Well, it has been an interesting 15 year journey! The past 2 years have brought challenges, growth, transformation and most importantly a deep understanding of who I am as a Woman!
Learning how to give myself permission to be me and comfortable in my own skin – that is the greatest gift the Universe has given me.
Understanding that in order to grow, one must embrace all that life has to offer – the good, the bad and the ugly. For only in those moments can we say that we are fully alive and a real part of the process.
As I begin to re-create my life as Woman, Co-parent, Supporter & Supported of Family, Friends and Associates, I see ME in a totally different light. For the first time in my life I truly understand and embrace ALL that it means to be Saba, Ink!
I thank everyone for their love, patience and continued support – and look forward to many more years of us falling in Love with one another.
Peace & Prayers,
As parents, we have all talked about our concerns around proper nutrition and diet, child hood obesity and the need for more exercise for our kids. I am really excited to see our First Lady Michelle Obama take this to a whole new level!!!
Let’s Move! “Thanks For Championing This – Lady O”
For More On This Initiative:
With the ongoing debate around healthcare in America, all I can say is that the system needs to be reformed in order for us to take it off “Life Support.”
As a self-employed mother of two children, I could not begin to tell you the stories I have heard, seen and personally experienced. I remember 14 years ago when I found out that I was pregnant with my daughter – At that time, I was still working in a corporate environment (as an employee) but was transitioning from one job to another. It was frightening to think that I might not get coverage because my pregnancy would be regarded as a “pre-existing condition” to the new employer and thus my new insurance company. All I can say is “thank goodness I was in the early stages of my pregnancy – and got support from others – because my story would have probably been a different one today.”
With two beautiful children and a growing business, I can certainly say that the time is right for Healthcare Reform! Not only because infant mortality rates are skyrocketing and the current system puts pressure on small business owners and the self-employed (like me).. it will save lives across the board. Reform is not only a moral obligation, it is something that professionals, families, businesses, etc need to stay alive.
Take for example the idea that 2000 people showed up at the Reliant Center in Texas this week-end just to get help they could not via FREE CLINICS sponsored by THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FREE CLINICS. To look at the amount of people showing up at these clinics across the country gives us a glimpse into the serious healthcare gaps intrinsic in our current system.
For more on this debate, check out what 450,000 Doctors Have To Say:
Michael Jackson @ Final Rehearsal
First and foremost, I have to once again reach out to the family and friends of the “King of Pop” with condolences. Your Michael will Truly be missed!
To Michael I say, Mission Accomplished!!!
For those that cry out, Michael passed away too soon, I remind you of a quote from my late Dad; “Man Plans, God Dis-plans.” In other words we can make all the plans in the world but the Universe is the ultimate planner.
With this in mind, we must seize every day, every moment and live our lives to the fullest! Put aside the excuses, BUT’s and NO’s and just GO FOR IT. Ask yourself, if you were to die today, would you have truly lived to your fullest potential? Would the world be able to say Mission Accomplished? Or would you be on your death bed saying ” I Wish I had?”
Finally, regardless of what we thought/think of Joe & Katherine Jackson – they have and continue to be the ultimate ENTREPRENEURIAL PARENTS –
Just some thoughts as we prepare to celebrate the life and times of Michael Jackson – July 7th, 2009 –
RIP – MJ. The world will forever be indebted to you – even THE HATERS!!!!!
Onward & Upward Always,
A few years back as I sat at my office desk, gazing out of the window and wishing to escape,I longed for permission.
Permission to take the leap of faith,to go the extra mile, to risk it all and essentially DANCE – because in my mind, I knew it was time to DANCE into my season and cultivate my entrepreneurial vision.
BUT like most of us, life kept getting in the way-
Then, on Christmas 2002 – my fantabulous mother, who is a “shero” in her own right, gave me a book (Mark D. Sanders & Tia Sillers) complete with CD (Lee Ann Womack) offering the words I needed to hear —
“I HOPE YOU DANCE….Promise me you’ll give faith a fighting chance…”
Fast forward – 10 months later (2003)and a few conspiring “challenges” that would “catapult” and “inspire” me to leave that office, step into the world and become a full-time participant in my entrepreneurial life. In my decision,I did not know all the answers and was not sure of the entire plan but it all just “felt” right!
….”Because I want you to dance as you journey thru life’s good and bad times”are the words inscribed in my book from my MOM-and these are the words I offer each and everyone of you in this post…..
“I HOPE YOU DANCE” inspired by the song by LEE ANN WOMACK.
Until next time,…”I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance”
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE!
Patience is something that only children – can teach us.
We all know that to reach our goals we need all the patience and focus in the world. Anger only distracts us from the issues at hand. Anger gives an opponent the over hand by giving them control of our actions. Anger centralizes the negative – energy of others.
Remember that as you watch: “The Rock” Obama…..
Stay focused and find healthy ways to deal with anger – it can only make you a better person….
Onward and upward ALWAYS!
For some time now, the nation has been fighting over the need for “Affirmative Action.” As the economy continues to collapse or re-design itself on a global scale, could this process quite possibly be “leveling of playing field?”
I mean for the first time in decades – seems we are able to use technology to democratize institutionalized systems and networks. In this era, a musician, writer, broadcaster or aspiring entrepreneur can use the free tools available online to find,build or fill a niches. Just think that for the first time in ages, individuals can reach just about anyone DIRECTLY through social networks. We are meeting individuals we might not have met before via the internet and this is allowing us to do business locally, nationally and globally.
So, as we look at the traditional systems adjust, I really do feel that this is the best time for growth and expansion – because regardless of one’s class, gender, race, religion, nationality, etc – if you are innovative you can find success. In this climate, the notion of “leveling the playing field” seems to happening across segments daily!
So as tempting as it might be to fall into the negativity of the uncertain, I say AFFIRM you – and take ACTION to gain control of your own destiny and future.
This is a wonderful time to be Entrepreneurial and brand new.