There is always something to do!

I remember when I was on bed rest thinking, “Sheesh, I am missing out on all of my friends’ festivities.” I have always been the one to accept the invitation, especially before having my girls. Showing up for friends and love one shows a great deal of love in action. Family and community are so important and I have learned that more since I have been a widow since December 2017. You truly reap what you sow. Honestly, I love being around positive vibes and I am thrilled to be a part of a fun party. So truly, it is easy to accept the invitation. In doing so, I have been blessed by the best circle of love ones.

Fast forward the clock, two little girls later, there is STILL so much to do. Even during the pandemic, I find myself attending zoom meetings for work and pleasure each and everyday. As we learn to live and transition back into person to person contact, there is STILL much to do. To think in 2010, I thought I missed out of everything and nothing else would happen once I was released from bed rest. Little did I know my agenda would lengthen because I’d have an added tribe, a mommy tribe.

So I will say enjoy the present, enjoy the journey, don’t miss the moment. There is ALWAYS something to do. Evolution is all around us. There will forever be conferences, concerts, parties, play dates, GNOs, self care time, quiet time, and so much more. As always, live in the moment, love with all of your heart, and laugh until your belly aches. So much love to you all.

Let me introduce myself

When I was a little girl, I’d always say I would become a teacher or an actress. You wonder why? Perhaps you think, I love helping others and I am theatrical. Well, let’s just say as a little girl I had strong leadership skills better known as bossy by my friends.

My secondary education encompasses time spent at Whitehaven High graduating in the second to none class of 2002. Shortly, after my high school graduation, I attended Austin Peay State University. Homesickness took over and I transferred to the University of Memphis after the first semester, one of my biggest regrets. Money can’t buy memories and I regret everyday making that permanent decision to transfer schools and reside at home instead of the dorm. Needless to say, I completed and furthered my education at Freed-Hardeman University earning a Master’s degree in Education.

My career path included working in outreach recruiting first generation high school students to summer Math/Science collegiate programs. I had such a passion for that career, as I was a first generation student with a vast understanding of cultural exposure and learning from others’ differences, which makes the world more interesting and a wide open classroom. Simultaneously, I had been dating my high school sweetheart turned husBAE since the age of 15. To our union we bore two gorgeous and fierce little girls.

My second career included working with Shelby County Schools as a professional school counselor, but that career was short lived for countless reasons. Prayerfully, I asked the Lord to remove me from the district. I desired greater, more freedom and an environment that allowed me to fulfill my purpose without persecution and anxiety filled days and nights. I was led to the financial services industry, where I currently serve as a recruiter, my first love. This profession allows me to help families set and reach their goals while accomplishing countless personal ambitions. Life has been filled with many unexpectancies, but there’s a valid reason for most of them.

A few fun facts about me include;

  1. Dancing is my happy place.
  2. I founded a foundation in memory of my awesome husband.
  3. Great conversations will keep me around.
  4. Outreach is profound and therapeutic.

My vow is to use my voice, even if it shakes. The purpose of my blog is to share my testimonies, stories, laughs, highs, lows, and buffalos with the world because I believe we all can gain insight on how to navigate life peacefully and happily.