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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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Transforming....

Last night as I was finishing up my rough manuscript,
I thought about the subtitle of my new book,
Shae's Story: A Woman's Transformation:
And I thought about my own transformation,
Especially this decade,
So much has happened,
I lost my mother,
Released my children from the nest, freely,
Wrote a few books,
Got my spiritual house in order,
Now I once again sit on the cusp of transformation,
Understanding that a lot of what I have been doing has been simply,
A time consuming expenditure of precious time,
And while I would do most of the things I have done, the same way,
There are many things I have learned that I need to do differently,
And in different ways,
In order to bring different, better results...
Last month,
I was in Atlanta, having lunch with a friend,
We were talking about our work journey,
All that we had been through,
The promotions, the job changes,
The people who have come and gone,
I looked into her serene, beautiful, fifty-something face,
She smiled, I smiled,
And she said something that touched me and probably propelled me in some way,
She said, "Isn't it nice to be in this place where it is no longer about schmoozing, networking or proving...where we can simply do our best work and go home at the end of the day to men who love us, knowing our kids are doing their own thing?"
My exact words were,
"Yes ma'am, it really doesn't get much better than that, let's allow the youngsters to do it!"
We both looked at the significantly younger woman sitting with us,
She was smiling, ready to take it on....

Smooches,
angelia

9 comments:

Book Manaic said...

Transformations... very interesting title. Since my father's death and the family drama I've had to deal with, I have been re-evaluating myself and the way I have been handling the MIT... and you are right. It's very eye opening. Now I just have to be still and listen so that I can hear the correct answers from the Creator.

Wonderful Angelia
'cilla

Angelia... said...

'Cilla,
you are absolutely right and you really can't hear the answers until you are still, it is absolutely amazing how much better I feel in less than a week by tossing all the unecessary stuff...

Blessings,
angelia

JC Martin said...

It seems like I go through some sort of transformation every few years. I've been on a slow transformation for the past two almost three years, but I've yet to completely shed the skin of the old me; letting the skin underneath drink the fresh oxygen. But everything comes in due time and I wait patiently.

Change is good.

Angelia... said...

Change is past good...

Love You

mama deep

Yasmin said...

"Yes ma'am, it really doesn't get much better than that, let's allow the youngsters to do it!"

Hear, Here!
xoxo

Anonymous said...

I patiently await the time when I can feel like that. I'm doing all I can to do to secure my position...lol

BTW Love the title and subtitle!

love u like sunshine

G-Nice

Angelia... said...

Thanks Yas,

Hey G-Nice,
We are sunshine and rain!

blessings,
angelia

Gwyneth Bolton said...

Congrats on finishing that rough draft, sis. I'm so glad. I'm looking forward to your next release. :-)

The part about this post that touches me is the fact that you and your friend are willing to pass the torch to the younger sister. I've seen situations where folks refuse to pass the torch and never give the younger generation a chance. I like your way better. Because when it is my turn, I plan to sit back smiling like you and your friend. Great post!

Gwyneth

Angelia... said...

Thanks Gwyneth,

I really can't see it other way. there comes a time when elders have to step out of the way and mentor those as 'they come up', it just makes sense otherwise we die out and take what we know with us...leaving struggling generations behind...

blessings,
angelia