The unexamined life is not worth living. But a life lacking love and joy is not worth living either.

America has a sinister, but effective, way of convincing it citizens that the Rat Race is an acceptable part of life. Black Americans especially have been programmed and conditioned to accept ever present threats to our physical and emotional bodies as “just the way things are”. I sat back and asked myself, what is the point in being successful in a career if you fail at life? I looked back at everything I accomplished and had no idea what it all really meant to me. I wasn’t happy. I realized a shocking amount of ‘successful’ people are miserable and truly love nothing but possessions and social status.

I made a promise to myself to never give my all to something that does not make me happy or contribute to my growth. I made a commitment to lean forward and create the life that I want and to leave behind all people, places and things that are not good for me or good to me. I deserve the best quality of life the Earth has to offer. Triumph is new theme of my story, not tragedy.

I’m open to the possibility of living and working in other countries.