Your character and the definition of who you are is up to YOU.

Your character is formed by the way you perceive yourself (your thoughts), your life experiences, and the way you’ve applied life’s lessons.

Everyone’s journey is different but the lessons are similar.

I want to encourage you to take a lesson out of every circumstance, learn from it and avoid making the same mistakes twice.

After all, whether you realize it or not you are of great importance, you are a human being, and there is no one else on Earth like you. You have to find your purpose in life and avoid distractions.

“Each of us, famous or infamous, is a role model for somebody, and if we aren’t, we should behave as though we are — cheerful, kind, loving, courteous. Because you can be sure someone is watching and taking deliberate and diligent notes. -Maya Angelou

I believe that there is always someone watching you and how you carry yourself. You don’t want to allow the opportunity for someone to throw you off track.

As a young, loud, and proud lady I am always learning about myself.

Every day, I work toward improving the areas in my life that warrant attention.

I learned a valuable lesson recently in communicating with friends, when to insert your voice and the power your voice carries.

Not every situation deserves your attention, emotion, feelings or stress. Especially if it isn’t your business. You can love your friends but you don’t always have to engage in their struggle.

I learned that a huge part of communication and friendship is actually listening.

Self-control is imperative, with your thinking and your actions, this includes your voice.

When a person loses control, it leaves their character and the character of the people around them open for interpretation.
“A wise man told me don’t argue with fools. Cause people from a distance can’t tell who is who.”-Jay-Z

Your voice is something no one will ever be able to take from you, but if it becomes tarnished or not trusted, it can be the hardest thing to get back or repair.

Maya- YLP