Day #365: Thank You and Goodbye

What a year!  365 days ago (give or take ;-0 ) I got a wild idea to start a blog.  That blog would be an online diary of sorts.  I would share my thoughts, experiences and ideas about money.  My hope was that by simply paying a little bit more attention to where my family’s …

Day #364: Money Lessons Learned

I have racked my brain to figure out how best to bring this blogging year to an end.  This morning it hit me.  Not everything has to be big and splashy in order to be meaningful.  Sometimes small and thoughtful does a better job of getting your point across.  Why not let the blog exit the …

Day #346: Quest to be the Best

I remember having a conversation with my father once when he was disappointed about a tough loss in a college football bowl game.  He was working to collect his thoughts in order to address the team, coaches and fans.  For most of the conversation, he was staring at his shoes — clearly deep in thought.  …

Day #321: Happy Birthday

I’m writing this a little early because I have traveling to do this weekend, but my heart is already heavy.  May 21st is my grandmother’s birthday.  I’ve been trying desperately not to write about her, but I just can’t help it.  She was so special and I miss her so much.  I feel so off …

Day #317: Thank YOU!!

Guess what?!  I am a nominee for a Black Weblog award in the category of Best Business Blog and its all because of great readers like YOU!  The Black Weblog awards have been around since 2005 and aim to honor the best blogs by African-American bloggers.  The goal is to raise awareness by spreading the …

Day #297: Home Again

Since I left my hometown (seemingly for good) 10 years ago, every time I make it home for a visit the trip is special — regardless of the circumstances.  I get to eat my favorite foods at my favorite restaurants, see my old friends and remember how special this place was to me.  I remember …

Day #269: Final Tribute

I gave my speech today.  It was emotional and heartfelt.  I was amazed at how drained I was afterwards.  The ladies in the audience were so very gracious.  I received lots of hugs and we shed a few tears.  It was a good day.  In the hours since the conference ended, I’ve received a few …

Day #238: How My Grandma Made Me a Better Teacher

My grandma is dying. Undetected cancer is now ravaging her body and even though it will only take me four hours to drive to the hospital, I’m not sure that she’ll still recognize me by the time I get there. I’ve spent all day struggling to wrap my mind around this. I went to church …

Day #171: Simply the Best

I’m not one to blow my own horn, but sometimes you have to. If not, who will?  Forgive me for being corny, but as I was thinking of a title for this post, I immediately began humming Tina Turner songs.  Since I think of myself as a tough, survivor-type like Tina, I thought it only …