my story and it doesn’t define me.
Hey guys I know I have been slacking on the blog tip, I swear I gotta find my way back (in my Jahiem voice). These last couple of weeks have been uber busy between military ball and my sisters baby shower, I kind of got sucked in. Here are a few pics from the shower:
Okay, now that all that is done I have put my focus back into my son’s summer plans. He will be doing extended school year, hopefully the transition and this new school will help more than anything else. My daughter’s summer program starts soon after school is over.
I wanna do beach trips with friends ans family. Hopefully, that will work out. Also, planning a bbq and show off the boo thang if I can.
I know I was all over the place, I can’t wait to meet my niece!! Trust I will post pics!!
This past weekend I went out for drinks and good music with my bestie! We went to a spot where all the cougars and sugar daddies hang. So you know it was great music. The kind of music you heard as a kid growing up when your parents how their parties. Somehow we always found out way out of our rooms dancing.
In my family we all are good dancers… I’m working on my son. He is still young. Anyways, as we bobbed out heads to the good music, I watched this older lady. She seemed to be about late 40s or early 50s, she stayed on the floor all night. It was a few other that were out there like her. But she didn’t need or care to have a dance partner, she was vibing and grooving to the beats. I whispered to my bestie, that is gonna be me when I get older.
I swear I love dancing, good music will have me up and out of my seat. I’m no wall flower, play one good song and I’m on it all night. Even in my clubs days, I would order my drink and wait for that one good song that would bring me out to the dance floor.
Other than it being a great work out, I just can’t hear a good beat and just stand there like a bump on a long. Nope, even listening to music wherever I’m moving my body.
Anyone else out there like that?
Yesterday was a stressful day. These were my FB Post for that day:
So you know how my day went once I got home. Needless to say, I didn’t end up enjoying my remainder bottle of wine. You can see how upset I was, I was misspelling words and all. I don’t drink like that but tonight I will have me a glass of wine and relax.
And today is a half day!! Yayyy.. no I won’t be drinking at 12, I have to take my son to speech therapy & occupational therapy, then home! After 5 the cork is off…
When I say I had a busy weekend, understand I did. The girls and I took a trip to Atlantic City for out friend’s Heather’s birthday. So we booked a hotel for Saturday and Sunday. Road trip start early Saturday morning… here are some of the pictures.
I’m glad I was able to get a break from all that was happening around me. I needed that girls weekend, it was long over due and perfect timing. Then back to the real world I came to prepare for my Grammy funeral services Monday. It was beautiful service. #KellyStrong
We know that are grandmother is in a better place. No more suffering and she has her babies with her. I miss my mom, aunties and gram very much. But one thing they taught us was to be #KellyStrong and we will keep this big family together!