Forty years ago, I was psychologically weak, fearful, insecure, and easily manipulated. Trust and believe I ain’t that woman today. I don’t take shit from no one. I’m completely transformed. I will walk away from a toxic relationship in a New York minute. It’s a foregone conclusion that I’m a changed woman. Those who knew me back in the day, wouldn’t recognize my ass today. They’d be like, “What’s the Hell wrong with you Bitch?… You acting like your shit don’t stink.”
Seriously, I was a young mother and unfit would best describe my parenting skills back then. To this day and over a decade, I haven’t spoken to or seen my oldest son. Talk about abandonment on steroids. Yeah, I know I have a long ways to go to mend that relationship.
Let me tell you something, I’m more inclined to believe that I made a conscious choice when it came to choosing my parents. So I ain’t mad at them.
Do I judge others? You betcha. I ain’t no saint, far from it. But despite all my flaws, I believe that you and I are worthy of abundance. So, knowing that and feeling that I also believe that a $30 Federal minimum wage law is an idea whose time has come. Are you feeling me?
Mothers, if you have a young insecure daughter or son living with you, here’s some unsolicited advice to help them become psychologically strong. Download and listen to an audiobook by a motivational speaker. Just Google ‘Motivational Speakers’, find one you connect with, download her/his audiobook, and please don’t hesitate to listen to it over and over again. Chances are your child(ren) will be influenced by your upbeat and positive attitude and as an added bonus, they’ll become psychologically strong. I wished I’d listened to a motivational speaker when I was raising my first born.