Tonight on the Write Stuff — Stuck in the Past with Nigeria Lockley

How many people have ever been stuck in an elevator? It’s not a good feeling. For one thing, you’re standing there for a while, pressing the button and hoping someone will come soon. Then as you continue to wait, the walls close in on you and your breath is lodged in your throat — and that is if you’re NOT claustrophobic. For those who suffer from claustrophobia, it’s a lot worse. They panic, bang on the doors, the roof, close their eyes, hold their breaths or just faint.

Staying caught up in the past is a lot like being stuck in the elevator. You’re not moving at all. Going up and down isn’t an option. You’re waiting on help to get you out there. In order words, you’re looking for a way to get out of the box. Humans were not created to stand still. We were created to move, to grow, and to strive upward.

When we remain in the past due to an event or a series of events, good or bad, we cannot do what we are purposed to do. Move forward. That’s why we become stuck in yesterday. We’ve all seen the sitcoms where the character is dressed up in polyester with bell bottoms and afro thinking they’re hip. They refuse to move with the times because they’re living in yesterday. We all know people who have suffered a traumatic event and still can’t get over it.

Tune in with me as I chat with author Nigeria Lockley author of the upcoming release, Seasoned With Grace. You can download the WLUV radio mobile app today. Or, you can click on the link here: Or, you can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air.

166Nigeria Lockley possesses two Master’s degrees from the City College of New York, one in English Secondary Education, which she utilizes as an educator with the New York City Department of Education. Her second Master’s degree is in Creative Writing. Born at Dawn is Nigeria’s first published novel. Nigeria serves as the Vice President of Bridges Family Services a not-for-profit organization that assists student parents interested in pursuing a degree in higher education. She is also the deaconess and clerk for her spiritual home King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Church of God. Nigeria is a New York native who resides in Harlem with her husband and two daughters..

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