Conversations I have or had, constantly, play in my head…
One such conversation occurred a couple years ago,
With someone I love dearly,
She is a bit older than I,
I was at a transforming stage, (one of many in a chameleon’s life)
My kids were newly grown,
I was writing, enjoying being an empty nester,
Renewing my love with my love,
And I guess it was oozing from my pores,
So she asked me,
Why are you so damn happy!
I turned to her asking, why are you so damn unhappy!
Our eyes watered and she said,
‘Because I’m not where I want to be, doing what I want to do…’
I am not sure what she wanted me to say, but what I said was this,
“Then that’s the problem, if where you are isn’t where you want to be, then,
You are so consumed with that, you can't enjoy where you might end up.”
If one is bogged down in regrets or self-pity about where they are,
Or where they think they should be, there is a good chance they aren’t going anywhere,
That kind of stuff is what keeps us bound, with mental albatrosses around our neck…
She looked at me in surprise, I hadn’t said what she wanted,
But I wasn’t focused on that, because sometimes we have to give what’s needed,
Finally, she said,
“You right, I spend so much time waiting for my ship to come in…”
“Well, you got to stop that, and hop on a variety of ships until you find the one that’s sailing right, and from that you get a journey, and no one, not even you can sit around thinking, ‘I missed the boat.”
She looked at me like the nut, she knew me to be,
Then we both giggled, pleased at that moment with where we were at!
Love You Madly!
Schae’s Story: A Woman’s Transformation
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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