What I Learned Year One

Starting Delibertly Dope with my best friend has been a real adventure. We started it, because for years we both talked about writing a book about our lives and never moved forwarded with anything purposeful. Then we talked about our individual blogs, I think I kind of invited myself to participate in with her on her blog journey, Latrice might say something different.

This wasn’t my first run at blogging, but it has definitely the first time I stuck with it for more then a month.  I give the credit to Latrice for keeping things rolling and her staying with it and pushing me to post consistently.  Blogging about my childhood turned out to be more difficult then I thought, but because of Latrice I was able to work my way through it and give myself permission to write about something different. 

What did I learn this year? Memory is a tricky mother fucker.  Learning that I had been sexually assaulted as a child while in foster care was very disruptive, but I am grateful that my support system was in place to hold me up.  Latrice will never know how important her presence in my life has been, especially last year. I also realized that I wasn’t ready to tell my mother’s story.  I cannot properly tell my life from age eight though 15 without talking about my mother, but since I decided that I want my story to be about me and not focus on her.

Me and Latrice

Moving forward I am looking forward to covering pop culture and politics, my two favorite topics.  I hope to find my voice through my writing and reignite my love of words.  Thank you Latrice for being a very best friend and my blog partner. 

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