This week I celebrated my one-year anniversary of working at my current job. This is a HUGE milestone for a number of reasons. Many of you know that I took a sabbatical, a mental health break, for 14 months when I transitioned from my life in Northern Virginia to coming back home to Baltimore. (Read my E-book on how I was financially sustained during this … Continue reading My Work Anniversary!
Two years later, here I am. On the other side of stepping out of the boat. I did make it to the other side. God did have a place He was calling me to. He did have plans in store. There was deep healing to be done. And it’s still being done. Yet, there are some things that have been completed. And that—above all else—is … Continue reading Two Years Later
This moment is so bittersweet. I’ve come to the end of my sabbatical! *sings “The Struggle is Over” by Jonathan Nelson* On Monday, I’ll be starting a full-time job at a leading nonprofit organization in Baltimore City. So many thoughts and feelings come to mind, but at the core of me, I’m abundantly grateful. Grateful to have given myself the gift of time, something that … Continue reading The Sabbatical is Over!
Happy 2020, folks! WE MADE IT!!! As soon as the clock struck midnight, I could feel a shift in my spirit. This year shall be a year of VICTORY! I’m so ready for it. I’ve been putting in hard emotional and spiritual labor and it’s time to reap the fruits of my harvest. I decided to take myself to a matinee movie this morning to … Continue reading Inspiration is Everywhere
I hope to do one more post after this one before the year is up. Maybe like a recap of lessons learned or hopes for 2020. We’ll see. But, I did want to check in and report on how AMAZING I’ve been feeling lately! So much peace has come over me. It really feels miraculous. Here are a few things I’ve been doing differently that … Continue reading Feeling Refreshed
Today marks one year of launching this blog! A year ago, I made an announcement that I would be quitting my job in order to better take care of my mental health. I didn’t say that so explicitly; I was more poetic with it. But it was the case nonetheless. I introduced this notion of “Superwoman Syndrome” that I had been operating in the majority … Continue reading One Year Later
Just checking in to drop some photos from my award ceremony. A couple of weeks ago, I was honored as a “Forty under 40” awardee at my alma mater, George Mason University. It was a wonderful event celebrating the accomplishments of young alumni leaders within the Black community. This inaugural event was a fundraiser for the Black Scholars Endowment Fund at the university. Something that … Continue reading Putting Myself Out There
For some reason, asking for what I need is still foreign to me at times. And most times, the requests aren’t big at all! I just tend to want to do things myself. I don’t like feeling limited. Last week, I met up with a couple of my line sisters who I hadn’t seen in several months. I would typically drive out to VA to … Continue reading Asking for Assistance
My panic attacks have been increasing as of late. I keep getting hopeful with different job interviews and everything but nothing has come through yet. It’s like I muster up all of the faith and strength needed to get through the interview and then when I don’t hear back, I’m discouraged again. Now, I know how this thing works. If I didn’t get a job, … Continue reading Panic Attacks and Poetry
In this picture, I’m teaching a business workshop at a church. This was in April 2018. It was the second time that I saw my spiritual calling and my career merge into one package. The first time was during my missions trip to Africa in 2017. As I’m continuing to navigate my life on my own terms, I’m finding myself drawn to similar spaces and … Continue reading Parallel Paths of Purpose