Framing your own path

Framing your own path

expsCan you believe that we are 4 shy months away from the end of the year? How did you spend your year? If you are a young twenty something like I am, we have entered the real world by now. Our conversations have shifted from having part times jobs to searching for or to having “Real” jobs now. You’ve noticed that your high school mates are seriously expanding their family. It’s those signs that makes you realize that you can no longer afford to be reckless or be too careless about the direction that you chose for your life.

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We are at the end of the 8th month, the year got tougher and challenging in a way that it does for someone who is maturing her work experiences at a high rate competing work market. I’ve transferred from being a full time Marketing College student holding a contracting job at Compassion International,to my first 8am-5pm entry level position at a very private serious institution. As I am going through a very difficult moment in my career right now, I’ve decided to look back at the good times from where it all started just to keep up with the race.

Previously at Compassion International, I’ve headed up north to places like Archaie, St Marc, Mont-Rouis, Artibonite. Sometimes I’ve stayed within the Capital and other times I’ve traveled down south like Gressier, Leogane visiting children at their Compassion Project teamed with the National Compassion Team with Sponsors and donors from foreign countries. Sometimes travelling meant being away from my family for a couple of days whenever I was outside of Port-Au-Prince to serve. However tired as I could have been, no one could ever deny the pride and the satisfaction that were on my face whenever a tour was over. 

I’ve carried with me pages full of smiles, kisses and sunshine from these children and these places as well. Inspiring stories of how parents are surviving to help their children with little they have. Other stories of how a Compassion project have strengthen a vulnerable community by being a shield to the children and their immediate family by teaching them skills that could be useful and resourceful to them so they too know how to stand on their own. In this journey, I’ve walked under the blazing hot sun with a child hand in my hand on home visits. Other time, I’ve paused in my interaction with my small crowd just to avoid any tears from falling down whenever I was in the middle of translating a heartbreaking story during home visits. I am grateful that I’ve experience all  of this in this resilient virgin island of mine.

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The purpose of my story is that you may be going through a difficult season in your career (Or other aspects) but whenever your environment is faithfully flossing your flaws at you, I invite you to remember moments that once made you smile, find STRENGTH in them. Learn from your mistakes to be a better YOU and show them that you are still standing through the hell they’ve created for you baby girl.

It’s all Love

S

Book Review (Yon Ti Koze ak Se’m)

Book Review (Yon Ti Koze ak Se’m)

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I was about fifteen years old when I grew to appreciate Gessica’s work through her movies. I believe that it all started from watching her moving performance as a weary teenage girl forced to face life on her own in a movie called ‘Cousines‘. Although she has numerous movies where she plays the principal role,  my appreciation for her craft started there and eventually moved up from her critical thinking and past moving stories posted on her FB Wall (Trust me, Facebook is as informative as entertaining up to the other work that she has done.

Actress turned into author, she recently blew all of us away as she announced the book signing of her first book; “Yon ti koze ak se’m” (Conversations with my sister translated from Haitian Creole). Composed of 100 pages, this small book is a delight for whoever choose to read it. Written in our natives tongues, Haitian Creole and French, it gives the reader endless opportunities to read it again and again. The book is dedicated upon 3 major categories that I consider as matter of heart for not only the author but to her readers as well. She wrote about lessons she gained from experiencing love, what is it and isn’t for her. She exposed evoking life lessons written from the soul by purposely writing these proverbs at the beginning of each chapter just so she could support her point of view.  She chose a personal loving tone mixed with some tough love as she let us travel from her own experiences. 

If you are one who just like to have cool or heated debate, this book is surely the right tool for you to start exchanging ideas based on what you understood from Gessica’s writing. But whether your friends read it with you, or you just share one of her many quotes, I bet you it will land you some powerful exchanging of thoughts. Of course right after I read the book, I was inspired to keep writing but…lol I kept writing my short bust of piece on Instagram instead.

It’s been awhile but thank you for stopping by to read, you’re the real deal

It’s all Love

S