Ever since Kindergarten, when I was in my first play I knew I wanted to be an actor. My mom saw something in me that knew, how much I truly wanted it. She supported me as much as she could at the time while still providing the basic needs for me, I was afforded the opportunity to do a few days of work when I was young on “Major Payne.” This experience created more longing for me to do more acting. This was the only film work I had done until I got to college. The rest of my works were in theater, which will always hold a special place in my heart.
Fast forward from childhood to now, where I have realized how much acting means to me. I realized that my life is happiest when I’m in a production. The journey to get to this realization was long and sort of rocky. In high school, all I thought about for my future was to go to Howard University, study acting, and BLOW UP. That is not what happened because when I went to visit HU’s Theater Department, I got worried about being able to be involved in organizations like I did in high school. In high school, I was part of clubs, sports teams, choir, and church activities. There was never a time for me to solely focus on acting. After graduating Howard with a degree in Business, knowing I wanted to become a teacher, I went to graduate school at Virginia State University. It took me 3 years to get my Master’s degree in Special Education. After this I was blessed with the opportunity to get a full time job as a teacher. Having this job helped me gain some financial stability and see life from different lenses working with students with special needs.
That was all just part of the journey to where I am today. I am no longer teaching full time with guaranteed financial stability. I took a leap of faith to “Meet My Destiny.” I am not sure what life has in store for my future, but I KNOW this is what I am supposed to be doing with my life. I hope you will follow along on this journey as I share my “Journey of Purpose.”