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The eight-point Veteran’s Creed is:

1. I am an American Veteran

2. I proudly served my country

3. I live the values I learned in the military

4. I continue to serve my community, my country and my fellow veterans

5. I maintain my physical and mental discipline

6. I continue to lead and improve

7. I make a difference

8. I honor and remember my fallen comrades

Honor, duty, loyalty, courage, bravery, sacrifice and so much more comes to mind when you think of female Veterans. It was hard for me to keep up with all those things when I departed from the military. When I first got out of the military I felt as though I did not belong with the exception of my family. I had spent the last seven years being apart of something that when the time had come for me to get out I was unsure of the unknown. I obviously knew there were other female Veterans out there however I never took the initiative to research and find them. When I got out I went into a dark place because I felt as though in the career field the rug had been swept from under me and it made feel as though I was worthless because I had a lot of time and nothing to do with it.


I say all that to say this about a year ago I found this amazing group of women Veterans by the name of WoVen. It was all a coincidence really because I was talking with my husband and was like hey I want to do some kind of volunteer work with Veterans. It just so happened I went on Facebook and put in the search bar Veterans and tada there popped up WoVen. Next thing I know I went in to register for the meetings they hold and lucky me I got in and I was in the first group for the Killeen chapter here in Texas.

On the way to the meeting I was very nervous almost on the verge of an anxiety attack because I thought these women were going to be like the women I have came across in the service, that is judging me before getting to know me always keeping drama and all the stuff most Army females do however when I arrived to the meeting I was welcomed with open arms and I was overjoyed by the amount of love these ladies had for one another.

“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.” —Ayn Rand

Sadly COVID hit and we did not get to finish the eight week course but my peer leader encouraged me to keep it going and go for a peer leader position and I’m so elated that I did because this journey has been amazing. As a peer leader you go through virtual training with an amazing team of women. We train we dance we laugh we eat and we just have the best time. It’s so fun when the second day of training (also the last day) comes you don’t want it to end because that is just how magnetic their personalities are.


As you finish your peer leaders course you move onto conducting your own virtual meetings and meeting even more wonderful ladies. Let me tell you we have the time of our lives and we learn so much about one another that it’s impossible for you not to become friends.

Now believe me there is more to WoVen than just meetings we have conferences, luncheon and much more but as I stated before due to COVID some things have been put on pause of course. I cannot wait until we get to meet up and do conferences so I can see my sisters and give them the love they deserve.

“A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.” —Nancy Rathburn

WoVen is truly a sisterhood it puts you right back in the place and give you that feeling you had when you served. I couldn’t be more happier that I found this group of women and every single one them from the directors all the way down to the members have beautiful souls and the most astounding personalities. I have never been so proud to be a female Veteran until I found this group of women. I honestly celebrate everyday like it is Veterans Day because these ladies give me the strength, courage and confidence to do so.


To inquire more about WoVen and our mission click the link below:


https://www.wovenwomenvets.org/

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It all began with simple conversation, who knew it would have turned into love and soul bonding and the most beautiful part is I wasn’t even looking when I found you. When we met, I didn’t want love I wanted to be loved. You walked into my heart as if you always belonged there, breaking down my walls and lighting my soul on fire. I fell for you like raindrops falling from the sky unapologetically over and over again. I didn’t want to fall in love I didn’t want to need someone. I really didn’t want nothing but then you came along and I wanted everything. We were two damaged people trying to heal each other’s souls. You looked at me and saw the person I hid so well. You loved me even when I still had the flavor of heartache and war on me. You were the love I needed when I thought I didn’t deserve love, that changed me and soften my heart and although I didn’t know it at the time it saved me. My flaws you kissed them and made them perfect, my fears you touched them and made me brave and my brokenness you loved and made me whole. You never punished me for my past you understood it and used it to love me how I needed to be loved. All the blanks in my life you filled them in and mended the broken pieces sealing them with unconditional love. You reached me in places I never knew. When my mind is searching for peace, you’re who I go to. I wish I could stop time when I have moments with you. I had lost my way all the way to you and in you I found my way back to me. Every day and every night that we’re together all else is forgotten. I can’t stop falling in love with you. In another life I loved you and promised that I would find you on the other side, maybe you’ve always been in my mental tugging and pulling me this way and that way until we found one another, I can’t put my finger on it but I know I felt you in more than one life should permit.

In all the world there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world there is no love for you like mine. ~Maya Angelou

When times get tough for us it’s nothing for you to set fire to the world around you and never let a flame of it touch me. The way you look at me every day is like you’re just realizing what love is, calling me beautiful like it’s my name. My life hasn’t been the same since you waltzed in and swept me away. Your arms feel like home safe and peaceful. I’m lost in you and it’s the kind of lost that’s just like being found. The way you take care of me and also work on yourself to be a better man even on days I fail to be a better woman I love that about you. When I feel like I have nothing left for you, you reassure me that I am enough. Our love is the best there is because not only are we lovers we are best friends and that alone stands the test of time. I love that you are my place of warmth and we can be each other’s place of peace. It’s bizarre how you are more of me than I am, our souls are made of the same of whatever souls are made of. Being with you and next to you is like taking a sip of eternity and it never taste so damn good. Loving you insanely was my best way to stay sane. You are all I ever wanted love to be and I couldn’t ask for more. You’re my most beautiful someone and I crave you every day. I love how our eyes make love to one another’s soul. When you touch me, it feels like sunlight during my darkest night. I love my body when it’s with yours. You stayed with me when I was in pieces and loved me as a whole.

