Background of TELL YOUR STORY:
The purpose of this section of my blog is to foster a sense of community with people from all around the world. It’s a space where guests on my site can share their answers and unique perspectives to a couple of life’s important questions. By doing so, they share a piece of their personal story. My hope is that you, the reader, will find value in this community. Whatever stage of life you’re passing through, whatever is on your mind, whatever you may be stuck on, I hope you find some inspiration from the TELL YOUR STORY series. Happy reading!
Introducing today’s guest: Paul
What inspires you?
My family and each young person involved with Take Fight (Nonprofit organization). I want each of their lives to be full of positive experiences and unlimited opportunities.
What excites you?
The uncertainty of each day, met with a positive attitude.
What’s your personal philosophy?
#STAYCOMMITTED Never quit or fold no matter the circumstances – there is ALWAYS a way!
What advice would you give someone who is currently feeling lost or purposeless in life? What helps you or has helped you before in these situations?
An impactful scripture, which I have tattooed on my wrist: Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”
Have any specific books/podcasts/videos/social media accounts/people had a significant impact on you and your outlook on life? If so, what would you share with others?
Malcolm X has been very influential in my life. After reading is autobiography; I realized a person does not have to be perfect to change the world.
Tell me a bit about your story– what is a part of your story (or your identity) that has most shaped you as a person?
Battling depression and mental health issues at a younger age in life, choosing to move out of this and become the BEST VERSION of myself by taking more ownership of my life and circumstances.
What are you hoping readers will take away from what you have to share?
Life is a journey, remain positive and resilient.
Do you have a business/project/website/social media account/etc. that you’d like to share? Please share your links below so that I can share them with my readers!
Paul founded a Nonprofit called Take Flight that focuses on physical & mental fitness for young children and families in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. Take Flight partners with schools and community organizations to provide fitness plan of action and wellness education, after-school programs, and active out-of-school initiatives. Check them out at any of the links below!!
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