Saturday, April 25, 2015
Life As I Know It
So yeah, its been a minute. I'm not even going to harp on the fact that its been nearly a year since I last wrote. Plenty of things looking up for me and it amazes me how I'm more at peace the more every day comes and goes. Still in grad school, but I decided to transfer to Georgia State from Clark Atlanta University. My 3 semester stint at an HBCU has been a trip and I've managed to leave with a 3.83 gpa, but still, time to move on.
Last year I helped a man that ran for Fulton County Commissioner as the Republican candidate (no judgement zone!), Earl Cooper. I learned a lot working with Earl and decided that as a career I'd like to work a lot more in lobbying and legislation. Part of that decision also came from my policy class at CAU. Taking the class and immediately after working on the campaign showed me so much about the political process. The fact that I was good friends with Earl's campaign manager, Ian, helped a lot also. It saddens me to know that Earl lost, but I learned so much from my time with him and made a few connections. I was even at the Governor's victory party. I'm pretty comfortable wherever I go, but being in a room full of conservative blue bloods is not for the weak at heart.
I was absolutely devastated after his loss, but in a way, it was a good thing to happen for me. It showed me how much hustle, support, media and money is really needed to run a grassroots campaign.
On a dating front, the man I currently fancy is an admin at one of the schools at the Atlanta University Center. I'm not going to say his name, but I'll call him Ted. One of the things I love about Ted is our desire not to get married. We simply chill and enjoy one another's company. Neither of us want children either. Truthfully, I'm dating around, but Ted and I have that agreement so it makes my life easy. He and I stated that we have no desire to "cheat" on one another or lie about whatever we do when the other isn't watching, so again, my life is easy on that end.
Some recent changes have made it a lot easier for me to get back into writing, which I sorely missed. I want to get back to being more of a creative force overall. Peace is EPIC and it is mine.