Yes, I know that heading is totally non-representative of my grammatical skills, yet it does let you know that I have a sense of humor and am an artist. It also let’s you know that I’m a non-conformist and a Kreative out-of-the-(What Box) thinker. Goal reached.
So… I closed my eyes, held my breath, clicked the buttons and now I’m actively an online student in Full Sail University‘s New Media Journalism program. Y’know the online school thing I was deathly afraid of doing? Yeah, well I’m doing it and it feels GRRRREAT! (I wonder if Frosted Flakes has that copyrighted?)
Don’t ask me how much it cost. A lot. How I’m paying for it? Still figuring that out and making it up as I go along… yes I did fill out the scholarship, financial aid and loan documents, but I’m determined to find ways of paying it without worrying. so far, so good.
What am I learning? How will it affect me? What good will it do?
Stay tuned… I have all the answers I need for now.
So will you.
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SMILE while CRYING
In the midst of the thunder, the lightning, the brimstone and the fire… I choose to pause, breathe and appreciate the rainbow within. Rain drops are after all, a blessing… and the shock of burning urges us to wake up, remain present, grow and heal.
Taking a moment to pause everything around me… all my unfulfilled responsibilities, all my insecurities, the weaknesses that continue to surface and smile in my face… and the painful memories that all seem to return as a gang of tormentors… I smile.
I sit still and smile, because I can. In all that has happened and all that I have experienced. I still stand and laugh and love freely and deeper than before… afraid, yet faithful that it matters more to just be than to be (too) careful.
I CHOOSE LIFE.
in the midst of what may perceptively FEEL like a thousand deaths repeated and coming to crescendo,
I CHOOSE LIFE!
in the midst of knowing the errors in my ways and the flaws in my intentions
i choose life.
inner freedom is worth bearing the invisible shackles of public ‘impression of degradation’
they will see what they want to see whether or not we look at it ourselves…
be true to the greatest good of you and your light will be revived
SMILE radiantly because you are…
just because you are.
it takes a village… our music (art, goal, dream, mission) is sometimes that child.
Our greatest challenges often lead to our greatest realizations, exponential inner growth and thus, many of our greatest successes.
As I think of all the creative ideas and people who dwell in my immediate local community, I am overwhelmed with gratitude at the blessing of witnessing so many miracles of Creation.
My only hope, for us to learn to work together collectively and economically to rise ourselves even higher on a holistic level. It will take sacrificing time, commitment, growth, creativity, determination, maturity, professionalism, trust and faith.
The time is now… it takes a village