Hello…What can I say about myself that would make you want to subscribe to my blog? That’s a question I would like to read your answer? That said, do feel free to tell me your response to my inquiry. Don’t be scared …my feelings won’t be easily hurt!

Anyway–in as much as I would love to say that I am a perfect human being, I just can’t, because I am not! My name is Essie Mae, however, don’t call me that. I prefer Essie instead. You heard me!

On the contrary… I am the oldest of 10 children born into a working-class family of people that worked hard to make ends meet. Times were difficult, growing up in a large family in the state of Alabama.

By contrast, we didn’t live in a large house, so I didn’t get to have my own room or bed until I got my very own place to live in. In spite of everything–when  I think back to those days, I now see why things were the way they were.

As a result, having to live through a not so good childhood. Those times were the foundation in which my entire life was built upon.  Naturally, witnessing my parents’ shortcomings, and not being high school graduates gave me the desire to do better.

With this objective in mind, I am a high school and college graduate. I worked just as hard to do what my parents and other family members could not do.  I worked from the bottom and worked my way upward–one step and one day at a time. I spent 25 years working in the Federal Government, going from one agency to another.  Each time making steps forward–until I found the career job that suited my experiences and abilities.

My last job was with the FBI; I started as a GS-3 and retired as a GS-13.

Finally, I am just every day, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and a wife doing whatever I can to be the best version of me.


Words to live by:

Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest. Until your Good is Better, and your Better is your Best.







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