The brutal deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the 5 Dallas police officers left me numb. What I saw on the videos was pure cowardice. Violet acts of when you mix negligence with perceived power. It shook up my world. As a mother, how could I explain to my child the unexplainable without putting fear into her heart? This feeling of dread followed me from the car to the office, into my home, and as I slept. Why couldn’t I shake it?Read More
So I got booked for my first paid speaking gig. MAJOR! Last year, I wrote an affirmation on my wall that read: I AM A SPEAKER. Then a few months later, I decided to take it more seriously and wrote: I AM A GLOBAL SPEAKER AND GET PAID FOR SERVICES. I was more decisive with my words, and my thoughts. I wanted the Universe to know exactly what I wanted, and that I was willing to do the work. This engagement was a sign that I was totally aligned with my passions. However, I experienced a feeling I didn’t know would come with this new territory, distressRead More
I've intentionally set goals that allow me to travel and go often. So each month I've committed to seeing new places and spaces with little cost. That's includes everything, from new countries, states, and cities, by planes, trains, and automobiles. Driving to Canada took two full tanks of gas (about $20 each), a reservation at Airbnb (can be $25 a night, we spent under $150 for 2 nights/3days), and affirming we were going. I have decided traveling isn't expensive or impossible; it's possible because I said so. Take the plunge. Accept it is your divine right to see new places and to go often.Read More
This is my first week home since February. I feel like I came back and had to face some hard truths...necessary truths. My reality is that I am trying to do lots of things at the same time; most of us are. The feeling of not giving enough energy towards each project, job, or even myself, is always on my mind. One of these things is grad school. There's always an uphill battle to get things done on time and be engaged. Being a mother is a full-time job in itself, and I am always working on balance. I value education, traditional and self-taught. I made a promise to stay committed to my commitments.