First of all, I don’t even know if the term Dope is back in. It was cool 30 years ago. Then it came back a few years ago. I got excited about it, but now I just don’t know.
But, for the purpose of this blog, I’m using it!
Here is the thing: I spend the majority of my time serving others.
I am a proud servant leader and I believe that it is God’s will for his children to build, empower, and develop one another.
Though I believe in pouring into others, I think it is equally important to pour into yourself. My issue is that I have successfully completed every goal I ever set for myself. Yet, I literally forget to celebrate each milestone. As soon as I finish one thing, I’m off to the next.
I graduated from college one month and started graduate school three months later.
I decided to pursue my doctorate one day, and completed the program three years later.
I thought about writing a book in December, and published it in March.
Throughout all of the aforementioned accomplishments, I never take a moment to say “Job well done Lauren!”
So today is that day.
My name is Dr. Lauren Tenille Meeks and….
I’m not a talker, I’m a doer. I complete task. I give to others. I empower. I think quick on my feet. The wheels in my head are always turning. I can follow just as well as I can lead. I’m humble. I’m obedient. I am a wife. I am a daughter. I am a mother. I am a sister. I am an author. I am a non-profit founder. I am a blogger. I am coach. I am a case manager. I am a soon-to-be podcaster. I am child of God. I am a woman. I am an advocate. I am sensitive. I am a friend. I am a Soror. I am educated. I am a higher education professional. I am a community-based programmer. I am a youth development professional. I am a curriculum writer.
I am DOPE!!!!
Today, I will give myself a pat on the back.
Now, how about you? Who are you? Have you thought about it lately? Have you thought about all of the dope stuff you do? Have you celebrated your accomplishments?
Don’t ever forget who you are, what you do, and WHO’s child you are.
I am the daughter of a KING.
Dr. Lauren Meeks
Confessions Of A Melanated Queen
Confessions of A Melanated Queen: Complexities of the Modern Black Woman, is comprised of controversial and thought-provoking commentary related to life, marriage, and family, through the lens of a millennial African American woman