The Rest

You’ve been put to the test. Daily you’re stacked against the best. The end doesn’t seem to be in sight. You keep looking and there simply is no light. When will the rain stop falling? I want desperately to be balling. Someone please help now! This is definitely foul. I don’t want to go, I want my life back. I can’t get any rest, it’s breaking my back. I really miss my mind. It was so sharp, relaxed and kind. Often I feel tired and snappy. Pardon me if I don’t speak for days, I may be nappy. I do feel the story will end happily. We will all win magically. You know the rest. We will be relaxed after this quest. All good things must end but also applies to bad. Please don’t stay mad. Things will be better soon and soon again. Get your rest and let happiness in



It’s so warm and comfy even on a cold week. Open your minds because this will be deep. Celebrate and go be praised. Your joy can be raised. Who doesn’t deserve a good hug? One filled with love and snug. The texture is that of a rug. This won’t be long but you get the gist. Open your arms and raise your fist. The energy in the room can power the town. Good vibes are how we get down. It starts at home but you may have to go out. There are worlds with very little doubt. It’s not always sweaty and mean. It can be pure and clean. Be at peace within. The walls are thin. Make each word and action count. Be the change you want to see. Give that hug, make life lovely. You will then have a better time. You will see you’re in your own prime


I’m going going. Not to New York or Cali. I am behind and fighting to rally. Time is running short. The operation is about to abort. I have to stay in the game and finish. Calmer times are definitely my wish. The storm did touch down. It did during the season when the leaves are orange, yellow and brown. I’ve got my gear and I’m ready to battle. Adjustments are made, I’ve taken a breath and not ready to skedaddle. The intensity is nonstop. You go into you drop. It’s my marathon training times three. I simply want to be free. Free from overwhelm, anguish and despair. I enjoy my fresh air. I can see the light and I’m catching up. You cannot pour from an empty cup. I lick my wounds and heal. I know this is all God’s will. It will not last. I have a future and not a past. I will find my pace, earn my place and win this race!

Diner En Blanc Review

I attended my very first Diner En Blanc party this past Saturday. It was for the Charlotte division and was held in the Gastonia Honeyhogs park since greater Charlotte had other activities taking place. I also was invited to the one in Greenville last month. I was a volunteer at the event, working in the Food and Vine area and then Cart Valet.

I will definitely say that all of the pictures and videos don’t do it justice.  Yes there are some great all white parties and annual events. Diner En Blanc is without doubt a bucket list item far as events, who’s-who and potentially a tradition. I had so much fun, the food and drinks were great, the venue was beautiful, everyone came out in their best attire and it was simply a whole vibe.

Many of you know by now these are the types of events and energy that embody the #imjustdrew brand. I was definitely interested in going/volunteering when I saw the videos and pictures from last year’s events in Greenville, Charlotte and Columbia. I will say you will have to be there to truly understand but I will summarize. Great food and drink, many options, first class accommodations, 360 photo booth (Pose360CLT to be exact), a live band, the park jumbotron and even fireworks. So much planning, months of it, goes into making this event a success and it shows! Many are doing it for free also because they enjoy the event and organization.

Also as a part of #imjustdrew, I like to say it’s who you know and who knows you. Special thanks to Vanencia “V” Carr and Ashli Hale Johnson for selecting me for the volunteer committee and for both Diner En Blanc committees in Charlotte and Greenville for extending me invites in the Phase 3 portion.

I wholeheartedly recommend attending at least once as a volunteer and/or getting a spot with a guest and bringing a table. I do plan on returning at the moment and would eventually like to get a VIP spot. Until then, I’ll continue to enjoy the enthusiasm and energy from this year’s successful event.

#imjustdrew #fromdarktosunshine


Wrapped up in your blanket like Linus. It is warmth and happiness minus. Any negativity and drama. Cast all thee outside and they mama. You really want to be where they know your name. And of course are glad you came. Feeling second class isn’t cool or fun. I feel some type of way and I’m done. I want everyday to be a funday. It doesn’t have to be Sunday. I make the best of Monday, Saturday, someday and everyday. I hold all of you I love close and deep. I am so elated I can barely sleep. When the Sandman does call it’s when I’m tired from the socializing. It’s powerful and I’m just realizing. It makes life easy and comforting. There is not always pain and suffering. Those that say the world is bad simply don’t know comfort and love. They’re too used to the push and the shove. Leave behind the bad vibes and news. Find your Cheers so you have a healthy light sans ruse. Allow the good energy to flow. Tell anything that comes negatively no and they have to go