Hey, Mocha Divas!
Well, the time has finally come for me to share with the world. I’m excited to introduce Mocha Divas – the lifestyle brand! Mocha Divas has been in existence for almost 9 years now (gasp). Until now, it was only known by some as a book club. I’ve also used it in a few hashtags on social media. Behind the scenes, I was busy living as a “Mocha Diva” – spending time with my family, serving in my church, working, hanging out with girlfriends, traveling, shopping, buying fresh flowers weekly, cooking, earning degrees and certifications, serving in the community, enjoying “lazy, crazy days,” you know, all of the things that I enjoy doing.
Mocha Divas represents a lifestyle – a way of living, or perhaps a state of being. It’s all about making the most of the moment that we are in, rather than waiting for the perfect moment to be or do whatever it is that we desire. If you have followed me for any length of time on social media, you know that I use a few common hashtags for almost every post – #livelaughlove #liveyourbestlifeNOW #myhappyplace #domoreofwhatmakesyouhappy. These are not just hashtags for me, it’s how I endeavor to live each day. My mantra is: We only get one shot at this thing called life, make the most of it.
Mocha Divas emerged following my mother’s unexpected death 10 years ago. I was so devastated. My Mom was my best friend and I had never imagined life without her. She enjoyed life to the fullest and was a magnet for others. People were drawn to her warm spirit and compassion for others. She really was my s-hero! My Mom’s death taught me that tomorrow isn’t promised. We all think that we have plenty of time to do all of the things that we desire to do. Truth is, none of us have as much time as we think. Following my Mom’s death, I made a decision to stop waiting and start living. Stay tuned for future blog posts where I will share my story of how and when I realized that we can’t control all the details of life, but we do have a choice on how we respond when life happens.
It is my hope that Mocha Divas will speak to ladies of all ages and stages of life. Whether through my weekly blog posts, social media interactions, or times when we are able to gather together, it is my desire that I will inspire and encourage you to live in the NOW while recognizing that there is no such thing as perfection. Wherever you are is where you are meant to be, so make the most it. I’ve found that we really do have more in common than not, so let’s embrace and encourage one another as we continue on this journey called life. Let’s share ideas, thoughts, moments, with the understanding that we are all in this together.
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Live. Laugh. Love.
Photography: Kim Thomas