I admired a bag of handmade masks, while smelling drying cilantro, and contemplated my life.

In February, I left a job I enjoyed and was good at. I loved my team; they loved me. Despite this, my restless soul recognized this was no longer my place.

Leaving was probably a bad idea. I don’t recommend leaving your full time job to start a business with no capital and few prospects. If not for my husband and his…




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Roshaunda D. Cade, Ph.D.

Roshaunda D. Cade, Ph.D.

I’m owner and life writing coach at LELA House; lover of music, dance, nature and art; and founder of Sistahs on the Doctoral Journey (

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