Replace the hashtag name with any other previous name that would remind you of the same life lesson and cause you to respond when you hear it.

Painful, yes.

Alarmed, surprised, or fearful, certainly not. 

Progress, yes. 

Victory, maybe.  

Days after May 25, 2020 have been an incredibly difficult time for some and awakening for others around the world and mostly in the United States. The protests were powerful and inspiring, while the violence was disheartening. There should be no place in this world for racial injustice, so it is time (again) to come together to transform the disorder into a more equitable and fair society. 

As an optimist, I start with myself by following the platinum rule; treat people the way they want to be treated, not the way you want to be treated. My primary core value is love and that is defined by how I view you. If I view you as the valuable person you are, it would be demonstrated in my actions. 

As a Black woman, I can’t speak for everyone with dark skin, but I believe a major step towards greater victory begins with staying strong, resilient, and treating EVERY member of our communities with respect and dignity. What a lovely world this could be if a hashtag carried life lessons.

Administrative Processing: Frustration


Yep, that’s what I’m going through right now. Administrative Processing.

I would tell you more about it if I knew more about it. I’ve searched and searched, but not getting the answers I want.  Notice I didn’t say I wasn’t getting any answers.  That’s how it is in life. We’d rather be frustrated than chill when we don’t have what we want. And what we want is NOW. No matter what it is that we want – we want it now.

I plan to tell you more about Administrative Processing in layman’s terms primarily later because I’m still learning. So, I’ll dissect it enough to comprehend and relay. This gives me the opportunity to help the next person or people that have to deal with this or any delay as well as distract me from the frustration of it all.

What I can tell you now is it’s time for your girl to walk the walk she’s been talking all these years. Ready to watch me? I’m ready to show you how to handle your frustrations in a healthy way.