Taking time for self is the best medicine…
A few months ago I was talking to a co-worker and she asked,
“How do you stay so young.” I looked at her, unsure what she was asking…
Expounding she said, “Well you look ten years younger than you are and you are so young acting…” I thought about it for a minute then I answered.
“The young looking is genetic, vitamins, shea butter and my man (umm hmm)…
The young acting is all an approach to life…in my opinion living starts the day you are born and ends the day you die. I love life and approach it that way….” She looked askance, wanting I guess a better answer.
“Okay but you look so rested, you have a family, a full-time job, write books, review books and community service…” I felt a bit tired when I heard all that…Lawd.
“I rest. When I am tired I sit down, when I am sleepy, I sleep…it is quite simple. As busy as I am, I am never too busy to take care of me. Because what I know for sure is that if I don’t then I will be rundown, tired and unable to function. Most importantly, I have nothing to prove to anyone.” She shook her forty year old head as she walked away, looking tired. I knew her and her philosophy was to fill her plate with activities and ‘projects’ then wait for someone to tell her how wonderful she was and how much she had helped them. Child please, you better chill.
Work is to pay the bills…leave it there when you go home…
Get you something that fills your soul…for me it is mentoring and writing…
Find a spiritual place of refuge…for me it is my church…
Fill your life with loves and friends who are about something and are positive….
And when you get tired…rest…
Go into your room, close the blinds, soak in the tub, then crawl up under that comforter, say your prayers and go to sleep….
I promise you when you wake up, all that stuff will be waiting for you…and the world will not have ended…
And if I has…then it won’t really matter will it….
You will be refreshed and ready to take on what is out there…able to handle your business…looking pretty good while doing it…not a bad return….
Okay, I am going to take a nap now, but I will be back…
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 eighteen books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than forty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan
Menchan has also published the work of seven other authors to date and has several publishing projects upcoming in 2013 to include a children's book, Little Wing by biologist, Erin Gawera, Honorable Menchan Poets 2013 by Dictator, Genesis and Creammy Mocha and a breast cancer memoir by Lena Jordan.
She is becoming a sought after speaker for young women audiences because she speaks honestly, straight and open to the issues that plague them such as teen pregnancy, the importance of education and making life impacting choices.
Kim Floyd of Real Mommies Read, a part of the Spartanburg Public Library says:
Angelia's ability to help our teen moms see themselves as she did was a special gift. She instilled within them a desire to make better choices, take control of their bodies and their lives. They realized their pasts didn't have to determine their futures. Angelia let them know their worth.
Mrs. Menchan is available for speaking engagements; book signings and discussions. She resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and graphic designer, Maurice Menchan
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679