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Dangerous Lee’s Top Life Events of 2012 & Resolutions for 2013

2012

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This is the first year that I have solely been self employed and it has been a rough year and quite a challenge. I have never been unhappier in my life. The Dangerous Lee Experimentdidn’t take off like I thought it would, but things didn’t get really bad until the Fall and I began to question my choice to leave behind my part time job with Wellness AIDS Services, though I did stay on as a contracted worker. I don’t necessarily regret my decision because I love being free and independent and let’s face it; no one else can be my boss. I have also never been so poor, so poor that I have had to sell precious pieces of jewelry, but I am rich in other ways that I feel are more important than money. I can say that now but I didn’t feel that way before. As I type this, I live at the poverty level with the confidence that I will not always be here. I will become self sufficient by my own laurels.

In March, I found out who my real father is thanks to a DNA test. I grew up thinking that another man was my father. The man who I thought was my father was a deadbeat and my first time seeing him was when he was on his deathbed. After his death I also met people that I thought were my family, including two brothers and a sister. Having to inform these people that I am not their kin was difficult, but I am happy and grateful to know who my real father is and I am also very happy that he’s alive so we can build a relationship. I have a ton of new family members (some I have known since I was a child) including two younger sisters and an older brother. Finding this out in my 30’s, when I could have clearly known this from birth (long story that I will share one day), has caused some emotional and mental stress on myself, my mother, and my daughter, but I feel that a part of my life has come full circle and I love that life is always full of surprises. PS: My father is a cool dude and I remain in contact, via social media, with the brothers and sister that aren’t connected to me by blood, but by a crazy circumstance.

The highest points of 2012 would have to be – being selected as Vibe’s Vixen of the Day, being featured on The TODAY Show, and having Demi Lovato tweet in response to a story that appeared on my website. All three of these events made me feel like the work I am doing is starting to become noticed which is very validating. Even if no one else is, I am proud of myself and quite frankly I shock myself sometimes at the things I am able to accomplish, but I work my ass off for my brand, so often I feel like I should be more successful, but I also understand how the game is played and I know I am not fully equipped to be where I want to be just yet. I am in a situation in life where I gotta do things the extra hard way to get where I want to be. The more I accomplish as a sole entity, the more I appreciate my struggle and those like me. I am an impatient woman living a journey that moves a lot slower than I’d like, but I don’t have control of that. I’ve come to the conclusion that I am creating the foundation for  my daughter and her children to build on. By the time the Dangerous Lee brand becomes a household name I may be an old woman, but I’m alright with that.

Speaking of my daughter, Senia has her own website now; simplysenia.com. Senia is not new to the game as she has appeared on my radio show and also has her own You Tube channel. Her website is a way for me to highlight her accomplishments and to provide her with some pretty cool experiences as she grows up to become a woman. She is not forced to be involved with the website but I always ask for her input and suggestions because it is her website. She owns it. I essentially work for her. Ain’t that something? However, this is a major part of my foundation building. Hopefully by the time she’s an adult her website and mine will be extremely profitable and she will want to take over so I can retire even though her goal is to be a scientist ;)

2013

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I never make resolutions because I generally think they’re stupid, but in 2013 I have a few. I will get in better shape and lose weight. I am getting huge! I don’t like how I feel or what I see when I look in the mirror or hop on the scale, so the only way to change that is to change the way I eat and work out more. Lawd help me! I will also be recycling all paper products in my home and buying reusable grocery bags for shopping because plastic bags are horrible for the planet and ultimately our health. I suggest you stop using them too. Envirosax makes some funky reusable shopping bags at a very reasonable price.

One of the new projects I am working on is called 365 Days of Dangermas. It’s a project that I hope will help me to be more optimistic by making every day in 2013 special.  For this project I will be leaving my Christmas tree up all year (minus the decorations) and adding a new decoration or unique item to it daily and highlighting it by writing a blog here at DangerousLee.Biz. Writing daily will be a huge challenge because I have become a lazy writer since becoming a full time web publisher, but I know I need to get my writing chops back if I am ever going to get serious about writing and publishing my second book. You’re welcome to contribute items to the Dangermas project by sending items to: Dangerous Lee, PO Box 7317, Flint, MI 48507.

Lastly, a HUGE thank you for your continued support. If you really like any of the content at DangerousLee.Biz please share it with others. A simple daily visit to this website helps to pay the bills around here! Also, if you or anyone you know is looking for an internship, please consider becoming a Danger Baby!

Wait! I can’t forget Mary Jane. If it weren’t for her I would be certified NUTS! Hold up, I am already….never mind.

Happy New Year and Keep it Dangerous!

 

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About Leigh "Dangerous Lee" Langston

Author. Artist. Blogger. Single Mom. Black Woman. Stoner. Silly. Single mother. Poor. Sexy. Loner. Realist. If you want to know what its like in one of the many corners of my mind, please subscribe. The Dangerous Lee Network features my commentary and guest content on viral topics and worldwide news as well as my short stories, poems, opinion essays and blogs that highlight events in my personal life.
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