Ever just look at other folk sometimes and be like, “Dang. They’re like, really dope.”? No? Well, either a) you’re a hater or b) you need to get around some better, doper people. As I told y’all in a previous post, all I’ve been doing lately is surrounding myself with dope, like-minded people. I also recently started this new thing where I go to certain events that I’m wholeheartedly claiming to be a part of one day. Like the 40 Under 40 Awards I attended last Wednesday, for instance.
Each year, The Michigan Chronicle hosts an awards ceremony honoring the top young professionals of Michigan (under the age of 40, of course) who are making strides in and beyond their communities. In other words, goals.
What was initially supposed to be a cool, after-five event for me and one of my girls to attend together turned into yet ANOTHER solo adventure, because my friend wound up bailing on me at literally the last minute. I was a little irritated at first, because I hadn’t planned on attending this event alone. But I didn’t pay $60 for nothing. So I got out of my feelings, channeled my inner extrovert, freshened up my lipstick, got out of the car, and proudly sashayed into the event, which was being held at Detroit’s beautiful Garden Theater.