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Sunday, January 23, 2011


The Beginning was almost three years ago,

The end of one chapter in my life and the start of another. A journey that has had its high moments and its low. There were times when the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel definitely seemed like the oncoming train.

I truly believe that everything in life happens for a reason, and it is always a good reason.

We live, we love,we share, we take, we give, they take, we sob, we grieve,......

      We raise our heads high, we stand , we shake it off, we move on......

                 We tuck and roll and recover.

The choices we make in our lives are our responsibility to bear. At times this comes with a price  we think is too high to pay. But when the reaper is ready for his reward, there is little that we can fight against. For me, I refused to let the reaper have the satisfaction of payment. For me to triumph through my terminal notification, I had to have a paradigm shift.

Little did I know that on that lonely night of September 20, 2009 my world was to change forever.

I would no longer be helmed in by archaic thought processes.

How about using the right side of your brain for a change CHER?
             That's a good idea if ever I heard one.

And so it began.........you know....just the morning of my 9/20 I had an overwhelming feeling of sadness and despair,,,,,For the first time in sixteen years, I was going to be alone on Old Year's Night.....the forces of nature be praised.....the power of thought and energy....take a bow......I didn't pray for him, I didn't ask for him.....but he made his presence felt......

.....and by 5.17 am on September 21, 2009 I was on the way on my journey of re-discovery.....

I have chosen to write this anthology to leave my mark on the world.  To let all earthly sentient beings be aware of my existence. To share my passions and my dreams, my sadness and my despair in the hope that in all of this another can find the strength to hold on when life seems to be in utter chaos with sweeping pressures.

You know at the end of this...I may be speaking to an audience of one.....and I hope with all that is positive that he or she is not deaf in one ear.

Be peaceful and respectful and with the highest regard for life....

Be well until we meet again



  1. Even if u only reach 1 person its more than worth it. U need to share your experiences so other women can breathe.

    To your Success

  2. Very moving Cher. I will look forward to these blogs.

    Ms. Abdul-Kareem

  3. i'm indeed touch by it cher

  4. "There were times when the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel definitely seemed like the oncoming train."

    This definitely sounds like a potential feature article for Fly Magazine's first issue "Dreams: From Aspiration to Inspiration".

    I know this story ... very well indeed and somehow whenever you recall it, it never gets old.

    Undying truths relayed here. We will talk soon.


Hi Friends....thanks for reading...I certainly hope my experiences and my thoughts were of some value to you. Your feedback would be welcomed