What three words would close friends & family use to describe you?
Loving, charismatic, loyal
What do you do to pay the bills and how long have you been in said occupation?
I work for a tech company in Oklahoma, so I spend a lot of time on the computer and phone. I’ve been with this company for a little over a year now.
What inspires you to get up each day?
Just knowing that I have another day to live out the purpose that God has for me.
What is your favorite quote?
“Every day may not be good. But there is something good in every day.” -Alice Morse Earle
What is the hardest challenge of being you and do you believe race is a factor?
The hardest challenge about being Tovana is that I deal with the dreaded comparison and fear from time to time. If you deal with those yourself you understand your mindset. I work hard to conquer those areas, and do my best to remember that I am here to walk the path that was laid for me, and getting stuck because of fear or comparison is not an option. I would say yes and no to race being a factor in the challenges that I face. Yes, considering when I compare myself I look at those around me, and not everyone around looks like me; so yes race is a factor in that aspect. I would also have to say no because it is not the sole reason that I am faced with those challenges. Especially when it comes to fear; the fear that I face is composed of thoughts that come to mind when I step outside of my comfort zone. Not so much because of the color of my skin, but more so filled with the “what if” questions.
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