Two years ago I wrote a post that ultimately changed my mindset. I was applying for a scholarship for a Sinclair and Moore workshop. I didn’t think I would get it, I just figured I would speak the truth and inspire people to live their dreams. When I received it I was in shock! I couldn’t believe that God had blessed me with the opportunity of a lifetime. Young African American girl from the south side of Chicago was traveling alone to Seattle to work on a real wedding with Sinclair and Moore!
Honestly around this time I was feeling burned out, uninspired, and feeling like this may be my last year fighting for this dream of mine. Steve saw something in me that at the time I couldn’t see in myself. I was terrified and refused to speak too much but by the last day we had a really awesome conversation. I’ve been blessed to work on other events after that workshop and it has shown me what I can do and what I’m really made of! I’m a full time agriculture educator, I’m a business owner with huge dreams and because of that there are days when I am just exhausted. After the workshop and the events that I’ve attended I know they can do it so can I!
I met some amazing human beings that I now call my forever flower friends. Life would be so boring if I hadn’t met them. I thank Steve for those blessings as well. I’m so grateful for the doors that have been open for me. I’ve been in rooms that I never imagined I would be in because I’m still working on reaching the mountain top. I thank Steve Moore for being an inspiration. I think my former teacher and friend Maria Byrd would be proud that I’m still in it and now I have people to push me towards the finish line.
Many blessings to my new flower friends and many blessings to the Sinclair and Moore team & family!