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Sunday, June 10, 2007



My new blogging buddy dreamangel75 has tagged me. It is the second time I have been tagged but I thought I would go ahead and share more about myself since, one, we have so many new ladies who have joined the Sisterlock family, "welcome," and two, I love this game (((((Laughs))))).

1. I recently lost a total of 25 lbs to date. I was a size 7/8 all through highschool and college and when I graduated from College I began to gain weight. So I am happy to say that I am back in my size 8 (Hallelujah).

2. I am currently working on my first novel. It is a Christian Fiction novel. I also write Christian Devotionals. I attempted to write my first book when I was in 7th or 8th grade (I only wish I had a copy of what I wrote). Anyway, my current book is a work-in-progress. Stay tuned.

3. I moderate a Christian Connection group. It is a group that enables Christians from all over the world to connect. The group is called God First Christian Connection. If you are interested in joining click on the link below: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GodFirstChristianConnection/

4. I am currently learning Spanish, I have always wanted to learn Spanish. After completing my Masters Degree, I now feel like I can learn a second language at my leizure. Actually, as much Spanish as I have taken in school, I should be fluent by now (umph).......But I have a deep yearning too learn Spanish. I love the Spanish culture, especially the food (smile).

5. I have a crippling fear of dogs and small spaces. I remeber when I had to get an MRI, I was terrified, something that should have taken 20 minutes took more like an hour for me because I was so afraid. The technician had to keep stopping and talking me through it. Finally, he, the technician, covered my eyes with a towel, I just continued to sing Christian songs in a light voice too keep me calm, I am happy to say it worked. "Next time I will bring my DH with me to help me through it."

6. Believe it or not I am actually a little shy and introverted. In my profession I have to be more extroverted and people often make the mistake that I am very outgoing, because I do a lot of public speaking, "which I love," and one-on-one Couseling, therefore people feel very comfortable with me, but actually it takes a lot for me to work up the courage to just freely talk to people in social settings unless I am among friends or family.

7. My birth name is "Abena" and it is from the Ghanaian Fante Root. The meaning of my name is "Girl born on Tuesday," and yes I was born on a Tuesday. Meaning-(Warm, gentle, eloquent, and compassionate)

Now the rules: You have to choose 7 things to share about yourself. Then choose 7 people to tag. Now don't forget to post a comment on their blog informing the person that he/she has been tagged, so that they can join in on the fun.

  • Cherie- Locsuluv
  • Sonia- SogoLocs
  • TwoIslandsgirl
  • Shanessence
  • Aya
  • Jocelyn- MsJamison
  • Sis. RJQueen


Shanessence said...

Thanks for the tag -- read my post!

n'Drea said...

Verrry interesting. Can hardly wait to hear more about your first book. You continue to inspire me. Thanks again for those wonderful articles on GOD First.

BTW, just curious, but would you happen to know the Ghanian Fante translation for 'Girl born on a Thursday'? Yep, I'm a Thursday's child. :-)

dreamangel75 said...

Awww...thanks for doing the "Tagged" twice. I appreciate it and enjoyed reading your responses. Best wishes on the book.

And a fellow introvert!...I completely understand what you are saying with regards to appearing extroverted and putting in the effort.

My husband is learning Spanish too. I told him I will begin to learn Spanish next summer, especially health care Spanish. Right now, I need to keep my brain space open for all the Nursing information I will be taking in this coming fall. :-)

dreamangel75 said...

I forgot to say, Congratulations on your achieving your weight loss goal! That is a big accomplishment.

Chosen Vessel said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice comments. I truly enjoyed learning more about all of you :)

N'drea- Here are the four names for Girl born on Thursday- Aba, Yaa, Yaaba, Yaayaa---Meaning(Eager for battle, a big rock in one's pocket, skillful in dealing with people)

cheleskilove said...

youre 2 cute. book on nat. hair care. gotta get it out

Jenn Jenn said...

You never cease to amaze me.. :) I love you for who you introvert or extrovert... :) Learn something new about you every time I read...:)

Chosen Vessel said...

Jenn, Jenn and Cheleskilove---"You my girls!"