Little pieces of my life. I'll share, I don't mind. - I'm me. Jasmine A Reid. Daughter, Sister, TSU Alumni, Entrepreneur, Friend, Lady of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Rocks locz & tattoos. Hotep.
All this planning. Hope there’s not a specific way to do this because I’m going to do it how I want lol
So it’s Sunday morning. My fiance has to go to work and is keeping the car so I decide to get and run to the gas station real quick to put some gas in the car. So I get up, get dressed, kiss him goodbye and say how thankful I am for my life on my way to the car. Get in, start the car, put my seat belt on and go. I come to the intersection not even 3 mins driving time from my home. My intention is to go across to the gas station. I pull up and stop behind the driver in front of me. My light is red. I notice the driver in front of me starts moving and I look up and see the light is green. I see the car in front of me is turning right. I look at the light again, it’s still green so I drive forward to cross through the intersection. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ——- BOOOM.
I look up I’m facing where I started. I look at the light… yellow…..red. I look straight ahead— there’s a car with the front ripped off. I’ve been hit. I scream, cry, shake nervously, frantically unbuckle my seat belt and get out;no scratches, no blood…. I’m okay.
I could have lost my life in that Sunday Morning Light… but God shone protection and grace over me in the light. I’m grateful for Light.
*I’m okay. I didn’t have to go to the ER or anything. Thankfully nobody was killed*
I know I haven’t been here a lot and I will try my best to fix that.
However, I wanted to share with you that the love of my life, my dream man, my best friend, my other half, my King has asked me to be his Queen. So we are getting married and I couldn’t be happier. (I’m so late telling you all this I’m so sorry)
It’s been a LONG time since I was here. Let’s see. What has happened? I went to graduate school. I have finished my first semester. All As too. I have gotten more conscious about myself and my people and I’m perfectly okay with that. In fact I’m in love with it. I am learning to choose happiness all the time no matter how hard. My other and I moved so that I could go to graduate school. He has been my rock. I am so in love and our home feels perfect to me. I promise my joy and my peace is coming home to him. Also, we celebrated our 1 year anniversary— went to the Kanye concert for that. (There are wedding plans being talked about but NO we are not engaged, yet. LOL) I lost friends, I gained friends, I’m working on forgiveness for friends I lost but may have regained. I’m stood up to family members and claimed my life as my own. I’ve gotten closer to God and become more grateful. I decided that I truly want to work at an HBCU. I believe I know where my passion lies. My idea of family has gotten more real and closer to my heart. Just a lot. I’ve been discovering me, and finding HIM in me and me with him.
For the first time in a long time I can say I’m doing well and happy and mean it wholeheartedly. You just have to learn to embrace your “dopeliness” (new TM term) and not apologize for it. =)
Stressed out = running and not over thinking. Always pray. Not really a new theory, just a revised one.
I wasn’t oiling my locz for a while. That wasn’t good for them. I’ve started to again. So today after washing my hair I mixed coconut oil and olive oil together and oiled my hair and scalp with that mix. My hair feels great right now.
Yesterday, I was in my first wreck ever. Let me start with this: Nobody was hurt (thank God), we didn’t hit another car (thank God), we ended up off the road instead of stuck in a ditch or in the middle of the road (thank God), I wasn’t by myself (thank God), there is very little damage & only cosmetic damage done to my car (thank God), I have full coverage (thank God), we made it back to Nashville safely/my car is still very “driveable” fully functional— lights work, alignment only off by a very little, things that can be easily fixed (thank God).
So now that you know everything and everybody is just fine let me tell you what happened!!! Driving back from Memphis to Nashville. That’s about a 3 hour trip. It had been raining all day so no speeding was being done. It wasn’t raining at the time but there was still water on the road. So what happened? Hydroplaned and spun backwards onto the shoulder, hit the guardrail twice and stopped. Back bumper is a little messed up and the front driver side has a small dent. Other than these little problems I & my sweetheart are fine! Thank God. Called insurance company, made the claim, can still drive my car, made it back safe. Did find out that my back 2 tires are balled. Gotta replace those. Other than that, everything is fine. I was shocked, nervous and shaken up but I’m better today.
When I open my drive side door it makes a popping noise because of the dent. I hate that. I can’t wait to get it fixed. However, I named my car Selina Kyle— Catwoman, so she will be fine. She only got a couple scratches.
So guess who got into graduate school!? I did. Yep. This girl *points at self with both thumbs* That’s where I’ve been mostly; working towards getting into grad school, actually going to work and being with my man.
So now that I’m in we can talk about it. I’ll be attended Western Kentucky University to get my Master of Art in Education in Student Affairs. What will I do with that you ask? Work in university administration is my goal. i’m pretty excited about it. Now I need to get an apartment, get a job there, move, register for classes, get my graduate assistantship position (these aren’t in a particular order either), However, we gotta take this one thing at a time.
I’ll be moving away from him, which hurts, but I’ll only be an hour away so I’ll cry thug tears and get over it because I’m not far away at all.
My best friend graduates from undergrad this weekend and got a job and is moving 8.5 hours away!!!!!!! I’m excited for her and sad all at the same time.
My other friend got into her nursing program and is moving 6.5 hours away!
My life is changing. I’ll embrace it. I’ll miss those ladies but they are off chasing their dreams and I can’t be upset at that at all.
My man isn’t far from me. He’s chasing his dreams as well. (Goodness I love him. It’s almost going to be worth being away from him and missing him for the anticipation of seeing him again and all the affection that will come with it.)
We’re all such a great support system for each other. I thank God for His blessings, His plans, these people He put in my life and for everything, ever.