I have been known to be closed off to many people, because I hate being vulnerable. So, today is a very special day for my followers. I am exposing myself and telling you all my five top secrets. So grab some popcorn and get ready to experience something I’ve never done before.
I have wanted to be a writer since I was in elementary school, but I told my family I wanted to be a lawyer.
In my family, money was always the most important thing. So being in the arts was not an option for me. I was determined to be successful, and I needed to make a lot of money to make my family proud. When I first applied to college, I was a political science major. I didn’t change my major to English until junior year of undergrad. Who would’ve thought that I could make a living doing what I love to do?
I used to be jealous of my sister
My sister, Tiny, was always better at certain things than me. She was a great dancer, and she was always thinner and more creative than me. So, I was jealous of her all throughout high school. It wasn’t until college that I realized that we were both great at different things, and that’s alright.
Advertising actually works on me
Most people ignore commercials when they come on. They just wait for their show to come back on. I actually like commercials and if something catches my eye, I go out and buy it the same day. Pathetic, I know.
I was in an abusive relationship for over a year
I stayed with a man who verbally and physically abused me, because I didn’t believe that anyone else would want me. He pushed me in front of my younger sister, and she told me to leave him. I stayed. He actually ended up breaking up with me for another woman, and I am grateful. If he hadn’t ended things, I would probably still be in that toxic relationship.
I have a daughter named Nala
My daughter has always been a sensitive topic for me. Not many people know about her. She died shortly after I gave birth to her when I was 19 years old. I still think about her every day, and I got a tattoo in her honor.
Now that you know my deepest secrets, hopefully you feel a little more connected to me. I also hope you realize that everyone has a past, and it doesn’t define who you are today.