As I sit at my laptop writing, eating my homemade blueberry banana oatmeal that my husband and I made with my hair wrapped in 2 plastic caps as I “pre-poo” it… All I can think is, “wow, I love this”. I love enjoying what I worked hard for. We recently made the decision to begin a Vegetarian lifestyle (shout-out to our previous Director who has been doing it for years) and man it feels great! It has caused us to be more responsible for our health, cook more and plan more. Think about it, don’t you enjoy things more when you use your own hand, heart and mind to accomplish it?
As I reflected on my life thus far, I realized I have accomplished so much however there is still more to do. As ladies of BFDC, we are very driven, goal-oriented and successful women. Many of us set out to complete the plans we make such as making a certain GPA for the semester, graduating with not only our Bachelor’s, but Master’s as well, joining a sorority or business organization and more. But deep down inside there are still those dreams that we have yet to touch because we think it’s so far away or maybe people would think we were crazy…
There are business owners, wives, political leaders and examples of healthy black women amongst us… Many of us are those people on the inside but it has yet to manifest because we are afraid to go after it. I had an awesome conversation with my husband yesterday and it opened my eyes to the fact that the woman I dream about every other day can be me TODAY. So far our lives have been as a result of what we have made it. But I am daring you to literally make a list of steps to take to be the woman you dream of.
For example, I want to be one of those healthy, fit pregnant women that SNAPS BACK right after having my curly-haired twins in 2017 (A girl can dream right?! lol)
(SN: I know some of you were like pregnant?! Kids?! That’s not where I am right now hahaha)
Anyway I envision myself that way but just 3 weeks ago I was eating hamburger, fries & milkshakes every other NIGHT! That didn’t line up with my goal of being healthy & fit. So I got radical… I just decided I’m going to cut all of this crap out and be Vegetarian… and one day Vegan. It’s been 11 days and I feel my best and have already lost INCHES around my waist. But the joy I have of actually making steps and putting in the work to be the healthy woman I dream of is PRICELESS.
I’m daring you to do the same. If you have a “boring” life, it’s because you made it that way. If you have a I’m-so-busy-I-don’t-have-time-for-a-man life (uh oh, I stepped on some toes!), it’s because you made it that way. If you are 52 pounds overweight and a borderline Diabetic , it’s because you made it that way. Take responsibility of YOUR life. One day… soon I’ll be able to say I have a successful t-shirt company, because I made it that way and I am a homeowner because I made it that way. Life is what YOU make it ladies… SO make it good
Kiara J. Mason