Here is my Queen! My mom is truly a blessing and I am thankful to still have here here with me on this earth. Just giving my Mom a shout out how much I love her. During my twenties her and I didn't get along or rather see eye to eye on certain issues. We still have our views but I realize when we get older we can't hold on to shyt in the past if we are going to grow and be wise. We have to let things go and love as much as we can while we are here in the flesh. My advice to anyone who has issues with family members get over it and love them unconditionally at the end of the day it's how much did we love when life is over...

Discipline is a word that many take lightly even myself. It is a challenge to stay discipline whether it's working out or eating healthy we are all being challenged in our lives regularly. Lately I have been reorganizing my living space by finding homes for things that find themselves laying around on my kitchen table. I've been watching Marie Kondo. It is extremely a challenge to stay on task especially when you have the holidays around the corner and Covid lurking around. My knees have been killing me with the cold air and my arthritis I had to run to Loris and get some spray for my knees and lower back.

My sun, Joval encouraged me to get the book "Secret" which I ordered and it's cute book and has a lot of quotes not sure what the secret is tho...lol


Looks like I am going to have to let my YMCA membership go, I just can't afford it and they are giving me a hassle for my financial aide. I'm going to miss it but it's time for a change and I'm going to have to work out walking and doing yoga during the winter. You would think they want to save every member at a time like this but this but they transferred my paperwork to the downtown office and they are so anal that they want me to produce documents I don't even have. My back is going to be against the wall because I will sincerely miss my swimming and making me more apt to get this boat and get down south ASAP.


Today I video taped my FAA workshop in Spanish the first part about the regulations and laws. One down and five more segments to tape, have to have one of my friends like Lydia or Moty listen to what I have I am sure it's not perfect but my effort was on point. Looks like I am going to have to practice my Spanish more frequently for it to flow like I want it. When I started taping I thought I would be able to listen to the pronunciation and duplicate it but realized it's harder than I thought.

My goal is to finish this Spanish & French translation before January 1st and have them uploaded so I can have some income come in during the winter months. I'm marketing my audience for immigrants because we always seem to forget about the folks who just get here who are excited to not only be in America, but excited to learn a new skill. My pronunciation needs help I am sure but the more I speakI think the better it will sound. Practice makes perfect as they say. Thanks to Erv for snapping these shots while I was working in my kitchen office, don't judge me.

Today I started giving out postcards to my clients for the holidays. Not sure what I am going to get for the holidays money has been real slow lately.

Once again we have been lied to by these politicians regarding our stimulus check. Now they are saying we will only get $600 for a stimulus check which is not really any money for the last few months many of us went through our savings and literally living from check to check. This year 2020, has been a struggle to stay ahead of our bills, keeping our sanity through Covid and the elections.

This week I zoomed into the Rochester Documentary Collectives a group of folks in the area, some filmmakers and some hobbyist of the craft. Some folks showed their work which seemed promising and some folks I just couldn't grasp where they were going with their project they were like scattered in their direction nor did they know who their audience was. As I looked at the group I saw nobody that looked like me or even had the same interests. I think what I don't admire is when White America seems to want to tell a story about a culture and they have no connection to the story. I listened intently to see if there was a connection but it was like they were peering into a culture and haven't realized that for centuries white folks have told everybody's story and there always seem to be a twist in the end that isn't from the cultures point of view. I think I would respect more White folks if they backed the folks who were naturally connected and became a part of the solution, that's my opinion. I didn't really have much to say during the group because it seemed like folks wanted feedback and I couldn't give any positive feedback so I kept quiet.

This week NYC got hit by tons of snow and we got some of it but not like the city Thank Gawd.

Looking forward to 2021 and happy to say good bye to 2020 it's been a challenging year but happy it's coming to an end. Hell Naw!! I ain't getting no Covid vaccination, does a chicken have lips?

Here's to a new beginnings and a New Year full of opportunities, drones and boats...


It was a struggle to sit my azz down today to write out some goals and get some much needed rest. Not sure who came up with the term that "you are your own worst enemy" but they are truly on point when they made that comment. The last past couple of weeks I feel like my schedule and mind have been off sync for good reason. I have decided not to fight with myself but prepare myself more effectively for success. A few weeks ago I recorded my first introduction video for my online class and of course am not satisfied with it whatsoever. The background was distracting the lighting was NOT right whatsoever and my teeth are starting to gap. What else can I condemn myself about, besides my makeup looks like I was working at some after hours club...

I do have something to work with it's called audio and narration, nobody has to see what flaws I have. I have some b-roll footage that I will be adding to my introduction part of the class. Mixing commercialism with my workshop should set me apart from the rest. I realized I am reinventing myself from independent filmmaker to FAA certified aerial cinematographer which isn't much of a stretch it's all in the same arena of media and technology. Nowadays I've realized I have to do tutorials on whatever I am focusing on. For instance I have some maneuvers down and some I still have to work on, but overall I am proud of the success of my video capture. The more I watch and listen to videos on youtube for bettering myself, the better off I am to organize and execute my ideas to reality.

Back at the ranch...

In the news, Trump has still not come to reality and thinks that he has been cheated. I'm not sure about others thoughts but mine are simple when will his jive ass get out of the white house. Trump has three baby mommas, has turned the white house into Covid health risk when will he just move out and move on. It's not like I don't care about our voting system but this has been an embarrassing situation internationally with this fool in office.

