So lately things have been incredibly crazy and stressful. I’m not sure what’s been going on but I can tell you that I don’t appreciate most of it. I’ve had my life threatened in more ways than I appreciate and had my wallet and cell phone stolen. What is happening in the world? It doesn’t just stop with me though. My friends have been experiencing hardships that are just uncommon to us (not saying that we’re exempt from hardships, it’s just that the ones that have been thrusted on us are quite peculiar). I’m just saying that something is going on with the balance in the world and I really don’t appreciate it not being in my favor.
Let me just say that I don’t believe that I’m more important than the next person, but I do expect to be treated with a certain level of respect. The first turning point in this awful series of events happened two weeks ago when I was crudely drugged without my consent and passed out in a nightclub that I frequent. To say that I’m experienced in narcotics would be correct but whatever this thing they used on me truly knocked me off my feet. Rude, just plain rude, I tell you! Thankfully I was saved by some good friends (Christopher Fierro, Wayne, Tarek, and some other people whose names escape me currently.) A huge thank you and hug for not allowing me to die! You guys and gals are amazing and will be blessed.
My bad luck doesn’t stop there though. So the following week some guy who wanted to touch me inappropriately forced his way into my home. Now it’s common knowledge that men find me attractive and I can also be quite flirty, but it should also be common knowledge that when I say enough is enough, it is truly ENOUGH! So this guy walking towards where I reside decides he wants to hit on me and I entertain him for a little while but also letting him know he’s merely for my entertainment and for this walk home. Apparently he didn’t receive my message thoroughly, so after we split and I’m about to enter my house I find him immediately behind me attempting to enter as well. So while I’m cursing him out for his audacity and letting him know he’s not getting into my house, he’s still trying to ease his way in. For those of you who don’t know me, let me just say that my mother didn’t raise no punk ass bitch and I can pretty much handle myself. So when he finally decided to give up he also decides to snatch my bag. Mind you I’ve been in these six inch platform wedges all day/night and it’s already like 530 in the morning. I just wasn’t in the mood. So this motherfucker snatches my bag and takes off. I’m a southern chick and I refuse to let anyone get over on me any longer so I chase him down screaming for help. Of course I catch him and finally my neighbor fully subdues him while the police are on the way. My bag is given back to me sans wallet and cell phone but the fact that I chased this guy is apparently shocking to my community. What?! I’m no ordinary girl. I’m just saying! So he’s in jail and although I feel awful about putting him there, I know that it’s the right thing to do.
So now that I have a new phone and have dealt with the attorneys, judge and jury, my life is now getting a little better. One of my best friends from South Carolina, and his boyfriend, visited me for Pride. They had fun but found it to be quite expensive. Hey, it’s NYC, what do you expect? Slowly but surely my life is getting back on track even though it’s still kinda frightening. My brother, whom I haven’t seen since our mother’s funeral, is now residing with me. I just pray that everything works out for the best and although some of my friends are still going through their things, I hope that anyone who reads this keeps a small prayer in their hearts for them. I’m just saying that although life can be hard, never let it get you down because even when you fall you should always get back up! Also never let anyone take your peace of mind, dignity or anything that your not willing to give away, because once you allow this, it’s hard to get it back! Fight for what’s yours and cherish it fully! Seriously I’m just saying!