Welcome to Fabulous Things!!! The New Millenium Bucket List.
Welcome to Fabulous Things. My blog is here to save you from yourself. This blog is for the goal getters and dreamers that are daily going after their promise. I am also talking to the average Joe whose life has hit a rut, change has occurred, or life is flat out BORING. Welcome, this blog is for you. Later, I will explain how this idea was birthed and the ups and downs of the "new normal". Now....let's get ready to be Fabulous.
How It Began.....CHANGE CAN COME IN AN INSTANT
December 25, 2010 at approximately 2:00am I received one of the worst calls in my life. The year was very interesting. A lot of people who I have known since birth seem to pass away young and old, but on this day nobody could have prepared me for it. My cousin, who always pranks me when he travels, has an unusual knack for contacting me at crazy times to wish me Merry Christmas. I woke up and laughed and said “Merry Christmas!!!!!” I said, “I finally beat you!!” Silence…. He said to me “It’s M&M” (that’s my nickname for my friend). My cousin said “He was killed in a
CHANGE…. That’s what happened. His funeral came on December 31, 2010 and January 1, 2011 my “new normal” started. What you don’t understand is that M&M was in my life since the 1st week I left for college. He was the 1st person I met. He had accomplished many great things and I was his side-kick friend. We went everywhere and did almost everything together. Every success or failure we faced together. No romantic love just a great friend that I talked with every day and now he’s gone. He knew everything about me. He knew exactly what to do when I was upset. After his death it was sooo lonely. It felt like no matter what everyone else tried to do, they couldn’t fix. I just hurt, then cried, then hurt some more. The Lord and I had many conversations because He was the answer. I wasn’t angry; I understood what the
One day while being upset I realized that I was waiting for him to come and fix it like he always did… I started to get angry because he always fixed it, without me asking. Then the realization came. He wasn’t there anymore. I had to get up again. The other horrible realization was I was “that woman” that I thought I wasn’t. Have you ever watched one of those "Lifetime" movies where when the man dies the wife was clueless? She didn’t know how to do anything or where anything was. She was lost. Well….hello my name was “clueless and lost”. He was my scapegoat, the planner, my social life. He planned and paid for everything!!! Man, I didn’t know what I had. I didn’t know how to get
In retrospect it began my journey of Fabulous Things. For the next few weeks, if you are going through anything that makes you want to lie down and just die, I will help you get up again. From a great old gospel song “All you have to do is make one step and He will do the rest.” Your life begins today!!!
King James Version (KJV)
He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.