Pecan Tan: The Remix

Way back when I purchased this domain, I did so because of the amazing memories that I had about my maternal grandfather. You can read more about that here. Honestly, I really never thought about what I was going to do with it. I knew I wanted to blog, but I had Super Hussy, and my own name as domains as well. Now that those two sites are not being used primarily as blogs (though I do post updates that correlate to their missions), I really wanted to get my personal blog on.

So now, here we go with Pecan Tan: The Remix.

My life, by most descriptions, isn’t flashy, glamorous or in the fast lane. What it is, however, is full of love, joy, growth and passion and I want to share all of that with whomever chooses to read it.

You see, I am on a path; a path of personal growth. In my 20’s, I was pretty much a hot mess. I didn’t know my worth and devalued myself. At the tail-end of that decade, I got married, had a marvelous daughter and finally began to take stock in myself. Now that I am halfway through my 30’s, I can see the tremendous change in who I am. Oh, I am still the same me at my core, but I am no longer afraid to be that person. I value her and work hard every single day to be the best me that I possibly can.

This is not to say there have not been setbacks, fits and stops, because there have been. However, my overall progress on my journey has been amazing, and that’s part of what I want to convey on this blog. No matter what happens, life can and will continue. You are not the sum of your mistakes or your accomplishments, but how you handle both speaks of your character.

Whatever you want to accomplish, you can. I have gone from a superstar high school scholar/athlete to an alcoholic college dropout, to a graduate-degreed college professor, filmmaker and activist. I am still growing; still becoming a better me, but if I can do it, so can you.

I don’t know what this adventure will hold, bit hopefully, as I chronicle mine, you will learn and grow along the way as well.