Sunday, September 4, 2016

When you have a praying family/set of friends...

...there isn't anything you can't do !

I went home for the first time since the Fall in late July.  I was very EXCITED to just WHOOSAH and get away from my current situations of life: school, stress, and work! Needless to say, this was a much-needed trip back home!

My days consisted of me helping out at home by running errands and even doing a walk on the treadmill! I actually enjoyed that, although it took some time to get the gusto to do it, lol! I also visited my Dad (whose birthday was the day before I left town) and my younger brother, hung our with friends and saw some other High school friends at a birthday party.  Despite some small issues, I thoroughly enjoyed my time back at home.  

While I was away, I had to take care of some things while I was at home in Houston, TX. Some things were taken care of (i.e. Housing for the Fall semester, grades from Summer school, etc) while some things seemed like it took forever to handle (i.e. Financial Aid).  I ended up taking on the stresses of uncontrollable issues, despite following up on them constantly.  No matter how things ended up, I was able to look to my family and friends for guidance and support (literally!)  The best part of my group of friends: I CAN BE ME WITHOUT ANY JUDGMENT! My closest friends have known me since elementary/middle school and whenever I am in town, we always go to the movies or out to eat.  The Sunday before I left town, I took a picture with my twin brother and two of my closest friends.  We had planned to go to Dave and Busters, but we just ended up talking outside of the restaurant for an hour or so.  Those moments are precious and very important to me and I wouldn't trade it for the world! 

I wrote on Facebook how when you are blessed with quality, loyal friends, you must spend time with them! When I have gone through some things (and when I am still going through some things, frankly) I know I can count on them for inspiration, prayer and wisdom.  I make it a point for us to hang out whenever I am in town because you never know what can happen to them!  These friends/family members are also praying for me to succeed and turn my life around and they know the end of the tunnel is near :) .  As I always say, despite the challenges I have gone through, the lessons and those praying family members/friends are what keep me going.  To my loyal friends and loved ones, thank you for letting me be me! When you have a praying family/set of friends, there isn't anything you can't do! 


Monday, August 15, 2016

What's Next?

Where should I start?

I have been through many different turns and twists, but when you can talk about it and be a light to others, it is worth the journey.

There were many distractions during my Spring semester in my current MBA program (I don't think I mentioned me being in an MBA program, but I am! It's definitely a blessing not without hurdles, lol!)  From the course load being a bit more strenuous to having to move-out and figure out where else I would live, I had a lot to deal with on my plate. I felt like I was in a maze or a snowball that kept unraveling! It became so much of a mental strain that I took a some time away from everything and had a weekend to two to do absolutely NOTHING! Lol.  Yes, it was possibly hurtful to my classwork and more, but who knows what would have happened had I not done that?

As the semester winded down, I had the chance to start the process of chartering an organization on campus.  Between myself and another colleague, we started with the idea, then it came to pass with the application.  Recently, it was approved, so the hard work was worth it!  Summer brought Summer school and a scholarship to pay for classes! I also had the chance to live on campus as an Resident Assistant. That was a much needed experience and it taught me how to work with many different people and other ways to help people. I had a concern on whether or not I would be able to have Financial Aid, along with where I would live for Fall/Spring, but everything has worked out: from Housing to tuition/fees being covered! GOD is the main source of how it all worked for me and my faith has increased even more! The more I stress and worry, the less I can focus on the good things God has done for me! The biggest thing: this MBA program will be done within 18 months!


Saturday, January 9, 2016


Sometimes, things hit you like a ton of bricks.

Other times, you have to take those bricks and build what God has provided to you.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Another Year, Another Me.

Hey Y'all! 

I am not surprised that it's been almost a whole 12 months since my last post! Lol.  When life hands you lemons, you gotta make that lemonade :) Nevertheless, I am back in the saddle and STILL excited about writing and sharing my life with people (or as much as I'm willing to share).  Quick update:

  1. Enrolled in Clark Atlanta's MBA program this past Fall
  2. Became more active within my Church (
  3. Received a "Nesty" Award from Eagle's Nest Church for Outstanding Service in 2014
  4. Worked with 2 separate Entrepreneurs in separate industries
  5. Recruited a Consultant within my Mary Kay Business 
  6. Continued to push my Pink Zebra Brand to more customers, and MOST IMPORTANTLY
  7. Went home to Houston, TX during Spring Break!

