“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -- Margaret Mead

Thursday, May 10, 2012

My Vision for My Blog this Summer

I'm thrilled to have had followers, views and comments on my blog. As my life continues to evolve, I figured it's about time this blog evolved too. 
I'm excited to announce that over the next few weeks, thanks to some great advice from a fellow blogger extraordinaire Isa Adney, I will be conducting informational interviews. 

 What are they, you ask? They are simply interviews of people with a purpose. Isa's purpose in her Community College Success book was to interview people in careers she was interested in (she also covers informational interviews of professionals on her blog). I will focus my interviews on their career, education and leadership stories. My mission is to give you, my readers, this message: people have overcome and it is possible to make your dreams come true. What better way drive this message home than through stories?

My first interviews will be with my friends at 305 Rise and will focus on their paths to educational success. Then, I will be interviewing professionals, a motivational speaker, a journalist (or two) and (eeeeek!) the former City of Miami mayor, Manny Diaz.

Speaking of Manny, he called me today for one reason: I asked for his advice. I approached him genuinely and he reciprocated by giving me his time (and agreeing to talk to me for this blog).  Full disclosure: Manny was a speaker at our 305 Rise retreat. He agreed, because he loves helping young people, but also because someone asked. I can't wait to tell you his story.

Here's to an exciting summer!


  1. nice opinion.. thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you Ces'Ari! I appreciate the comment. I am excited to share with you and the rest of my readers the advice that professionals and mentors have to say.

  3. So exciting! You're awesome Jessica. Lucky to know you.

  4. Aw, thanks Yenisey! I'm thrilled to have readers like you! What excites me is hearing stories from all over the nation. If it's not too much trouble, let's try our LA Fitness date again. :) Maybe we can grab a smoothie after and you can be my next guest!!!