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One Thing Everyone Must Do

Good Morning New World,

dsc_0005I know it has been a while, and I do apologize. I am in the process of putting my life in a position where I can be back to being me. I realized that during the process of unemployment, you go through a process of redefining. It is very hard, to say the least. In the midst of unemployment, school bankruptcy, etc., we get clouded with moving forward and feel comfortable staying where we are. Wait a minute, you didn’t come here to read about my philosophy. Did you?! Probably not.

So, I will chat about something everyone needs to do. The African American Museum, in Washington DC, is finally built. The outside of the building, is a really eccentric design, but it’s what’s inside that really counts. “The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts. Nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members of the museum. When the NMAAHC opens on September 24, 2016, it will be the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.” (nmaahc.si.edu, 2016) It has seven floor of history and, from my understanding, the floors goes from the darkest hours, on the bottom floors, to the lighter times. Unfortunately, due to my past injury, I could not view the entire museum. However, I will show you what I did see.

And Enjoy

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School Comes First!

Hello New World,

Well, anyone that has been following my brief posts, know that, like a majority of Americans, I am looking for work. In fact, it has been this way for three years. That is very hard to admit. Being unemployed also had me pick up weight. Like 40 extra lbs. I began to change myself, and I know that it has been a rough three years. Especially for my man. I know there are days when he, literally, wanted to kick my ass, on a daily basis.

So, I began to change myself. The weight that I gained, I wanted to lose it. So I got the Six Week Body Makeover. I wanted to experience fashion photography, so I began to put together my own photo shoots. I freelanced, for a while, and still have been able to do my courses. Through this time, I have discovered my talents, obtained an Associates Degree, and on my way to receiving my Bachelor’s. Eventually, I became a little burnt, on photography.

So, starting the spring 2013, I will be returning back to class. This time, I will study my passion. I will be attending the Art Institute, in Arlington, to get my Bachelors in photography. I am very excited on doing this. I want to be able to have my work shown in magazines. I want to be one of those photographers that Tyra Banks uses on her show, ANTM. Yeah, I dream big. But, really, isn’t that necessary to succeed in what you believe in?

Anyway, it is 9:15 pm EST. So, I will be saying………..