When I left home at age eighteen, my mindset was to try everything under the book. I wanted to travel, meet new people, shop internationally, live in different places, learn new hobbies and skills and explore as many coffee shops possible. =~)! I also wanted to create new memories, make new friends, and build a platform that would pay off in my thirties. There are two versions of “Myeka.” I’m nerdy, smart, intelligent, and determined, yet, I have a huge personality, I love jokes, I’m athletic and love sports, I am competitive, I love to dance, I love books, and I am a coffee addict. All of those listed describes my personality. Each one listed contributed to my success and platform that I created for myself in my twenties.
- I am really good at public speaking, pitching (corporate term), and problem solving.
- I love seeing others prosper and happy.
- My determination to go after what I want no matter if I fail.
- Having fun.
- If it doesn’t challenge you, then it’s not for you.
- No matter what you do, not everyone will like you, so do what makes you happy.
Best memory: Shopping in Japan
Money well spent: SHOES
Most exciting accomplishment:
- Renting an apartment in a downtown area with city view.
- Purchasing my Fiat 500.
- Shooting a commercial with Allen Iverson.
My Go Tos
Driving: Coffee and music
Last minute: Chapstick
Working out: Headphones and belly burner
Chill night: Wine
Ladies night out: Great shoes and tequila
Eating: Mirror, chapstick, and floss
Show(s): Grey’s Anatomy and Modern Family
What I seem to forget: Glasses
YouTube: Motivational videos
Cooking: Sriracha sauce, buffalo sauce and ranch dressing
My Favorite Things
Coffee: French vanilla
Shoes: Stiletto boot
Movies: Titanic, Forrest Gump, For Colored Girls, Bad Boys Two, Sex and the City, Legally Blonde, Love and Basketball, 27 Dresses, 13 Going on 30, Cast Away, Pearl Harbor, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 1917, The Blind Side
Vacation spot: Vegas
Artist: India Arie
Old school: 90s music and war movies.
Kid movie: Shrek
Beauty secret: Working out
I had tons of fun in my twenties. I discovered much about the world, other people, and myself. I have no regrets because everything that happens in life teaches us lessons and forces us to grow no matter how difficult. If I had any advice for those coming into their twenties, I would tell them: Explore new things, take risks, and have fun. You can’t control most things in life, but you can choose how you view them. Happiness comes from the inside, so remember your view on things becomes part of your self-conscience. Your self-conscience affects your mind. Your mind control your thoughts and your thoughts control your mouth. What you speak from your mouth, you are the first to hear.