Equanimity, Freedom, Thoughts

More Than Face Value

I am a descendant of one of Jamestown's first Colonists. He arrived here to North America in 1620 on the Bona Nova ship. He is my 11th great grandfather on my father's side. I discovered this information while researching my family tree. I am a descendant of someone who survived the transatlantic slave trade. They… Continue reading More Than Face Value

Equanimity, Thoughts

Find security within yourself

We are currently living in uncertain times yet I find myself feeling more certain about being myself. Letting go of my insecurities is a beautiful process. I feel a load lightening and more free to speak my inner thoughts and feelings. I rarely let people in and now I say: ‘forget that.’ life is too… Continue reading Find security within yourself

Thoughts, Writing

Toastmasters International

I joined Toastmasters International a little over ten months ago. My reasons for joining were so that I can become a more effective and persuasive leader. It was a suggestion of my Chief Information Officer (CIO) as I was having some difficulty with corporate politics. So far I have given three speeches and the feedback… Continue reading Toastmasters International

Equanimity, Freedom, Thoughts

When the door won’t open, try another way in.

Imagine with me. You are at point A and you want to get to point B. You map out your path and know all the stops you'll need to make as you strive towards your destination. You pack everything you know you will need and carry around an open mind because you are aware that… Continue reading When the door won’t open, try another way in.

Freedom, Thoughts

Drive your own dream

As I prepare to self-publish my second novel, I realize how I let my indolence (mostly sluggish because of my ignorance in the indie author process) control my attitude towards reaching towards my dream. For my first novel release, instead of giving into my excitement and learning the process for myself, I allowed someone else… Continue reading Drive your own dream