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Friday Files

What a week it has been!  Oh my. I am so blessed and so grateful.  This week started with me negotiating a new job that I am totally excited about.  (There's more to come about that later).

This Friday Files isn't going to get into what I'm doing.  Instead, this post is about what I wore to the interview.

In preparation for the interview, I realized that I haven't interviewed for a job since my senior year of college when I interviewed for my first job out of college at the Public Justice Center.   That was 6 years ago! I know right. That's a long time.  Yes, I still remember what I wore to that interview.  It was a grey suit from Express with a pink and white striped shirt.

I have been so fortunate to work with so many great organizations through my consulting firm, but those aren't job interviews.  In all of the clients I've worked with, they have wanted to work with me, so our first meeting was a test to see if I wanted to work with them just as much as …

There's more to talk about

Today I accepted the Executive Director position at a local domestic violence program.  I have watched my words as the news of Evelyn Lozado and Chad Johnson's recent news came out because I knew very soon, I would be representing an organization that deals with this issue head on.

It has been hard to bite my tongue as I have seen my Facebook news feed and Twitter stream full of jokes and speculation over what happened.  Comments from guys and girls alike have totally caught me off guard.

Here's why. Domestic violence is never ok. No matter what side it comes from - male or female.  We need to make no room for it in our society.  What happens in these high profile cases is people come to look at what "caused" the incident to happen, blame gets placed on one party or the other, and speculations fly rampant. We make comments like "let's be real, we all know she's the crazy one" or "this is what happens when you marry a gold-digger".  These c…

Back to School We Go

Today was back to school! Oh what a day.  Munchkin was so excited to start Pre-K4, because in Pre-K4 you have to color within the lines and you don't get to take naps.  They are the big kids.  Can I tell you how excited I am that Munchkin loves school? Oh my. It makes my heart so glad.
I spent yesterday afternoon doing all his school supply shopping.  Look at this list!  Yes- for a 4 year old. I don't even mind because he goes to a really great school that take really great care of the kids and I know they'll use these supplies to the fullest.  I thought to myself yesterday "what will it be like when I need to stock his dorm room?" Oh my!
 It was so great to see everyone when we pulled up. It really is like a family there. 

This is our second year at this school and all the Pre-K classes are together in one building. So we are really close with all the teachers.  I found this idea on Pinterest yesterday and I wish I could credit the source but I wasn't logg…

Ballet Pro Musica 2012

On Friday evening I attended the 6th Annual Ballet Pro Musical Festival  at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.  The evening was a total delight.  The Ballet Pro Musica Festival is the first and only summer ballet festival in America presenting a new and different arts entertainment category...
Chamber Music Ballet.  The Ballet is always performed with live music, which was an added treat.

I joined my dear friends and fellow staff members at the NHCC Foundation for an evening to enjoy the programs without our working caps on.  Let me just say how blessed I am to work with such amazingly talented people like Reeve Love, Program Director of the Performing Arts Program at the NHCC, and Joseph Wasson, Jr., who is the Program Manager and manages all the productions that happen there.

A huge thank you to them for hooking us up with the best seats in the house. My photos don't do the performance any justice, but since I was in the front row and you aren't suppose…

The Truth

Yes it is 1am here and I am wide awake. Tomorrow (or today rather) is a day I have been waiting for. I haven't had a sleepless night like this in quite some time, but I'm excited for tomorrow.

Since I am up, I decided to come here to write.  To write about something that is always on my heart and my mind. This is where I give my disclaimer that if you don't want to delve into a bit of my real personal life, not just the fun happy times, please excuse yourself now.

Recently, I was speaking to one of my really good friends and this topic came up.  She is dating a really great guy but he has a child.  She made a comment that he spends his free time with his son and she feels like she is in a relationship by herself.  I immediately asked "you don't want to be a stepmother, do you?"  

You see for me, this is the greatest question I have to ask before I can even think about dating.  You can love me all you want, but if your desire to be in my son's life isn&#…

Beloved

My sisters are on my heart tonight as I write, in fact they've been on my heart all day.  I often find trends among my friends on social media, and that's when I know God is telling me to speak.  Last week, a friend kept posting about what a good woman she is and how she is tired of dating men who don't see her value.  I began speaking from my spirit that day about the reality that if you have to tell a man what a good woman you are after he screwed you over, it's too late.  Sisters, we have to stop giving ourselves to men - our time, our attention, our bodies, and our hearts, that don't see our worth before they even approach.

Today I was led to post on Facebook - Dear Ladies, Don't allow any man to call you out of your name. God calls you His beloved. Anything lower than that is not your name and is not acceptable. Get connected to who God says you are.

From that post came many likes, and I believe sparked some other posts, which is what I pray God does t…

Team Favored With Scents & Goal Getter Stars

My sister is the Director of Team Favored With Scents and I am the Director of the Goal Getter Stars! Here's the video I created to highlight the great time we had had Scentsy Family Convention this year. I hope you enjoy!


Friday Files

Have you been enjoying the Olympic games? Oh my - what an exciting week it has been cheering on the USA.  I am so happy for Michael Phelps, and since I lived in Baltimore for 3 years and own a house there, I feel hometown proud. Gabby Douglas - so proud of her. She's going to do amazing things because she gets how this works. Give God the glory first, everything else falls into place. Missy Franklin and her beautiful smile.  Ryan Lochte - yummy.  Kerri and Misty - straight up beasts.  It has been so exciting to watch these true champions!  I just finished watching the women's 10,000 meter race - um...yeah.  Dear Dibaba, where in the world do you get a kick to finish the race like that? Did you all see her? As soon as the last lap bell rang - she took off as the race had just started and she hadn't just ran 24 laps!

All this excitement had me in deep reflection mode about just how great life really is.  My mom, in all her amazingness, has binders and binders of pictures and…

Life is Moving So Fast

I feel like the past few weeks have gone by way too quickly. Just last week we were in Las Vegas for the 2012 Light It Up Scentsy Family Convention.  I returned last Saturday and I feel like I've been going non-stop since then.

Sunday, I spent most of the day at the house continuing to pack, you can accumulate so much in one year, move things into storage, and cleaning.  (more details later about my move).  Monday, I had 5 proposals due by 4pm for clients, one of which fell through, so I completed 4 of them and submitted them all in time.  Tuesday was more all the final packing, professional carpet cleaning, me scrubbing everything top to bottom, moving stuff to storage, leaving way too much stuff still in my car.  After I picked Munchkin up from camp, I felt like I was starting to get sick.  We had a Scentsy team call that night, and by the time we were done I was shivering and felt like my body was about to give out.  I drove home with the heater blasting on high, in New Mexico…