We had the good fortune of connecting with Ci’Ara Alexander and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ci’Ara, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?

Giving up is not an option, that’s when God will place people ,things signs, in your life just when u feel like you can’t do it. To let you know there still a chance to keep the faith and believe you’re almost there. Keep pushing because your not alone and the whole time he’s right with you. So when your Passionate about something or determine you don’t give up you push harder and when you feel like you can’t God will carry you.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I work in the medical field for years following up with patients insurance,billing patients, about medical, different claims for medical doctors settings appointment, learning medicine taking care of patients and etc. I didn’t understand why I kept working in the medical field until my mother got sick with stage four colon cancer. I knew then God prepare me to take care of her so for three years I took care of my mother without questioning.I know everything I had to do because I was already prepared For what I needed to do. There were a lot of challenges that change my life something unexpectedly happened but I learned that everything happens for a reason God always prepared you even when you think you not ready the assignment is there he know that you can handle. From seeing my mother go from 210 lbs to 120lbs to having to walk over again from nursing home and her bagging me not to leave from day to day no sleep or hardly eating I kept pushing til now three years later she made it healthy and moving cancer free. So when u feel like it’s over it’s not that’s why I stand strong

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well me and my friends are shoppers so we would definitely go to Easton walk around to see the beautiful view check out a few restaurants that’s around And go do karaoke for fun and laughter

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Rashasda Biles a single mother of 5 lovely children who has 4 successful business and a master degree all while managing her business and children. Also inspiring me to push hard no matter the situation to have faith in myself and supported every event I had even if it was just us. I thank her for the advise and words of encouragement. In her words she always say I got you Boo!!

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Diona Clark

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