Here I am, a 27 year old woman about to undergo a major transformation. As I am approaching the 30 year mark I am feeling the pressure to feel accomplished. I’ve been to school, but don’t have a degree. I’ve had 2 kids, but don’t have a husband. I’ve done my “healthy” research, but I’m still 30+ pounds overweight. I’ve started a business, but I am still in the early morning rat race! Something has to give!
Plenty of self talks later I have decided that if I don’t demand my change and create my space now, I never will. I thought about all the Black women that inspire me. Maya Angelou has been my favorite person since I was a little girl. I am impressed with known talent such as Jurnee Smollet-Bell (The Great Debaters,Temptation), Gabourey Sidibe and Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station). Even the students who intern at my job leave their determination, dedication and directness with me. In my heart, I know that celebrity or college genius, they are no different from me–that I, too, can achieve my goals and be my best self. So, for the past couple of months I’ve been evaluating everything about myself and my life and coming up with action plans. I have decided to document it in a blog because many people don’t tell or show the transformation, they just emerge changed. Nevertheless, I realize that there are lot of women who are like me and will be able to benefit from watching me climb from the bottom to the top. And that’s how I came up with the name soNOVELme, which basically means Write About Me!
Let’s transform our lives together!