There came a time in my life where I stopped writing all together. For years I never picked up my pen again other than to write sign my name. When I stopped writing I stopped creating. The more time passed the more I felt like a part pf me had died. Life became harder and harder to get through. Yet I kept pushing and held everything I felt inside. Until one day I couldn't stuff anything else in and I erupted. When I did I had a friend tell me to write about it. Though I didn't feel like writing I did and I felt so free afterwards. I'm glad I listened because if I didn't doors that have been opened for me since I never would've been able to walk through. Meeting Comedian Monique was one of those open doors that I will forever be grateful for. It was by far one of the most special days in my life. The look of shock on her face as she looked through my book, the words of praise and encouragement, the realness in the words she spoke, the warmth of the embrace after our conversation.... She will always be one of my favorite people. She didn't have to take the time out to talk to me that day but I am so grateful that she did. Sometimes we as a people can get so caught up in our own lives that we don't take the time to pour into anyone else. This goes to show that no matter how big or small you are it pays to take the time to invest in someone else's life. You never know whose life you're blessing. I pray that when I become as big as she is I will still have the time to continuously bless others like she blessed me.