Monday, December 04, 2006

Free To Be Me

Today, I'm simply going to post a quote that I discovered earlier this morning by Muhammad Ali. It really speaks to the way I'm feeling on this blustery December morning in Chicago.

QUestion for ya: Why is it so challenging for others to be happy at someone's success because it's not their own? I'm so sick of others who are so limited in their vision that they hate to see others doing well. I'm extremely tired of those narrow minded people who only want to see you contained in a tiny box of their making. It infuriates me when someone wants you to mold to some cookie cutter shape that they've created.

I will not be contained.

I will not be held back and I will most certainly not bend to someone else's standards just so they can feel better in their own skin. It's the closest thing to insanity that I've ever experienced.

Today, I dare to fly like Maya Angelou and do it "my way" like Sammi Davis. I'm gonna float like a butterfly and sting like a bee just like Ali. So if you're not with the program then you bettah get out the way, 'cause you just may get hurt.

Tell 'em how you feel Your Greatness: "I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want."

Amen, my brotha. Amen.


  1. Good post. I don't know why some of us get lost in the success of others when we are just as capable of being successful in our rights. But you know what they say, misery loves company, who wants to be down and out all by themself. Time to rise above the expectations of others and do your own thang. You got gurl, cause I'm doing mine!

  2. Anonymous9:39 AM

    You go girl. I love this post. It isn't easy letting loose and being your own person but I'm sure it will be an exhilarting feeling