The Rockhill Massacre

Hearing about the ongoing violence in my city brings back lots of memories when it hits to close to home. I recently heard about one of the latest shootings back home a triple homicide and as I listened to the many different stories I began to zone out with nothing but thoughts running through my mind of the night we lost MC. It all played it self all over again.

On september 28,2002 was one of the scariest moments of all time I’ve ever encountered I was the last person to hug him and the last person to hold on to his hand as he laid there helpless. But I can say he seemed at peace no struggle no fighting he just laid there I can remember lifting up his shirt to see where he was hit and to not be able to understand the wounds they looked so small all I could say was you good its nothing I just kept saying it over and over in his ear. It was so much going on so many people standing around with so many screams and yells I was confused on to run and check on everyone else or stay there and hold on to him.

I looked over and seen a friend’s sister standing there next to me and she had on scrubs so I was thinking maybe she’s some type of nurse I looked up and I asked her if she could sit right there with him while I checked on everyone in the house so I laid his head down and got up. After checking on everyone in the house I came back out mind you about 10 minutes later there were more screaming so many crying and the police just standing around looking at us all. I started yelling why aren’t you doing anything where’s the ambulance?  I walked back over to him and at that time the girl had sat down and was rubbing his head I looked and I yelled his name grabbed his hand and he was squeezing so tight.

At this point I called my uncle to tell them what was going on it had been about 30 minutes as he lay out there in the street in the downtown area with no ambulance in sight to this day I’m not sure why none of us thought to take him to the hospital our self because by time they got there he was just taking his last few breaths. I never got the understanding of what really happened at the hospital or why they couldn’t save him he held on until he got there so ill never understand it at all.

10678816_10101373543036123_8071797333129030974_nWhat I do know is that we gave him one hell of a celebration the streets was filled with nothing but laughs crying and joy MC was loved by so many it was crazy and until this day everyone still keeps it lit for him. The good times ill never forget the memories the laughs still plays over and over in my mind and the famous words I can hear him yelling when he seen me “WHATS CRACKIN” and don’t let it be a fight all you heard was MC yelling “GET IT CRACKIN” Man oh man the days now these are true 7 figg days for real we were not a gang we were a family that was just very big and I’m glad to see all of my cousins doing well and great  so again RIH MC!!!!!! MY FIGGA MY FIGGA.

 D’Estin Perry

Sending prayers to my city as i know they’re hurting right now from all sides and directions i pray that they all come together soon theres nothing worse then a fatherless child

This story was just to sum up a short memory of that night but will be continued in possible detail in my book that will be soon to come. 

Fit Mommy

Like any other mom who wouldn’t want to be fit or in shape after having a baby or two or lets say 5 yeah I know right. Theres already not enough time in the day to get things done so how do you manage to squeeze in a workout plan? It’s all about time and managing your options it’s also about devoting yourself to get the job done and staying motivated throughout the process. Some often give up because they don’t see results right away but that takes lots of time and dedication plus eating the right foods as well.

I try to workout at least three days a week I have yet to really change my diet to a healthier plan but seeing how I was on a weight gain journey the last year I was literally eating everything I possibly could to pack on the pounds. I’d also drink protein shakes twice a day to help with the extra calories as well as eating peanut butter jelly sandwiches before bed and a few times during the day
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I recently started jogging something I’ve never done trying to really target my legs which is a major area I need to tone up as well as my stomach area so as I keep my three days a week for now ill soon be moving it to four days a week. Which will end up very challenging with my boys and daily activity so I always chant to my self “winners never quit and quitters never win” something I’ve heard recently that stuck to my mind and it helps me stay motivated to get the job done. My goal weight is 150 solid and toned up I’m currently 138 so I’ve got just a few pounds to go

4eb6a36113707d84a913d97789de84afThe energy and the good feeling I get knowing I’m in shape is motivation in its self because trust me being a single mother of five boys is very exhausting so the energy is needed at all times as well as good health to keep up with my active athletes. So I’m currently going to be adding a few extra meal plans in place to get gains over the next few months and this should also be very challenging  as well cant wait to see how it goes. To all my fit mommies that’s ready I challenge you to get fit what are you waiting for times waits on no one take the challenge.

 

D’Estin Perry 

Failure is not an option

The sweetest victory is the one that’s most difficult.4 The one that requires you to reach down deep inside, to fight with everything you’ve got, to be willing to leave everything out there on the battlefield—without knowing, until that do-or-die moment, if your heroic effort will be enough. Society doesn’t reward defeat, and you won’t find many failures documented in history books.

I was once that one yelling “Failure Is Nt An Option”, until I noticed I’ve already failed a few times opening and closing businesses started online stores and companies and not reaching the full potential of success. I was always afraid to fail not wanting anyone to say things I once cared what others would think until I realized who I really was and what I was capable of doing. At that point my life changed I’m no longer afraid to admit I’ve failed but the point is I’m still going.

