Mission Possible

At the moment I am hype about the immediate future. I have a three-day weekend, which will give me the time to start multiple essays and film at least two of the videos I have in mind. But when my gaze shifts to the items on my agenda for the next 12-18 months? I do feel anxiety and worry. I have the vision of the life that I want for myself and my daughter. However the path to that life isn’t always clear.

In those moments of anxiety, it is easy to slip into negative and defeatist thought patterns. Yet what is there to gain from doing so? If one focuses on the various difficulties ahead, they have already lost. So instead of letting myself become obstacle-fixated I work to reprogram myself to be solution-oriented. Instead of enumerating the reasons why I can’t succeed I remind myself  that I cannot fail. Inspired by an old reggae song I move on, realizing that my missions are, indeed, possible.

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A native Seattleite and recent East Coast transplant, I have been interested in politics, religion, and race from the day I saw “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” on the bookshelf belonging to my BFF’s mom back in 1991. While my zealotry has thankfully diminished with maturity, I remain the deep thinking, passionate, and humble woman I have always been. I reside in the suburbs of NYC with my husband, daughter, and our two feisty but deeply loved cats.

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