2 cents or so about Shun P.

Shun P. savoring the peace of mind that he found.

Who am I?

Simply put, I am Shundrey Patterson, native son of the Windy City and the voice behind shunpwrites.com, but the question that has eluded me ever since I could remember is:

“Who are you, really?”

Truth be told I really don’t know, but I take comfort in the reality that each day brings me closer to figuring it out.  The passage of years bring the gift of wisdom, provided that we listen and open ourselves to the lessons that can and will be imparted to those who are willing to accept it.

That being said I am happy to report that my journey.

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This walk of mine has swept me onto the rails of divine intervention with the realization that I am in conflict with myself.

And I was at a loss on how to move past… Myself.

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Getting out of MY way was necessary, I had a severe need to step back; and be still.

My family has been indispensable, forcing me to ask the hard questions and to take a critical look at myself.

In doing this, I found myself drifting closer to the person that I want and need to be.

It is a component of human nature to harbor a contention that we have it all figured out, even when we know that we do not…

Our society places a premium on titles, accolades, degrees and the like… Sadly, it took a long time for me to understand that these things mean NOTHING in the grand scheme of things.

My epiphany came in the form of remembering something that my Grandmother always told me and she still utters it to this day:

“Son, sometimes people can be so smart that they are stupid”.

In short… In our uber-connected world we have a tendency to “overthink” with all the information that we have at our fingertips. Sadly, it gives us the illusion that we are smarter than we actually are.

I do know what I am not, what I aspire to be and the only “titles” that truly matter to me.

“Writer, Author, Wordsmith”

At the very core of my being-I am a writer with an insatiable desire to do something impactful and it is my contention that I can only do this via the keyboard.

Words and my family have been the singular consistent theme throughout my life.

As they have always walked in concert and accordingly they have provided me comfort, solace and sanity in a consistently, inconsistent world.

And because of this I have always been appreciative of their role in helping me to defy some of the expectations that I have been burdened with.

I’ve been called a thug, future statistic, stupid and etc… Just adjectives, descriptive terms, words on their surface, but those words began to sting nonetheless.

Routinely I was told that I didn’t belong, admittedly there was a period when doubt crept in and I started to believe it.

But…

Words and family have saved my life many times over.

I have been able to utilize these elements in extracting myself out of precarious situations and in other instances to empower myself.

But, if there is one thing that my journey has taught me, it is that we have to study our steps, as understanding the place that we’ve come from will also provide the narrative to show us where we are going, but …

Somewhere along the way, I forgot that the Almighty … Has this magnificent way of re-calibrating and I realized …

That I was loved and …

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That this thing called life… Is an exercise in living on borrowed time, but words are immortal and never die, hence my attraction to them I suppose.

Many years ago something that my beloved Aunt Lillian said to me before her passing  has stuck with me with me as a constant source of motivation.

She told me that if I had a story:

“That I’d better tell it”, because if I didn’t I was simply wasting my time “sitting on my rump”.

Leaving that mandate unfulfilled is not an option for me.

This blog serves as my literary trek into an ongoing discovery of relevance for myself, a proverbial template for doing what truly makes me happy…

Being a writer.

Writing is a form of creation, unquestionably it is a labor of love to share something via the keyboard that may spark something in someone on the other side of this planet that we share.

And…

Writing is the glue that keeps me from going off the deep end.

Soaking in some solace
Soaking in some solace

It is my sincere hope that my words can be fuel be for empowerment, rather than useless prattle that falls on deaf ears.

Thank you for the honor subscribing to ShunpWrites and  joining me on this literary voyage of ongoing discovery!

Feel free to reach out to me directly via: editcatconsultinginc@gmail.com or follow me on Twitter@shunpwrites or Instagram at shunpwrites.

86 thoughts on “2 cents or so about Shun P.

  1. Nice to meet you ShunPWrites. Thank you for visiting my blog and now following, because of this I have the pleasure of being introduced to your writings. Looking forward to future posts. Mary

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  2. Your beloved Aunt’s comment reminded me of advice my Great Aunt told me when she was 89 (I was struggling in my late 20s as to whether I should go back to school or just work hard at my current job) – she said ” you know, you’re going to be the same age if you DO IT as you will be if you DON’T DO IT.”

    Hehe Boy, was she right! I ended up working, but now I’m going back to school. Later. In Life! And, this blogging. The blogging has taught me about new topics, but more important, about human behavior. 🙂

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    1. Yes, you’ve hit the nail on the head. There is so much power in words and nowadays people seem to be at peace with running from them, instead of embracing them! Life is a GIANT classroom, it is incumbent on us to listen!

