Time to get off

When my sisters and I were little, our mother would often take us to Kress', in historic downtown Montgomery, AL. Considering the fact that we were extremely poor, I looked forward to most Saturdays, because I knew where we were going. Extremely popular, Kress' was a huge store, and one I considered to be an … Continue reading Time to get off

Too late

Have you ever sat and thought about all the wild dreams you've had? From being a superstar to ruling the world, you didn't care how grandeur or unattainable they appeared, because you were set on achieving them. Nothing nobody said or did could convince you that you weren't going to fulfill your dreams, even if … Continue reading Too late

Somebody’s always listening

As a motivational speaker, I travel to various colleges and high schools speaking to disadvantaged and underrepresented students. A once impoverished student, I share the adversities and oppositions I faced, but overcame to become a success and not another statistic. It doesn't matter how embarrassing, terrible, or difficult your story is, TELL IT! Somebody's always … Continue reading Somebody’s always listening

Fight song

I have a huge and deep appreciation for basketball and college football! I love watching sports, but what I love even more, is the drive and ambition the players have. Week after week, they endure hits, injuries and losses, yet they continue to show up and perform. Are you one of those people? No matter … Continue reading Fight song

Quarantined, NO chill

If you're keeping up with the latest trends or sayings, I should say, then you'll notice the newly saturated expression is "Quarantined and chill", which is a comical spin on "Netflix and chill". As I scroll through my Instagram newsfeed, that phrase is all I see, supported with a photo or meme of people rejoicing, … Continue reading Quarantined, NO chill

More than you’ll ever know

When I look back on my awards, degrees and times of recognition, I say, "Wow! You did that! I'm so proud of you". Today, I understand the value of all those accolades, because I didn't see it then. To be honest, I didn't look at them as accomplishments, but merely something I "had to do". … Continue reading More than you’ll ever know