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 You can access her bibliography on search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan

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Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


The things that separate the living from the getting by is doing your own thing,
Writing is my thing, my stories are my stories and I will tell ‘em how I know ‘em…
There are times when amused, other times frustrated when someone takes it upon themselves to try to tell someone else how to do THEIR thing…
I cringe every single time I hear someone say, ‘If it were me…’
I want to say and have said, ‘Well it isn’t you, it them or it’s me…’
I have made so many decisions that people felt they had a right to weigh in on,
And I ignored them every time…
Over thirty years ago, a handful of people said,
“Married, oh no don’t get married, marriage, don’t work, or you two are so different…’
HMMPH….well nobody told me that it didn’t work, at least nobody that could change my mind…
Almost thirty one years, ya'll...

The same was true when I started writing,
Some had the nerve to ask, why did I want to do something else…
As if though because I had accomplished a couple of things, I needed to rest on my laurels, Pshhhhh, won’t happen, don’t have any laurels…
Then there was that crowd who wanted to say my topics were too, umm controversial,
My question was for who or is it whom…
Because I know for sure, that folks are living some controversial lives,
And that there are more stories to be told than the usual ones,
And doggone it I will tell ‘em,
I had to tell someone I love dearly that they or no one other than GOD will still my voice,
Or stop me from doing this thing I love and that brings me joy and peace,
Won’t happen…
And my advice is always this,
Anyone and everyone should find that thing that brings them the same…
And I assure you that when doing one’s own thing,
One doesn’t have a minute to spare on anyone else’s thing,
For real, for real….

Love and Blessings!



JC Martin said...

It's like minding your own business. The time you take focusing on others and what they are doing you could be making big steps toward your own thing.

My mother will tell you I have always done my own thing. It works for me and so I what is best for me.

Angelia... said...

That's it Jen,
we have to do our own thing, while, allowing others to do theirs...we must all find our own voices...


Genesis said...

Pshhhhh LOVE IT!

That's exactly what I said when someone told me I'm too close to my mom, and I spoil my kids, and I write too much, read too much. I just brush off the haters and continue to dance to my own music. You're always confirming and I thank you for it!


Angelia... said...

What up G...Nice,
pshhhhhhh is the word,
people need to get!


shelia said...

"‘If it were me…’
My mom's response to that statement is--you would do the exact same thing, so don't even go there.

I got out of the habit of saying those words a long time ago because you think you know what you will do--but until faced with the EXACT same situation, you're only speculating.

Angelia... said...

Sister Shelia,
your mama thinks like my mama and they are wise women...another one that get's me is 'I'm not trying to be funny,,,but...' my answer is always, 'Oh yes you are, otherwise why say it...' Hmmm


Anonymous said...

For sure for sure! Keep it strong and Snatch Joy!

Have a great one Angela!

Angelia... said...

Hey Rightside,
I knew I would get you over here sooner or later....


Yasmin said...

ooo oooh...sounds like someone pushed a button...QQ.