Before You Take Flight, You Must Surrender
Are you a hard worker? Do you wake up before others to do a little extra because you know it’ll be worth it? Do you find it easy to become razor-focused on the task at hand? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, then you’re like me, and that means you are accustomed to getting what you want, and that’s a good feeling. I know people who concentrate on their passion projects daily and have sacrificed copious amounts of time researching, envisioning, and working toward thei
I'm Taking Mine; Are You Taking Yours?
Unless you've been living under a rock, then you're most likely aware of what's been going on in the U. S. Whether it's a viral video of border patrol dragging a woman from her crying children, police pummeling an innocent Black man with bullets because they thought he had a gun, a new sexual assault being brought to light, or yet another school shooting, if you have empathy for all humankind then I can imagine you've come to think differently about our country. After all, we
My Self-Awareness Journey
A higher-up at one of my jobs asked me if I'd be interested in taking on a bigger role within the organization. My initial feeling was a big fat yes! But a second after that feeling, something else happened. It was almost as if my spirit jumped to attention and stopped me before I agreed to the offer. In a calm voice, I conjured up a quick response, "Let me think about it." After I said those five words, my spirit felt relieved, and I felt at ease knowing that I would have mo
But You Don't Look Homeless...
A few friends and I met in Los Angeles at 101 Café on a Saturday afternoon. Per usual, we ate well and laughed until we cried. We also spoke about our future goals and how we planned on achieving them. Jasmynne-Shaye Robbins was one of those friends, and she revealed that she was planning something that involved feeding the homeless. I remember the excitement emanating from her as she shared her new endeavor with us. I felt like I wanted to help a bit but wasn't sure how I co