Wow, time really flies when you’re having fun! This time last year my best friend and I had just finished celebrating our graduation – it was both an exciting yet challenging year! But little did I know that my amazing husband would propose to me in front of my loved ones the same day – May 5th, 2017 to be exact. For those who know us well will know that we are the epitome of the “Love & Basketball” story. And for those who are yet to know our story here is a little snippet.
My husband and I met during a summer workout during 2014. Prior to my transfer to Gulf Coast State College, I attended a school in Pasadena, CA where I completed my freshman year. My husband had plans to transfer to another school, however, he decided to finish out his last year at Gulf Coast State College – little did we know that we would end up together.
So this is how to story goes… My former teammate and I were the only women on the team to take summer classes during that year. It actually worked in our favor because we were able to remain fit as well as finish some important classes we needed to graduate. Side note: For those who think that summer school is for all the dumb people can I just say that if I had not have taken my classes in the summer I would have NEVER been able to graduate on time! So please, if you want to get a head start, ignore the negativity and make the sacrifice – it is totally worth it! My senior year was an absolute breeze!
Okay okay, back to the story… So it wasn’t until one day coach invited the men’s team to work out with us that I met my husband who happened to be the only person available that day. We met literally on the basketball court and the rest is history. I can honestly say from that day forward we spent every single day together.
The next blessing came when we both signed a full scholarship to play division 1 basketball for Norfolk State University. It was a bit of a stressful time for me honestly. My husband had signed during a time where I was a little unsure of what I wanted to do. To be honest I was a little unsure if basketball was something I wanted long-term – crazy right! However, the women’s team had 1 more scholarship left and I knew it was meant for me to continue to play!
So 2 years went by we completed our junior and senior year together – something that for any college couple would be a dream come true. My life honestly felt like a movie. It is so crazy to think that four years ago I met the man of my dreams and now we are planning our future together. It goes to show that love will always find its way even when you least expect it! In addition, University was actually a pretty exciting experience. I met some great people along the way and it brought us closer as a couple through the process.
So here we are now. My husband has just completed his first year as a professional basketball player while I continue to work towards being a successful female entrepreneur. And just like any couple would, we have gone through some sunshine and some rain together but mostly sunshine – which has only made us stronger. As we continue to grow together I cannot wait to experience what our future has in store for the both of us. I guess I sound like a bit of a broken record honestly. But I love knowing that I have somebody that cares about me just as much as I care about them.
I HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE!!
It has been a long time coming but I can finally share it with you all. I will be publishing my first e-Book titled, “BLUSHING SUCCESS,” towards the end of this year!! The notebook provides an array of helpful tips, motivation, and assignments to help steer you in the right direction to achieve your potential. In a beautiful compact novel, BLUSHING SUCCESS is designed to help young adults balance their lifestyle. Furthermore, it provides sections within the notebook to freely express your thoughts so that it feels more of a personal journal. The BLUSHING SUCCESS notebooks will be available for purchase through the Blush Pink Rose online store later this year! #BLUSHINGSUCCESS
I also want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to Melissa Stewart founder of SheOwnsIt.com for believing in my work. It has been an amazing 6 months to be a featured contributor to this wonderful website! Your continuous support has helped me develop not only as a writer, but it has helped me to gain enough confidence to put together my own book for success. I will be forever grateful!
In closing, love is a beautiful thing. When you know he/she is the one you just know! I hope you enjoyed my post and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment! I look forward to hearing from you.
Miss Rose 🌹