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In the last two weeks, I’ve received two invitations to speak to groups of students. The first, to speak to a few classes of high school students at my alma mater about professional and career development. The second, to speak with a newly formed sixth grade girls’ empowerment club, who invited me to speak about being an influential woman in my community. These aren’t the first speaking opportunities to present themselves to me, but perhaps coming back-to-back they had me a little uneasy. I kept wondering what could I possibly talk to them about? What words could I find to inspire these students on their career paths? What have I done that’s made me an influential woman? What could I offer them, when I’m still figuring this whole life thing out myself? Continue reading

I never asked to be Superwoman.

If you’ve kept up with my posts so far, you’ve already gotten a sneak peek into the life I packed into my last 10 ish years. What started as a journey to support my son as a single parent has evolved into a lifestyle and a mindset that I constantly need to be pushing, dreaming and achieving. There’s nothing wrong with pushing, dreaming and achieving, but I’ve often felt exhausted, even struggled to find balance between all of the hats I wear and felt guilty when I’m not always focused on the next goal. When I stumbled upon an article by Tamisha Sanjnani, it articulated everything I’d been trying to say – I never asked to be Superwoman. Continue reading