Ahhhh this day has finally come. I hit publish on my blog and now you’re here seeing what in the world is she talking about. Ohhh so much is happening and allow me to introduce myself.
Who was soqweenly?
I was your typical woman who had it all figured out. When I say all, I mean all. By 21, I’d be graduating college and starting a career in entertainment marketing. By 30, I’d be climbing the career ladder, and in between all that I’d travel, meet new people, and set more goals. I was your “write a list and check it off”goal-oriented woman. The key word is “was”.
The defining moment
My pursuit of perfection and checking a box ended when my mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer October 21, 2013. See my eyes were wide open and my mouth was shut for the first time in my life. I remember looking at my super woman, crying, and wanting it to be a misdiagnosis. Well something happened to me. The layers were peeling back, and I was able to see her for who she was, a woman fighting for her life... not my super woman. She beat the cancer and we celebrated August 2015. A few months later, November 2015, the cancer was back, and it was aggressive. My defining moment came May 12, 2016 when the doctor brought us in the room and said there isn’t anything we can do medically. My heart dropped and I was in denial. May 13, 2016 at 5:56am my father woke me and she was gone. The family dynamics immediately changed and have never been the same.
Who is soqweenly?
My name is Safiyyah O’Quinn and I’m a 33-year-old woman from Griffin, Georgia and I don’t have it all figured out. Guess what, it’s okay. Wife to Michael, sister to Khaleelah and Daa’ood Amin II. I’m outspoken, a truth seeker and believer in actions versus words. I know if you take care of your body, it will take care of you. I’m an avid traveler and love to cook. By day, I’m a Marketing Program Manager for a global software company in Atlanta. I absolutely love everything and anything marketing. Most importantly, I am Susie’s daughter.
What is the purpose of it all?
If you’ve come here for perfection, this isn’t the place for you. People appear to have it all together but that is not the case. We’re all going through something and we don’t have it all figured out. I know there are others in the same boat. You’re asking yourself, what am I supposed to do now? With the creation of social media, the pressure can be daunting on people. The purpose of this blog is to inspire and empower you to attain your personal goals through honest living.
You may not be where you want to be, but quitting is not an option. I will share my experiences, the good and bad, to help you not make the same mistakes. We will touch on family, career, marriage, friendships and so much more. If you’re going through it, there's a chance I am too. The one thing that is required of you is honesty. Change starts with you.
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