Rest In Peace Whitney Houston

I didn’t really have anything prepared for today but then I heard the terrible news that singer Whitney Houston had died.  I was shocked as most all of you were and I am deeply saddened because the world lost a wonderfully talented woman whose music touched so many lives.  

I am sitting here listening to MSNBC and hearing them question everyone as to how they think she will be remembered because regardless of her beautiful voice, she was focused on and highlighted in the media for her multiple dramas and drug use.  I can only hope that in this time of loss that people will not dwell on her flaws and praise her many successes and her wonderful talents.  

I know how I will remember her.  I will remember how melodic and angelic her voice sounded and how there will more than likely never be another voice like that one.  I remember wanting to get my voice to sound just like hers because no other voice was that beautiful.  I will remember the times that I felt heartbroken and I felt as if nothing but Whitney Houston’s songs could get me through that time.  I will remember that Whitney Houston was not perfect, but that just like anyone else who has fallen down onto hard times, she got back up and she kept on going.  

I will pray for her family and her friends and I hope that Whitney Houston can now Rest In Peace. 

Jimmetta Carpenter

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7 Things About Me You May (or May Not) Want to Know

Okay so here are 7 things about me that I know my readers probably don’t know about me and that I don’t typically share with most people.  I warn you that I am really not that interesting so if you are expecting some juicy, earth shattering secrets, I am sorry to disappoint you.  Here goes… 

  1. When I was younger (and much better at it) I had another career path that I had always dreamed of doing in addition to writing.  I wanted and dreamed about being a singer.  I think that I would’ve been a really good one too, but that time has come and gone.  Although if someone offered me a record deal today I would totally take it in a second.  (I would write my own music of course)
  2. It has always been a secret desire of mine to take dance classes.  I’m not sure what style of dance because I’m not exactly the ballet or tap type, but maybe contemporary.
  3. I started to love to cook around the age of 12 or 13 by watching Julia Child on MPT and I would someday love to go to culinary arts school and own my own restaurant.
  4. I am about to go back to school to get my Master’s Degree in Psychology and I am actually, for the first time in life, dreading that stage of school.  I’m worried I won’t be able to keep up with the course load.
  5. I am terrified of heights and deathly afraid of being in water (not shower type of water but ocean type of water).  Oddly enough I want to travel around the world which requires flying and possibly even being on some type of boat at some point in time.
  6. I love being a mom, probably more than anything else in this world, maybe even more than being a writer (shh! Don’t tell anyone I said that).
  7. I absolutely hate most of the latest technology advances and would probably never own any of the stuff that most writers are dying to have. 

Well I think I have bared enough of myself for one day.  I’m going to go hide under the covers now, I feel exposed!  

Jimmetta Carpenter

Writer/Editor

The Diary: Succession of Lies (Now Available)

Writing as “Jaycee Durant”

https://writetobe.wordpress.com/

http://unpleasantlyplump.wordpress.com/

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http://www.passionatewriterpublishing.com/thediary.htm

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