1: a coffee date

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  • If we we were on a coffee date, it would probably be at McDonalds, because I am obsessed with their french vanilla ice coffee. It is so good!
  • If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you how hesitant I am joining this link-up. 1. because it is my first time doing a link-up and 2. because after checking out all the other links, I find that I’m the only brown girl participating. I’d tell you about how I am aware of my brown skin more than ever.
  • If we were on a coffee date, I’d confess that I am not as I happy as I think I can be. I would want to know how YOU find your happy?
  • If we were on a coffee date, I’d want to have an honest raw conversation about the recent happenings pertaining to police brutality and black lives matters.
  • If we were on a coffee date, I would like to know the things YOU do or do not do to feel free. I would want to know what freedom feels like to you
  • If we were on a coffee date, I would share my secret dream of being a worship leader. I would tell you how I don’t know how to even go about it and even if I knew, I will be hesitant to pursue it… which brings me to this, how are you pursuing your dreams, are you pursuing your dreams?
  • If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you that it embarrasses me that I live with my parents and about how the funds in my account embarrasses me
  • If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you how writing this post was in a way therapeutic. hahaha
  • If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you how I’m glad I found Mr. thomas and me blog. The brain behind this link-up.

2 thoughts on “1: a coffee date

  1. oh my soul shereen i am SO thankful you’re here. i’m so thankful you know that you’re a part of this community regardless of your (beautiful) skin color or dreams or living situation. i’d want to hear all about your thoughts on the tragedies because i know my white privilege makes me so unaware of the prejudices that exist in our nation. i’d ask how i can help -not just you, but all Black lives- because no one deserves to feel anything but free and fearless in life. đŸ™‚

    i’d tell you that my little brother is Black and i fear for his safety. i’d tell you that he makes my world go round and the moment something happened to him, i’d fall apart. i know that’s how the family of the men who were killed feel and it breaks my heart into a million little pieces.

    i’d tell you that freedom is a tricky thing. i grew up in a REALLY conservative church and freedom (and subsequently grace) were not big lessons…. so i’ve had to learn them as an adult. that’s challenging. my default is to fall back into the heavy, legalistic ways of my childhood faith and, so hard. so, so hard.

    i’m thankful for you friend.

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