Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Off Today!!!

Hey ya'll, it's Wednesday and I'm officially off.  But that's just from the gig, I'm never off from life.  Got some running around to do today and it's cold right now.  I look forward to my once a week day off, but know it is also the ONLY day that I can get anything done.  Not having my ride has really put a damper on my traveling, but it's also given me the opportunity to exercise on a regular basis.  Before, I'd drive everywhere, even up the street and around the corner.  Wear and tear on the vehicle, plus unnecessary usage of gas was at an all time high, just because, but once I get it back on the road, you better believe there'll be changes.

Let's see what's on my to-do list, first and foremost have to go check on my 16 year old.  I have a scheduled meeting with his teacher to discuss his grades while he's away.  She called me last week and said that he's doing great and I knew that he would be, I just wish that he was as focused on the "outside," but know that the scholastic environment in our neighborhood doesn't push excellence, even though it boast of it.  I'm really excited for this meeting, not so much to meet his teacher, but to see him.  I haven't seen him since before Christmas and since the vehicle isn't readily available, have to use important meetings as visiting hours as well.  The first time we went down this road, I was there on every available visit to the point that when his time away was coming to an end, he told me I didn't have to come anymore.  I'm like, yeah, right, you're my son, I'll see you as much as I want.  This time, he's kinda on his own and I think it's good for him.  He's 16, growing into a young adult, and independence and not having mommy there at every turn, is probably helping him mature more than last time.  Even the phone calls home don't include me as much.  He'll call, I'll ask how was his day, and he'll tell me and then there will be a moment of silence, and then,  "Um, can you do that for me?" he'll say next.  "That," would be three way-ing his girlfriend and I'll put down the phone after hearing her say, hello, and walk away, letting them talk until his phone time is over.  I don't mind that he doesn't want to talk to me for too long, just as long as his day has gone good, I'm satisfied.  

Once I get home, I'll prepare for my online guest spot on a friend's internet radio station.  Having my own talk show has made me sort of a celebrity and I am thrilled that he wants to include me on his show.  I'm really excited to see what the show brings today.  I'll be able to be a little bit more relaxed than the first time I was on.  I did his show, while on my live show and let's just say, that, I was on pins and needles cause I know how crunk he can get and that includes language not acceptable on my own site.  It was cool though, cause we still had fun and once I told him that I'd rather do his show when I'm not on my show, so I can "let my hair down," he was like, "bet".  So who knows how much laughter we will unleash as I let Red Hawk do her thang, cause folks are used to her keeping it real at any cost.  Not sure how long I'll be on this time, but know that after I'm done, the rest of my day will consist of folding clothes and doing dishes and preparing dinner for the family.  Fiance' is off today, and not sure if we'll have movie night or not, but as long as I've got my computer and the internet, I'll probably be working on something as the day comes to an end.

Well, I'm looking at the old clock on the wall, and I think I have a pretty good post for the day.  Gotta get ready to meet the cold weather and see what the outside world has in store for me today.  Can't be too sure with all the crime that's going on, I just pray I get out and make it back into my peaceful haven.  Until the next time I write, peace, love and light.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Sweet Smell of Success

Hey ya'll, I decided that I would post again.  You know how addicted to blogging I was when I first started and who knows, I might get addicted again.  So here goes...well by now you've all read about my talk show that has found a new home at, My Gig.  Words can't even begin to express how happy I am for this new development.  Not only do I get to practically roll out of bed, into work, I am fulfilling my life's purpose and guess what, I never even picked up the book, Purpose Driven Life.  I don't even know who wrote it, but I do know that years ago, everyone and their deceased kin folk were grabbing the copies off of shelves AND having all kinds of "purpose driven" book parties and so on.  See that's the thing about me, I don't jump on board everyone's ship, just because I think it's going my way.  I've pretty much been a loner all my life except for the few, dear friends that I met when I was younger and we still hold a special bond, even though we don't get together much.  Years can go by and if we should physically connect, we pick right back up where we left off.  But other than them, I've learned to pretty much keep my nose to my grind and let folks do them and hopefully they let me do me.  But that's getting off topic, which is easy to do with a person who is Tri-polar. You'll have to read back some ways, I think I already posted on that subject.

