This September will be two years since I was an employee at the HHSC. I prayed for an inside job, pretty neat uniform and great pay while in NY. God gave me the position as teller 7 at Chase. I prayed again and after short jobs and many interviews by bus, and a husband (Deon) to accompany me, God gave me the better benefits and more than the $1500 plus income I was seeking with the State. I left Chase to move to Austin when the managers changed and my transfer did not seem like it would work out. I left the State for reasons I would explain more in my memoir.
Two years later and a baby. Yes, I was actually pregnant when I left but we had no clue. God has blessed us and kept us and provided abundantly for us. Deon left Berg, started working with Brandt Construction and got a pay increase. We got another car, I drive Uber delivery sometimes. I have been blessed to be at home with our son Timothy. I am grateful that I am not an employee. The freedom and flexibility to be with my baby is so rewarding. I am grateful to learn from him and observe his every milestone and growth.
There are always two sides to every story as well as in life’s journey. The flip side of not being an employee is NO consistent income flow of my own. I lost my license as a life agent and have not done any other income driven activities. This does not change and definitely do not compare to the other side, the joyous freedom and mommy side. I am therefore, very GRATEFUL to unemployed at this time:-).
Frustrated with new Microsoft Windows 10, unable to attach file to my email, I sighed and logged out. I was taken to Microsoft MSN main page when this ad caught my attention. I clicked and read, nodding and frowning that the Black man was the one on the poverty line. I am learning so much great tools about budgeting through Primerica and about FNAs and FINs. It broke my heart but also reminded me of how important what we are learning is so real and worth sharing. 4 different men were asked the same questions. All replied honestly and I favorite response from all 4, consistent despite of their income level-the happy question. All men scored above 7 as their level of happiness. Wealth does bring happiness however, happiness begins with a choice which can improve as one’s Wealth Journey unfolds..please take the time to read.
Hello and thank you. I finally decided to do it. It– WRITE! to continue what I started as a teenager with many journals and alone time, now I am sharing with you. I will share my journey as I walk one step at a time, learning more about my financial well-being and how I can help add change to my family, friends and ultimately to nations! I know God wants me to be a World changer and money is a resource I can use to do so. I also know that I do not want to have to say the words, “no I am sorry but we cannot afford…” to anyone. I am a giver, I give cheerfully and I am a tither, I do so lovingly and in obedience. I am a wife and a Grendadian born woman (small Caribbean island) with MEGA-HUGE-GIGANTIC humanly impossible dreams. And yes I am a Believer and Lover and Follower of Jesus Christ, son of God, born by virgin Mary who lived, died and rose again for ME and for you should you choose to believe. My purpose is to share truth. Truth about what John Maxwell said, “…a dream is free…” but the journey is not. Share truth about what the Bible says about money and wealth and good stewardship. Share my experiences, thorns and soft sweet rose petals alike. Share that with God all things are really Po$Sible!