Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan




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Monday, October 1, 2007

What's your price?

What's Your Price...
What's it Worth to you...
What will you do for it...

These are questions that at some point we must all ask ourselves,
How much will we give away or compromise to get what we want...
We all know that in life or death situations we are all capable of a lot of things,
And that is not where I am going,
I mean if you want something that you probably could live without if you didn't get it...
What would you do to get it just because you reallllllly want it...

I recall a woman I worked with in the mid-nineties,
She built hotels for a living,
I had been hired as a purchasing/marketing type and we worked together for a bit over a year,
We were in Hawaii and the hotel industry is dog-eat-dog,
I was on one of those new ventures so I was cool,
This was her life,
Her basic philosohy was, 'Everyone is a 'ho' for something, we all have a price,
I suspect she had made many compromises to get where she was and needed to feel better about her,
By believing we were all the same...
She and I were real cool,
But what she called my all-consuming spiritual calmness,
Sometimes annoyed her,
Usually that was when she would make the 'we all a ho for something' comment...
Near the end of my time there I knew I was done with the industry and she found out,
She couldn't name my price, she made me an offer she thought I couldn't refuse,
But I sayed no and kept it moving....

That is something we as writers must consider,
What will we do to make the big bucks,
If big bucks is our agenda,
Will we change our stories,
Will we add components that will probably not make or break our story,
But will certainly at a minimum grab someone's attention....temporarily...
Because all things that are trendy change,
That's why it is a trend...
There have been a couple of times when I have had to ask myself in this short life as writer,
And don't be fooled I have been tempted...
A time or two...
When someone dangled something in front of my face...
But...
At the very end,
Of every day.
The only person I have to face in the mirror is me...
Myself,
And I,
And if it isn't something I can live with,
Be proud of,
Then I will have to say,
You probably don't have enough to make an offer...

Blessings,
angelia

6 comments:

Gwyneth Bolton said...

Amen to that, sis! All the money in the world won't help if you can't face yourself in the mirror each day. Tell it!

Gwyneth

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

And the older we get the more we better know it...

blessings,

angelia

JC Martin said...

Telling like it is. The ones who were bought, you can tell because no matter how much they have, they are miserable as hell.

There is no price on life...
There is no price on love...
There is no price on happiness...

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

Jen,
that is exactly it, I think of all the people who want surface beauty and then feel cheated when they discover they have an empty vessel, or the folks who loose a lot of weight and discover that it wasnt the weight it was the heart...that is the same with wanting the bling, the fame and the fortune, if the heart ain't right, then at the end of the day...it is just stuff...

Love
angelia

Dee Savoy said...

Girl,

You are way too deep for me sometimes. You are quite on point however. Keep on telling it, girl.

All the best,
Dee

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

Dee,
smiling, sometimes I am too deep for myself...but it is who I be...
That is why the children call me Mama Deep, I always remember growing up and hearing my elders say, when you can tell it like it is you are free! I am seeking freedom...

Bless you,
angelia