Education, Ed Hardy And Fantasia
I crawled out of my bed on Saturday morning just to find Fantasia Barrino on CNN Saturday News. Prior to paying it any attention, I decided to shoot to the bathroom for a little “twinkle, twinkle” and a Colgate reminder (just before preparing raisin bread and orange juice).
Anyway, a lot of people know Fantasia from American Idol, her Lifetime Movie Special or The Color Purple on Broadway. We all know she’s a single parent, who dropped out of high school and turned her harsh realities into most people’s lifelong dreams. She told CNN’s Don Lemon that she is currently working on obtaining her high school equivalency:
“It’s hard. Yeah, it’s been a long time. I dropped out of school in the 9th grade… but I’m doing it because I have an 8-year-old daughter and a 16-year-old brother and I’m so hard on them about school. I’m so hard on them. So, I’m like, how about this: Watch your sister go get her diploma and I’m still cool…”
Outside of her focus on education and intellectual growth, the 25-year-old soul singer says she’s finished with tattoos. After using body art as a therapeutic method, she’s come to the conclusion that covering 23 tattoos for Broadway performances is “no good” and using permanent ink to hide pain is probably not the best way to “cover up” your feelings.
In a nutshell, we’re excited for Fantasia and her recent understanding.
There are some lessons to be learned here:
- Always place education as one of your top priorities
- Never lose focus of your lifelong mission
- If you want to get “tatted up” just buy Ed Hardy. It’s easier.