Updated: Feb 25
I stumbled a couple of times, tripped and fell a few , bruised my knees a bit but I kept going!
I faced and survived countless challenges, childhood pneumonia, poor self esteem, homelessness, financial ruins and many sudden distractions. I came from humble beginnings. I grew up in the inner cities in a one room house. Most of my childhood life was met with many challenges and struggles that kept me barely holding on. The death of two sisters and my father just added more disappointment.
I was never the person people rooted for. I was known as the underdog, I was bullied and teased all throughout high school. I was a shy insecure, under-achiever that had difficulty fitting in socially. The women who practically raised me, had barely completed a secondary education, but I was always surrounded by strong black women!
I put myself through college and lived off of spaghetti, peanut butter and jelly and toast. Scrubbed toilets in public areas, worked double shifts , was unable to have my nails done, hair done, couldn't party, nor did I dine out. My luxury meal was the hotel cafeteria.
At the age of 25 I became the youngest Director at The Atlantis Paradise Island. I completed a Bachelors Degree in Business and later achieved my Masters of Science in Human Resources. I became a successful Entrepreneur, a trainer , an educator, a motivational speaker and a life coach to many. Life should have broken me but instead it shaped my greatness.
I believe that I am proof that we can go through a great deal of darkness, and still become something amazingly beautiful. Broken things can become bless things!
I am gracefully broken but beautifully standing in undeniable grace.