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You Can Be A Loser If You So Choose...Just Leave Me Alone.

"Busted cocoons... you already know how to fly, butterfly... open your wings wide... Busted cocoons... fly high on the wind... don't let a dirt man  convince you to ever crawl again... Busted cocoons." - Jj Thames I REALLY WISH people would stop defending and protecting mediocrity. IT'S NOT SOMETHING GOOD TO DEFEND! It amazes me that many times I post positive things on social media or say things from the stage, or just in day to day life...and people are up in arms because I encourage people to become their best follow their dreams, and refuse to settle for less. I find it really interesting that people would much rather protect their right to be mediocre and not live up to their potential; rather than figure out how to live big...and truly enjoy life! What are you afraid of? And why are you getting mad at me for daring to believe that you and everyone else can be ANYTHING that you are willing to set your mind to...this includes be
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Jj's Year of Coming of Age: Day 178- Spillin' Tea- Cussin Mad...And Tryin' To Forgive...

"I used to think that the worst thing in life  to end up alone.   It's not... The worst thing in life  is to end up with people  who make you feel alone. " -Robin Williams Pictured above...2013...My son Israel and I in our new home after 31/2 years of on again, off again homelessness. We were pretty stoked. Right now is truly one of the best times of my life...go figure. FINALLY...after all of the hurting, pain. suffering...sacrificing, fighting, surviving... darkness, confusion, fear...shame, depression, and loneliness...My vision of what my life was always supposed to be, even as a little girl- is materializing and indubitably coming to pass. And while I should be over the moon- flipping cartwheels, not caring if the world sees my panty drawers, and skipping around singing the smurf song...happy as a pig in fresh poo...I'm not... Don't get me wrong, I'm thankful...beyond grateful...honored...humbled, and not taki