Life’s Greatest Question…


First off I must say, I’ve missed all of my OhemmaWrites readers and followers soooo very much!

I haven’t updated this site in a while because as you all know “life” happens.
Still, in the midst of “life” happening, I’ve managed to continue my observations of the beauty and humor in it all.….

During my hiatus from writing, I was reading.

Recently I finished an AMAZING book titled, “Peace from Broken Pieces”  by Iyanla Vanzant.

Ms.Vanzant, by the way, is one of my favorite inspirational and spiritual teachers!

I would like to recommend “Peace from Broken Pieces” to EVERYONE .

Especially women of all ages.  It is a MUST READ!… Peace-from-Broken-Pieces-Vanzant-Iyanla-9781401928223

Since I love the illustrative and creative use of words, I highlighted a lot of  “Peace from Broken Pieces”. However, there was one passage in particular which I read and instantaneously memorized.

I would like to share it with YOU.

The quote was:

” When you don’t know who you are

Chances are you don’t know what you want,

When you don’t know what you want

There is no chance for you to get it”


Powerful. Simple. And makes SO much sense. (Re-read it if necessary!)

This statement changed my life. I’m sure.

The only way to be content, happy and successful is to get what you want but first you must KNOW what you want… Not guess, not think but KNOW what you want. And it should never be told TO you.

Now, go a little deeper and you will find the true foundation for knowing what you want, is knowing who YOU really are….

In essence, it’s all about YOU!  images-1

I personally had to stop and question myself …”Queen, who are you?”

If someone took away the hair from Brazil, the makeup, the nails, the friends, the family, the influence and pressure of society, with absolutely no money and no material things …who would I be?

If I removed all of the uncertainty, the masks, the lies, noise and distractions from YOUR life and asked you, “who are YOU?” …What would you reply?


Who are you?

Because until YOU know the answer to that question, getting what you want is unlikely…


The first step I decided to take in  figuring myself out  was acceptance and yes, as a 23-year old young woman, I am still learning to accept myself. Everything. Flaws and all.


I am still in the acceptance phase and not only does it make me truly happy but it has brought about many good things…

I accept my natural hair. I accept my sense of style and what looks pretty to me. I accept my voice. I accept my attitude. I accept my vision. I accept where I’m  at in life and I accept where I’ve been . Most of all, I am grateful for everything, big and small.

Now, if I had to answer the question, “who are you?” At this very moment my response would be:

I am Queen S. Ofori, a daughter, a lover, a friend, a fighter, an old spirit in a young body, a writer, a comedian, a motivator and a child of GOD.

So, to all my beautiful and intelligent  “OhemmaWrites” readers and followers, begin the process of answering life’ greatest question, “Who are YOU?”  I declare new things will happen in your life as you discover the greatness which YOU have inside.

Always rememeber:

” When you don’t know who you are

Chances are you don’t know what you want,

When you don’t know what you want

There is no chance for you to get it”


I want you to get it. So start answering “Life’s Greatest Question”!

It all starts with you.

Love you all.


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Daezi Ann
    Jun 25, 2013 @ 22:09:04

    wow very true…


  2. Alissa
    Jun 25, 2013 @ 23:13:48

    Very Powerful! Thank you so much for sharing this. I wish I was this at your age but I’m truly happy with the person I’ve become. Iyanla Vanzant is one of my favorites and I’ve been a fan for many years. Keep up the good work 🙂


    • ohemmawrites
      Jun 26, 2013 @ 23:03:59

      Thank YOU Alissa!! I’m truly happy with the person you’ve become as well. Although you are far from me…I see what you are doing and it motivates me. You are def an inspiration and I’m forever grateful for your support 🙂 Love you xoxoxoxo


  3. multiartistryent
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 00:15:14

    I really needed to read this post what is stated is perfect timing for where I am in my life. Keep writing !

    Thanks Queen !


  4. multiartistryent
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 00:20:05

    I really needed this read and the powerful word choices. You are empowering and sharing with the world whats very important. Love it !

    Thanks Queen


    • ohemmawrites
      Jun 26, 2013 @ 22:59:35

      Awww!! Thanks so much for reading and all your support Avery! I appreciate the love. You are empowering and inspiring in YOUR own way as well. Stay focused & stay blessed girl! xoxoxoxo


  5. Cheryl Flanders
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 10:13:40

    Love it!


  6. Melyssa
    Jun 30, 2013 @ 18:49:36

    Great post. Once I calm my mind down a bit, I top will accept and ask myself who I am


  7. mahoganypepper1
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 16:48:16

    Go boo!


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