Starting from Scratch – Part 3

Sequoia Houston


So yea…this year was HARD, but when I look at where I am now in comparison to where I was a year ago, I feel like a caterpillar that has just busted out of my cocoon…


I’ve always been very strong in my faith…and I think going through my own mini Job period has only increased my faith. I’m thankful to God for continuing to bless me and keep me through life’s storms and sunshine. I went in as coal and came out shining brightly as a diamond. Ashe.


Yes, my mother and I fell out…but had that not happened I wouldn’t have learned to depend on myself and stop running to her whenever I saw what I thought were storm clouds on the horizon. I finally grew up. Our relationship finally transferred from that of a mother and child to that of two adult women who share a mutual respect and admiration for each other….and just happen to be mother and daughter.

While I will never be ok with the fact that my grandmother is no longer with me, I am thankful that through her transition, my relationships with some of my other family members became stronger. My dad and I talk more than we ever have and my cousins and I are closer than we’ve ever been.

My relationship with my future in-laws was even strengthened. Thank you so much for being there for me through it all. Words cannot express how much it means to me.


Yes, I was laid off…but had I not been I wouldn’t have been able to spend my grandmother’s last days with her. I will forever be thankful for that time with her. Plus, I got a nearly 40% increase in my salary…which would have taken YEARS to achieve had I stayed where I was. #silverlining

I was also finally able to put the necessary work into my own company to finally get it off the ground. Not only will I be able to create jobs and opportunities for other people, I’ll have as a safety net should I ever be laid off again. I’ll also have money to put towards the production of some of my own projects.

Life & Love

I’ve said thank you to several people throughout this …whatever this is lol….but I would be remiss if I didn’t give a most sincere and heartfelt “Thank You!” to my wonderful boyfriend….the one who stood by me through it all…who took great care of me mentally, financially and emotionally…..the one who listened, held me close and wiped my tears away….the one who prayed with and for me…and sent me scriptures when I was too weak to seek the truth of the word for myself….the one who was supportive when I came in one day and said I wanted to do real estate….then came in and said I wanted to open a print shop….and all the other million and one ideas I had when I was trying to find my place in the sun. You are truly one in a million and my world is a better place because you’re in it. Thank you so much!

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