Once Upon a Time….

Fall of 1996 (Mid-October)

In a small country town called Norlina, some where in North Carolina, a place that many have never even heard of, lived a young teen-aged girl, named Icey. At the age of sixteen she made a decision that would impact the rest of her life. At the time of her decision, Icey was totally clueless; but, I always say that everything happens for a reason, and God doesn’t make any mistakes.

After a couple of months of being constantly pursued by a young male called “Pretty T” Icey decides to “stop playing hard to get” & accepts the invitation to become his girl, and allow him to be her man. In the beginning the couple was inseparable; like Bonnie & Clyde. You never saw one without the other, they were so close that some people thought they were brother & sister.



Almost two years into the relationship, the couple gave birth to their first child, a baby girl. Approximately four years later they produced and brought forth their second child, which was also a baby girl. In the mean time & in between time the couple had good times versus bad times that eventually turned into “No more time- gotta go!”

What may have seemed kind of peculiar & a little fuzzy during that time; later became really clear to Icey. Her relationship began in October of 1996 and it ended in October of 2010. Over the course of the couple’s relationship things went from good to bad and from bad to worse. During what may have seemed liked the worse time of Icey’s life is when she learned that the month of October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Upon learning this new this information Icey became very emotional, but aware at the same time. One of the things that became really crystal clear is that life occurs in cycles, and one will continue to repeat the same cycle until they have learned what’s necessary to move on. Also, the things we have to experience & endure in life is to strengthen us & allows us to be able to help others in same or similar situations.


Survival of the Fittest

(Living, Prosperous)

Ps. This post is based off real life situations, and an excerpt to my upcoming, untitled play and book. Names have been altered to protect identities. I haven’t settled on title yet, but once I have, then it will be announced.

Pss. Please feel free to leave comments in the comment section below. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask via comment section or email. I welcome you to like, share, and follow.


Author: Influence of Change (Living, Prosperous)

Aisha Brown originally from Norlina, North Carolina; graduated from Warren County High School in 1998. She now resides in Clayton County, Georgia & is known among her community, family, friends & colleagues as a very influential, charismatic, trustworthy lady of influence. Aisha has eleven years of nursing experience (Vance Granville Community College), and seven years of experience in Criminal Justice (Brown Mackie College). Aisha means Life; (Living, Prosperous). Influence of Change is my way of reaching out to more individuals who seek positive changes & transformation of life with better quality. I currently work as a Security Officer, but I also work privately with individuals whom seek guidance toward a better quality of life. Empowerment, creativity, mind renewal, and connectivity are effective strategies implemented in transforming life to a more abundant, skillful, and powerful one. Aisha is currently working on her first E-Book entitled ".....". Influence of Change (Living, Prosperous) also has an upcoming YouTube channel that provides positive, influential, life transforming, value-based information. Aisha has accomplished many things while achieving amazing results. "I have learned that one has to be great at whatever they are doing, even if you are not known for it yet; you must love & enjoy what you do with sincerity. If you want something you have to go & get it. Never let anyone or anything stand in the way of you accomplishing your goals and dreams. I am prosperous."

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