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Happy Monday

Hey, Friends!

Today is Monday. How has yours been going so far?

I love Mondays!

Not just because I like to go against the grain.

Monday’s are the start of the week. Your Monday mindset really determines the mood for the rest of your week.

Are you a grumpy, got-up-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-bed kind of person on Monday? If so, before you get out of the bed, think about 5 things that you’re grateful for. Try to make 3 of those 5 things something that you asked/prayed/searched for and now you have.

We often take time to think about the things we don’t have, goals we haven’t reached, and successes yet to be claimed, that we don’t stop to think about what we asked for that we already received.

I’d like to take this time to say thank you to the Universe, God, and my Higher Self for providing me with a fully furnished roof over my head, a partner who learns and grows with me spiritually, and a platform to share my story as well as the stories of my family.

What are you grateful for this Monday? Tell me!

I hope your Monday feels just as good as your Friday!

Callaway Out!

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It’s Fri-Yay!

The end of the week is here.

So what?

I’m doing my thing. Sitting at the coffee shop. I didn’t write earlier this week because I went to work instead of hanging out at Comet.

So what have I done this week?

Well, Monday I got to do some QA work on a website I’ve been helping out with.

Tuesday was the launch of stlregionalchamber.com! Check it out!

Wednesday, I put together social posts for an evening event.

‘Twas the celebration of the Diverse Business Accelerator’s first year. It’s a program designed for diverse and women-owned businesses who are ready to grow and scale their businesses. It’s an amazing program that now has 3 cohorts and 14 portfolio companies.

The celebration was a Final Pitch for a $10,000 prize!

All of the companies who presented were amazing.

We had Cedric Cobb, President and CEO of Best Wardrobe Solutions, inventor of the Best Pocket Square, and winner of SharkTank, as our host for the evening.

Arian Simone was the keynote speaker for the evening. Her story is amazing and inspired me to do even this. Take a step towards being fearlessly authentic.

So here I sit.

I just ended a conversation with someone I met at the event as well. You know St. Louis is known for serendipity.

We both had questions for Arian. Mine was: “How do you live authentically without taking on the opinions of others?” (In so many words)

And hers: “Should I further my education for credibility?”

It was crazy because that is exactly what I have been struggling with. There are so many people in my sphere who believe I need to go back to school. Based on their own limitations. I’ve decided that I’ll go to school when I feel like it will benefit me. Fuck what anyone else things.

So, I walked up to her after the event to tell her how much I appreciated her standing up and asking that question. Her asking that question made me want to answer it with “Fuck that, you’re already enough!” Validating my own feelings about going back to school.

The next day, she reached out asking for a meeting with me. We had a wonderful conversation and have scheduled another.

You guys! I’m doing it!

I’m stepping out of my comfort zone to make commitments and stick to them. Look at God.

Anyway, thank you for reading. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Callaway out!

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Can WordPress Read My Text Messages?!?!

So… Crazy thing happened today.

I texted my cousin and asked her what her address is. Her birthday is soon and I wanted to send her a birthday card.

I didn’t know that my cousin lived in Montgomery.. I mean I did, but I forgot.

Life goes on and then I get on WordPress.

One of the first stories I see is about the Alabama corrections system, in MONTGOMERY, AL

Coincidence? I think not.

I’m not accusing anyone of anything. Especially because I didn’t thoroughly read the terms & conditions. I’m just sayin’ that’s cray.

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Everything you do

Listening to a podcast featuring Levar Burton and thought about making a career as a storyteller.

I Would like to write a book titled “Everything You Do”

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I am but one drop in the entire ocean. Oh child, you are the entire ocean within one drop.

Defining success is difficult. Life is like making a to-do list and only crossing half of it off. But what if you made a done list? You wouldn’t look over your life’s work and be dissappointed at what you didn’t do, because all you can see is what you have already done.

BOOM

Mind-blown