Day 6:I drive to the gas pump, turn off the ignition, reach for my wallet, and climb out the car. As I was about to swipe my VISA card, I realize that the boyfriend beat me to it. He was already filling up my tank. Awwwww!
Day 7:I’m at Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, running as late as ever, when I run into Mike Epps, who is cracking jokes like his usual self. I arrive late to my gate and the flight attendant relieves my stress by booking me for a later flight, without any delay. I reach my destination an hour later than my original flight. Hallelujah.
Day 8:Eating lunch with a friend I hadn’t seen in more than 5 years. The old adage holds validity, “Like fine wine, friends get better with time.”
Day 9:Dancing to Nigerian music at a social gathering this evening. Naija Music always puts me in a good mood.
Day 11:I had the brilliant idea to rent a car and drive 14 hours from Baltimore to Atlanta. What was I thinking? The boyfriend and I got lost in a rural town called Barryville, VA, lost GPS signal, and signal from our T-Mobile network. When we found a gas station off a back street, I learned two things (a) the locals couldn’t even locate their own town on the map and (b) no one could point us in the direction of I-95 Highway. After some discussions, and piecing together what little information we had about the area, we found our way back to I-95. I have never been so happy to see a highway sign and know that we were headed in the right direction.
Day 12:Sleep! (Cause that is something I hadn’t done in the past 6 days.)
Day 13:Exploring a new career option with an old classmate.
Days 14 and 15:Attending the Spelman College Women of Color Leadership Conference at the Georgia International Convention Center. I was inspired by women of color making remarkable accomplishments in their field. How awesome was that.
Day 16:Lunch with Moms. She always know how to make me smile.
Day 17:On this day, 5 years ago, I earned a Master of Public Health degree from Boston University.
Day 18:Fun conversations with the family while cooking a meal and cleaning the house.
Day 19:Quiet Moment before you start your day will change your life! I highly recommend it for everyone.
Day 20:On this day, 7 years ago, I became a graduate of the illustrious Spelman College. One of the best decisions I have ever made.
Day 21:Strategic conversations with my brother about our personal projects. Some cool stuff coming soon.
Day 22:The boyfriend delivers a remarkable speech at his academic institution. So proud of him! We worked so hard on that speech.