Getting Over Myself

I used to joke with people all the time that I dreamed of becoming the next Oprah. I would say that it made sense because when she retired, we’d just remove the O-P-R-A-H from her studio sign, and replace it with a V-I-M-B-O. We both have 5 letters in our name. We’re both talkative, people loving, sanguine-choleric personalities. It just made sense. (Wait, who am I kidding…that still crosses my mind …

Her Radical Decision Changed My Life. For The Better. Forever.

Today, after I left my elementary school for the day, I drove over to a little office in the “downtown” of my hometown. I met a phenomenal women. A women I had never met before, yet she welcomed me so warmly into the home (that had been converted into an office for REACH years ago). 40 years ago, Mama Jasmine quit her job and founded REACH (Render Effective Aid to Children). This amazing …