At this current moment, the end of one of the busiest and most hectic weekends I've had in a long time, I feel the most blessed and grateful. Not because it's over, but because I was there.
Gearing up for the launch of Rupture Marketing, of which I am a co-founder, I traveled to Washington, D.C. to work with the Embassy of Haiti. After 20 hours of work and packing, 4 hours of driving, 3 rest stops and a 30-minute nap at a service area in Maryland, I arrived and dove into a packed schedule and a busy city. I went straight to work.
I chose this outfit for 2 reasons: it is extremely comfortable and it is the perfect New Age suit. It's a lounge set, but it werks. The understated floral pattern and the blue and gray tones truly felt inaugural. In a sense, this weekend was my own inauguration into true bawsehood. You guys know my motto: You've got to look like the bawse to be the bawse.
In print and pants, I toured and documented each room of the Embassy, met with the most forward-thinking and transparent Ambassador and attended the 26th Annual International Salute to the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
After this weekend, this city will never be the same. Neither will this country, and nor will I. On this day of celebration for a man that was not only a dreamer, but a believer, a lover and an activist, I remember these words:
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Many of us are wondering how to proceed and how to move forward after this weekend. I found my answer along the walls of the embassy.
None of us are immune to the challenges life will put forth or to Dr. King's call to action. Not even the Ambassador. Stand tall in the face of challenge and controversy. Take charge of your story. Look back and look down only to pull up those who need your help.