My name is Keisha (well Makeisha) but I go by Keisha. This is a name that is very famous in the African-American community as a “ghetto black girl”, but that is a negative! I am far from it! My name used to bother me when I was younger, but as I am getting older I am beginning to embrace it a little more ;I must admit that from time to time I would love to have a more simple universal name like Elizabeth or Josie (I am quite sure this is not a universal name but hey I like that name). Anyway that is enough about that, there are other aspects to my life that is a little more important, that I would love to share with you.
So you already know my name and how I feel about that! LOL, I am a proud mother of 3 beautiful children; Keishawn (13), Michaela (7), and Makenzie (6), as any mother will tell you, my children are the purpose for me to want to continue to grow as a person, and make choices to give them the best life possible. I am a Site Supervisor for a Child Development Program in Southern California, ( I LOVE MY CAREER). I originally went to school to become an elementary teacher, but as I was getting to the end of getting my degree I had some observations to do in elementary classes, and I was not pleased (please do not get me wrong, I am not bashing elementary schools, or teachers), I am just saying it was not for me.
But I knew I wanted to work with children (that was my passion), so I started working for this company, fell in love with the philosophy and the rest is as they say “history”. I ended up getting my Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies with a Concentration in Human Development, and choosing not to continue for my credentials. I believe I made the best decision.
Ok, so along with my 3 beauties, and my career, I am also going through a divorce. We actually should be officially divorced on the 24th of this month. So I am a newly single mom, and it has been quite a journey!
But the last thing, but definitely not the least thing I would like you to know about me, is that I am a child of GOD!! HE comes FIRST BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE IN MY LIFE!! I am actually starting this blog because I genuinely know that GOD is directing me to use my voice to share my story. I want to use this for HIS GLORY and would love to let other women know how valuable they are in Christ, and not to give up on any dreams or inspirations they may have. I would love to let girls know how to care for themselves and to put GOD first to make choices for their lives so that they can go through less heartache, as we know that life has plenty of those to hand out freely. I do not claim to know it all, I am definitely a work in progress, and am figuring out this whole life thing, just like anyone else. But I do know that with HIS guidance my journey will be a lot more clearer as I am letting HIM lead the way.
I will be talking about everything from parenting, financials, organizing, and any other things that will come to mind, and I will blog once a week on any of these subjects. (This is my way of keeping myself accountable to my goals).
Last but not least I want to leave you with my motto “NEVER GET TO COMFORTABLE ALWAYS KEEP GOD FIRST”