Waiting for today...: Life & Purpose

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Life & Purpose

Why a Blog?
… no two sufferers of mental illness are the same.  Yet we share similar motivations for blogging.  Below are a few motivations of my own… Way out of my comfort zone and out of touch with my peers, I used my writing as a means of coping when I moved to Philadelphia as a school-aged child… Writing helps me organize my thoughts and make sense of the circumstances that cause me distress… con’t reading  

Hair: A Metonymy…
In trying to keep up with hair trends, it was during this time that my hair received the most abuse: heat, relaxers, braids, weaves, color… Over the two years that I have been naturally curly I've fallen in love with my hair.  Although my routine is more involved than before going curly, it excites me to try nourishing homemade recipes and, on occasion, minimally damaging styling techniques… The new love I found for my natural curls has also spread to other facets of my life… con’t reading  

Where’s My Faith When I Need It
I obeyed the gospel of Jesus Christ in 2011. Before that time I was a believer but on that day I knew something was different. It was as if scales fell from my eyes like young Saul, after having been blind for three whole days. From that time on, I had a hunger to learn more about God’s nature and His will for my life… con’t reading

A Time to Regress
I was an avid reader as a child. And… I had an impressive book collection… Somewhere along the way, between the Bahamas and now... between the pages of school books and an overwhelming need to fit in even at the expense of my own identity, I lost interest in leisure reading.  And each time I felt a hint of a spark returning, it would be squelched by guilt… con’t reading  

Finally, I See
Today, I see through different eyes.  Through the eyes of one who suffers an inner turmoil that seeps through to the surface for all to witness and misconceive.  Of one that wrestles daily with those powers which seek only to tear down and destroy. Through honest eyes.  With curiosity and humaneness. Through the eyes of one who hopes to someday be a voice for the voiceless.  Courage for the faint of heart… con’t reading  


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Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.~Ecclesiastes 12:13 (New International Version)