Get Up & Grow

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When I wake up…An award nomination!

When I wake up….everything I went through will be beautiful…

When I woke up this morning, I had a message telling me that Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars  ( read her blog! It’s amazing!) had nominated me for a blog award. It made me feel like sharing my happiness and my pain was worth it because someone is actually reading and understanding. Someone can relate to me.


1. Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass this award along  to 15 recently discovered blogs you enjoy reading.
4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.

Seven things about me:

1.) My middle name is Dawn. When I marry, I want to change my maiden name to my middle name and then take my husband’s name as my last.

2.) I have a tattoo of myself in a past life on my back. It’s an Egyptian cat with an ankh choker standing in front of a pyramid in the moonlight.

3.) I don’t take compliments about my appearance very well. I would rather hear nice things about my mind or personality. I have no idea why that is.

4.) I am socially awkward.

5.) I am a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc, The Order of the Eastern Star, and Daughters of Isis.

6.) I would like to name my first born daughter after my father: James . I know that everyone thinks of that as a boy’s name but I really like it for a girl.

7.) My Grandmother was a stone cold fox. Not only was she beautiful but she carried herself like real queen. Her style, her personality, and her desire to help others attracted people to her. I want to be like her when I grow up. I base the woman I want to be on the lessons that I learned just from observing her.

15 blogs that I love:

1. LifeInTheFarceLane 

2. MsDarlingDiva

3. Curiousity Killed The Kat

4. Simple Pleasures

5. My Side of the Street

6. Story of Alice

7. Talinorfali

8. The Style Voyager

9. Care 4 Curls

10. The Mental Ward

11. TinySartorialist

12. Andrew Hyde’s Blog

13. Towards Healing

14. Lifestyle30

15. The Rainbow Alliance

I love this! I wonder who will win the award! I’m just happy to be nominated!


December 20, 2011 Posted by | Affirmation | , , , | 2 Comments

30 Days of Truth/ Day 5

Something you would love to do in your life:

My ultimate goal in life is to own a successful dance school. I don’t want to call it a dance studio because that label makes me think of  little girls with too much make up on and costumes that cost their parents hundreds of dollars but they will never wear again. It makes me think of snotty dancers who decide to take dance classes at school for fun and treat everyone else like crap because they aren’t studio dancers. I don’t like the images that come to mind when I think about the studio dancers I have dealt with in the past. No, I want to have a dance school.

In my dance school, students will learn about dance technique, history, theory, careers, and notation. They will learn to express themselves by choreographing their own works.  I want my students to appreciate dance for what it is….not what the media has made it into. I want them to realize that without African and Jazz dance…there would be no hip-hop dance. These students will be able to learn technique in ballet, jazz, modern, African, lyrical, hip-hop, ballroom, and various folk dances from around the world. I will bring in guest artists from other countries to do residencies.   My school will not be all about showing off…they will fundraise to help with the costs of costumes and they will also participate in community service. I want to develop not only great dancers, but great leaders and people as well. Basically, I would like to run my school like a public school program. They will be able to get internships and learn about performing arts related careers. They will perform and also learn about how to run a show from behind the scenes. ( Lights, stage managing, sound, programs, advertising, etc.) They will learn to notate dance so that years from now, young dancers can read the notation and recreate works that they choreographed and performed.

A while ago, I was talking to a co-worker of mine and she was talking about her dream to open a triple-threat studio. Students would be able to study dance, theater, and music. ( Instrumental and voice) I thought that was a great idea as well. I wouldn’t mind going into business with someone like her and making both of our dreams a reality. While part of me wants to go into business by myself and be able to call all the shots, another part of me knows that two heads are better than one and I need someone to balance me out. I am a very impulsive person and I have a feeling that I would have a hard time with the business and financial aspects.

I don’t know exactly when or where I will open this school but it is only a matter of time. I w ill know when the time is right but it will happen before I leave this world…

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