The universe just fucking knows when souls are wired to wreck the world together. ~Erin Van Vuren

Every day you are constantly watering my roots because you love to see me grow and I never had someone in my corner that gives me the strength, courage and confidence that you do. It was hard and it took a longtime, but I have finally opened my heart wide enough to let love in. You helped me to turn my pain into beauty and I thank you every day for that. We are one another’s lifeline and sanity; without each other our life would be fatuous. It’s so hard to put you in words because I love you in ways, I never loved anyone else. Loving you with a love that is more than love seems to be impossible.

I know that I’m beyond in love with you because when I look at you all my senses shift and my soul sways. My heart beats different when I’m around you. When our eyes met, my soul pointed to you and whispered to my heart and said…HIM! Eternity began when you unexpectedly strolled into my life.


You make me laugh when I feel like crying, make me smile when I feel like frowning. You always believe in me when no one else has. You’re my now, my is and my was. I need you more than you can believe and love you more than you can conceive. I love you without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I don’t have no other way of loving you.

I know we were broken souls, but we took one another’s hearts and pieced them back together with hopes, dreams and quiet whispers. You are the perfect blend of everything that I’ve ever craved. You changed me and I will never be that me again. You will always be my forever because this is something more, this is some sort of holy thing a sacred thing a soul bonding thing a Keaton thing.

XOXO,

Your Wife AKA Mommy😘


After all is said and done, more is said than done....

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You were brought into this world for a purpose. A purpose to love and be loved. A purpose to be amazing and to see the world as something to conquer. Always remember that the sky is the limit and there is nothing and no one who can stop you. Strive for greatness all the time. Always dream big! Remember you are the dreamer and that’s what every great dream begins with. Always remember you have the strength, patience and passion to achieve so much and change the world. Create your own opportunities never let “no” stop you from fulfilling your goals and dreams. You are magical and never be afraid to sprinkle your magic everywhere! If your crown slips make sure you catch it before it falls and keep going. As brown young women at times it can feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders however, you will find that your magic will get you through.

When black women win victories, it is a boost for virtually every segment of society. ~Angela Davis

You are more beautiful than the world gives you credit for and deserving of all the love and happiness this world has to offer. Never dull your light for anyone and always remember and know your worth because you are worthy of all the great things the universe has to offer. Don’t be afraid to speak and stand in your truth. Your thoughts, opinions and ideas are just as important as anyone else. When you speak, speak boldly, speak with courage and confidence. Always and I do mean always be true to yourself. Live your life fearlessly. Your voice has great power, do not be afraid to speak up for what you believe in. Never let people tell you because you speak your mind, you’re an angry brown woman because you’re not, you’re just speaking and believing in your truth.

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. ~Maya Angelou

You are a brown beautiful girl you are intelligent, resilient, unstoppable, powerful, influential and unapologetic. Your boldness and tenacity stand alone. Always remember to hold your head high and stand proud. Be proud of your culture and heritage. Remember being beautiful is not just about the physical it’s also about having a beautiful mind, heart and soul. Learn to graciously take and accept constructive criticism but never let anyone talk down to you. You will fall and you will make mistakes which is to be expected, however, it is your job to get up correct them and keep going. Always remember you are headstrong and remember to be strong in who you are. Never let the deeds of others persuade you that you are not good enough as you are.

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire. Continue to stay grounded in your roots so your beautiful soul can blossom. Be bold in what you stand for and never fall for anything. Be known for your grace and kindness. Be vigilant of the company you keep. Give but don’t allow yourself to be used. Love but never allow your heart to be abused. Have trust but don’t be naïve. Listen but don’t ever lose your voice. Knowing who you truly are and loving yourself is the best gift you could ever give to yourself. You are an originator and innovator. You radiate your beautiful light on everything and everyone you touch. Stay in your own energy’s day remember you are allowed to do things differently. Do the things that make your soul jubilant. Never wait for permission to be who you want. If you hear a voice within you full of doubt, then by all means ignore that voice and continue to move forward with your dreams and goals.


You are rare and the sun kisses your skin like no other. You have raw poppin beauty impressively drippin in brown beauty elaborately infused with melanin. You are a beautiful brown Queen always hold your head high and never give up on your dreams.


XOXO

Mommy


After all is said and done, more is said than done....

Thank you to all who have read this and please go LIKE... SUBSCRIBE... and FOLLOW! I guarantee you a good read if you do so. As always, I wish you all love 🖤, peace✌🏽, and much much much happiness😀

🖤✌🏽🌻

~BrownHippieChick~

 
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