I haven’t blogged on a consistent basis in a long time. Many factors are to blame. I lost my last surviving grandparent in April, which hit me much harder than I expected, and for the better part of the summer I was chilling. I haven’t dated since “The Potential” got stationed to Hawaii, and that has definitely been by choice; I needed a break. And my life has been somewhat boring….well what I consider boring. I’ve purposely been laying low trying to get myself in order. Most important, and what I consider to be exciting and fantastic, is that I have a new job. And it’s in education. And it’s in DC. Although it’s still new, I love going to work everyday. Seriously. My commute is SUPER short (well, compared to where I’ve been going for the past two years), and I can finally do stuff in the city after work. I was pumped at first because I was able to metro and walk and get a little exercise. But then it dawned on me that when it gets cold and starts to snow, I’m going to have to walk in that…and that’s when I decided to drive. I may metro next week since it’s the Congressional Black Caucus’ Annual Legislative Conference…we’ll see.
Oh, I’m super excited that “Scandal” is coming back in 5 days…but I’m super sad Harrison won’t be there (Darn you, Columbus Short!!!!). I have been keeping my eye on this Ray Rice situation. Now, while I do not condone domestic violence in anyway, Ray was honest with the NFL in February when reports first came out about him hitting his then fiancee’ Janay. And the league decided to suspend him for the first two games of the season. Now since there’s a tape, they changed their tune. As a friend on Facebook pointed out, it’s double jeopardy, like getting charged twice for the same crime. I truly hope Ray and Janay were/are getting the help they need. I’m not going to even touch Adrian Peterson and all these other NFL players that are coming out of the woodworks for being charged with domestic violence disputes. And no one wants to talk about Judge Mark Fuller who was arrested last month on a battery charge for assaulting his wife. Well, some people do. Three U.S. Senators are asking him to resign because he violated the trust the people of Atlanta put in him. (Bravo to you guys!) I mean, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander, right?
Back to me-now that I feel like things are falling into place for me, I’m starting to take stock in my life and work on the areas that need improvement and updates. I’m purging my house (it’s a slow process, but I’m getting there; I have WAY too much stuff), and I’m rejoining a few organizations that I left by the wayside for a few years. While I didn’t become a complete hermit, it’ll be good to enter the land of the living again and to start embracing the Social Butterfly I naturally am. 🙂 Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!