Taking a look at my Instagram photo of me and Iyanla says it ALL. I literally had to hold back the tears from meeting one of the influencers that changed my life. Iyanla Vanzant was honored this weekend at the 11th Annual McDonalds 365Black Awards and I was there to capture the moments.
One of the first “self-help” books I ever read was “In the Meantime” written by Iyanla. I didn’t know of her at the time and she wasn’t a sensation on the Oprah network.. just a silent voice that spoke to me as I browsed through the “self-help section at Barnes & Noble. I was much younger going through heartbreaks and needed something to hold on to and the words, “In the Meantime” stood out. Since that day my life has NEVER been the same because I realized that all the events & happenings (good & bad) that occur between my PURPOSE is only to prepare me for the GREATER. I have kept that “peace” of knowledge with me for over 15 years and I’m grateful. Who knew she would become a mega coach with a hit TV show called “Fix My Life?!!
Thank you Miss Iyanla for the gifts you bring knowingly and unknowingly. You truly fixed my life! Will see you again soon in Atlanta at ‘The Life You Want’ Oprah Tour!!
More pics from the 365 Black Awards red carpet coming soon!