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Dear Future Self,

Dear future self, if you’re still a devoted lifelong blogger. Congrats! By now your halfway around the world. Writing your way up to that times best seller’s list. If not then, oh well, cheer-up. I’m sure you’ll get there one day. I’d thought I’d drop a line. A note or two, just to let you know, you’ve got me rooting for you.

We’ve had some breaks and rejections this year. Rejections and sleepless nights, things that didn’t pan out, quite right. Oh yes, I remember, sister’s in- law’s dog ran away. We’d searched and searched all night but still, there was nothing. On this very morning, while trying to get the laundry done, you tripped and fell down the basement stairs. As if that wasn’t something, you’d tried your hand at your daughter’s Cornucopia’s gluing the thanksgiving meal quite funny.

Dancing around life’s many disasters’ still trying to make the best of all of them. I hear you, heck I’m praying for you, rooting through and through. It’s never as easy as it seems, writing between the wee hours of the morning, after work, after kids, after preparing meals, and attempting to stay healthy too.

I call it, life on steroids, the tiny raw miracles we’ve got. Lord knows, they add up. You’re alive! And there’s so much more to you!

I hope you feel you’re capable of reaching your full potential. I pray you feel there’s a deeper depth to your craft, tapping on divine streams, sent out every morning just to find…

One day, by happenstance- perhaps,

you’ll lift your head,

sense the whole wide world’s inside

awakening,

souls’ in conversation.

Striking through your veins.

striking right through the souls of your art,

zones and roads you must travel.

Higher and higher, you must climb.

P.S. (never mind the doubting) I’m your soul, and I’m shouting, we got this! Til we meet again

signing off kindness sister Krissy

*Blog Tour Award

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It is truly, a honor and an unexpected surprise, to be nominated by two wonderful bloggers; who live in happy worlds where the people are free and so warm and bubbly. These beautiful souls who are: creative,compassionate and humble. The world is better because of strong women like  themissiontomars and Fatmawaty

If you have not check out their work please do. Both of these women have encouraged me in my writing,I say, we are truly writing sisters. I know for certainty our W-P Family is one of the best. I am growing in leaps and bounds as I write.Thank you Fatmawaty and themissiontomars 


     *2.Rules are layered out below.

*I would like to propose the dates:  One Time: Monday Post

 *April 13, or April 20, 2015 (Feel free to vary here and there)


Accepting this award, comes alongside the rules :

Rules:

1. Pass the tour on up to four other bloggers.
2. Give them the rules and a specific Monday to post.
3. Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.
Q1. WHAT I’M I WORKING ON AT THE MOMENT ?
Q2. HOW DOES MY WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS IN MY GENRE ?
Q3. WHY DO I WRITE OR CREATE WHAT I DO ?
Q4. HOW DOES MY WRITING/CREATIVE PROCESS WORK ?
4. Compose a one-time post on a specific Monday (date given from your nominator).


*1.Four amazing bloggers that I would like to pass on

stormiesteele

zikaolofin

angieinspired

rythaephua

3. Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.


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Q1. WHAT I’M I WORKING ON AT THE MOMENT ?

First and Foremost, Its been two years since I started this blog in (2013) I’d hee-hawed with writing. I got serious and begin to really put in the work. The First-Lady of my Home Church presented the question of blogging my Poetry. Then I realise, my Poetry is worth something.

Currently, for the entire month of April I am following (http://www.napowrimo.net/ )  National Poetry Writing Month.My goal is to post a bit of poetry daily for 30 days. I am also working on my first (ever) fictional novel, “Churched-Out” (in the rewrite stages) I have yet to post any excerpts from this fictional story. Hopefully when the time is right, I’ll bring my blog deeper in the fictional zone of more story-telling.

I am currently recording  Poetry and its the most scariest and exciting thing to do on a weekly bases. As I present my work to several platforms of Jazz and Traditional Church, along with Historical Sites. In other words, a Sista can use some sleep…

Q2. HOW DOES MY WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS IN MY GENRE ?

Welp at heart, I’m a southern girl, who likes good food, jazz,blues and gospel. As a result, I like the sound of ink on paper. I like abstract poetry and clean drama. I gotta get my feelings out! My work is from a womanist perspective; in which I reference my own struggles. I like to re-tell old stories and bring a certain level of passion in my work. Most importantly, I try to keep it short!

I don’t have a whole lot of time, so I gotta make this writing-thing quick,  life happens.i.e.(kids,cooking,cleaning,church, me-time )

Q3. WHY DO I WRITE OR CREATE WHAT I DO ?

I write because at the end of the day; maybe I want to let loose or moon -somebody. I could never pull that off real life – so I write to see me. I create Poetry to feel humanity. The ups and downs (on the wagon off the wagon)

I want to stay happy and writing can get me happy…

Q4. HOW DOES MY WRITING/CREATIVE PROCESS WORK ?

This process for me, works after meditation or a good steamy shower. Most times, if I could write naked – I would. (laughing out loud, because I just  told on myself) Although it appears, when the moon and I are up together, I can just flow. My writing works when I’m honest with myself. I become vulnerable to discover what’s really happening on the inside. ( like talking in the mirror) Then that space is clear and I can create.


*4. Compose a one time post:

I was given the date April 6,2015 Here I am!