Today began as always Filled with promise and opportunities anew Tomorrow will be something Crystal clear and rightfully pure.
At this point, April is a distant memory. We are ten days deep into May, and the weather is already reminiscent of hot summery days filled with too much humidity and way too many mosquito bites. Memorial Day is literally weeks away and the dreaded Houston heat is right around the corner. As you can tell, I am not a fan of this time of year. I try my best to have a positive outlook about what is to come with every new season, but to know me and love me is to know that your girl is not a fan of the summer time. I hate being hot. With the exception of being on foreign land, then I will gladly be hot. Here, not so much. But I digress.
What has been going on in the world of F. Renee Hamilton? Well, aside from trying to stay cool, and staying hydrated, I have been busy strategizing on how to preserve my peace. I made a proclamation at the beginning of April that I would finally start inviting new energy into my life. To wit, masculine energy. Probably bad timing with the onset of Summer, and my wanting to preserve my peace, but here we are. I focused for so long on bettering myself, bettering my brand, and bettering my overall existence that I pretty much ignored the idea of even getting to know new people. Yet, here we are.
Over the course of the last few months, I had the opportunity to share my words in several venues. I had the pleasure of writing the foreword to the forthcoming part two of Superwoman Survival Stories. I was a headline performer for the She is Made poetry showcase. I contributed a chapter to another anthology, this one highlighting the excellence of my alma mater, Southern University. I shared the stage with several phenomenal woman as I presented at the Black Women Writers Virtual Summit for the second year in a row. I along with two ladies I met during a writing series last summer, found ourselves lost in the world of Clubhouse, and started the Guild of Jaliyaa- a writing workshop for Black self-identifying women that has been writing and growing together for the last consecutive 15 weeks. Needless to say I have done a lot, not mainly on my own projects, but also sharing my knowledge with others.
With that being said, another proclamation was also made by me. I decided that I will use these next six months focusing on completing the first draft of my fiction novel. I have been teasing myself with the idea for years now, and I feel that now is the perfect time to do so. It’s hot enough that I have no desire to be outside in the elements, and hopefully the masculine energy that has been invited in will provide me with some much needed material and motivation. The goal is to have something tangible to share with the world as my 40th birthday gift to everyone. Keep me accountable people.
These days have become too precious to focus on despair. Love one another, love yourself. Speak life into every situation you can. Remember that your words have power. Use that power to expand your territory. We all have so much potential. We will all create great things.
P.S. Make sure you are following me on Instagram. Sharing pictures that detail the days has become so much more easier than keeping up with the traditional blogging. And if you really want a front row seat add me on Clubhouse. That’s all I have for now.