15 Random Facts & Stories I Never Openly Shared.

Sharing A Few Truthful Moments Of My Life.

1.) My husband and I have the same favorite colors; Earthtone colors. Our whole house is decorated in Earthtones.

2.) I am a social butterfly, but I love being alone. Being alone gives me time to be quiet. Actually, I enjoy traveling alone with my husband and kids….Sometimes I don’t like having someone else tag along with us.

3.) When I was younger, I used to get into fistfights a lot. When I moved to Southeast D.C., There was a girl named Black Paula. This girl was so beautiful to me, but she was mean as hell! She used to punch me and make me do things I didn’t want to do. If I didn’t listen to her, she would beat me up, and I mean REALLY beat me up. One day, she told me to tie her shoe, and of course, I did. When my mom saw me tying Paula shoe, my mom whipped my butt. She said, “I ain’t raising no punks. I better not EVER see you tying Paula shoes.”

4.) Due to fighting so much in my youth I became a bully which was sad. I knew what it was like to be bullied yet turned around and bullied other people.

5.) I have a strange obsession with befriending the underdog. I love investing the time to get to know people, highlighting their good qualities and making them feel better about themselves again.

6.) I am a mother of 5, yet only one of my children was planned. YIKES!

7.) My husband and I met at age 15 and have been together ever since. Our first kiss was horrible. My breath smelled/tasted like Salisbury Steak with Onions and Gravy.

8.) I hate people who are self-centered. I think this character trait annoys me so much because selfish people are one-sided in their thinking. They do not treat people the way they would like to be treated.

9.) When I was 21, I was a new mom on Welfare. My first job experience was CNA Nursing after graduating from the Welfare To Work Program. That program was the first time I actually began to believe I could make it in this world financially. Before completing the program, I had very low self-esteem because I was a mom without a job and felt bad about not being able to take care of my son. For this reason, I could NEVER act like I am better than other people.

10.) I recently realized this about myself, when it comes to my relationships with family, friends, or associates, love isn’t enough. Respect is just as important.

11.) My kids and I have these things in common: We love God, love holidays, love seafood, love family outings, have very inappropriate sense of humor, have empathy for other people, and we value our friendships.

12.)  I am enjoying listening to Podcast. I love hearing a different perspective on a subject other than my own.

13.) When I was a teenager, One rainy night, My friend Daleshawn and I were chased and shot at by some random people. We ran and hid on the grounds of a nearby school. We were crying silently, holding hands while laying on the ground soaking wet. We saw the shooters enter the area where we were laying, but they couldn’t see us. Til this day, we do not know who was shooting at us. It was by God’s grace we were not murdered that horribly scary night.

14.) Not many people know I can sing. However, I am only asked to sing during funerals.

15.) I am so thankful for my Pops and the whole Jackson family. From the very beginning, they have treated my siblings, and I like blood relatives. I love them so much. Having them in my life has really been a blessing from God.

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