Dare To Be Different

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This morning I took my nephew to the airport, and while we were in the car, he said: “next year I am going to take an Uber to the conference instead of you taking me to and fro.” I smiled on the inside because he is growing up and learning to make decisions for himself, but they will always be my babies. He was nervous about flying this morning, so I helped to check him in, navigating security with him, and walking him to his gate. I remember my first… Read More »Dare To Be Different


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The family is the most important and valuable gift that God has given us. It is the first lesson in relationships we have with others. Yesterday, I spent the day with my 89 year old aunt. She talked to me about growing up as the baby in a large family. We also discussed her leaving Louisiana, moving to Arkansas, and how she ended up in Chicago and living with my Auntie Ruby before marrying her husband. We discussed the importance of having family in our lives. She reminded me that… Read More »Family

Keep the Faith and Taking the Risk

I haven’t posted anything on my blog in 2018. It has been a hectic past six months. I am going to catch you up to speed on things that have been going on this year. The past six months I have been learning life lessons about removing fear and stepping out in faith. For years I was hiding behind applying for things or engaging in specific opportunities because I did not have my Ph.D. A couple of years ago I applied to be on an editorial staff for a journal.… Read More »Keep the Faith and Taking the Risk

Last Chapter

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Christmas came early for me; I’ve been waiting on this piece of paper so I could have all my degrees framed. I never knew holding it in my hands would stir up so many emotions. It is a reminder of the obstacles, sacrifices, long nights writing after work, and lack of support from people I received. But it also a reminder that I am the head and not the tail. I allowed the tears to flow because it has been a journey to hold this piece of paper. Listen, God… Read More »Last Chapter

Two Months Left in 2017

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We have less than two months left in 2017, so I decided to write about the past few months. In July, I had individuals from all various chapters of my life come together for one weekend to celebrate me passing my Oral Defense and closing the chapter of my Ph.D. journey. It meant a lot to have my support system fly in town from all over and locally to share in our success. Each and everyone who attended played an intricate part in my journey to the finish line. In… Read More »Two Months Left in 2017

Cyber bullying!!! & Time Management 

  • by After watching my sister’s video, please like and share the video because it has an excellent message. It made me think about some personal things in my own life. After watching the video and reading all of the posts on social media yesterday, I thought everyone’s a critic, except the people who do stuff or when it’s their mom, sister, aunt, friend, or brother. After watching the video, I started thinking about myself. It is exquisite that individuals take the time to think about how something resonates within us.… Read More »Cyber bullying!!! & Time Management 

Smiling through all four seasons 

I have been gone for a minute now I’m back at the jump off (Jump off)….I have been focusing on a few projects. I attempt to practice what I preach on a daily basis because I do not want to seem hypocritical, or not trying to live a healthy life. One of the things I have struggled with in past relationships with family, friends, and intimate partners is dimming my light and trying to motivate, inspire, encourage, and help with the planning of their career, relationships, or self-worth. I am… Read More »Smiling through all four seasons 

Stepping out on faith

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Today marked four years from when I decided to step out on faith and relocate to the east coast. One quote comes to mind from Pope Benedict XVI: “The world promises you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.” Pope Benedict XVI The movers packed up my apartment, and I moved to the DMV. Jesse and I drove from Wichita, Kansas to Silver Spring, Maryland. Calesha flew in to help me get organized in my new space. Faith and life go hand in hand.… Read More »Stepping out on faith