Hi, I’m Monike Brown-Wilson, the founder of UnSquare Thinking. You may be wondering where the name came from… I don’t necessarily have an answer for that, but I’ll give it my best shot. Smart people are sometimes called square, you know the good, and boring people. I truly can’t be considered square, I don’t think I can use either of those adjectives above to define me at all (smart, good, or boring). In high school I was… a little odd, you know the kind, very low self esteem resulting from hard life circumstances, and a horrible judge of character. That WAS me, somehow I’ve become a mother of 3 beautiful people, a wife, a nurse in my real life job, a true believer in God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit (not the judgmental kind), and quite a well rounded gal. After much procrastination, and looking for excuses not the start this blog, I finally lost to God’s will. I’d like to think that it was all my idea, but I’ve already halfheartedly admitted to not be so smart.
The purpose of this blog is to have a place where I can display my many failures, along with all the wisdom I have gained throughout the years. My hope is that by airing my dirty laundry, I’ll be able to encourage someone that is either in a bad place in their life, or headed that way. There truly is no need to do things wrong when someone is willing to show you the right way. Let me also state, some things we do are just STUPID, I’m going to point out the STUPID, someone so wisely said that common sense is just not common enough, this is so true. I’m not some guru giving advice, I’m a regular girl, raised in poverty stricken Mississippi with many childhood issues that rendered me unprepared to be an adult. As an adult, I’ve struggled with many problems, multiple failures from physical to financial, spiritual, and emotional. I don’t have all the answers, and never will, but I have taken responsibility for my life, and I would like to role model how this act alone can change the layout of your life. I have put in the work to learn to be self-aware, I’ve learned to not hurt the people I love, I’ve learned that victim mentality will ensure failure in life. Unfortunately everything that goes wrong in life is not because of other people, sometimes it’s just us, not mother, father, of the devil… he really didn’t MAKE you do it. I’ll tell you about me, tell you about my challenges, and things I’ve done to overcome. In addition to self-awareness, I’ll also share about politics, parenting, marriage, my relationship with God, and my many UnSquuare thoughts on other topics. If you’re interested in taking this ride with me follow my blog, and leave your email for notifications on new posts.