Hello, everyone! I’m glad to be able to contribute to Jessica’s site! I wanted to make the first post a sort of introduction. (Don’t worry. I’ll keep it short and sweet.) My name is Nikonie Brown and I am a 25-year-old from Grenada, Mississippi. And, well, this column is called “Koni’s Quips.”
A friend helped me come up with the name and I love it! A quip is defined as a “clever, witty remark often prompted by the occasion.” Since I have the opportunity to give my opinion on any topic I want, we felt that “Koni’s Quips” was appropriate. I tend to give sharp, sarcastic remarks (another definition of quip) so I hope you all find my thoughts entertaining.
Anyway, I want to make 2014 a great year. 2013 wasn’t so great for me, but this year, I’m taking control. I recently wrote on my Tumblr about choosing a word to set the tone for the year. My word for 2014 is valiant. Valiant means “possessing or showing courage or determination.” So I decided to stop being so scared and take charge. I’m going to be brave and determined to get what I want.
While I want to be brave and determined as and when it comes to taking control of my life, I also want to be the same way with this opportunity Jessica gave me. I want to talk about things and create a dialogue that everyone can enjoy.
You can read my post about my word for 2014 here.
I hope you all enjoy this journey with me!