Reconnecting with friends and family is still something I continue to struggle with as my daily life is something of a cross between a circus and a high speed highway. That said, I have had the pleasure of making new friends over the past year and each has brought something special and unique into my life. Finding the time to touch base with my old (before I became The Advoc8te) reminds me of how lucky I am to have such a wonderful group of friends who didn't take it personally when I dropped off the map for years at a time.
Today is another milestone day as I check another item off of my "Stretch List"! The Washington Business Journal selected me as one of their "40 under 40" Business Executives for 2016! I am so honored and humbled to be included with such an amazing group of innovators, CEOs and game changers. A very thoughtful colleague (thanks Anne-Marie!) submitted my nomination. I found out a few weeks ago that out of "hundreds and hundreds" of nominations I made the cut! Wow! You can read my profile and those of the other amazing 39 honorees HERE.
Let me tell you, it makes being 39 (and single!) a lot easier to swallow. Lol.
I am both humbled and thankful that my efforts working in Ward 8 both for myself under my reSPIN footprint and for two amazing organizations like Arch Development Corporation and Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) have been recognized. Who knew that purchasing a condo in Congress Heights in 2007 would have led to a new career, new friends, and so many wonderful opportunities?! Sometimes I have to pinch myself for all of the great things that have come my way.
I didn't do this on my own. I owe a lot of thanks to the faith and support of some really amazing people like my mentor and former boss Duane Gautier (ARCH Development Corporation) and my dear friend, former blogger and current At-Large Council Candidate David Garber. David was the inspiration for starting Congress Heights on the Rise and David did my very first press interview. My story wouldn't be complete without Charles Wilson who saw the
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