“Speak your mind even if your voice shakes.”― Maggie Kuhn


A few months ago, I was surprised when I received an email from the Vice President of an organization called “Youth Self Development”. When I was in high school, I was a part of this organization. Youth Self Development or YSD as it is commonly referred to as is an organization that helps high school students prepare for college. Their efforts include tutoring, mentoring, and granting scholarships for college. When I opened the email, I had to read it twice to see if I was actually reading it correctly. It was an offer to be the guest speaker at a graduation dinner. As much as I was hesitant, I knew I had to do it.

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Forgive Them, Forgive You

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future- Paul Boose


We all experience things in life that push us to our breaking points and in those moments when we have hit rock bottom, we must find the strength to get back up. Sometimes the source of the pain is circumstances and other times, people are at the fault of it. But this is not about the pain I suffered; it’s about how I overcame it.

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I Went 90 Days Without…

“Always Remember, your focus determines your reality.”- George Lucas



I went three months without SOCIAL MEDIA! It was not easy, but it was totally worth it.

I decided to go on this social media hiatus because of the New Year. 2017 was one of the best years of my life and because I was determined to keep that momentum going with 2018, I wanted to bring in this year different from the prior years. If you want different results, you must take different actions. My biggest goal for this year is to focus on myself. I want to direct my attention to my life, my health, and my goals.

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