My mom is the first in our family to get her Masters degree. Back then I didn’t know what it meant. I just knew that she spent a lot of time in school and at work and once she finished, it was a breath of fresh air for her and life would get a little easier. But we never really celebrated. We just moved on like it was a normal day. Many people feel that they don’t have the time or luxury to celebrate the important moments. So many accomplishments come and go and we never get a chance to hold space for them... To really sit in it and reflect on the journey, the sacrifice of our ancestors and the fact that we get to stand here today living the life of our dreams.
If you fail to celebrate accomplishments, you train your brain to believe that what you are doing isn’t all that exciting and important and it’s simply not true. Celebrating feels great physically AND reinforces the behavior we want to show up when we face a new challenge or opportunity.
I say all that to say, I am holding space for ALL of my accomplishments and victories and for every milestone that I allowed to just come and go. I am choosing to disrupt that pattern. For every major TV placement, speaking engagement, life impacted, mind transformed, fundraising goal hit, degree secured, country visited, relationship manifested, and so much more, I am taking the time to CELEBRATE!!!
Most recently, I held space for my graduation photo shoot which I will get printed and mounted on my wall in my office. I look forward to showing my children these memories and milestones and to hold space for their victories as well.
I am proud to announce that I graduated from The Bronx High School of Science with an Advanced Regents Diploma. I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Duke University and I now hold a Master of Arts in Mathematics Education from Brooklyn College. I am also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program and hold a Certificate of Entrepreneurship from Laguardia. I serve a good God and He never fails me. He will do exceedingly and abundantly above anything I could ever ask or think. I look forward to being used for God's glory and to celebrate every milestone in the future.