When I was growing up, I had a big, expansive, divine vision for my life.
I was going to be a principal, author, restauranteur, architect FIRST.
Then I was going to become Secretary of Education while simultaneously leading a black empowerment movement.
I was serious y’all.
Over the years, I allowed “supposed to,” “should,” and “respectable” to boss me around.
I never lost site of my gifts but I tried to Claire Huxtable it, make it neat and proper for the masses.
I’m done with being neat and proper and respectable.
I deserve to live fully, messy, integrated and with joy.
So do you.