#Walking2DC: 9 More Days

Planning & Preparing

Earn & Educate

To be honest: planning, researching, and preparing are some of my favorite things to do. Having this to occupy my mind and my time is probably the very best therapy… for me anyway.

The few people who have actually engaged with me about my upcoming adventure just smile and nod and placate me. I can see that “You know she’s special, right?” look in their eyes. I am not offended, tho. Because it’s the absolute truth. I AM SPECIAL. I’m sorry that you don’t feel the same way about yourself.

I am the last person– the very last person– to try to pretend that I have not been living with mental illness for my entire life… or that now, I get to add brain damage to the mix. But that doesn’t mean that I identify as a lunatic. While I cannot account for the unforeseen dangers on the road, I can attempt to try to make this journey as safe as possible. I have every intention of returning to my beloved Texas as soon as I find the answer to the question: “With my limitations, how can I earn a living to support myself?”

I am well aware that I, more than likely, will not find the answer in Washington DC. It’s just something different to do. Movement. Motion. Not just sitting, praying, crying, applying, being rejected, asking, and waiting. I’ve been doing that for over a year. It’s time to try something different.

I can write, design websites, and plan projects from anywhere. All I need is electricity and internet. Both of which no longer exist for me at this crappy condo. I’m just hoping to find the magic answer somewhere along the way.

So as I earn a few coins here and there, I am purchasing a few necessities to get me started until I can earn enough to do better. I’m making a list of what I will need. The beauty of it is, I don’t have a deadline. I can just take each moment as it comes.

My first purchases: An Atlas and a Paperback. I am struggling not to dive into this book right now!
Preparing the service kitties for their separation. Bri and I each sacrificed a blanket with our scent for them to sent. Each carrier will have a piece of both blankets to keep them company for the next little while.

Elevate

Credits:

Special Thanks To:

  • The Father, The Son, & The Holy Ghost
  • The Late Jean Pearl Jackson
  • The Late Andre Monroe Ford
  • The Late Jerry L. Jackson
  • The Late Henry L. Jackson, Sr
  • Lord Proctor
  • “Nosey 💜🤥 😇” Brandi B. – my White Female Texan American, across the way neighbor, who forced me to accept her help and will accept nothing in return…(😳. Yeah, I know, very strange. 🤷🏽‍♀️)
    She is GOOD People. Too bad I waited so long to let her prove it to me. TYSM, 😇.
  • Apostle Anthony Smith & Jackie Ann Horn
  • My Heart & Soul, The 7, My Cousins, New Friends & Kind Strangers

Elevate Some More…

Because Of Them, WE Can
Atlanta Teacher Becomes the first Black Man to Win PK Teaher of the Year Award.

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