Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Just Checkin In

Has anyone ever called you just to say hi? Not wanting anything, they asked how you were doing and was genuinely interested in your well being. Well, that's me right now. I'm writing just to say hello and let you know that I've been thinking about you. I'm wondering how you've been doing and what amazing ideas or happenings you have going on in your life. I'm curious to know what's going on with school? Your love life? Your health? The thoughts inside of your mind? Your life in general?

I hope that you're doing something fantastic for yourself or your future. Like planning or engaging in activities that are healthy, mind-renewing and fun. I hope that you are being productive with your time and making decisions and plans that will celebrate your beauty and enhance your life. This means that you might be working hard and long to reach your goals. You might be putting in the extra hours at work or studying longer just to make sure you are prepared. You may be exercising more consistently or saying no to your favorite comfort foods. You may be trying to finish high school while caring for a baby or getting information on a job readiness programs to help you learn some employment skills. The point is that you're doing something GOOD FOR YOU.

As for me, I am eagerly anticipating the day when I get the call from my agent telling me that my debut young adult novel, Pretty Me has been purchased by a publishing company. In the meantime, I am writing even more, blogging about how much I love being connected with teen girls, preparing to start a non-profit and trying to establish an exercise routine.

The vibe I'm feeling right now has me preparing for the new year which will mean new opportunities to shoot for the top. I am thinking in terms of success, happiness and moving forward and I hope that you are too. Whatever happened during 2013 (whether good or bad) will only be a springboard for great things in 2014.

I want to leave you with a song. Jill Scott's, Cross My Mind. Now hold on, wait a minute... I know that the song reminisces about a love from her past. But the song is cute and the melody is simple and a small portion of the lyrics really capture how I'm thinking about you right now. If you take just the chorus for what it is, she wrote;

You're just runnin' across my mind
You're just runnin' across my mind
You're just runnin' across my mind
I was just thinkin' about you
And wonderin' what you're doin'
I mean what you've been up to?.....

Now the song goes on from there and she sings some details about a romantic encounter that I won't mention on this blog. But like Jill, I want to say to you----- "you're just runnin' across my mind.... I mean, what you been up to? Leave a comment and share with me what's good.

Because I care,