Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Im doing it.
I'm creating my first blog post. After a series of false alarms, and me 'just waiting for the juice to come' I decided to jump up and JUST DO IT better than Nike ever could. I thought of things that happened within the past 24 hours and decided that I needed to 'wake up and pay attention' to the things going on around me. I know I can be observant at times, but the commentator inside my head needs to be organized and put down on paper. (or blogged) Useless? maybe. Entertaining? definitely. So as I venture forth into this blogging world I ask of you to please show some patience as I try to commentate my life from a computer screen. Not solely for 'entertainment' purposes, but as a way to express myself in a creative effort.
The only thing on my mind right now is how much I miss Hawaii. Yes, I am in Tyer Perry's stomping grounds, and have the access to malls, concerts, black people, and southern deep fried deliciousness at my fingertips, but I really miss the island--or as my friends from New Zealand would say, the Oi-land. There's something about the simplicity. Yes, in the island life it absolutely bites when everyone thinks they know everyone's bid-ness and how it's considered 'exciting' to go to a gathering of 3 people or more, but the sunrises (the 2 that I was not in a coma for), landscape, ocean, and spirit of aloha make up for that. Living in the beautiful land that Heavenly Father has created in the Pacific Islands makes up for any bad that anyone might experience there for whatever reason.
Yes, being in the ATL you are in the home city for many celebrities such as Whitney Houston/Bobby Brown, Gladys Knight, Michael Vick, Elton John, Julia Roberts, Ludacris, Lil' Jon, Usher, Ciara, Monica, TLC, Evander Holyfield, The Dream, Keri Hilson, Akon, Outkast, and the muppets ETC. (WHEW!), But if it weren't for their music they would be dead to me. I'm fine with watching them from the TV screen, or listening to them on the radio.
Some people might need the hustle of the city-- and it is fun for awhile might I add, but I have realized that I don't need many things to be happy. Just a community to serve, a family to love, and the chance to express myself.