First off let me tell you how awesome my smell senses were today. Not only when I got in the elevator did I smell, Versace Eros cologne, lingering off the shoulders of this fine chocolate man, but when it was time to go sit down to start the panel, man soon as I walked in I smelled spicy seasonings, little bit of chipotle, and i guessed tacos. All I heard in background echo was, “You are on it!!” Yessssssss….it was a good nose day. *ahemm* But anyways…..
Early Thursday afternoon I walked through downtown Pittsburgh on Penn Avenue. I headed towards Urban Pathways Charter school ready to talk as a mentor for the Success Panel. A panel put together by two time published author, Kylie Stores MSN, BSN, RN. Let me tell you about this black girl magic right here, not only is she a mastered traveling nurse, she is an inspirational blogger, and now her Success Panel is taking off.
As all the mentors told their story, I was a little hesitant on what I would say, how far back I would start my journey, and even how much I would share. But then the mic was handed to me and my honesty on the struggle and reward of the progress just flowed. I was able to speak of my journey and not feel like it held a burden or regret, everything was just a reflection of growth. I’m proud of myself. The children were proud of me. And guess what?? before I left I shared contact information with six girls. I felt accomplished. It’s important for the children too see people from their same background make it. So many times people don’t realize they are blessed until they come around someone else who going through a more trying time than they are. But by the time they realize the blessing the next struggle process has already started. It felt good reminding the children that they aren’t alone.
I’m proud of Kylie and all the strides she’s made so far with her life. And I look forward to her continued success. To order the book ‘God Set Me Up’ and ‘Her.Story His.Story’ you can go to God Set Me Up. Wonder who else has been shaking things in the city? Smooches.
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Double breasted denim Shirt- H&M
High-waist jeans- BP
Fringe Woven Vest- Nordstrom
Booties- Steve Madden
Gold Choker- Forever 21
Gold Watch- Michael Kors
Bejeweled Belt- Nordstrom
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