Mother’s Day: A Dedication to My Mom and All She Taught Me

First things first, happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there! Thank you for all you do and I hope you have an amazing day!

With this site, I definitely wanted posts about my own life as well, and the lessons I’ve learned over the years. With today being Mother’s Day, it’s only fitting that I share a post about my own mom.

I am my mother’s firstborn. Over the years, we definitely had our ups and downs, filled with jokes and laughs, misunderstandings and arguments, lessons learned on both sides probably, but, most importantly, love. Even in our down moments, I know she loved me and wanted the best for me. Still does. And she taught me a lot over the years. As a kid and even a teen going through puberty with a huge need of an attitude adjustment, I didn’t appreciate it. Now, as a young adult pushing through life, I realize that she was only trying to prepare me for life.

Me, my mom, and younger sis Alexis at a Christmas gala

From the get go, my mother never let me settle. She always pushed me to take on new things, enrolling me in different camps and clubs and pushing me to do things at church, encouraging me to work, and ultimately helped me to break out of my comfort zone. She stayed on top of me about grades and applying to colleges and scholarships, pushing me to pursue my potential wholeheartedly. When I was younger, I was annoyed honestly, but, years later, I’m more confident in trying new things, and I refuse to settle for less than I can achieve and deserve.

Mom also taught me sacrifice. The practice of truly putting people before yourself. I knew and saw that when I was younger, but I really see it now as she helps to raise my now 11-year-old cousin. When my aunt passed away early last year, my parents took in my cousin, who was only 9 at the time. Now, my mom is constantly moving her schedule around again, cutting out things she likes to do or just relaxing moments, to do things for my cousin. In quietly observing that, I remember that she did all of that for me and my little sister too. Putting aside things to make us happy, or to try any way. I don’t always like it (I’m still letting go of my selfish spirit a little bit), but now I try to sacrifice more for my mom when she needs me to now.

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My mom and cousin [I call her Babez 🙂 ]
My mother also silently taught me to be a pillar of strength. I’ve seen her go through a lot, especially over these past two years losing her mom and sister less than a year apart, and she’s been a rock. She has her down moments, I’m sure, but she keeps pushing through. Like I’ve said before, life comes at you hard, but you have to keep going. You may have some breakdowns and downfalls, hurt and grief, and you should allow yourself to feel all of that. But it’s important to get up and keep going, because life, sadly, does keep moving no matter what. So that’s why I do. I learned that partly from my mom.

Mom, thank you for all you’ve done for me, Alexis, and Babez. I’m sorry that I didn’t always show you how much I appreciate you, but I’m thankful for all that you’ve done, and all you still do. Thank you for your sacrifices, lessons and love.  I love you much. 



LOL: Australia Radio Hosts Hamish & Andy Prank the Best Guy Ever

Hamish Blake & Andy Lee are an Australian comedic duo that currently host the popular radio program Hamish & Andy, which airs nationally over in the land down under. The two regularly pull pranks on their listeners, but this one not only makes me laugh, but kind of reminds me that there are really good people out there!

So check it out…Hamish calls up a male listener pretending to be a guy in desperate need for a job reference, even from a complete stranger! The caller kindly obliges, but probably didn’t think he was going to actually be called. Until Andy calls him, pretending to be the potential employer! The caller’s response is hilarious, but awesome at the same time!

Check out the funny prank below…

Literally, the best guy ever!

Inspirational Jam: “Job”-August Alsina feat. Anthony Hamilton & Jadakiss

“Lord knows I work hard, but I still got to stay on my job. And I ain’t taking no days off…won’t stop ’til the day it pays off, it’s hard work!”

                                                           -August Alsina (“Job”)

Another inspirational jam to keep you pushing through!

August Alsina‘s song “Job,” featuring Anthony Hamilton and Jadakiss, is INSTANT motivation for me. From his sophomore album, This Thing Called Life, August sings about his goals of being a boss, recognizing the hard work he has to put in to get there.

Look, times get hard, and I’ve got a lot to do. We ALL do. But we have to stay on top of the grind out here! This song is a push when I don’t feel like working or writing, reminding me that I have goals to reach. To do that, I’ve got to stay on my job! Y’all do too! Hopefully this is motivation for you guys today and moving forward.

Take a listen below!

Words of Wisdom: “Don’t Let Success Jeopardize Your Soul”-Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey gave some sound advice to the graduating class at University of Houston back in 2015. He asked the grads a simple question: “What is success to you?

Some people are focused on getting money and making a better life for themselves. That’s success in their minds, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Some people think being a success is being a great parent, or to figure out a way to help others, or to be spiritually sound. For me, it’s a mix of things, including making money at what I love to do, but also being a better Christian, daughter, sister, and friend, and serving others in various capacities. We all have different ideas of success, and that’s fine, Matthew says. Our ideas of success might even change over time and that’s okay, too. 

But, in this short clip, Matthew dropped a powerful message. Whatever you go after, “Don’t choose anything that that will jeopardize your soul.” I definitely agreed. However you personally define success, just make sure you don’t lose your soul in the process of attaining it. Don’t lose who you are as a person chasing after a vision. Don’t sacrifice your character for an end goal. Remember who you are, and move towards or maybe even away from opportunities or situations accordingly.

Watch below!

College Grad Gets a Job Offer…During Her Commencement Ceremony!

One college grad is on top of the world right now after she snagged a job offer…right in the middle of her commencement ceremony!

Melanie Sanchez, who graduated from the University of Central Florida this Friday, was waiting to cross the stage when she got a call. She immediately recognized the number, which belonged to a health care company that she interviewed with earlier that same week! After a little hesitation since she was in the middle of graduating, Melanie decided to pick up the phone anyway. “I either don’t answer it and I don’t know what could happen, like what if they give the job to someone else,” she told Inside Edition. “I don’t know. I was just kinda like freaking out. So I was like, ‘You know what? This is a once in a lifetime chance, so I’m just gonna answer it real quickly.’ At first she asks me, is this a good time to speak? And I said, yeah, of course. Meanwhile, you hear people clapping and screaming in the background.”

Melanie was offered a position as a marketing specialist at the company right then and there! And a friend was able to capture the incredible moment, which has now gone viral! Watch her excited reaction and short interview with Inside Edition below!


What an amazing start to her entrance into the real world! Melanie, who is set to start her new job on May 15, will definitely never forget this. Congrats to her!


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