When I grow up…

Today is my Birthday — 33!

The best way to celebrate this day is remixing the “What do I want to be when I grow up” question with….

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Do your closest friends or family know the answer to this question? Do you even know the answer to the question?

I have friends that wish they could turn in their day job for an event planning business, opening a virtual private practice, yoga studio owner and a homemade belly butter business.

How are you inserting your passion into your daily life. What would you do if money wasn’t an option?

I would own a bookstore. Reading is my passion. There is nothing like diving into a book that puts you in a place you never been. Solving a true crime as you flip through pages. Traveling back in time to learn about history of a different era. And let’s not forget biographies of notable men and women.

I make time to read at least 3 times a week. Even if I am only able to read for 15-20 minutes, I make the time. If you do not make your passion a priority it will get lost. Just like several others “things” in our lives.

Your passion should not be swept under the rug. It should be talked about, put into action and shared with others.

So when I grow up,  I want to own a bookstore. A bookstore where book lovers can find best sellers. A place where the coffee smells so good that it makes you want to curl up in one of the reading chairs with a fresh cup and a good book. A place where up and coming authors can debut their first published book. A place where you can’t just buy one book, you will want them all.

What is your vision for your passion?


I will leave you with the books that I completed for 2018. Comment below your favorite reads of the year. I am always looking for new book.

IT – Stephen King
The Power of Moments – Chip & Dan Heath
Daring Greatly – Brene Brown
The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty
We are never meeting in real life – Samantha Irby
Kanye West owns me $300 – Jensen Karp
We were Eight Years in Power – Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Couple Next Door – Shari Lapena
Difficult Women – Roxanne Gay
What She Knew –  Gilly macmillan
The Fire This Time – Jesymn Ward
Bachelor Nation – Amy Kaufman
The Blind Spot – Anthony Greenwald and Mahzarin Banaji
Secrets of a Sparrow – A Diana Ross Memoir
The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware

~JY


Today’s insta highlight is from FindSpark. They help diverse students & young pros land jobs, internships & find mentors. I am also a guest writer for FindSpark. Check out this post I wrote for them earlier this year. 

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