SAYING GOOD BYE TO 2017

Most of us have grand ideas about what we want to do for the upcoming year. Were you able to accomplish most of the goals you set for yourself last New Year’s eve?  Well 2017 is nearing to an end, and I’m hoping that we were able to accomplish something substantial, something we can be proud of. I can say that 2017 was a transforming year for me. I experienced trials and tribulations, good and bad. I had losses and had victories. I traveled to beautiful new locations and explored other cultures. I lost my mother and said good bye to my sister, but I also connected with family and friends taking the time to reflect on beautiful memories.

Mother nature was no joke, bringing multiple hurricanes this year. Hurricane Harvey hit Houston with a vengeance, however, I was able to dig deep and volunteer servicing the people of our community. We are ending a year with a new president who has been extremely controversial throughout the entire time he took office. There was a lot of civic work to be done to make our voices heard.

There will be a lot of work to accomplish for the upcoming year. We can all do something to make a difference, so if things weren’t completed this year, there is always 2018. Stay positive, set goals, and work hard toward a cohesive and strong healthy community.

FRIENDS WERE AN IMPORTANT PART OF MY 2017

HURRICANE HARVEY BROUGHT ABOUT THE FORMATION OF A COMMUNITY EFFORT, CURE (COLLABORATION OF URBAN RESOURCE EXPERTS)

SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY  WAS ESSENTIAL IN 2017

TAKING TIME TO EXHALE ON A TRIP TO CABO MEXICO

TAKING A MUCH NEEDED VACAY IN CABO

TAKING TIME TO CONNECT WITH MY SIBLINGS DURING THE PASSING OF MY MOTHER

SAYING GOOD BYE TO MY MOTHER, A BEAUTIFUL MOTHER AND ARTIST

THE HOUSTON BLACK PSYCHOLOGISTS PROVIDE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

 

MENTAL HEALTH HELP FOR HURRICANE SURVIOR’S CHILDREN

 

GETTING MY MODELING ON

CELEBRATING THE OPENING OF EMANCIPATION PARK

RECONNECTING WITH FAMILY

BLACK GIRL MAGIC WAS IMPORTANT THIS YEAR

MY TRIP TO SAN DIEGO WAS AWSOME

I CAN’T BEAT THE EXPERIENCE OF CRUISING TO CUBA

 

WHAT A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AT AL SHARPTON’S NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK IN NEW YORK

MAKING NEW FRIENDS ON THE SOUL CRUISE TO CUBA

ENJOYING, EXPLORING CUBA

LEARNING ABOUT THE HISTORY OF CUBA

ENJOYING THE BEACHES OF LOS ANGELES

CHECKING OUT THE BEAUTY OF LOS ANGELES

EXPLORING THE MAGNIFICANCE OF THE GRAND CANYON

CONNECTION WITH FAMILY AFTER THE LOSS OF MY SISTER

TAKING THE TIME FOR BEING ME

NETWORKING WITH A NEW AUTHOR

ATTENDING THE OPENING OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM IN D.C.

 

TAKING SOME CHILL TIME IN GALVESTON

 

 

BACK AT MY HOMETOWN, CHICAGO

 

 

CELEBRATING A LANDMARK BIRTHDAY WITH FRIENDS