Black History Month

For Black History Month I would like to highlight Samantha Fletcher: Harvard Graduate School of Education 2021, Educator, Technologist, Podcaster, & DEI Strategist,
Director of Inclusivity & Innovation for Eduscape. Samantha also host a dynamic weekly podcast named Daily Crossings Podcast, diving into the diversity ethos with clear solutions instead of rhetoric. You can find it on many podcast platforms and on YouTube. For more info about Samantha check out her website: samanthafletcher.com

Latchkey Kids?

Are there any latch key kids out there? The definition for Latchkey Kid: is a child who returns to an empty home after school or a child who is often left at home with no supervision because their parent is away at work. This started with me when I was in the 3rd grade (1980s) because my parents had split up but I had an advantage because my grandparents stayed next door, so if things got a little dicey I would haul tail over there. To look back at it, my mom allowed me to have independence at a very early age, even if it was by default. I learned how to cook simple meals by watching my mom, grandmothers, and Julia Childs on TV. My mom taught me how to clean up after myself, wash dishes, and personal hygiene care. I learned how to be a man via my uncles on both sides of the family and I learned how to love via the constructs of Hollywood and television, which I’m still trying to unlearn today…lol. But all in all being a latchkey kid was a good experience for me, it allowed me to dive deep into myself, it allowed me to start the healing process from the trauma of being born with a birth defect and lastly it allowed me to see my future self, the man I am today, and for that I am forever grateful that I was a latchkey kid, those were simpler and majestic times!❤️

I just lost my job of 16 years 🤦🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♂️

Hello everyone, I hope you all are doing good on this beautiful Thursday. I want to add a little positivity to the world today. I recently found out that my job will no longer need my services in a few weeks. In the security business we all brace ourselves for these types of moments because that’s how it goes in this industry. First of all I’m not bitter, although I’ve worked for different companies, I remained on this job site for 16 years, this is very unusual because most clients prefer new faces every 3-5 years or so, this particular site always recommended for me to stay when potential security companies came to pitch their bids. So to say that I’ve been blessed is an understatement. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to serve such a prestigious community for so many years and this may be a small setback for me and my family but I know God has bigger plans for me. I’m not going to lie, anxiety has kicked in a bit when I was looking over my finances this week and the thought of ending this blog has crossed my mind but I came to the conclusion that this blog is my therapy and went ahead and paid for my domain name and subscription for another year. Shoutout to you for inspiring me to write, without my readers, there would be no boohardy.com. Be Blessed!

Pics from The Hardy Homestead

I had a vision and a way was made! Our family homestead is receiving the love and positive energy it deserves! It was truly a spiritual journey walking through that sacred land over the weekend🙏🏾

Think Big Sunday With Marsha

For those who have been following my blog you know I am a softie for picture quotes with positive messages. I’m always looking for new ways to express myself so I started an account on Twitter in 2011 and soon after I started my blog on this platform around 2015. My goal was to build an audience and grow my brand into a positive movement, to do that I needed to find an ecosystem to help me grow. Soon there after I ran across Marsha Wright’s profile and back then there were only a few (you can count on one hand) young black women in the entrepreneurial space and all of her posts were inspirational and educational, Marsha was way before her time. It was beautiful to see a black woman who is a CEO be so humble and kind on social media and she is a very giving person as well. On Sunday’s Ms Wright started an hashtag that allow writers like myself to be exposed to her 500K plus followers with positive posts and affirmations and the name of the hashtag is #ThinkBigSundayWithMarsha. The impact has been huge, I truly believe reading those positive quotes has changed how I look at the world and the people in it. Without a doubt Marsha’s generosity helped me grow my blog and my perspective where it is today and for that I am forever grateful. If you are on Twitter please follow Real Marsha Wright, you won’t be disappointed.