What makes me a bold woman?... Like many woman I've always taken pride in juggling both motherhood and having a career. I never wanted neither to lack as a result of the other. My sophomore year in college I became pregnant with my son Anthony. Although I knew he was a blessing, I was only 20 years old and afraid of the challenge of motherhood at such a young age. There were still so many things I wanted to do in life...so much I wanted to accomplish! Only God knew at the time, and I quickly learned that my son wasn't going to be hindrance, but yet the biggest blessing I could have ever asked for. He pushed me to great beyond all measures I could have ever imagined!
With the unwavering backing of an AMAZING support system, I was still able to graduate from college! My Business degree along with hard work and dedication has afforded me the opportunity to work my way up in my career. Starting as a Registration Coordinator in the Emergency Department of a local hospital to now traveling the United States as a Corporate EMR Trainer/Developer loving the work that I do in the IT Healthcare field! More importantly my son is a respectable, driven, and well rounded year 15 year old young man! Although he's only in the 9th grade he has already taken online classes to become a Certified Veterinarian Assistant working towards his goal of one day being an Exotic Animal Veterinarian! I couldn't be more proud of him!
I work with the Gateway Homeless Shelter in Atlanta, GA providing a hot Sunday meal once a month and and providing toiletries to the woman and children staying there. This is important to me because a lot of single mothers just need a little help to get on their feet so they go out in the world and be GREAT! I've been the single mom was trying my best, but still needed a little support. It was offered to me in many forms; now I want to give back in the same way!
A portion of the profits from my Tamara Necklace will go to support the ongoing efforts to help the homeless women and children through the the Gateway Homeless Shelter.