I swear my blog brother Jamari spoils me and I had to share this story with your guys! This story is actually from one of my other personal favorite blogs DL Confessions Sequel! I warn you that this story is quite sad but I think we need to talk about it and spread it around! I swear you will love this blog by the way!
Anyway this story is about a young man from Puerto Rico named Manuel, who used to play around with Immanuel (the blogger of DLCS)! Again it’s pretty fucked up but I am sure his story could somebody out there!
Remember Manuel, the cute hottie Morgan and I did in Puerto Rico?
He has kept us with us on Facebook and through cellphone texts. He really comes across as a sensitive soul â you can see him in Facebook photo posts posing with his chubby baby nieces and nephews, hugging his elderlyÂ mother tight and cuddling with his pet cats and dogs.
âI love black men,â he will write sometimes. âYou two were really hot.â
âWell, if you ever come to Washington, D.C. come visit. You are welcome,â I say.But a few weeks ago Manuel, who is 25,Â revealed some troubling facts about himself that donât fit in well with the warm and fuzzy photos he posts on Facebook.
Read the rest of the story here!
Again the story was kinda fucked up. That is why we have to teach our youth how to survive! We lose some very young in this life and some of us never grow up.
On the surface, Manuel is just a twenty-something hot piece of ass from Puerto Rico but as you read in the story, he is trying to make in this life.
You never know what people are going through in life, hence why we shouldn’t be quick to judge a person.
On the flip side of that you have to learn how to get through the bullshit in life. I am so grateful to have made it at 29 and live through the drama I have been through. I am college educated but there is nothing like having street smarts with a little common sense.
I know what it is like to live in the hood as a child and as an adult. I know how to survive in the WORST neighborhoods. I lived in the some of the worst neighborhoods in both Chicago and Atlanta! 76th and College Grove (Southside of Chicago), Jackson & Western (west side of Chicago), Adamville area (Atlanta)! I had to learn how to survive and I made it!
I don’t any shit from anybody and if you’re not try to advance in life and be a better person, I ain’t got time for it! I wasn’t always like that though.
I used to be VERY naive. I was quiet and a bit of an introvert. I really didn’t come out of my shell until my college years. In high school, I was innocent. I didn’t drink, I didn’t party, I didn’t smoke or even have sex. That change when I went to college. I had my fun! Meet a lot of cool people, experience a lot of bad habits….LOL!
I also made a lot of dumb mistakes! Some of those mistakes could have got me killed or seriously hurt. I met men, who took advantage of me. Some didn’t mean me any good. I even dated a guy, who was verbally abusive to me. I had friends who were VERY toxic for me. Thank god I didn’t have to go through what Manuel went through but it was tough! It’s still tough sometimes..
I am glad to have lived through some of those horrible life experiences because it made me a better person. I can be the sweetest individual that you will EVER know but think you can take from me and get away with it! I have that ‘Cut you now and ask question’s later type of attitude!
These days I ain’t got the time for bullshit. Next year I will be 30 and I got plans and goals in life! Sure I am still a hopeless romantic, who wants someone to share my life with but I don’t NEED a companion right now. Sure I flirt with men but I don’t make myself available to them. I can smell bullshit from five miles away and I don’t ignore my intuitions. Â I keep a TIGHT circle. I STILL have my fun but I am about business too! You gotta get to that place in life to understand what I am talking about.
You gotta go through the bullshit to learn! You are going to stumble but make sure you get up and don’t waste time. Learn how to pay attention to what’s going on in the world and never think that it won’t happen to you! Read the newspaper sometimes. Life happens everyday but you gotta up, say a prayer, and live life! LIVE YOUR TRUTH!
I wish Manuel and my other survivors, all the blessings in the world!