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!
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
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
I recently listened to a podcast where a woman considered her college town more as “home” than the place where she grew up. I would say the same thing for me. And it’s interesting—even as I write that phrasing “where she grew up,” there could be two ways of looking at that. For me, I’m blessed to have a few different places I call “home.” … Continue reading A Double Homecoming of Sorts
I am now 5 months into this sabbatical from full-time work. I didn’t think I would be “out of commission” for this long, but I’m actually grateful for the pace. I’m gaining more and more confidence in my journey, in my story and in God’s divine providence. His timing is perfect and His ways are excellent. As I’m starting to take more and more steps … Continue reading Trusting Your Timing
Being called at a young age is an incredibly difficult journey. Christians already have the hard time of going against the grain in society. But when you add youthfulness to it, it can often feel like a double whammy. Don’t get me wrong—I’m grateful to live this life and I’ve seen the wonders of the Lord in a way that no one else on this … Continue reading He Is Risen!
In last week’s post, I talked about how, after getting a boost of encouragement from my pastor-friend, I changed up my routine and attended a meetup, where I happened to see a few familiar faces. I love when that happens because it reminds me that God shows up when I take steps of faith, no matter how small they may seem. This week, I have … Continue reading Familiar Faces and Spaces