Back at the ranch...

Covid is in the news everyday, the Covid immunizations are moving forward and my only concern is that we are not forced to take this shot. I am not too fond of the flu shot and I don't see myself volunteering for this anytime soon. Perhaps the approaches that the American government has had with using Black people as guinea pigs such as the Tuskeegee experiments. In fact a sistah, Harriet Washington whose book, "Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans From Colonial Times to the Present" I will be ordering speaks in detail while many of us aren't inclined to trust medical science in the U.S. It is very real why we some of us feel this way whether we experienced in hospital situations or from a situation. I know for me I have had issues with healthcare from different situations. Recently my son's girlfriend took my grand baby to Strong Hospital a month ago and what we went through was truly sickening. I dropped off my fam early in the afternoon around noon I get a call she was ready just waiting on the discharge papers. Two hours went by and I am at the hospital parking lot waiting and texting what's the hold up. A nurse comes and meets me in Emergency waiting area and takes my number that her phone is dead ok no worries I go back to the car. I get a call from the other Glam Ma that they are accusing them of abusing the baby and are refusing to allow her to leave. So as the warrior woman I am, I'm like awe hell naw and walk up into Pediatrics Emergency. The nurses were full of it because they changed their story two times while I was there and then called security. The thing that had me heated was the baby came because she was constipated and they attempted to turn it into something else. I asked the nurse in charge what is the hold up why aren't you allowing us to leave is there a charge of child abuse she said no. So what then is the is issue why you haven't given her discharge papers for the baby? I was exhausted because it was apparent they were trying to be funny but when I asked questions they got nervous and then security stated we were not being held against our will we were free to leave they would escort us out. I do NOT trust Strong Hospital in Rochester, New York because that wasn't the first time security was called on me because of a nurse or resident doctor being racially bias. I know for a fact I am NOT impressed with western science customer relations when it comes to folks of color it seems like they always want to have us locked up or silenced when we ask a question or they seem threatened by our tone. Guess that is why when the medical community are eager to be nice to us for the sake of medical research, I hesitate because I can't forget the history of America using us as guinea pigs.

Back at the ranch...

Changed my cover image on my website to my youngest Sun, Sachee praying for this country. It is critical we keep our sanity and our health at the end of the day that's all we have. Taking the time for our mind is as health conscious as going to a doctor for high blood pressure and getting meds. I find the older I get I must turn my phone off for a few hours just to get some peace of mind and concentrate on the task at hand. Amplifying my mind means to take some down time to regroup. I find that when I am continuously running around my immune system goes down and my body seems to break down and sit me down. When I was in my thirties my mother use to tell me gurl slow down, my mindset was I had to get shyt done and nobody was going to do it if I didn't because I was a single parent and I had to hold it down. I'm not in my thirties anymore and living upstate New Yawk you have to slow down when the winter comes because it's so brick cold outside you have no choice. This winter has arrived in Rochester it was a mild fall with temperatures in the 70's and now with the consistent weather of the 30's we are sure to feel a few days of frigid cold in the near future. I would advise folks to get your tea and coffee close by because it's going to be a frigid winter my arthritis has informed me...lol

Blessingz...




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Lately I have been daydreaming about my future boat a Beneteau 381 two cabin. I am doing my research on what type of boat I want to purchase and from the youtube videos it looks like it will be a process. I realize that this is my dream because my other half is not remotely interested and that's fine because I wouldn't want someone to force me to want their dream. I want to travel in my last years to different islands in the Caribbean that's why I really want a sailboat. Depending on the online sales of my workshop I might can swing it by 2022 if not I may resort to a Hunter 30+ which is more reasonable for my budget.


I'm excited to be taping segments for the FAA online study class I developed. The emotional feeling makes me feel like I have accomplished something in my new career transformation.. MLK day or February will be the day I release my first live FAA class to the public. I am not trying my rush myself because I want to polish what I have so it's not only professional but captivating to keep participants attention. Animation may have to be inserted into my workshop just so my participants can understand clearly how clouds and weather work. The classification space is clear for me but I'm thinking for a younger audience the animation may clearly illustrate air classification.


Flew over the skatepark with my drone last weekend.

Took some shots of the kids skating and took some stills for Instagram. Used a shot or two in the Rochesta! trailer I assembled.


I decided to order some materials to get started with my online blog thank God I didn't go overboard with my shopping on Amazon. The prices on Amazon will put you in debt if you don't have a budget or limit. I am thankful for being a single parent mother for over twenty years because it prepared me to not live out of my budget. When I think back on my life it was a blessing having a financial challenge it allowed me to be creative with my spending.


I reached out to an artist, Jared Diaz of Colossal Media in regards to the artwork he and his colleagues are producing with Black art. He informed me that his company would be painting another image

in the upcoming months in Chicago and to stay in touch. I am really excited to document these young men and capture their artivism. I fell in love with this image of John Lewis on a wall on State Street in downtown Rochester, New York. Always been a fan of fine art artists from graffiti artists to painters I respect their creativity. Honestly look forward to collaborating with them and documenting parts of their journey.

Good Trouble

Blessingz and don't forget Proper Preparation Prevents a Poor Performance!

The Filmstress...



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