Hello there, it has been forever, since I posted. June was beyond hectic, end-of the year school activities and all that that entails on top of all the legal shit that is O-N-G-O-I-N-G. Basically I am happy I made it out alive and am now am officially on summer holidays.
For as long as can remember we always came to my hometown, Washington, DC for the month of July. The main reason was to see family and friends and give the boys a chance to experience their American roots. Nothing has changed on that front. This is the second summer that I have made the trip solo with kids and they are happy to be here and spend time with their grandparents. My mom does not live in DC proper anymore and since the apartment I had in DC got sold out from under me, when I visit the “big city” I must couch surf at one of my lovely friend’s places. Thank GOD for them.
Last weekend, I got to spend time with one of these amazing women. Let’s call her Lisa. Although I have not known Lisa that long, I admire and respect her a great deal. She is so full of life and determined to make it happen, whatever it is. When we are together, she grills me. Asks tough questions. And is an endless source of inspiration. I always leave her with a million and one ideas in my head. Last weekend was a little different…
Of course, she knows what is going on in my life and she started with the questions- What new business ideas did I have? What was I going to do about this? What was I going to do about this? I know this was coming from a place of love and I appreciate it, immensely. However, I looked at Lisa like she was speaking Chinese and confessed that I felt that I barely made it through the end of the school year, thus I had not ONE idea in my head about the future!
Which is kinda scary, since there will be some BIG changes happening at the end of summer. We continued to talk and she was kind when I just looked and sounded even more hopeless. As always she gave me some good information and pointed me in the direction of some resources that could be helpful. It was not all serious we had a great day exploring the old town of Leesburg, VA and visiting some vineyards. As usual we were listening to music and this song by Drake popped up on her playlist: https://itun.es/us/C6BIib?i=1216986926
What initially attracted me to the song was the insane drum and bass line and the vocals from Jorja, and when Drake finally comes in… “you need me to get that sh*t together.” We immediately started laughing and declared that this was my new anthem, because let’s face it: I NEED TO GET TO MY SHIT TOGETHER!
I am so thankful for this woman, her friendship, her advice, and support and even better that she provided a soundtrack.