I’ll be the first to attest that 37 years old is not old. To be exact, I am 36 years, 3 months, 16 days, 7 days, 45 minutes… AND counting!! Depending upon how you perceive a 1/2 filled cup, rather or not you are an optimist or a pessimist, can be somewhat determined. As opposed to seeing the moment we are born as a moment closer to our date of expiration, I’ve chosen to accept my birth as a step closer to my destination. What destination is that? Why, Destination Greatness of course and please don’t believe for a second that you are not great… You are!
With that said, I’d like to bring you up-to-date via my current situation. As of mid-May, I will once again be an Undergrad Student at Georgia Southern University. I withdrew late Fall 2009, just a few short months after I enrolled. Flashing lights and big city life called out to me… So I abandoned my college career before it truly began.
Atlanta will forever be a part of me. It may always be my favorite city. But no matter where life takes me, all roads lead back home. So here I am, back in my small hometown and dreams of an unfinished accomplishment have danced in my head for far too long. The thought to return became a very strong desire. That desire fueled the drive. I was determined to finish.
Uncertain of if I’ll be accepted for a 2nd time into the University. See, you have to have know at least in brief, a bit of my background: raised by a single mother, survivor of child sexual abuse, teenage pregnancy, high school dropout, GED recipient. I’d never in a million years fathom attending an educational institute beyond tech college. But you’ll never know that no is a no until you’ve dared to believe, if even for just an instance, in the possibility of yes, especially in the face of so much adversity!
Not only was I accepted to attend Fall 2009, I recently received my Letter of Acceptance to attend Spring 2016. I’ll be picking up the ball where I dropped it so to speak. My Major is still the same. I’ll be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Concentration undetermined. However, I do believe I’d like to put my sights on a double Minor in Spanish and Sociology.
I’m excited about this new chapter in my life. Go Eagles, go!
CEO at FreedomInk Publishing, Katandra Jackson Nunnally, http://www.freedomink365.com
Y’all know me. Author. CEO at FreedomInk Publishing. Avid reader. Literary Philanthropist. I’m all about the words. What then is the one word I’d use to describe the 2015 Strut Awards? P-O-W-E-R-F-U-L. There was an abundance of beautiful, intelligent, sophisticated women. Women that are serious about elevating themselves and others. This came as no surprise to me. Although I have missed the past two annual events, I was fortunate to participate as an award recipient via the very first ceremony. Since then, each year that has gone by, some member of FreedomInk Publishing or the company itself, has been recognized for the literary efforts we’re putting forth in the world.
Dr. Darcova Triplett, the Mistress of Strut, is the mastHERmind behind the Strut movement. The motto: To walk in our purpose, on purpose, with confidence, competence and conviction.
Darcova is a Woman that exudes the very essence of the motto and she openly embraces the embodiment of the motto’s foundation when she recognizes the drive and determination in other women! FreedomInk Author, Courtney ‘Phoenix’ White, received an award for her literary awesomeness and for her strides in liberating women worldwide, sexually and vocally! Kudos to Phoenix on this award well deserved. Thank you Darcova for once again for offering FreedomInk that extended platform. Authors are a quirky bunch, but we are proudly doing our part to change the world through our fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
I personally was proud to be amongst so many amazing individuals. FreedomInk Publishing was a 2015 Strut Vendor. Several of the Authors attended the event and represented the company well. Thanks to Trinettte Collier, Dawn Miller, Mellie Miller and Courtney ‘Phoenix’ White for standing with me! And a super duper shout out to my husband. Jeremy, thank you for holding down the fort when the Authors dispersed and I made my way through the room, networking and mingling and supporting other vendors. You too are #TeamFreedomInk. Yes my Team is the best and as for Strut…
Darcova, I’m already making plans for the 2016 ceremonies and festivities. I know you’re gonna step it up another notch and the next Strut event will be even more P-O-W-E-R-F-U-L!
Y’all check out ‘Anybody’s Somebody’ by Phoenix, as well as the Author’s 2nd urban, erotic fiction, ‘Teach Me’. Both books are available now wherever amazing books are sold! http://freedomink365.com/the_books
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