brain full of fear has no place for dreams.” You determine what you fill
your storage spaces in life with! Life choices (think about it).
If you have dreams,
goals or aspirations, now is your time! You can do a little every day to bring
you closer to those goals.
During this time, you
have been given a gift that you almost never have, and that’s extra time! You
could use these moments wisely, or on social media reading all of the if ands
or buts and watching all the entertaining videos.
Do you want to write a
script or a book? Take that writers class I’ve been posting. Do you want to
start your own business? Now’s the time to write your blueprint. You want to be
an actor, take some classes online! Don’t just focus on the craft but learn the
business. I teach a virtual class, check out the shop page.
Take this time to
prepare to be a better version of yourself. You got this, being quarantined
isn’t that bad. It’s all how you look at it. Personally, my life didn’t change much,
and I am enjoying the quiet time but I am an introvert…so I understand
everyone else is not. You deserve to have this ME time. Enjoy it!
I was raised to
believe that my voice is powerful. I was raised to believe to always stand up
from whatever felt good in my soul. I was raised to believe that my voice, my
opinions and my thoughts matter. I was told repeatedly from my mother,
“Cherie, there is
nothing in this world that you cannot do.”
Because of that I
believe. Simply because she believed.
My confidence is often
confused for cockiness. My intelligence is often confused for sassiness. My
outspokenness is often confused for being an angry black woman.
misconceptions and stereotypes that people who don’t believe in themselves like
to put on others. Those people who are less confident or haven’t figured out
their self-worth or have yet to find knowledge of self or their own power… Have
problems understanding how one person could possibly make a difference.
One person walking
through life simply being kind to every person they come in contact with can
change many people’s lives. Positivity and kindness really go a long way. We
all have power in us to change the course of human existence as we know
Unfortunately, many of
us end up walking through life with no idea of our power. Simply because we
weren’t raised by people who believed in themselves.
The best gift we can
give our children is to believe in their dreams. Thank you, Mommy, for always
believing in mine.
At the age of 14 if you walked in my room, you would find my walls covered with black and white print ads torn from the pages of a magazine! I wanted to paint my walls black, lol, my mom wasn’t having it so I created my own way! There were a lot of Guess ads with Anna Nicole Smith everywhere and Michael Jordan had a series of Nike ads in Black and White. I became obsessed with magazines. Essence, Black Enterprise, Vogue, Elle, Allure and Cosmopolitan were all subscribed to. Editorials became my favorite. I was holding on to the dream of going to college to major in Architecture and Minor in Journalism. Yes, I was on TV but that wasn’t my dream, it was just what I had fun doing.
I am telling you this story about myself to share with you the power of manifestation. I know, I know, here I go again. Truthfully, I was eating lunch with my brother, Dallas 3 years ago and he said, “Right now, if you could be doing anything you want for a living, what would it be?” I laughed and said, “I want to write for a living full time and be a homeschool mom.” Fast forward 2 years. I am homeschooling and in November 2018, I was promoted from my part time gig at Fever Magazine to a full-time job as Assistant Editor! I manifested that shit and it all started with a teenage passion! I am a creative person and very eccentric. I am kinda like Lynn from Girlfriends, in the sense that doing just 1 thing forever is not my journey or my goal! Acting only did not fulfill me, I needed more. It is an awesome foundation that has given me a platform to stand on to achieve other things. I am not saying I quit acting, I’m saying I am more than an actress. I love setting goals and get a total high off achieving them. I also get a huge high watching others achieve their own goals. That is why I am sharing this story to encourage you to manifest your own reality! Good luck, you got this!
I’m a former child star and I have beat all odds. Society has put black women like me in a box. I’m supposed to be a victim with a sob story. Instead I am powerful, strong and vivacious.
I too have had life struggles and heartache but until now I didn’t feel it was necessary to share that part of my personal life.
I am ready to share now because I am tired of women giving up their dreams and falling victim.
I am an example of dreams coming true and when you believe in yourself what can happen. If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will. We need to rebuild our foundations as women and re-evaluate our self-worth, the way we evaluate our material possessions.
We live in a world that is so caught up with material possessions like cars, clothing, and shoes. We are slapped in the face every day with the worth of things we can’t take with us when we die. But many of us don’t know our own self-worth! But can spit out the price to those Christian Louboutin red bottom shoes we feel we need.
Women need to learn it is ok to put ourselves first. It is not a sin to take care of your needs and wants before you take care of anyone else’s. We have a natural instinct to nurture but fall short when it comes time to nurture ourselves.
I don’t know about you, but I am the most important person in my life. I know I have a daughter but if mommy doesn’t take care of her health, I can’t take care of her. Mentally and physically I have to nurture myself and my self-love, so I can be whole for her. Though I can’t control the things that go on around me I can control myself and my way of thinking. Positive is all I see because positive is all I want to see, and I have time for.
“I’m too wealthy for this!” is something I remind myself every time I find myself in some bullshit that doesn’t make sense. I’m 42 years old now I have to do things that make sense. By me saying this I am not taking about Wealth as an abundance of material possessions, but I am speaking of the valuable resources my life has given me. I have learned that I do not have to settle, and I do deserve the best. I have also learned that I can lead my life down certain paths, but I don’t control it. The Universe and God does, and every day of my life is a gift, a gift he gives me as his child. My time spent here on earth is not just about me but it’s about what I can do to better myself and what’s around me. I get everything I ask for. I believe you speak positive and positive things will happen. Try it for yourself say nothing negative for 30 days and see how your life changes. I dare you! I believe in Karma and what you put out into the world is what you get back.