Posted on 15 August 2010 Sunday

Not a bad week, not at all! I’ve been reading The Last Summer of Death Warriors. I’ve been reading it real slow as school increases the pace of life around me and I’ve been reading it slowly not wanting to finish it. The books reminds me so much of A Prayer for Owen Meany, one of my all time favorites. Also not a bad week because I won bakeware from a blogger I truly admire! I’d love to promise to bake something wonderful in the pans and post a photo, but I don’t want to break a promise.  
I like that young people of color have so many more opportunities today. Needless to say education is critical in being able to get a foothold and I don’t just mean reading and writing and ‘rithmetic but also being in situations that teach how to build and maintain relationships, how to network. Don’t you think there seem to be so many more ways to do that now? The tools are there but it helps to know the ways to use them effectively.
What I’m really liking is that the opportunities are there for us at any age. Are you doing the same thing you were doing 10 years ago? Are you doing what you thought you’d be doing ten years ago? I’m not and I’m wondering where I’ll be 10 years from now.
It’s all about being ready for the opportunity.
I think Mitali Perkins gave me the first direction to move forward when she posted about vision statements.

If you don’t have a vision statement yet for your vocation, here are some prompts to get you started creating your own:
  1. Describe two pivotal events in your life (one before age 20).
  2. Name two things you LOVE to do with your time other than writing or reading.
  3. Complete this eulogy: “S/he would have done ANYTHING to help …”

What’s your vision statement?
Certainly something anyone who is not stagnant needs to have. Life moves pretty fast and sometimes  you have to stop and take a look at things around you.  I think I’ll call it my Death Warrior Manifesto.
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