I regret nothing. Being on that stage set a fire in my soul! I get so much electric energy from a good crowd. How can anyone not love performing? Sure I got nervous but a good poop and I'm good to go. lol I was supposed to go to my first day of training today but it did not happen. Yesterday I got a call saying my background from Georgia hasn't come in and they will push my start day to next week. So I rested most of the day.
For the last month the climate on the side of the shelter where I sleep has been unbearably hot. I've filed grievances and sent emails to the department in charge of the building. Noone likes to sweat in their sleep. It was so hot in the female dorm that security left because she couldn't take it AND SHE WAS AFRICAN! LOL. During a resident meeting I eloquently brought it up to the staffs supervisor too. For the last two days we have had air conditioning! But, to be funny it's been frigied. Like my fingers almost had frostbite. As hot as their showers are we couldn't even get warm in shower. By the time the water reached the feet it was cool. Today technicians came into work on the unit. As I'm in my cubicle I get a knock on the door. Some short round guy asks me about the temperature last night. I tell him it was frigid and unbearable. After I said that he says "you must be Williams". I didn't like his tone. So of course I said "I sure am". I guess he though I would shrink back. Nah. He went on to tell me that "this is a warehouse and air can't be regulated to different temperatures to fit individuals comfort ". I was about to set him straight when he sensed it and decided to move on from my door and continue. They will learn, I will speak and will be heard. Fear is not in my catalog of emotions in this life.
I'm at my favorite Thursday spot, Sugar Bar, and Roberta Flack walks in as I'm singing "I believe in you and me". I almost forgot the song. I actually kinda did. Smh She said "sang baby" and I felt like a kid in church. lol like when you mess up and everybody keeps encouraging you. lol Freddie Jackson was sitting to my left. OMGS I feel faint. He kept calling put my name. When I got off the stage I walked away without my purse I was so shook. Folks had to turn me around to get it. lol I'm so struck.