Last night, sitting in church, I heard my Pastor say, ‘Experience is not the best teacher…’ and I had to chuckle,
That has always been my motto,
‘You don’t have to go through everything, personally, to learn from it’…
My best lessons have been from watching and paying attention,
Watching people not handle their money wisely, not paying their bills and moving from pillar to post,
Made me know, I didn’t want any part of that,
So from the time I had a job, I saved a bit, paid my bills on time and filled my refrigerator,
Even if I didn’t have money for fun stuff…
I can remember as a young girl, I spent three years in what would be considered a less than good neighborhood, I saw people doing all kinds of things,
But I knew that I didn’t want any of that on me,
And though my mom was firm and strict,
It was ultimately on me to decide,
Because I had lots of time on my hands and was allowed to go and come,
Fortunately I mostly came and went to the library, movies, and my godmother or grandmothers, but I could have gone some places,
Guess mama trusted me…
The same thing was true in my high school years, when everyone was singing the praises of free love, I knew that nothing in life was free, not even free lunch, that a price was attached to everything…
And it was important to me, even then that whatever rep, I had was of my own doing,
Good, bad, or indifferent…
So while experience is a teacher, for real, for real,
Some things can be, and probably should be learned from a distance!
Hey, but that’s just me RAMBLING,
Speaking of Rambling, RAMBLINGS: VOLUME I, will soon be on sale for 7.95!
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Love and Blessings,
Angelia, Write or Die Woman!!
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