When you realize that your GIFT can take you places…
My past is more lit than the SOLAR ECLIPSE.
Well, it’s not exactly “blinding” but I can say I have been exposed to some pretty dope opportunities.
I believe I told you before from time to time I “Google” myself. I need to know what’s out there, and the narrative that is being shared about yo girl.
I’m going through the images and even though I don’t have a common first name I share it with fellow dope brown girls like myself. One of them has the same first and last name (Impeccable Faces by Ronnika) and she’s KILLING it. Check her out!
I’m going through the images, and I come across a picture that I didn’t recognized at first glance. Has that ever happened to you? You run across a picture that you don’t remember taking. The picture was taken three years ago during a research competition. The platform allowed me to discuss my time as an Archives intern at the Museum of Confederacy, and improve public speaking skills. I placed 2nd in the competition, and that experience was mind-blowing. Who knew that learning to transcribe 19th century manuscript, process an archival collection, and speak in front an audience about my findings would lead to a career in archives, or even a children’s book!
I’m continuously amazed by the blessings that can come from following the calling that is on your life. Even typing the post for today I was reminded that the “art of storytelling” kept me out of a lot of trouble. As a little girl, to distract the individuals from bullying me I began telling stories about my family to get others around me to laugh. No, the stories weren’t always funny, but they were true. I have always loved a good story, but I had no idea that my love for archives/history, and storytelling would lead me to a place of publishing books, documentary projects, or even this platform of #MotivationalMonday on this site.
It’s unbelievable what can happen when you let go, and let God. The opportunities are endless, if you truly believe that your gift can take you places that you only imagined in your dreams.
I’m owning that my gift is storytelling, and working everyday to perfect that craft.
What gift are you sitting on? The world is waiting for you to share it. 🙂
Until next time…