Marriage can bring many changes to which you and your partner will have to adjust, especially in the first year. Some of these changes are eagerly anticipated; others are surprises that may cause unhappiness or even fear. In at least one aspect, marriage is like football. In a close game, the winning team is usually the one that made the most significant adjustments in strategy along the way. That is what effective coaches do at halftime, they give their players the key adjustments that will gain them the advantage in the final quarters.
What is our most valuable asset? Is it your house, car, or investment portfolio? …. What is the most valuable thing a man can possess? Intelligence, physical strength, good looks? In my discovery, I have realized that the most precious asset a man can have is Time!!!! a man cannot enjoy his home, spend his wealth, or display his intelligence if one does not have time to do so. (more…)
Many individuals have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity of a worthy purpose. My purpose for seeking a Doctorate Degree in Educational Policy Studies in Urban Education is to expand my knowledge of theory, organization and research methods as it pertains to education. I especially want to fine-tune my research skills as I feel that they are an essential part of becoming a lifelong learner both in and out of the classroom. In addition, gaining credibility amongst my future colleagues and people that I will be serving with in the field will be of utmost importance as I will ultimately leverage these relationships as I seek to pursue my goal of opening a private boarding school for youth who come from urban areas with limited financial resources. (more…)
It has been two months since I asked the woman I love to marry me. While ecstatic for this new journey in my life, being engaged has brought a new level of accountability that I did not expect. I spent the first 30 years of my life thinking about me, myself, and I. This has been a tough learning curve psychologically for me to think as a unit as oppose to just thinking about myself. Through some long and uncomfortable conversations with my fiancé, I have realized that there is a stubborn little boy inside of me. (more…)