I remember hosting our first volunteer orientation back in 2011 in Charlotte, NC. I asked each of the attendees about their future goals and how we as an organization could support them in those endeavors. There was an attendee named Brittney Jenkins. Brittney was a single mom of one daughter and aspired to become an entreprenuer. At the end of the orientation, I surprised all of the attendees with the opportunity to join us on a three day all expenses paid trip to Disney World; Brittney and her daughter attended.
Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to slowly watch Brittney’s aspirations become a reality. Words cannot begin to express how proud I am of this young woman. These days, Brittney isn’t just a single mom, she’s a college graduate, a motivational speaker, the Owner of Exquisite Tastes (I promise her cake in a jar will melt in your mouth) and Queendom Essence, an Emerald Executive at It Works Global, and NOW A PUBLISHED AUTHOR of a book called “Camouflaged Bitterness” all accomplished days before turning 30.
We all have defining moment in the lives, but we are not defined by that one single event…mistake…or struggle. It’s a collection of those “defining moments” that continue to tell our story; it all comes full circle.
Watching Brittney walk into her destiny has been an absolute blessing. Join me in supporting Brittney by purchasing her new book “Camouflaged Bitterness”: Masking was her Calling, you can find it on Amazon.com.