• R. Barrow

Everything you want to know and maybe some you don’t

Today I’d like to mix things up with one of those get to know me Q&As I’m sure you’ve seen floating around social media. This should be fun, right?

1. Current mood?

“Chillin' out, maxin' relaxin' all, cool and all”

2. How old are you?

They say you’re as old as you feel, so I’m 80. Ha-ha! Nah, I’m really thirty-something.

3. Favorite singer?

Whitney Elizabeth Houston, always and forever. Celine Dion is my second fave.

4. Speaking of music, what is the last song you listened to?

The Box - Roddy Ricch

5. How do you drink your tea?

I’m from the south cold and SWEET. Which reminds me of the time I was in Pennsylvania and ordered “tea” at a restaurant. It was unsweetened and unfortunately I found that out after I took a big gulp of it. Yuck.

6. Favorite season?

Spring but Fall is growing on me (cool weather, pumpkin flavored everything, warm blankets, cozy socks!) If daylight savings didn't exist, it would be perfect.

7. How many kids do you want?

I have 2 boys, that’s enough for me.

8. Do you have siblings?

Yes, I have an older brother and sister. I’ve never been spoiled but I’m the baby.

9. What is your family ancestry?

Oh wow, this is a sad one. Due to chattel slavery and diaspora I don’t know. I am Black American. I stand on the shoulders of my ancestors, who carved out their own culture and history in a place that never welcomed them.

10. Quote you live by?

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”

11. Where would you like to travel?

Bali (Indonesia) and Amalfi Coast (Italy) are on my wish list.

12. One of your insecurities?

Just one?!? I have many but the worst is I care too much about what people think of me. I’m unlearning that.

13. Describe the person you dislike most.

I don’t like bullies—people that abuse power they have over others.

14. What does the last text you sent say?

“Sorry, I was in a meeting.”

15. Last movie you saw?

Bad Boys for Life. I was cautious because I’m a fan of the series but it was so much better than I expected it to be.

16. Someone you miss?

My mother-in-law (RIP)

17. Person you care most about?

People, not person and that’s my family.

18. Any bad habits or guilty pleasures?

I chew ice. I know it’s terrible for my teeth but I just can’t stop doing it!

19. Do you want to get married?

Uhh…too late.

20. What superpower would you choose?

I’ve thought long and hard about this, definitely Professor X’s abilities.

21. What are you doing tomorrow?

Working the day job.

22. Dream job?

Full time Author (of course) or motivational speaker.

23. Who is the first person in your cell phone contacts?

My hair braider.

24. Are you happy?

Overall, yes. Everyone has bad days but happiness is a state of mind. You can choose to be happy despite your circumstances. I focus on the things I’m grateful for, not what I don’t have.

25. Do you believe in the phrase “If it’s meant to be, it will be?”

Hmm…that’s a good one. Yes. Although it’s difficult to trust in the divine order of something greater, it’s necessary.

I accept if what I want is for me it will manifest into existence, if it doesn’t, it was not meant for me to have it.

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