“The quickest road to success is to possess an attitude toward failure of ‘no fear.’ ”

Now that I’ve reached my full potential and I’m pushing myself beyond measure I feel like any and everything is possible. So I’m fearless to starting over and again and again until I get it right.

The exceptions are those failures that become steppingstones to later success. Such is the case with Thomas Edison, whose most memorable invention was the light bulb, which purportedly took him 1,000 tries before he developed a successful prototype. “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?” a reporter asked. “I didn’t fail 1,000 times,” Edison responded. “The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.”

Even though I’m multi talented I’ve finally took on a challenge to focus on one thing more than the others. I feel like if I can be successful in one the rest will follow so ill focus on that one until I’ve mastered that craft.

“One of the biggest secrets to success is operating inside your strength zone but outside of your comfort zone.”

D’Estin Perry

Entrepreneur Mom

Everyone always ask me how do I do it but it’s not about how I do it it’s about what I believe I can do walking by faith and keeping an open mind-set while doing it. No dream is to big and if your dream doesn’t scare you then why are you chasing it? I was told many ofttimes I couldn’t open my own salon alone and yet I did it and twice along with a boutique and beauty supply as well.

Growing up I watched one of my favorite aunts Helen Collins open up her enterprise and from then I always had a vision to have my own enterprise some day. Every time I went to the shop id say aunt Helen when your old can you give this to me? I don’t think she realized how serious I was or how much she influenced and motivated my mind. Over the years I sat and would always draw up plans and things I wanted in my salon.

June 1,2012 id finally found a place which seemed to be reasonable and I was told it was going to be getting renovated soon but I still had some renovating to do my self but I still took on the challenge. it took me so603915_677305835615708_2029777727_nme time to actually complete tho project at the time I hadn’t fully graduated just yet and was in and out of an unhealthy relationship and was not focusing on my goal over the next few months I slowly got things together and had a grand opening April 2013.

I ran into a few short issues but nothing I couldn’t get past and very quickly around the same time I also purchased a beauty supply store I figured I could be running
as well. Things were going great money was ok and I got hit 970381_677305895615702_1031368430_nwith some news I was pregnant june 2013 and also single with 4 other boys as well. Due to my pregnancy complications I would be in and out of the shop over the next few months and in september I decided to enroll in the instructors program which also became a hit and miss with me being pregnant was hard to attend on a regular as well.

Id say around late october id ran into an issue with my salon city code had come
out did an inspection and condemn the building which left me with the only option to relocate after all the time and energy and money id invested I was forced to move. That didn’t stop me I was back up and running in a better location in no time I was back up and running but juts didn’t have the passion for it anymore the lack of support and respect around the community just didn’t drive me to continue running the business. Id began researching more into what it was id been saying I wanted to do which was become a Trichologist.

Trichologists are hair and scalp specialists (one type of skin specialist) who diagnose the causes of hair fall, hair breakage, hair thinning, miniaturization of hairs ; diseases of the scalp and treat according to cause. Trichology is the branch of dermatology that deals with the scientific study of the health of hair and scalp.

So yeah pretty cool huh I figured why waste my time with the salon when I can gain more knowledge in my field and help millions and expand my business and brand in the future. So I’ve since closed my salon moved to Atlanta enrolled in the trichology program started my product line and I’m pursuing an even bigger dream. I’m currently working on my product line “P.S. I LOVE YOU REGROWTH  SYSTEM” and I’m planning to relaunch this coming fall starting with the candy cream and the sugar drops.

CANDY CREAM SIMPLY RESTORES HAIRS NATURAL MOISTURE BALANCE, CURES OVER PROCESSED HAIR , MOISTURIZES, CONDITIONS AND STIMULATES HAIR GROWTH!! APPLY GENEROUSLY
FOR BEST RESULTS APPLY PRODUCT DAILY.
SIMPLY MASSAGE INTO PROBLEM AREAS FOR APPROXIMATELY 60 SECONDS. THE RESULT OF USING CANDY CREAM IS HEALTHY THICKER LONGER HAIR!!! CANDY CREAM IS A COMPLEX MADE OF A BLEND OF INGREDIENTS

I’ve put all my other ventures on hold to focus on this one product research after research night after night coming up with very ingredient to best fit to grow healthy longer thicker hair. Which will help millions one day soon and be one of the leading regrowth systems in the country sold in stores nationwide. My love for hair won’t stop here ill soon open another business to be able to teach classes possibly a beauty school for the less fortunate that’s been in m y thoughts lately but not plan set just yet.

So being an entrepreneur and mother of five isn’t easy at times can get very overwhelming as well and as most know cosmetologist are some of the most unorganized people I know lol I have yet to meet one who is very organized. When it all comes down to it your success  is determined by what you are willing to sacrifice for it and how much you can really learn from your failures. They always say third times a charm so my next move ill bet will and has been my best move yet.

D’Estin Perry