Last month, I did 21 days of gratitude with Mr. Dr. Hudson (it was SO moving and much needed). One of the things that I found myself sharing was being grateful for reading. When I get a good book, I don't want to put it down. It's with the turn of each page that something "comes to me," and I get so excited to see what's next. I really enjoy reflecting of what I’m learning while reading as well. I'm always enthused when I can jump on a call with a friend who has read the book--we indulge in processing and digesting what we took from it.
Recently, I had an "ah ha!" moment when I realized how much reading has helped me with mental wellbeing by shifting my perspective on various topics. As we’re celebrating mental health this month, I thought it would be cool to share with you how turning pages has been transformational for me.
So, here’s to you turning pages (literally) in your life, too.
Don't forget to check out the books I mentioned if you're interested:
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Today we celebrate session 100! Wow.
100 episodes is a huge milestone, and I want to take a moment to THANK YOU for being a part of this moment in time. In celebrating 100 sessions, I spent a lot of time in my thoughts about how to make this particular show something special.... meaningful and memorable. I also wanted to recapture the essence of what this show has meant to me, and why building this platform to support first-gens has been so significant.
The one thing that sat with me most was for us to talk about legacy. (It's so many ironies about the timeliness of this show, too. We'll talk about it) As you are journeying through this thing called life, it's important to stop and take a moment (or a few) to think about what all of this means to you. Is the path you're on the one that you want to be on? Are you doing what you really want to do? Why does any of it even matter? For me... it's about leaving a legacy and knowing that I was able to change the world in some way, shape, form, or fashion.
So, today, I'd like to offer you three things to consider as you're thinking about your life and world, and most of all, how to leave YOUR legacy.
Don't forget to share in the comments below... What does it mean to you to leave a legacy?
Have you ever felt like you’re too late to start the things that you’ve always wanted to do? In our conversation with Michae, we learn that there’s no such thing as being too late to start or finish something. We talk about his plus size photography business and his real estate dreams of owning multi-family homes.
Michae Allen is one of the few Floridians who is actually from the state! Since middle school, he always had a camera in his hand but he never knew that photography, 'was a thing.' As his interest in photography never went away, 20 years later, a friend gifted him his first professional camera and he began sharpening his skills in the central Florida area. As a result of his connection with other black business owners, Michae saw a great need for black stock imagery and that spawned UmbrellaStock whose goal is to properly represent black people photographically.