• Jermaine Thomas, II

First Friday's: September Edition!

Now that I’ve been doing these First Friday posts for over a year, I really enjoy looking back into last year’s posts to understand where I was a year ago. It’s almost like my public journal. Anyhow, let’s keep this train moving. TGIF!


Trust

This job is testing me, y’all. September was my first time on Primary Duty for the beautiful Worth Hills Village. And let me tell you, beauty is not enough to sustain me. Primary Duty in the on-call rotation is not cute, sis. But I made it through, and past that terrible week, and it reminded me to trust that even though things may be rocky throughout the graduate school journey, I can make it through to the end. Anything worth having is worth fighting for.


Gratitude

Rasheed and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary on September 10th, and grateful is an understatement. I’ve never been in a relationship that lasted this long. Being able to look back on the last year is a gift I was glad to share it with him. When midnight hit on the 10th, I felt a sense of joy and accomplishment wash over me. It’s amazing how that feeling could still hit through a phone screen! Happy One-Year to us!


Inspiration

Parents of infants and toddlers, where y’all at! This song is about you! To the ones raising the next generation, especially my sister Ashley, who is raising my niece Sevyn: I see y’all! Big props to you all for taking the time to nurture and care for your children, talking to them, reading to them, and playing with them. I would like to publicly thank you for inspiring me!


Fun

In September, the Spring Breakers started a book club! Since the 8 of us are strewn out between 6 cities, we needed a way to still connect consistently with one another and have fun. What better way to do so than to rally around a book with scheduled times to meet and discuss. I genuinely appreciate our book club, and more importantly the time we get to spend together. This time around, we’re reading Sula by the legend Toni Morrison, it’s a doozy. Can’t wait to see what’s next!


Until next time folks, keep being mindful of the positive things in life and stay grateful!


Photo by: Cameron Edwards


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