I'm Fighting My Inner Battles: The Essence Magazine Young, Black and Amazing Photo Challenge

Essence Young, Black and AmazingI have no regrets in life. I've made some positive choices, and definitely some negatives.  I've been an awful student forever, and sometimes I have trouble finishing what I start. I get a great idea, then I suddenly rush with the next great thing. I never have trouble seeing the big picture, but I almost always have trouble taking the steps to get there.  The biggest pet peeve about myself is my battle with focus. It was a major struggle as a child, and an even harder struggle now at 27 years old. I could go on, but you get the point. These are just a few things that I wish I could grab hold of, box them up, drive them to the nearest ocean, put them on a boat and set them free. The Essence Young, Black and Amazing photo challenge is something that I really want to finish. This is 7 days of encouragement for all of us. Yesterday was the first day (sorry I didn't post it!), and I posted the Obamas as my idols. When I see those brilliant Brown people, I always know that I should be studying an hour longer or working an hour longer. You don't get that kind of power by only giving 70%.

For the next seven days, I'll be posting the 7 photos listed above (My Instagram name is ErinScandalous). To join in, just post a picture daily (to Instagram/Twitter) and use the #EssenceYBA hashtag. This will serve as visual reminders that I (and all of us) can make anything happen. Not a few things, not somethings. Anything we put our minds to. Carpe diem.