My mentor called me yesterday and overall shared with me just how “strong” I am. He said that my story, my journey, and my overall being is what many admire.
I mentioned him in many blogs, because he has been in my life for almost 20 years. I met him in college and with each storm, he always considers me The Book of Job. He reminded me that God knows I possess those qualities that are needed for me to truly step up and again he reminded me not to be afraid of all that I’ve accomplished. “You are very different, many can’t understand that…” he said.
I’ve realized why I’m sitting still and it’s in God’s plan for me (I discussed that in that Black Woman Part 1 Post that has been getting lots of attention…) I’m assuming someone must have taken the time to google me and to do it was pretty hard. I have tried many ways and I’m a darn librarian with #dope research skills…. but lucky for me my blog provides me with stats and I can see so much; to include, how people have searched for me. I’ve only discussed my personal blog with a few at work, so considering my son has been notified that people are reading my personal blog is pretty darn….
I don’t know.. but interesting is the only thing I can come up with. And it’s not for the good, but to get 🍵 on me, but hey… this is what life is unfortunately about. For many it is all about drama and trying to hurt people. For many it’s about competition in every means and to find the negative in everything. It’s about having an issue, but opting out of mediation. It’s about not wanting to discuss things and making up stuff because… I have my thoughts but I’ll place them in my real journal…🤪
This week one of my old students posted about me and how I was one of those people that would “check her,” and this helped her. I had another one tell a story about that one time that I made him come to class when there was no class to present because he was not dressed properly for his presentation. He posted how that “has been one of the best life lessons I’ve ever learned Professor Davis” (they still call me Davis).
(Lord I hope they don’t start stalking my FB page too 🤦🏾♀️. Maybe I can have something to myself… my son has been harassed about my whereabouts to include being told we are trying to get your mom fired AND having a classmate share with him I was a lesson in one of her classes… I guess education is all about gossiping these days…. 🤦🏾♀️🤷🏽♀️)
I’ve also had to promise my now twelfth graders from last year that I will make their graduation. Not just them, but some of their parents have held me up to coming. So, my trip is planned because this year they have constantly reminded me that I’m missed and they need that “mom” in the classroom “because man you care and you [are] hard on us because you care.
These students know I will help them with anything and I only want the best for them. They reach out to say hello, ask for assistance with writing papers and for books… (I asked if I could share their messages so I wouldn’t violate their trust…🙄)
I figured I’ll update that post because I was unsure of why I was being investigated and now that I know, I can rest knowing that whatever happens I’ll be just fine because as one might have noticed by reading my blogs (which are still very surface level) I have the upmost trust in God and my faith is never going to get me upset by things that I do not have control over. I am still in the dark a bit, but the two reasons that I discussed in that Part I of Being a Black Woman post are still extremely true. I’m laughing as I think about my dads words to me… “Kiera you are the modern day Joe Clarke (check out Lean on Me for those that are trying to figure this out…) in many places you teach because you genuinely care and so many are so focused on bringing you down, that they will stay up all day and night looking you up.”
Very interesting because those people who attempt to bring you down actually make you believe in yourself even more and allow you to see just how much you have conquered…. so I’m blessed to have conquered so much and I figured since people are looking me up, I might give the people another piece of me…😁
https://youtu.be/rSiCGZ8qx3M (check out this YouTube video AND go back and re read the other blog… I promise I will not take it down… I’m only afraid of God🙏🏾 ( no threat just sharing my faith 😘)