Chicago, IL- Invited by Ta’Rhonda Jones, one of the presenters, who collaborated with Neighborhood Heroes, R.A.G.E. (Resident Association of Greater Englewood), Imagine Englewood If…, Project Hood, Kingdom Avenue, Teamwork Englewood, Ladies of Virtue, Alderwoman Coleman of the 16th Ward, Growing Home, Rebecca Zellview, CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), 28 To Brush Dental Studio, Oak Street Health, U.S. Army, Community Policing, Cook County Illinois, Project Exploration STEAM, and VOA Illinois.
They provided Italian Fiesta Pizza for the Volunteer Staff; who passed out basketballs, essentials such as soaps, facial cleansers, food items; and non essentials such as backpacks, haircuts, COVID TESTING; and more. Supplies were distributed on a first come serve basis, rain or shine, located on 60th Halsted to help make the remote learning process easier for the families in Englewood and greater Chicago area.
I connected with Martin “Crime Chaser” Johnson, Lamon Reccord, Kevin Freeman, Joseph Williams and I met some new community associates and I look forward to seeing the work they do in the community and beyond, check back for updates.
I just want to inspire the next person or living being that’s in similar shoes as me. I’ve been going through entrepreneur sickness. You ever been so overwhelmed with opportunities, potential, and prospects that you don’t know where to start? That’s me right now, and helping everyone else settle.
It’s all about the checking of the ego and centering yourself in moods like this because they can possibly drive you to depression or into quick decision making without research and clarity, which will later cause stress. I just recently broke out in hives and I couldn’t figure out where they’d come from. I tracked all the food I ate for the day, and hadn’t eaten anything that was unusual to me. I was then told by a friend that as you get older your body changes which is true but in my current case it’s just not true.
Endurance pierces marble.
North Africa Proverb
So I called my OG (for my foreign people this is my mom), and she informed me that her and my grandmother use to get them from stress; then she told me to get some rest, so I did. I took a camping trip that kind of changed my life and was well needed. It helped me to ground myself and in the midst of my breakout I discovered a natural treatment to relieve the added on stress of the hives. African Black Soap changed my life and so did the company I had on the trip.
Caution comes from God and haste from the devil.
Bantu African Proverb
I learned that all it takes is for you to take small steps and let things go. See as an Aries I hold on to things a little bit longer than I should and I am hard on myself more so than others. This trip helped me reflect on my life for the last 8 years and identify what’s important to me and my passion. Family is important to me and business is never personal, it’s logically based in equity and trust but equally important. Sometimes you could be doing the right things but just be in need of someone you can trust to bounce ideas off of. That’s why people who aren’t a shame to admit they need help seek counsel from therapist, consultants, friends or family. Be cautious and use discernment when navigating as an entrepreneur or simply, in life period. Take your time, don’t let it beat you and control it.