I started off this week (Monday to be exact) having a totally different vibe and energy. Sunday evening I was listening to T.I’s Swagger Like Us song and I was really feeling the overall message behind the lyrics. I took the hook a little further and thought to myself “Yes, they really don’t have swagger like us”. They is anyone who isn’t black, African American (whatever you want to call us, lol). I look at this year and who would have thought we would have a black man as a serious candidate to be our next president. I look at our successful business men and woman and think to myself, there was a time when we weren’t allowed the simple gift of having a formal education.
And look at us now, there’s still much more progress to be made on our end. But considering we are the most oppressed group of people in this country, we made a way out of no way. So for that reason “They really don’t have swagger like us”. I think about the baby steps I’ve taking towards accomplishing my goals and wonder what if I listened to or gave in to those who hated on me. How about being the first African American woman to receive a Masters of Science in Entrepreneurship at my lily white, right wing private school.
So I ask; how have you demonstrated your awesome swagger? This post is about giving yourself props. I congratulate you!
P.S. the post about the drama will follow soon. Right now I am focusing on the way I intended to start this week off.