Have baggage. Will Travel.
June 1, 2012
Queen died over a decade ago. Her untimely death left many wondering why such a tragic thing would happen to such a fearless and strong young lady. She was a beloved mother, friend, sister and an accomplished street smart, rambunctious leader. She spent countless hours counting the many ways she could provide for her family and lead countless people onto the battlefields, where she almost always returned victorious. How could such a young life be snuffed out so quickly, so apologetically, so soon?
Sharon, Queens Maid of Honor, her right hand women, her ace, boon, coon, took on the expected role of caregiver, encourager and provider to the four young daughters Queen left behind. Sharon was the opposite of Queen and served to balance the young and passionate leader out when a calm head was needed but a hot head was being delivered. The two were a complete and awesome pair, though you seemingly could not see one without the other, you somehow, could not take them both at the same time. I can remember one sister’s rendition of what it was like to share a room with the both of them, she would go on to say that she found herself, dimming her own light when the two of them were around, because to much of the high energy produced with the trio might be to much for others to bare.
The journey for Queen may have ended more than a decade ago, but the baggage she left behind has continuously traveled into Sharon’s present life. If Sharon did not feel the need to be so loyal to her fallen friend perhaps she would have discarded the baggage long ago for some luggage of her own.
Sharon Saffold, the Motivational Speaker, published Author, Spokesperson and Community Liaison, has managed to balance the cards dealt from Queens untimely death with her own ambitions and passions. She calls it, “promoting the power of positive thinking”. Her self develop phrase, “Turn No Around, and it’s ON Now!” and her most celebrated and requested presentation, I Won’t Take No for an Answer!” has created the stability Queen’s children have come to know, respect and appreciate.
So with Queen so far gone, so long out of the picture and life so presently good; why are people so hell bent on raising the roof, digging up old dirt and resurrecting that fire ball of a hell raiser back to present times. Can’t we just let by gone’s, stay gone. Let her lay and rest in peace. What ever happened to respecting the dead and honoring their last wishes. I am Sharon now, but they just won’t leave me alone!
Many of you may not have known me as, “Queen,” my street credibility name. Queen the drug dealer, gang banger, high school drop out, three time teenage mother, rapper, rap victim, molested, bully, battered wife, welfare recipient, illegal revenue producing, self parented, runaway/throw away teenage nightmare. Well keep coming back daily, and you will meet her. Because as the old saying goes, some people just can’t let sleeping dogs lye.
Sharon got into a fight four days ago on Memorial Day 2012, a real physical altercation with another adult female just after the church picnic. Sharon was struck in the head, the police where called, Queen showed up as well and the rest, well the rest is blog post history…tomorrow’s story. Come back for the fight, stay for the message. There truly is a message behind the messenger. As a friend and Motivational Speaker, Les Brown once told me, what you do in your private life will eventually show up in your professional life or in my case, my public life. And so goes the “tell all blog” because if somebody’s gonna tell it, it might as well be me.