So. I moved back to Atlanta. I left here mid 2012, moved to Cali… didn’t love it… went to Africa for 10 weeks… came back to the states… apparently missed my family TOO much so I stayed in Ohio for about 7 months… thought I’d stay longer… woke up one morning and realized I had outstayed my “Happy” here time frame and decided that since I wasn’t a tree I would pack my things and go to a place where I would be happy. Atlanta is currently the only place in the United States of America that feels like home. So… here I am.
I wasn’t in Atlanta for a full hour before a black man rolled down his window in a shopping center parking lot to tell me how beautiful I was. I huge grinned and said thanks. As I was walking away I heard him add, “Mmm mmm mmm. Good Lawd!” I didn’t turn around I just kept on sashaying to the beat of his praise. NOBODY loves me like black men in Atlanta. I missed these brothas. And not just the overtly sexual harassment and folly. But the genuine, refuse to walk past you and not acknowledge you, love from these brothas.
Black men in Cali had ZERO respect for me as their sister. I felt like a ghost on most days. (shrugs) I was spoiled by brothers in Atlanta I guess. I can watch a sunset on my own. That’s legit. But… like I said, NOBODY loves me like black men in Atlanta and NOBODY loves them like me.
So… I’m back in Atlanta. I hopped in my 1987 Chevy Celebrity and drove 11 1/2 hours by myself. Well… me, 2 Chainz, Drake, Beyonce, Hillsong, Memphis Bleek, Timbaland and Magoo and Kari Jobe. We had a nice little trip… and I’m here more grateful for the A.T.L. than ever. It took me breaking up with Georgia a few years ago to realize… This is my home. This is where I’m loved. This is where I love. This is where I’m supposed to be.
Until I’m spose to be somewhere else. At which time, I’ll pack my things and skirt skirt skirt skirt skirt… hit it with the fork! (see also 2 Chainz lyric).
Ultimately… I’mma just do what I want to do. Do what makes me happy. Do what makes me feel alive. Do what makes me free. And in the meantime I hope you are inspired to get free and be who you spose to be. Wherever that is. Whoever that is… You should chase that truth by any means necessary!
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