I Am

My kids: Maricelle, Chloe, Tristan. Granddaughter: Rylee 2009

I am Nannette and I welcome you to my blog.  But enough “about me”, this is what I am not: 
  • I don’t settle for mediocrity or crave the mundane. I fear stagnation.
  • I am not graceful, chic, or sophisticated no matter how hard I try. I spill, trip, and fall on the daily.
  • I don’t believe that being a young grandmother absolves me from any responsibility. I must leave a legacy that will pass through the generations.
  • I never believed in destiny and serendipity until Ray spun his music back into my life after 25+ years.

  • I don’t allow people, especially men, define my femininity and sexuality. Running takes care of that.
  • I don’t cringe at solo jaunts to unknown destinations, movie theaters, or restaurants. My solo adventures become a musical. Everything becomes a prop and people are my back-up dancers.
  • I do not fear death. I’ve created my own special playlist for when the time comes. No “Over The Rainbow” for my funeral! #1 on the list: Madonna’s “Like It Or Not”.
  • I don’t believe that my passion for photography is just a hobby. My photographs are the symphony to my heart.
  • I don’t believe that obstacles in life are unnecessary or irrelevant. Overcoming them manifests courage.
  • I don’t fear challenges; I face them head-on with my best “mean-muggin’” look.
  • I don’t like reality shows of any kind; watching them is a waste of precious brain cells.
  • I don’t believe that a life should be lived without a purpose. Find a cause and fight for it. I found mine
  • I don’t love Jesus because I’m holy; my deviant self cannot last a normal day without Him.
  • I don’t believe in waiting for something to happen. I make them happen.
  • I don’t believe in the quantity of friends but the quality in them that improves who you are.
  • I don’t think we should become so comfortable in our zone that we are blind to those in need.
  • I don’t exhibit enough patience and love.
  • I don’t take myself too seriously, in fact, I laugh at myself often.
  • I don’t know what I would do without books to feed my insatiable appetite for reading.
  • I don’t like sleeping. It cramps my style.
  • I don’t spend enough devotional time with my Creator.
  • I don’t like depriving myself of anything beautiful.
  • I don’t like that my knees prevent me from running a full marathon.
  • I don’t believe that a day goes by without an adventure, big or small. You have to look for them.
  • I don’t believe that growing older means you stop dancing, stop moving, stop grinding (gasp, did I say that?), stop dreaming, and stop hoping.
  • The quote below is one of my Life mottos and the reason I will spend the rest of my life fighting for justice in the face of human trafficking. 
" All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." ~Edmund Burke