This blog, though oriented toward the professional development of millennials, is applicable regardless of age or generation. Most of the time, I examine situations that I’ve witnessed and/or been apart of and try to take an honest inventory of what has happened and what outcomes ought to come from these situations. My blog has a purpose and that purpose is to uplift those who read it by sharing knowledge that I has either been thrust upon me or that I have sought out.
But today is not about the blog itself as much as it is about why this 1,000th post is important. It’s about honoring those who paved the way for me to be able to write (almost) every working day of the week. It’s for people who died so that I could have the education that I have. It’s for my father and mother who sacrificed so much to put my siblings and me through schools that set us up for success. It’s for my mother-in-law and father-in-law who made sure that my wife was financially literate and of good character, which has had an indelible impact on my life and the lives of our (future) children. It’s for the numerous teachers who believed in me and told me that I could, something too many young black men have never heard from their teachers. It’s for the youth who march onward and upward. I write because I have been granted so much opportunity by way of knowledge that I would be committing a crime and a sin not to share it. This is my 1,000th post but every day, I learn something new. And I wish I could share it all but, until I can, I will keep putting pieces out there and hoping that my pieces fit into your puzzles.
Thanks to everyone here for reading. I hope that I can keep plugging into your greatness. I don’t need any credit (though a retweet/IG shoutout every now and then wouldn’t hurt). I just need you to be awesome and leave a mark of positivity on the world around you.
Make professional development a priority.