Seventeen days ago, I ended my internship at the St. Louis Regional Chamber.
I planned on slowly releasing articles around my experience there. To be honest, I had too many experiences to group together and write about. I learned so many things in such a short time. It would be a disservice to myself and my readers to generically throw them together like a last minute high school paper.
Instead, I’m going to keep the memories as memories, and let them inspire my writing. My goal here is to add value to your life while figuring out mine.
The truth is, no one has it figured out. Seriously, no one.
But we are social creatures. We crave relate-ability and validation. We like listening to others’ stories if only to catch glimpses of our own.
Kaleah, why are you turning to your blog to write about relationship problems?
‘Cause its my fucking blog.
Thanks for reading.
I just feel like I need vent for a moment. And something tells me I need to publish it publicly.
As a disclaimer: I love my partner. Thats why we are partners. All relationships have problems. People just don’t always talk about them. I’m not attacking my partner. I’m simply venting about the woes of being in an interracial relationship.
What do you do when you write an entire blog post for it not to save?
You re-write it.
Because the entire post was about you being consistent, setting an intention for each post, and exploring what it means to be a blogger.
Well sweetheart, this is part of it.
I challenge myslelf today, to glow into the New Year. I refuse to let anything get in the way of my success. I will continue to let my light shine no matter what I face. Because I’m not just doing this for me.
I’m doing this for everyone who has a voice that isn’t heard. I know what that feels like. I’ve given myself the tools to raise my voice and I will.
So I’m committing to developing a schedule for posting. I will execute with intention and I will continue to explore speaking my truth.
I hope you had a fabulous New Year. I am patiently eager to get this year started!
I have been going through my things lately, at home and in the office. Tidying, cleaning, and preparing for the removal of every trace of me from my desk on the 13th floor of the Met building. I’ve come across sticky notes, agendas, random event collateral, and loose paper that was relevant at some point in the last 9 months. All of these things hold memories. Flashes of experiences had, feelings felt, and relationships made. I’ve got too many business cards to know what to do with, tchotchkes of the finest (and least fine) quality, and more notebooks than my bibliophilic heart can handle. I will be taking with me more than the material artifacts I’ve accumulated over my time here.Continue reading “My Intern Experience at the St. Louis Regional Chamber”
Once upon a time a woman bought a website. That woman was me.
She didn’t know what to do with the website but she did it anyway. She filled it with content and photos. She added links to her social media accounts. And she updated it often.
But she never actually wrote a blog post. When she did, she would just delete them.
Then, a year later, her website subscription service was going to end.
“What have I done?”
“I haven’t shared a single blog post. I haven’t directed any traffic. I haven’t even clearly stated my intention with this website!”
After contemplating her contemplations, she realized there was something missing. Optimism.
So she started writing blog posts. With no intention of driving traffic or clicks in the traditional sense. She just authenticly articulated all through her device and into the digital world. Sometimes from work. Sometimes from the toilet. (I am on the toilet as I write this)
Now, this woman feels better. She knows that no one has shit figured out. So like the rest of them she will:
Monday’s are the start of the week. Your Monday mindset really determines the mood for the rest of your week.
Are you a grumpy, got-up-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-bed kind of person on Monday? If so, before you get out of the bed, think about 5 things that you’re grateful for. Try to make 3 of those 5 things something that you asked/prayed/searched for and now you have.
We often take time to think about the things we don’t have, goals we haven’t reached, and successes yet to be claimed, that we don’t stop to think about what we asked for that we already received.
I’d like to take this time to say thank you to the Universe, God, and my Higher Self for providing me with a fully furnished roof over my head, a partner who learns and grows with me spiritually, and a platform to share my story as well as the stories of my family.