Starting a new chapter in my life. I’m becoming the Captain and Navigating my own destiny. I’ve searched for my purpose in life and found it in Creating. I create with my hands by way of writing and with my voice by way of singing. For years, I’ve struggled with myself trying to find my purpose; not being happy with working for someone else. I’ve always had an *entrepreneurial spirit* and knew that God had blessed me with too many talents not to share them with the world. I’ve always had a love for singing and writing. Dating back to my daddy playing Earth, Wind, and Fire, Prince, Commadores, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, Patti LaBelle, Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, or the incomparable Michael Jackson around the house in the evening. These are the melodies that rocked me to sleep at night. Becoming a singer and dancer is ALL I wanted to do. I would perform in front of family and friends and adopted the nickname *Boogie* from my dad.
Along the way, reality kicked in and a means to an end was necessary to help provide for my children; so my dreams were placed on hold. After the birth of my son in 2007, I decided to continue my education and start a business from home. Sensual Secrets (an adult online novelty gift shop, home parties, and gift baskets service) was born in September 2007 and I started Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, NJ. Returning to school was exciting but also scary. After being out of school for a long hiatus, it was a transition getting use to school again and also juggling a husband, house, and kids. Sensual Secrets had little success and my confidence was shattered. I decided to close up shop for a while and focus on obtaining my degree. In October 2009, I received my AA in Liberal Arts from TESC. It was such great accomplishment for me and also a great example to show my kids that at my age I did it. I picked right back up for my classes towards my BA in Entrepreneurship. I started the business back up and revamped the site changing the name to Naughtopia. Shortly after the relaunch, I decided that my heart wasn’t totally into it anymore. I still had the longing to be my own boss and to create something that I could leave to my children. I wanted to leave a legacy. I closed Naughtopia in 2011.
I begin to struggle once again with my purpose and what would truly make my hearts desire. Writing has always been a *safe haven* for me. A place where I could release the frustrations of the day, day-dream about never-ending fairy tales, or pour out my heart when it was crushed. I started to think more and more about taking writing more seriously. Writing and singing became more than a reality when my talent was noticed by an up and coming producer. He gave me the drive, courage, and initiative to go after my dreams. Fear has always been a factor in me not pursuing my dreams and aspirations. Fear almost made me miss my blessing. Fear could have been my destruction but I have overcome FEAR and it lives here no more~