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dossevia, model, astrologer, entrepreneur, trenou-wells
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The first time I heard the quote in this blog's title, spoken by spiritual advisor Abraham Hicks, I felt the lightbulb go off in my head. I heard it years ago, in the midst of transitioning from a student to an entrepreneur, and it was divine timing. From that point, I felt like I had a soothing visual I could always come back to anytime I was afraid of taking the leap. The secret to my growth as a creator and entrepreneur has been to keep leaping, time and time again. And today, dear reader, I am inviting you to also take a leap with me. Many of you may know me as an astrologer, a model, a mother...

It's been exactly one week since we returned from our trip home to West Africa. On December 26, 2017, we left New York City and headed to Lomé, Togo, where my maternal grandmother, Mamima, lives in Tokoin. For three weeks, I explored Lomé, Accra, and Abidjan with my friends and family. I reconnected with my "why". I was home. Home, of course, is a state of mind. But there is something about breathing in the West African air, feeling the wind blow through my hair, and watching the sun rise and set each day that makes the feeling of being alive on the African continent different than anything I've ever experienced in my life. My connection with West Africa is something that's existed before I was born. It is the essence of everything, since the African continent is the motherland. But in terms of my geographic existence, I was born in Paris, France, and my family moved to America when I was 3, so I am a first-generation immigrant. My parents were both born in West Africa -- my dad in Senegal, and my mother in Benin. They both spent part of their childhood in Togo, but also had an international education,...