Good news...you got this!




I know that life is throwing all kinds of curve balls, spit balls and even some strikes right now! However, you got this! This is not the first challenge you've ever faced. This is not the first time you've been a bit uncertain. This is not the first time you've had to adjust or alter your plans. The circumstances may be a bit different and the news doesn't appear good in the headlines, but your game plan should still be the same because God is in control!


If the news is getting you down, making you sad and filling you with fear, turn it off!


If everyone around you is talking like it is doom's day, take a break from those conversations!


Whenever you notice fear and doubt taking over, take some time out to breathe deeply, meditate on positive things and pray.


It's easy to be the strong woman and operate business as usual when things are good and everything is going smoothly.


You really know what you are made of and just how strong you are when you face a Pandemic AND Racial Unrest across the country.


However you can still not only survive, but thrive during this time. Your life doesn't need to come to a screeching halt. You may need to do some things a bit differently, but keep going. Whatever vision you had for your children, your work or your personal life, keep moving on it. It still needs to happen. In fact, keeping your eyes on this prize keeps you in a better place so that you aren't paralyzed with fear about what is happening around you. While following the safety rules of your city and state, still do whatever you can to participate in the changing tide for the good that is finally happening in this country around racial justice. Things are happening at break-neck speed since the tragic, tragic death of George Floyd. I had no idea that hearing of Quaker Oats' decision to "retire" the "Aunt Jemima" pancake and syrup brand would bring me to tears, but it did. A 135-year old racial stereotype used to market food in grocery stores nationwide is finally coming to an end. As a 42 year old woman, this kind of civil rights activism and movement has not happened in my lifetime and I'm glad to witness it now.


So keep on protesting and speaking up and out with respect to be the change you want to see. Keep taking COVID-19 safety precautions and doing what you need to do to remain mentally and physically healthy. Above all, keep moving and making forward actions in whatever else positive needs to happen in your life at this time.


Fearlessly Yours,

Wyjuana

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