I woke up this morning reflecting on all the wonderful things that’s happened in 2009. In doing so, I also thought about the not so wonderful experiences I’ve encountered.
I learned a long time ago that there is no GOOD without BAD and each one is necessary for the existence of the the other. Hopefully those lessons learned will carry on into 2010 so that I won’t have to retake the class but if not, I’m totally ready for the ride.
TwentyTen is the year to win. I’ve totally adopted that slogan in my everyday and have some exciting plans for my business, as well as my personal life. I also feel that the number “10” is significant because 10 years ago, I was going through a ton of life changes that seemed so monumental back then.
In the years since 1999 I’ve accumulated every material thing I’ve ever wanted (literally) and find that now, 10 years later…my ultimate goal is not in obtaining things, but keeping the things I’ve acquired.
I lost a job that I put my heart & soul into because of their discriminatory practices but also created a business from the ground up. I’ve been married & divorced. I’ve been engaged. I returned to school. I’ve gained & lost friends. I’ve lost and gained weight.
I’ve bought and sold propertie(s) and still play monopoly with Atlanta real estate today, so in the words of Jay-Z “I’m not a businessman…. I’m a BUSINESS man!” well….woman. But you get the picture.
I started StraightFromTheA.com in 2007 because I read Sandra Rose and Crunk&Disorderly religiously. They each got my through tough times at the office and inspired me to put some of my own experiences in a blog. I never set out to make money and most of my friends don’t even read my site. I was totally on some “LOVE” for my city type ish…still am.
The relationships I’ve made because of my site are priceless and I do most things simply because I love it so much. Being that I’m a corporate diva, I’m accustomed to “office politics”, sideline hating and so forth, but I never knew blogging was as serious as it was until I stepped into this internet world. Talk about cutthroat… jeez!
I’ve been befriended by quite a few bloggers and it’s no secret that quite a few aren’t my friends anymore. Everyone thinks that “Atlanta Bloggers” are messy and create beef but the title is totally unfounded. The shit talkers, the beef starters, the fakers, the lames, whatever you care to call them…are never from here. So it’s disheartening that we get the title.
My TRUE friends are awesome and I thank God for putting certain people in my life in 09 & also praise him for removing quite a few negative spirits. I still have quite a few “bloggers” in my circle and there are still quite a few I look up to but I would be remiss to ignore the obvious that I’m asked about so frequently.
I’m not calling names cause there’s really no point. The year is over and we aren’t friends anymore. It’s all good. I wish everyone success in this game but I learned the hard way that when people are on the “come up” they don’t care who they step on.
I had planned for my final blog words be “I Quit this Bitch!” but I can’t. I don’t know if quitting’s in me. That being said, if I choose to blog or not in 2010. I still plan on WINNING behind the scenes.
2010 = The Year to WIN
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