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.
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.
I am ALWAYS at work it seems. And when I am not at work I don’t want to look at computer screen because I look at one for 10 hours a day at work. I’m doing good though. Looking for another job, hoping to get into this graduate program and get a graduate assistantship. I would love to get one with a full tuition wavier. I am really excited about this graduate program though. It is “the bomb”. lol. I’m been sick twice recently too (kind of sick right now making this the 2nd time). However, it’s okay. I’m getting better. I will try to visit here more often. Hope you all are doing okay.
That man told me he likes going out with me and hanging out with me. He said I’m his best friend. That meant so very much to me. He also said I’m more like the 98/2 rule and not the 80/20 rule. lol. I love him. His birthday is coming up and I have so much planned. I just want him to have a great time and to thank him for being who he is. I love him. I’m proud of him. I’m proud to be with him. I cherish us.
Awesome movie. Easter evening my man and I went to see Temptation. He’s not a big Tyler Perry fan so it was amazing I got him to go. After the movie he was the first to say he liked it. It gave us a lot to talk about as well. From the different emotions carried by each character to the logic that could have been used to resolve the issues to why logic wasn’t used and why emotion was overpowering, etc. Days later we still can talk about it and look at new sides of it.
The story line is a good one. Tyler really knew what he was doing with these characters. I am glad we went to see it.