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i told myself my first blog after dad’s death would be about how i’ve overcome.  i envisioned that by now i would be back into the swing of things.   but that was before grief visited and decided to make my life it’s home.   like many of you who have lost a close family member or friend, the pain can be too much to bare.  it may seem like you (me) can never get the death out of our mind.

it’s too soon for me to really speak on living with grief.  all i can say is for now, one month in i have not overcome.  i’m not back bigger and better. but i am here.  i will try to write and create again. i will try to run my business and be a teacher while i’m getting taught about life’s twists and turns.  please be patient with me as i try to be patient with myself.  i will try and keep trying as i stumble through this new terrain; my new existence since grief killed the life i knew before…

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if you want a surge of feel good, watch Fusion network documentary O Girls. 

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i was a well of tears most of the film. it originally aired earlier this month but with so much going on in the world & my life i waited to catch it on demand.  

i, like millions, watched the Oprah Winfrey show and was in awe of her goal to build a school for girls in south africa.  this wasn’t going to be some run down one step above what the girls could get at home type of school. Mama O was planning to build a state of the art academy better than the best prep schools in the world.   i often wondered how the school (Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls) and the OLAG girls faired.  

O Girls doc answers…it follows up the girls who graduated from the very first OLAG class. some of the girls have even graduated from college and are moving on to their careers!!! as moving as it was to see the great things the girls have accomplished, what inspired me about the film was it showed the struggles they encountered. this despite getting one of the biggest gifts a person could imagine.  

most of us could only dream of having Oprah pick us out of a crowd and providing for our wishes to come true.   in our minds, we would be set for life! what the documentary showed is that regardless of what blessings flow our way, there will always be hurdles to overcome.   the girls had to deal with death of family members, struggles adjusting to life without their families, confidence and guilt issues while still giving their best.  i learned from watching the film that miracles do happen BUT you still have to put in the work after-all.   

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It’s graduation season and lots of celebrations are happening.  

Rightfully so, because graduates have worked hard to accomplish their goals.  But it’s also clear that the day after graduation difficulty awaits.  The challenge becomes what to make of the education you have received.   You’ve got goals; go for it. But when you fall (trust me you will fail) keep getting back up…the key is try & try again…

One of my favorite teen experts, Josh Shipp, had some great words for this year’s grads.  Here’s what he has to say

 


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