Surviving the Seven-Year Itch (Anniversary Post)

May 8, 2011: It’s amazing that I actually started writing a blog about my life and my fitness journey seven years ago. Many things have changed: people; jobs; residence. Some of us are no longer physically on this planet. We’re reminded every day of how life is precious.

I started writing this blog on Mother’s Day in honor of my mother, Ms. Catherine Davis Richardson. She was called on by God months after celebrating her 60th birthday on November 9, 2009. What’s so ironic is my paternal grandmother, Vanona Forrest Richardson, was called on by God November 8, 2008. You can tell the month is a mental and emotional challenge for me.

My mother’s passing was a wake-up call for me. It truly hit home of how tomorrow isn’t promised. I just told her about a charity fundraising event that my sorority chapter was preparing for. I remember the last thing I said to her was “I love you, Mamacita!” And she responded, “I love you too!” Little did I know God wanted her to be home sooner than I thought.

Today is May 10, 2018 and I know that in order for me to help others, I must be physically; mentally; financially; and spiritually ready to move onward. I can’t continue to live my life like I have these past seven years. Drastic changes for the better must be made. Excuse me, because I may not be spending time in social media as much, but I’m a work in progress.

This blog post is dedicated in memory of my mother, Catherine Davis Richardson.

Another reason we don’t know the day nor the hour. We’ve had so many people we know or don’t know go before us. Recently, Chef Judson Todd Allen.

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