Okay, where were we, oh yea, talking about me fulfilling my purpose.  Yep, that's where we were.  So right now, six days a week, I climb in my "butt buddy," my chair, and sit for six hours with a one hour break between each three hours and yap to my heart's delight.  Today, I added coffee to my routine and let's just say that my "motor mouth" was working over-time. But that's a good thing, because for what I do, there can't ever be a dull moment.  It is my job to keep my audience entertained so that not only will they hang around for that particular day, but that they will keep coming back, making me a part of their lives, just like any other form of entertainment.  My channel has been called, Trish TV, by some and I think that has a nice lil ring to it.  I really should put a disclaimer somewhere because watching me is very addicting.  I don't know what it is, besides maybe the fact that some find me rather strange, (oh, it's okay, I accept all labels that I agree with), and just can't wait to see what I'm going to do next.  But anywho, like I was saying, I couldn't be happier with the way that my life is today.  Of course it could be better, but it certainly isn't as worse as it used to be.

Things finally appear to be running smoothly down the track, and I'm not sure where we're headed, but know it's a better place than where we've been.  The year, 2013, is turning out to be quite some year already.  I can only imagine if it keeps it's current pattern, how things will be.  They say trouble don't last always and it seems as if I can finally breath a sigh of relief as things are coming together, day by day.  Every day there's something new, something exciting to get happy about.  The smile that's almost constantly on my face, seems to shine a little brighter as I look back at myself each day on camera.  It's funny, I never looked at myself this much in my life, even as a hot to trot teenager, well, at least I can't recall.  What I see, I love, because I've finally become comfortable and confident in the skin I'm in.  Could it be because I'm walking down the path that was set before me, so long ago, and all I had to do is keep going, no matter how tired I got, no matter how disappointed I became, no matter how frustrating things were and no matter how many tears of desperation I cried?  Who knows, but one thing's for sure, my star is rising and it's shinning brighter and brighter as the days go by.

I Made It!!!

Wow, it's been way too long.  We've come into another year and I'm just now getting around to blogging my first post of the year.  But never fear, this one is packed with good news.  I'm actually writing it while on my online talk show that has taken off like wild fire.  Yes, your girl has secured a spot on an online site that gives each broadcaster the opportunity to become a star.  After being in front of a web cam for almost two years now, once this opportunity presented itself, I was more than ready to jump into the spotlight.  I've just started my fifth week on the site and have already made a claim of being one of the top stars of the site.  I dubbed myself, Queen Motor Mouth of Mondo, which others hurriedly agree with.  It's no secret that my mouth can go a mile a minute and it's a good thing.  My channel is the most like a real talk show and my viewers are never left wondering if today's show will deliver.  I don't have any scripts or anything like that.  I just get on each day, knowing that the work that I do through my advising, life-coaching and motivational speaking will touch my viewers.

So many people are emotionally and mentally broken and sometimes they just need to know that someone else has made it through a similar experience as they are in.  At 45, I've been through quite a few trials and tribulations and don't mind sharing, as I believe that it's my purpose to help guide others out of distressful situations.  It's like I 'm a beacon of hope and the strength that I possess seems to transfer to my viewers as I share my wisdom with them.  I have about six loyal viewers to date and that number is gradually increasing as I get more exposure on the site.  My channel is not for everyone.  A lot of people are not ready for the big step that it takes to walk onto a more fulfilling path.  They are still trying to make something happen out of what they are familiar with.  They're basically spinning their wheels in the muddy mess they've found themselves in, hoping and praying that things will change.  I direct them to look at their situation, face reality and decide what to do next.

My own online talk show has also lead me onto other talk shows as well.  I've done two internet radio interviews and I've been asked to participate as a weekly guest speaker on one of the talk shows, Thursday Spot.  One thing leads to another, and I knew that one day all of my hard work and dedication to the one thing that is my passion would pay off.  What started out as a dream, that lead to me practicing it as a hobby, has now become my bread and butter.  Things can only get better from this point on as I continue walking on my pre-destined path.  You can catch me everyday except Wednesdays at  My Gig, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central.