It's the first day of Summer!!!! Stay Cool!!!! I know some people did not realize that summer hadn't made it here yet and some thought since it's already been HOT, it's Summer. But nope, today is the day. It's probably going to be an extremely HOT Summer because Springs weather was Summer-like. I hope everyone … Continue reading Summer, Summer, Summertime
Don't stop the flow of the production line. You may at times regret the things you've done, have no regrets. Use your past as a clear example of what path you don't want to take.
Keep Going!!! Your strength comes from the courage you have within you to keep going.
Are you capable of leading with the candle or will you reflect the light causing one to not fully see clearly?
This is so awesome!!!!
LAFAYETTE, La. – Most parents and guidance counselors advise high school seniors to apply to more than one college — to have at least one “backup school.”
Entrepreneurship and hard work are her family’s traits. They set goals and write them on white boards they keep around the house.
“Then we help each other to accomplish them,” Gary said.
Her mom home-schools about 12 kids in addition to her son, Payton. They’re always working, learning and volunteering, putting their business profits back into the community, Gary said.
And the family balances the workload of school and home businesses with a chronic illness. Since she was a little girl, Cormier’s immune system has not been able to fight sickness, which has resulted in asthma and chronic skin issues.
She has been hospitalized many times, at least twice this year, her mom said, and spent much of Friday having blood work done to check her white blood cells. But she’ll smile, as she describes it, true to her mission of inspiring others.
“Since I was a child, I was always in and out of the hospital,” Cormier said. “When I was young, it affected my self-esteem. But now I can use it to inspire others.”
She had many options for this fall, but Cormier had to choose one. She landed on Xavier University of Louisiana, a private historically black university in New Orleans that offered her a full ride — as did 16 other schools.
“It was an easy decision,” Cormier said, but not because of the money. Xavier is well-known for its “pipeline” of African-American graduates to medical school and those students’ success rates.
Because she wants to be a doctor, it made perfect sense.
“Xavier’s goals align with mine,” she added.
Her time in the hospital, both as a patient and a volunteer, led her to choose that path. She has been mentored by medical and other STEM professionals.
“She wants to continue to inspire children,” Gary said.
“To want more for themselves and for their education,” Cormier said to finish her mom’s sentence.
Happy June 1st Everyone!!! The year is almost halfway over already. Seems like yesterday we were just celebrating the New Year. June also means Summer is near, but here in Tennessee it already has been feeling like Summer Summer Summertime. Seriously, more like a heat wave you can't escape from. Yesterday, was my birthday. I … Continue reading Words From Me! Hey
Hey Everyone!!! My daughter is absolutely in love with Beyoncé's version of 'Before I Let Go,' so much that she convinced me to help her in making a video for the 'Before I Let Go Challenge'. Mind you she's only 6. It all started when I took her to the playground, and she kept having … Continue reading Beyoncé – Before I Let Go Challenge
Look towards what you can make happen instead of what you currently have happening.
Speak Up!!! A little LOUDER!! Let them hear you in the back!! Closed mouths don't get fed.
Make your own opportunities become a reality. If you just sit around and wait you might miss out on your blessings. #BlessUp