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  3. ShunP, I somehow just now found your comment on my blog from December — sorry for not responding to it! Thank you for visiting. I’m enjoying what I’ve read of your blog so far and will be back soon. Have a wonderful day.

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  4. Thank you friends for sharing the article is quite interesting, hopefully we all get that true happiness rays began to warm our hearts and make the heart glad, when we can share with each other sincerely. Lots of love from Gede Prama 🙂 🙂

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  5. G’day Shun 🙂 Great to meet you, thanks for dropping by and introducing yourself on my blog! Much appreciated.
    🙂
    Not sure how you happened on my little space in the bloggo-sphere – BUT new friends and interaction is always welcome (almost always)
    If you’re a fan of people karking it due to inadequate access to healthcare, or loose your temper and insult my toes during discussion, then we might have a problem.. lol (things I’m quite passionate about)
    ML (Miss Lou)
    x

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  6. ShunP…I appreciate you taking the time to share your insights at Life Through The Storm & your follow. I agree with you, words are powerful – we either speak life or death to ourselves. It behooves us to be mindful of what we’re allowing to influence our sense of self.

    I too believe that we are more than our experiences, yet – they can assist us in being authentic about who we are…who we’re not.

    Blessings as you continue your responsible response to Divine interventions. ~Storm

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  7. Thank you for following my blog “Eyes to Heart” and for introducing me to your work. I look forward to exploring it. As a writer I fully understand where you’re coming from. A writer must write! … Be well, Dorothy 🙂

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    1. Thank for your literary patronage Dorothy. Indeed, we must write… Otherwise we are just taking up space.

      I look forward to doing a deep dive into your work as well!

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  8. Thanks for visiting and “liking” my blog post, and your lovely comments. Your post is quite thoughtful and interesting. I look forward to reading more.

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  9. Hi Shaun, thanks for following my blog. Totally understand the journey and the writing thing. When something is really part of us I realise its like the air you breathe and circumstance never really shuts it down. look forward to reading your posts.

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  10. “That this thing called life… Is an exercise in living on borrowed time, but words are immortal and never die, hence my attraction to them I suppose.” // That’s the blessing and the curse, isn’t it? The magical thing about words is that they never die, yes, and pushing our thoughts out into the infinite keeps us silent and overflowing at once.

    Great post!

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  11. Yep, hard not to believe it when you’re told you don’t belong, especially if it’s “family” who tells you: time for me to continue building my own family, of choice, and I thank you for reminding me of that via your blog, and for your concern for history, and for your very ‘impactful’ photo here on your blog. I’ve followed you back here on WP, and am adding you on Twit.
    Peace,
    S.Destinie
    14.12.12015 HE

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  12. Hello Shundrey, your about page says so much about you and your journey. Its quite enlightening. You’re such a deep person and I like that. Looking forward to reading your other posts.

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  13. Beautiful photos and “bio”. It is wonderful that you have such a loving and supportive family and this outlet called blogging. I look forward to reading more of your story, your thoughts, your inspiration!

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  14. Hello Shaun! You have a wonderful way of looking at life and it sounds like you are surrounded by people that help you grow. The part about accolades not really meaning anything, really hit home for me. I’m a writer of I write and your’re a writer if you write. Nothing less. I’m loving your blog!

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  15. Thank you for visiting! Your comments were greatly appreciated. I took a moment to thumb through your work and I am genuinely impressed. You truly have a artful way with words! Certainly deserves a follow. Best of luck with all your endeavors!

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  16. This…is one of the most INSPIRING, BEAUTIFULLY-WRITTEN bios that I’ve read in a very long time! I just want to thank you for visiting my blog and liking some of my posts, because if it wasn’t for you doing that, I wouldn’t have found myself HERE (and becoming a new follower!) As far as I’m concerned, you have no need to worry about your craft falling on deaf ears or blind eyes. This bio ALONE has reignited the fire in me that had been slowly reduced to dim embers….because of this “consistently INCONSISTENT society” and the learned NEGATIVE behaviors and thought patterns that I’m actually learning to let GO. Long story short….this bio falls perfectly into place with my Inner Healing that’s currently taking place. ALL is in Divine Order. Thank you. I can’t wait to explore your writings here! PEACE and MUCH LOVE to you.

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    1. Good morning SOULar Lioness, I am honored that my words served to ignite the fires of your processes. The old adage of Each One Each One always seems to rear it’s head when we least expect it.

      God bless and I thank you for your literary patronage.

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