You’re The Monster

My uncle does a fantastic Grover impersonation. As a child, who was an avid reader, it made his reading of the Sesame Street book, The Monster at the End of this Book all the more memorable. I work with teens and young adults and help them to realize their potential. I used to be confused by adults who said they wanted more or who … Read More

Define Success

One of the best questions I ever heard asked was, “What does success look like to you?” Answering that question on an hourly, daily, weekly, and yearly basis helps me to work backward, another great ‘trick’ I learned. Before I go to bed I have an idea of all the things I want to get done the next day. When … Read More

Faith Walk
Recently I made some tough decisions regarding my work and ultimately, my life. I am making the conscious decision to reduce the amount of client work I take on so that I can focus on putting other projects together for myself and my nonprofit organization. The goal is to create art that adds value to the people who use it. I am ... Read More

Be of Service

Yesterday one of ‘my kids’ came over so I could fill out her scholarship reference paper. While she was here she told me of her plan to start a mentoring program for the girls in her high school because she felt she had a lot to offer, as she put it, 'girls like her'. She asked me if I thought ... Read More

Invest in Happiness

Happiness is a lucrative investment. The path down which you took your life may have a lot to do with your level of fulfillment and happiness. Luckily, no matter the path, you can always course correct, and make new decisions. After high school, I moved out of state to attend college, and a few years later I moved into my first apartment. … Read More

Dr. Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou has passed, and my heart is heavy. Dr. Angelou was, undoubtedly, my greatest poetic inspiration, and if you’ve ever read any of her works, I’m sure you can understand why. I am a minimalistic person who loves words and that’s one of the reasons her work resonated with me. Hearing Maya Angelou speak moved me, and seeing/hearing … Read More