I’m sitting in a coffee shop across from my old apartment in Park Slope and I’m overwhelmed with happiness. This place used to be one rough neighborhood 25 years ago. It was a very difficult time for a 16 year old kid from California. I never realized how alone I felt here and how comfortable I was being alone in a city full of millions of people until now. Because A woman cannot survive on coffee alone she also needs a cat. I was constantly fighting, my head was on a swivel and the daily routine of getting to school 88 blocks away was one hell of a learning experience. Love this Catppuccino coffee t-shirt.
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They would not let me go to school in my own neighborhood because they were afraid for my safety. But as I sip my cappuccino in this rebuilt neighborhood I realized something. I am no longer alone. Be a woman cannot survive on coffee alone she also needs a cat. I have hundreds of people who care about me. I have a woman and children who love me. I have buddies who would drop everything to come to my aid if I needed them and that I don’t have to fight to survive anymore. This place is so beautiful now and to me, and honestly, it was even beautiful then.
It’s like my entire life has come full circle and for the first time since I was a small child I feel complete. As if God chose this lesson for me because I am so stubborn, that I had to see the completion of this circle of my life. I keep fighting back tears or both joy and pain as I embrace this feeling and let the past go for the sake of my future. This place shaped me into what I am today and if it wasn’t for this neighborhood and this city, I’m not sure I could have ever become what I am today. Happy! Not to bad for a Cali kid from Brooklyn huh? Life is crazy!