I have come to find that my writings tell a story. It is one of resiliency and gratitude. For a while I thought my writings were not connected. I’ve written poetry, fiction, a journal and a non-fiction book. Honestly, I thought “My collection is random and it doesn’t make sense.” Then one day I was on ClubHouse and the moderator, Teresa Hairston, told me that my writings tell the story of my resiliency.
Not only had I never considered that idea, I never would have on my own.
Today I got on Canva and created this video. In days to come I will expound on each book and tell why I wrote it and how I created it.
Yesterday I had to make a huge decision about my website. It was kinda bittersweet as I decided to revamp my site because it was cost effective to do so. In my discussion with customer service I decided to take this site to its default state.
Choosing to become an entrepreneur will make you sit down and count the costs, all of them. lol While I will miss several of the bells and whistles of my last site, I’m confident that this was a good decision for my company.
I remember sitting in a breakout room at a Women’s conference waiting to see Michelle Williams speak in 2018. I was so excited to see and hear her in person. Listen!!!! I got to that room early to get a seat!
On that day she didn’t show up and I would later learn the reason why via social media. I am so glad that Michelle reached out for help when she needed it the most and that she’s sharing her journey with anxiety and depression to help others.
We know Michelle from the entertainment industry and social media yet you leave the book knowing a woman who has dealt with many of the struggles that we all have encountered. Her level of keeping real in this book is on 💯.
Checking In is so honest and so transparent. My favorite chapter? Chapter 4 is full of 💎 💎💎!!!
I wondered how my life would be different if instead of my hurts and disappointments, I offered others a glass full of joy. I wondered what would happen if instead of walking around with a posture of prove it, I walked around with a posture of peace. ~ Michelle Williams
I have participated with #GoRedForWomen❤️ faith based initiatives for several years. I loved being a part of #havefaithinheart and #empoweredtoserve It was something about getting information out to the community about stroke and heart disease that I absolutely love.
On November 5, 2018 all of the information that I shared, with others, I now needed for myself. After my first day on a new job, I was rushed to @thechristhospital and it was determined that I had suffered a stroke. It’s been a journey for my family, my friends and myself. Fortunately, the quick response by a school secretary and a school nurse got me the help that I desperately needed.
After leaving the hospital, I was in speech therapy for months and I eventually entered counseling to deal with the depression and anxiety of everything that was going on in my life.
I Go Red for myself, my family, my friends and to inspire others with my story of resilience.
My prayer is that my life experiences are a blessing to others. Remember, we are blessed to be a blessing.
I encourage you to
💃🏽Know your numbers. 💃🏽Choose to move. 💃🏽Stress less 💃🏽Eat well. 💃🏽Be well.
Last year I signed up to work with Denise Bryers and through her program I learned the importance of working out and eating well. I began her program weighing 315 pounds. Not only do I now workout on average of 10 times a week, I eat mainly whole foods and I have lost a little over 51 pounds.
I look forward to sharing my story and I pray that it blesses and motivates others.
In March of 2020, after our governor announced a “Stay At Home” order because of Covid-19, I signed up with a local trainer who was offering an online workout program live on Facebook. I figured I could support a small business and maybe this would help me lose the weight that I had been carrying for years.
The end result was me discovering parts of myself that I never knew existed even though they were always present. As of this moment I have lost nearly 50 lbs and I have never felt or looked better. My days are now filled with at least 1-2 workouts, healthy meals and encouraging others that if I can lose the weight, you can too.