|Posted on July 27, 2019 at 1:10 PM|
“The first time I tapped into the Universe and planted the seeds of intention, I had no idea that I was tapping into the Universe and planting seeds of any kind. I was 20 years old and had just been politely asked to leave college in the third semester of a four semester journalism program.
It might have had something to do with skipping all the core classes that held absolutely no appeal to me because, in my opinion, they could not open any doors towards becoming the superstar sports reporter I knew I was going to be.
At the time, my ego took a hit, but I knew I’d be fine, with or without that damn diploma.
“Confidence doesn’t mean you’re any good,” my professor said.
I had survived worse than hearing that truth. Growing up in the inner city teaches you resilience and toughens you through lessons of violence, poverty, and fear.
I left home when I was 16 years old, but I would have left sooner if I’d had the opportunity. I didn’t want to end up like my mom, who was living on welfare and in an abusive relationship.
I didn’t want to wake up with drug dealers and prostitutes on my couch, and I sure as hell didn’t want to be too scared to go to sleep anymore.”
Keep reading Chapter 1 in our book Modern Heroine Soul Stories as Tamara shares how she escaped a hard life and started to BELIEVE in what was possible for her and her dreams.