Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Swagger to the Max!

Peace folks,

I know its been a minute. The glamorous life of a flight attendant just doesn't stop. I've been "Home" in Detroit for about five days of the last thirty. Mostly cause I'm doin' the whole commuting thing...catching flights to ATL just to work.

Any who...
This weekend I had the pleasure of escorting one Mr. Nicholas Speed to PHX for the Money Management Group's Producer's conference. After working on a plane for four days...I caught a flight to Detroit from ATL, and then met Speed at the airport to fly him to PHX. Ridiculous I know, but the "buddy passes" at my airline suck. ANd in order for friends to fly, I've gotta go to. So I spent the majority of my weekend on a plane....

Luckily, our hometown Super Producer is a great travel companion. We ONLY made our flight out cause it was delayed ten minutes and some poor folks couldn't run fast enough from the C concourse to the end of the A concourse....We got on the flight just minutes before they closed the boarding door. BUT WE MADE IT! YEA!

We get settled, take off, and prompty start sippin' on relax (wink, wink). Fortunately for us, the lead flight attendant saw me get on and offered us free wine for the rest of the flight. NEedless to say three quarters of the way to PHX, we're both giggly and talking pretty candidly about life, goals and aspirations.

Nick Speed subscribes to a philosophy that I seemed to have lost somewhere between the security line , the plane and the layover. He calls it "Swagger to the Max" (keep ya ears open for the single from Dannny Brown). Basically, it just means, if you ACT like you are the SHYT you WILL BE the shyt. If you BELIEVE you are the BEST, you WILL BE! I know...I know..."THE SECRET" has been out since Oprah blasted it a couple years ago...But Nick skipped the meta physical mumbo jumbo,and spiritual enlightenment to get to the heart of the issue. In terms that little hood boys and girls can relate to.
Question becomes...what do you(I) want to be the best at?

At twenty eight years old, you'd think I'd know by now. I didn't think that I'd still be soul searching this late in the game. I know what I want to HAVE. I just don't know what I want to do...and the longer I dally, the more I see OTHER folks out here DOIN" IT! I'm not a hater....more power to them. I'm just trying to figure out what GD has put ME here to do.

Nick here's music in head ALL THE TIME. He's constantly making music even when he's not in front of an MPC.

My home gurl BOOG BROWN is always in the studio.....perfecting her craft.

B. Houston is steadily on her acting grind. AUdition to Audition. Photo shoot to photo shoot....I KNOW its just a matter of time.

Asia is always on the NEXT project...the NEXT art show...the NEXT camera shot.

ANd I...I'm always working. Always on my way to the next flight. Sitting in the next airport or next hotel. I KNOW I'm better than this.

Aye...this wasn't supposed to be such a self-centered blog. It was SUPPOSED to be about all the wonderful things I learned in PHX. How divine the situation was getting Nick to the conference.....AH well....
Guess I had to start somewhere.

1 comment:

Glennisha said...

YAY! COOL CRYS IS BACK! Even though you spent most of your time on plane, that's still cool because most people wish they were on a plane going somewhere, including me.....Esp with all the damn drama in the city going on, I know a lot of cats wish they could only be in the motor city for 5 days out of 31. Even though sometimes we feel like dang everybody that we know or around us are doing their thing just know that your time will come. Just keep dancing to your own beat. Even sometimes from the outside looking in what everyone else is doing looks great but, it really may not be. Peace