• Living My Best Life

    This morning I woke up and thanked God. The immediate thought I had following was that I need to get baptized. I don’t know why I came to that conclusion. I thought to myself, here I go, my mind is always doing the most, but as I made my morning tea, I wondered why shouldn’t I. For so long, I have avoided attending church. As I have shared in my previous posts, I was a child who attended church every Sunday with my family. Raised in the Catholic faith, I was christened, had my First Communion and Confirmation all by the age of 13. Growing up, I would attend church…

  • Some Things Should Be Unchanging

    “Embrace change”. That’s what I’ve been told time and time again. If I don’t,  I won’t make it very far in today’s world. Last week I spent time assisting a new friend with some decluttering. While I was helping sort through stuff from toys to even seasonings, I was constantly faced with memories of my childhood. I smiled each time because those memories of my childhood included my mother. As much as I try decluttering my life, 3/11 is the anniversary of my mother passing and I keep “stuff” around including old habits and practices because I enjoy being reminded of her. Although I don’t visit regularly anymore following the…

  • 3 Reasons On Why You Need To Be An Empowered Voter : A message to my fellow Bronxites

      Your social and economic conditions and opportunities depend on it. Bronxites- Did you know that our borough has the highest poverty rate? We’re one of the lowest in all 62 counties of New York State. We are also the least healthy, have the lowest median household income and lowest success rate for education in New York City. We also have the lowest voting turnout. We’ve been at the bottom of the barrel for quite some time. Wouldn’t you like to see our borough do better? Voting to put the right representatives in office will yield better results than not voting at all. Your Silence is still a vote of…

  • Johari’s Window Let Your Blind Self Become Your Public Self… Work!

    No better time than now to do some reflecting. My less than 24-hour breakup along with the issues that have been raised in the last two weeks at my place of employment have caused me to look at myself and reflect, why do I find myself in these unfortunate situations, what am I supposed to learn? In class, today Johari’s Window was introduced by my professor. He conducted a class activity to help us understand the importance of self-reflection as an administrator. There are four domains that identify the level of self-awareness.   Public Self Information about yourself that you and others know   Blind Self Information you don’t know…