As December falls upon us I've taken some time to reflect on the top five favorite moments from this year as I watch old Christmas movies. To those reading this, I am so grateful for all of your feedback, comments, and support throughout my blogging journey.
I am pleased to announce that I hosted my very first workshop with the help of my friend Morgan Cleveland. I also am proud of myself for reading 8 books this year!
I think we should all take a beat to highlight are top moments from the year and all we've accomplished big or small. The fact that you are still here is a miracle!
At one point in time you worried about this very moment and where you would be in life overwhelmed and anxious. Now you are here on the other side of the unknown as living proof that you can make it through any moment one breath at a time.
I encourage you to call up your best friend, partner or family member and reminisce about your favorite beautiful, surprising, breathtaking moments from this year and the impact they had on you no negativity allowed. Let's dive into this years top five moments:
Starting my own "Educated Black Queen" Podcast. After a few years of conducting interviews, editing audio files, and listening to other podcasters it finally clicked that I could do it too! Developing my first Podcast was unexpected but felt like a dream to hear my voice on Spotify. I've gotten the opportunity to work with so many amazing women this year and want to give a huge thank you to Trisha Dawkins, Sequoia Holmes, Dr. Shelly-Ann Collins Rawle, and Kamilah Wallace.
Getting accepted into Graduate School. This fall I began working on my masters degree online. Surprisingly, I had the pleasure of collaborating with a colleague of mine from undergrad who happened to be in the same program as me and we didn't even know it. It gave me great comfort to know that I was not going into this program alone. I have the amazing opportunity to work with highly skilled professors who are understanding about my busy schedule and give me the flexibility to take charge of my career.
Having my first full-time job. My work as a Public Ally of Central Florida has given me the opportunity to serve the community in a capacity I never could've imagined. I've done a volunteer group clean up in Parramore, welcomed guest at a robotics Maker Faire and attended Youth Empowerment Summit Conference, and I attended Pride for the first time ever. I can really see the difference I'm making in the community and want to continue working in Nonprofit for as long as I can.
My Birthday/ Visiting The Robinson Cafe & Cocktail Lounge. The coffee was delightful in the restored 19th-century building. Service was very kind and delivered adequately. The atmosphere and décor was warm, lovely, and inviting. The downstairs interior was a bit smaller than I anticipated. But going out to lunch with my bestfriends was exactly what I needed in that moment. It didn't hurt to get multiple compliments on my outfit either. If you get the chance to try their delicious truffle fries prepare to be very full!
Summer vacation in Kissimmee. Spending time with family is always a blast! It didn't hurt to do so in a pool house with a hot tub, movie room, and other amenities. I didn't even mind waking up before the sun to cook breakfast with cousins filled with fluffy pancakes, warm blueberry muffins, scrambled eggs, pan-seared sausage, air-fryer French toast and mixed fruit. The summer nights at Universal City Walk were spectacular with live music and entertainment all around. I would highly recommend taking a trip with family or flying solo for all the working women and college students out there. It does wonders for your mental health and well-being.