There’s A Bigger Reason Why
I was homeless twice before my 21st birthday. Not because I didn’t like to follow rules (although what kid does, right?) or because I was troubled with any kind of addiction, but simply because for a large part of my early years, I had an unstable home life.
School injected some much-needed normalcy and I took refuge there. Somehow through it all, I managed to maintain a nearly straight A average. That foundation allowed me to eventually earn a quality higher education (although I had to sleep in my car briefly my senior year of college) and to ultimately provide a better life for the family I’d eventually have.
Now that I’m on this journey to make Soul Popped Gourmet Popcorn a household name, it helps to remind myself that what I’m doing is about so much more than selling popcorn.
It’s about adding chapters to a book that some said should have never been written. It’s about proving to myself that God has already given me all I need to thrive, not just to survive. It’s about sending a message to other marginalized people who have dreams and the talent but no clear vision on how a better life might actually be possible.
In everything I do and hope to do, I want them to see through my example that if I can make it, then they can too!