Hi I’m Natasha Sistrunk Robinson. I’m a leader, student, writer, speaker, mentor, and coach. I love to eat, go places, and spend time with family and friends. I also love reading, dancing, and just having an overall good time. I like sunshine and warm weather, being inside verses outside.
This blog is where I write.
Well, I’m back! I never left actually, but I have not been consistent to this blogging life.
I published my first blog here on June 29, 2010, and it was my reflection on the death of Michael Jackson. Since then, I have written approximately 900 blog posts and articles mostly focusing on faith, leadership, mentoring, and race issues. When I started blogging, I didn’t really know what a blog was, who was reading them, or why. I blogged for one simple reason: I wanted to discipline myself to write more regularly, and challenge myself to become and better writer.
These days, I’m not writing as consistently. Since the start of A Sista’s Journey blog, I have completed one degree, started another, published one Bible study, and two books. I also work which includes sending emails, letters, proposals, reports, and grants. So, I am writing regularly. I’m just not writing in the way that I would like. I’m not writing consistently to challenge myself, to connect with people, or to explore my creativity.
Although people are switching their ways of engagement and communication to include social media and podcasting (I also have one of those), I still value the treasured ways of old. I want to use my words to connect with people. Let’s do that.
Additionally, I’m older. I don’t think about the same things that I did nearly a decade ago, certainly not in the same ways. I’ve gotten more clarity about my life’s purpose, work, and calling. I’m 41, which means that my body looks and responds differently than it did at 31. Black may not crack, but it still gets acne.
While my faith is very important to me, I also think deeply and care about other things. I love fashion, and music, and one of my favorite weekend hobbies is watching movies and great shows that make me laugh or invites us to connect with humanity. I want to share some of that with you.
I am a wife and a mother. This spring, the love of my life and I will be married for 16 years. While I’m not expert on marriage, I am amazed about how different life and partnership looks after that many years. I don’t anticipate sharing much about my daughter (unless she says so). She is a minor, and a black girl, and I’m a fierce Momma Bear, so that’s that. Additionally, she is a great writer, and eventually will have her own life’s story to tell.
I will share about what I am learning through these relationships, and others. I’ve changed. Today, my life is not like anything I ever imagined, and it is everything I would have imagined.
That’s life. It is my A Sista’s Journey. I’m grateful. I want to write about all of that.
My word and intention for 2020 is: New. For this reason, I am relaunching the blog with a new theme: Lifestyle, Leadership, and a Living Faith.
I have broken the blog down to the bare bones: just you, me, and some words. All of the original content remains, and you can stroll to the bottom of the homepage to “search” the blog using categories or word search. While there, you can also subscribe to receive blog posts directly in your inbox.
If you want to know more about my ministry work which includes writing, speaking, podcasting, and mentoring, you can visit my website. You can also subscribe to my newsletter on the website to receive exclusive content, be the first to know information, and get great deals. I have some other professional leadership and learning opportunities on the way, which I will share soon.
For the OGs (look it up if you need), thanks for sticking with me for all of these years. To the new folks, I welcome you! You will be hearing from me more regularly.
In the meantime, what are your intentions for the year? What’s NEW? And what would you like to talk about here?
Blessings on Blessings,