My 2016 Accomplishments

  1. I made it to the final round interview for a job at my dream company, did not get it, and survived.
  2. I made time to hold every new baby that was born in my family. There were two.
  3. I read more.
  4. I traveled to China with my dad and practiced my language skills.
  5. I got a job offer that wasn’t a fit and turned it down.
  6. I got out of a toxic relationship.
  7. I tried it again. With a great guy who treated me well and it still didn’t work. I survived.
  8. I saw Beyonce live at Soldier Field.
  9. I started working out and stopped gaining weight.
  10. I gave my idea a chance and QueensBrunch.com was born.
  11. I had a very good performance year. Even as a side hustler who was growing a brand.
  12. I got some relevant certifications to help increase my skills.
  13. I spend a lot more black dollars. I found shoes, clothing, jewelry, a dry cleaners, nail salon, personal development, a sleuth of restaurants in multiple cities, and a hair salon.
  14. I got my hair together.
  15. Even though I did not maintain break-even, I lost a LOT less money in my business this year.
  16. I actually have a system to track my accounting.
  17. I saw the mountains in Tenessee, Nevada, California, and FoShan.
  18. I made a few new friends and laughed a lot.
  19. I consistently filled my vase with flowers. Some store bought, some straight out the yard, and a lot of times gifted which I appreciate.
  20. I started seeing a therapist again.
  21. I learned a lot and grew a little.

The Books, Movies, and Podcasts That Got Me Through:

Books:

Year of Yes by shonda rhimes

Rising Strong by Brene Brown

Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers

#girlboss by SOPHIA AMORUSO

What I Know for Sure by Oprah Winfrey

The Perfect Find by Tia Williams

Podcasts:

Myleik Teele Podcast

The Great Girlfriends

Movies:

Hidden Figures with Taraji P Henson, Janelle Monae, and Octavia Spencer

Joy with Jennifer Lawrence

The Intern with Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro

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