A woman determine to Rise
A Woman Determined To Rise
Out here snatching hearts one dessert at a time, I am a true example of starting from the bottom. In my world dreams do come true! All you need is my special recipe:
2 cups of Work Ethic
1 cup of Active Imagination
1 cup of Determination
1/2 cup of Positivity
1 tbsp of Common Sense
1 tsp of Bossy
dash of Swag
Cleveland bred & Cleveland fed, I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth, (Still working for mine). I always considered us to be poor because we didn't live in the best neighborhoods and because there were so many of us kids; we weren't able to partake in a lot of materialistic trends.my younger sibs & I delt with a lot adolescent bullshyt because of it. must admit I blamed my parents for a lot of it. now as an adult, I realize in spite of our circumstances, my parents worked and hustled hard to support our family.
But anyway (my dad one of the best cooks I know) sold drugs and he was in and out jail a lot of my childhood. I learned how to get money at an early age by watching him and my mom hustle. Mom worked so much, we barely saw her. I had to learn to take care of myself and my siblings at a very early age. I think thats why Im so independent now.
My mom had me when she was 19 and because of that, she didn't graduate from high school. I'm not dragging my parents, they were just kids that made some questionable decisions. You can't understand me, without knowing a little bit about them. They were very young when they got married, we grew up together. I'm more like a friend to my parents, than a daughter. I'm more of mother to my brothers and sisters, than a sibling. To this day my relationship with my father is strained and basically non-existent for a lot of reasons.
My mom was adamant about me "doing better",and not following in their footsteps. So even though I'm from the "hood", I am the 1st of ALL my siblings to graduate from high school and/or college. I attended the Cleveland School of Performing Arts, majored in theatre and minored in photography. I have a bachelors of science Hospitality Management degree from Kent State University. I also have various awards for completing leadership and hospitality courses during an internship at Disney World. I have tons of real world work experience. I've worked just about every sector of the hospitality industry, including transportation. I've been fortunate enough to see a lot of cool places in this country because I love to travel and I have a cdl.
Believe me when I say none of these accomplishments came easy! Life is already hard, but it's even harder when you are born with the odds against you. I've survived more than one abusive relationship, romantic or otherwise. I've endured hate from family and workplace discrimination for obvious reasons. Friends became foes and I had to let them go. I've been lied to, laughed at, talked about, judged and criticized. In spite of it all, I'm still here! I'm still rising and I won't stop. I refuse to give into the bullshit or let it stop me from achieving my goals and that's what makes me bossy. I am the boss of my life!
Bossy Bakery Boutique was destined to happen. Baking helps me stay focused. It's therapy for me. I get high off creating something with my hands. The best feeling in the world is when someone says my desserts are like nothing they've ever had. I love to bake and I can't wait to see where this passion takes me in life.