Had a great evening last night and I almost did not want to leave! It is amazing how much time women put into getting ourselves together for an event! From hair…make up…to jewelry and also my pin and flower!
I was asked to be 1 of 3 speakers for a “well to do” neighborhood organization and I was indeed honored to have been asked….. The ONLY pet peeve that I would say that I had is that AGAIN my name was spelled wrong!
The common way to spell it I am assuming in societ is VALERIE but mine is spelled VALARIE. To some people it may seem a bit silly but let your name be spelled WRONG on your Masters Degree then tell me how you feel about it! LOL
Welp…. I was elated to enjoy the evening and thankful that I am seated next to a few wonderful people as well as seated at a wonderfully interesting table!…..
I am indeed OBSESSIVELY – oopps .. LOL I meant to say “carefully” watching my weight since I have gained 5 pounds in a matter of 2 weeks! SO HORRIBLE! STARCH CAN BE A KILLER!
Nonetheless…the food was tastely and you could even taste the $150.00 a plate ingredients! LOL……
Well that it is almost my time to speak – I guess that I need to start paying more attention to the flow of the program and stop mingling and taking photos!
The wonderful social lite president of this upscale neighborhood organization took a few photos of me because she felt that my speech was very inspiring to her as well as the room. Talk about a nice compliment!
Okay, now that it is over I am …I am able to get back to my table and do MORE NETWORKING! I am so grateful that my father made me literally EAT POLITICS as a child because I had even Congressman Altmire taking a photo with so indeed I was flattered and terribly shocked but happy!
God is amazing and being obedient to HIM will allow us to be in the midst of great people, obtain major opportunities and establish favor among men! I had a very enjoyable evening and I have no one but God to thank for that! Oh wait, also my little son Jared because he saw that I was a little nervous because he knew the room was full of politicians and the social lites from a “well off” neighborhood! So guess what he did as I was getting dressed!!?? He gave me a stroy to read and then advised me to read a chapter in Psalm in the bible!
I was TOOO floored… so when that happened – I knew that not only the rest of my afternoon would be great but my whole week! Encouragement goes a MIGHTY long way regardless how it comes and when it comes! God will use anything and anybody to give us what we need! MY SON ROCKS!!!
Now it is time to end the evening with exchanging contact information, hugs, handshakes and of course if you know ME!! >>> MORE PHOTOS!