In-between all of those things happening, LIFE still happened and I am grateful to still be present to talk about anything and everything.  Honestly, I an in a really good place, despite some not-so-good things that may have taken place lately. As long as I continue to smile and BE happy (not just look happy), God has my back! 

I am excited to be starting a new venture, hopefully within the next week.  This new opportunity will teach me a lot on how to adapt to consistent changes and time management, so I am very excited to press forward and continue the learning process. As soon as it's official, I will let you know! 

In the meantime, please check me out on Social Media:

Twitter: @VWADEATL
Facebook: The VWADE Group

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God bless! 


Saturday, October 4, 2014 have you been? :0)

Hey, y'all!

How are you doing today?  Depending on when you read this, I hope your day/evening is going great!

Per my last post, here is a brief update since my move:

My main reason to move to GA was to work in the field of Mass Media or Media Entertainment. Between different jobs to make ends meet, I was in Graduate school online for two more years.  Needless to say, I am no longer in that program (for reasons I won't discuss here), and for two years after that, I worked in the Retail Banking industry.  One Bank afforded me the opportunity to work as a Business Banker, where I would solicit businesses to open Business accounts and to utilize our products and services.  It was a definite growing experience and I am glad that I had a chance to work with a different Bank as recent as last year.

My second Retail Banking experience was with a Bank that is more well-known and one that offers more options for Bankers.  My position there was in a Supervisory role, Personal Banker and Teller role hybrid, along with helping out in other areas as needed.  A tough decision came when I had to decide on whether or not to continue working FT or attend Graduate school FT.  Needless to say, I am a FT Grad student here in Atlanta and couldn't be happier!

Since I started the program, I have learned so much about the Business-world, other people and how we can be successful to be 6-figure wage earners, lol! God made the decision an easy one for me to make, because, I now have the opportunity to work-from-home and earn an income from that!  It will take some time, but the small hump will end with victory when it is all over.  THANK YOU GOD!

So, although I didn't go into lengthy details of my 4 years here in Atlanta so far, I think this is good for now ;)

Side note:  I am looking for a name for my Instagram account, but can't decide on what!  Please leave a comment below on what you think is a good idea.

God bless! ~msvwade~


Good afternoon, Fam!  It's been a long time since I've written a post, however, my motivation has changed, so here goes! The post below is from 8/28/2009, 5 days before I officially moved to Atlanta from Clarion, PA.   It is short and sweet, so please comment below and I look forward to your subscription! I will write another post soon, as a "Flash Forward" to discuss where I am today.

Hello again to all!

Hope everyone's day (or evening, whenever you plan to read this), is doing well. My day was good, could have been better, but no time or need to complain. Something was on my mind, so I would like to share. Here goes!

Moving On

It hasn't been as difficult in an emotional sense to just pack up and leave my home of almost 25 years. I have found an opportunity and I'm taking it because if I don't: 1) I'll regret myself for not doing it and 2) my life would not be the same. This is a career changing experience, one that will benefit my family, myself and others.

I am moving to PA for grad school and by the time I graduate, I should be able to get a better paying job, as the job market makes a slow turnaround. Many people were happy for me, as some were (and still are) sad to see me leave, but they understand.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

HNY! 1.11.14


I was so blessed to see another birthday year and live through 2013.  Honestly, it was a year of many ups and downs, but I survived!!

I pray that anyone reading this had a great 2013 and will have an even better 2014!  So many things are happening in my life this year, and it's only day 11!

My one and only resolution is to follow-through on all my commitments...whether big or small.  If I have to downgrade or take something away in regards to what I said I would do, that will be a decision made when it's time.  If at some point I choose to let go of the resolution and just DO IT w/o having to say what I want to do, that may happen sooner than later.

A resolution helps to say what we WANT to do, but overall, you have to JUST DO IT!

God has favored me and HE will continue to do so.  I have some projects in the works, so be on the lookout for me!

Lastly, I created an ABOUT.ME page; please check it out and Let me know what you think:

Peace and love in 2014,

~Ms. V~