Posts Tagged ‘time’

anniversary

What’s going on good people, been a minute but we haven’t forgot about everybody. I will admit several interesting topics, have slipped through the cracks.  Trust and believe people get on us about this.   Don’t worry we are really just beginning though,  2013 will be bigger and better.   On that note it’s almost the end of 2012.  For us this month embarks on our one year existence.  I personally have been pleased with the progression of “backlikeweneverleft” but we wouldn’t have made a year without the support of everyone who continues to keep up with us.  On that note thank you for your support, it’s greatly appreciated.  As I reflect on our year as a site, I realized this is about the time people reflect on their own year.

People are currently battling with themselves trying to determine what to “change” in the new year.  December is probably the most reflective month of the year, everyone is thinking about what went right and what went wrong.  Rightfully so; as you complete the full calendar year, you either hope to forget or wish duplicate moving forward.  Unfortunately during this season people suffer strongly from points of depression.  As I look at the psyche that goes into this month, this time of the year, this season; it may be easy to  embrace the negativity.  We as a people tend to do that far too often, accepting the negative as the full picture; overlooking the brighter side of things.  For many this is the perfect time to rid one’s self of the things holding them back.  At this very moment I’m sure people are looking forward to the new year and the new found life.  A major number of people are aimlessly picking their brains, with attempts to gain some form of new gratification.
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I want to apologize to everyone, I have been quite busy doing a bunch of things in my professional as well as personal life.  I still have deep thoughts and debates with anyone willing to listen, so my mind is always working.  As I mentioned I have been busy professionally, started a new job last week; been in training this week. The training this week is actually the reason for this post.  The training I was in consists of gang intervention, but it has been more than that for me.  There was a section speaking on deaths, funerals, and vigils.  This segment really caught my attention, and got my thoughts flowing again. Essentially it was a conversation about the celebration of life, as oppose to the grievance of death.  The celebration of life really clicked to me, and how people tend to view funerals.  Most view the wake, the funeral, the burial as a sad time… Rightfully so, a love one was lost.  Very rarely do people view death as a “celebration.”  Ironically my co writer happen to write a post about time.  After reading his post (Can I Have Some More Please) it just added fuel to the fire, felt I could share my thoughts about a few things. KEEP READING

Just read an interesting writing from another blogger on WordPress.com and he discussed something that was unique to me. He had created an equation for people to vote. The equation basically said that the reasons for the person to register to vote had to be greater than the amount of time it would take for that person to vote. Now that was funny because I was thinking, “How much time does it really take to vote?” But I was thinking as a person who was born and lived in America his entire life. I wasn’t thinking about those who have green cards or newly anointed U.S. citizens who are new to the process or those fresh out of prison who just received their right to vote. I gave those examples to show that it would take them longer to vote because they would have to do more to prove their right to vote such as verification of identification and verification of residency, where as a person who was born a citizen does not. A simple update of my driver’s license allows them to update my information needed for me to vote and before I know it, I receive my voter’s registration card in the mail, no hassle at all. But this blog isn’t about the voting process, it’s about time and the lack thereof it.

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