.vote or die.
On Friday, Nov. 2nd, I went to vote for President Obama for a second term. I am extremely nervous yet optimistic. I waited in line 3.5 hours to vote. I have never seen so many people voting or even waiting to vote. While waiting in line, I began thinking about my ancestors who fought so fervently and sincerely to obtain the right to vote. I thought about blacks who could not vote until 1965, and women who could not vote until 1920.
Voting for hours and hours was worth it. Voting to me is so essential that it should not just be a right but law. People should engage in the democratic process to ensure democracy. I pray that others will not be discouraged or forget the importance of voting. I am sending prayers up and hoping that President O, will be our President again until 2016 on Tuesday Night. I plan to be up all night to see the results. :) I still believe in HOPE & CHANGE.
It is more than likely that President Obama will be the first and last black president that I will see in my lifetime, but I am so grateful that I was able to see him make it to the highest position. After President Obama’s next term, it will be time for a woman to run this country. It is overdue.
Somedays I feel lost and unaware of where I am in time and space. I just feel like pieces of me are slowing fading in and out as I strive to become. I feel like I’m shedding dead weight but I often desire more than what I have or where I am. I am totally grateful for where I am and where God is taking me. Somedays, I have to pinch myself to make sure that I’m still in law school and en route to becoming a lawyer. But there are other days like today when I can honestly say the struggle is real. I was in church in somewhat of a trance just thinking about what I earnestly desire: the intangible. A loving and supportive husband/marriage, kids(my twin girls & son), a home, meeting the right people that will help me launch iEmpowerME, the flexibility to have a career that will grant me the opportunity to travel often/meet new people often/impact & empower lives globally. Those are the things. I know that I have much to look forward to, but sometimes I feel a little weary.
Lost in a sea of words, and complex thoughts, all I can say is that I’m divinely aligned and everything that is in my head & heart will come to a crossroad where it will manifest and become reality.
The journey began on August 20th. This new journey is one that I have prayed about and anticipated for a long time. I started law school at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Becoming an attorney has always been a dream, but it is a whole new ball game to actually be living my dream. I am so grateful and just thankful that I am in a place where I can devote the majority of my time to making my dream of becoming an attorney a reality.
I have been in school a little over a month now, and everyday I have to take a deep breath, and just ponder on where I am in time and space. My classes are intense and challenging. I would be lying if I said it was fair or easy. My hardest class is civil procedure, every class meeting I remind myself that I will understand it. At this point, I am extremely nervous about finals because I know that all of my grades will be determined by my exams. I am encouraged to know that whatever God takes me to, he has the capacity to bring me through triumphantly. I am excited about this journey. I have 3.5 years ahead of me but 2015 will be before me quickly and I am excited about becoming Nia K. Duggins, Esq.
Yep this is it! #Tiffanys
"Being bold and assertive is not always easy but it is always worth it. I know that I want the very best and I refuse to settle or merely compromise!"
Make me allergic to a job and addicted to my purpose!!!! Help me to focus on what is in front of me and let go of what is behind me.