We had the good fortune of connecting with Jeralyn Williams and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jeralyn, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
I am from Ruston, Louisiana. A small town but I must say that growing up there was a blessing. Ruston is not a perfect town at all but it provided a upbringing that is truly the foundation of the adult that I am today. Ruston has two Universities within a 5 mile radius. Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University an HBCU. Even though Ruston is a true southern town with its culture rooted in true southern values and its fair share of racial tension there was still an air of diversity. Therefore I grew up in a small town that did not technically always feel like a small town. We were constantly being exposed to new cultures, new thought concepts and much more. I grew up seeing how my life could turn out if I held tight to old concepts and beliefs while also seeing what my life could be if I decided to try the latter and explore all that life has to offer. I choose the latter and have not looked back since. I love home and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I will always love and appreciate my family, friends and upbringing in that small town in North East Louisiana. But I know that I have a greater purpose. I know that I have gifts that the world needs. I am going to continue to explore, to learn, to grow and enjoy this journey that we call life.Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
What sets me apart from others is that I am Jeralyn. I am a one of one. There is no one else like me. I am most excited about my new outlook on life. I know that I have the power and the ability to do anything. I can be whatever I desire to be. I can have what I say. There is power in self when you see life that way. I have gotten to where I am today by trial and error. There is not a perfect way to attack life. There is no right or wrong way to do this thing. The most important thing is to keep trying and never stop. There are no failures or mistakes in life only lessons. Learn the lesson and continue to move forward. No my life has not been easy. Not at all actually I have definitely had my fair share of challenges. But I would not be the person I am today without those things. It’s all perspective, it all made me stronger and I am forever grateful for it. I want the world to know that I am here and I am coming for everything that I want. Seriously though, I want to have a positive impact on the world and every person I come in contact with. I speak that daily.Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I am actually a homebody but I do enjoy having a good time. I would take them to this nice spot I recently enjoyed called Harry’s Restaurant for breakfast. We would go to Memorial Park. I love going for walks in the park and just being outside in nature. We could also go to one of the awesome museums downtown. For lunch we could walk to this cool spot I enjoy called Taco Bodega. For night life fun we could attend one of the many lounges that Houston has to offer and enjoy live music.Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I think we can all admit that 2020 was a very interesting year to say the least. It definitely proved it’s fair share of challenges. But the greatest thing that was birthed out of 2020 was my personal growth. With things being on “Lock Down” it provided me with the opportunity to read a lot of books that really provided a tremendous about of growth mentality, spiritually, emotionally and physically. Some of my favorites were “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” by Deepak Chopra, “The Power of the Subconscious Mind” by Joseph Murphy, “All About Love” by Bell Hooks, “Oneness” by Rasha, “Becoming Supernatural” by Joe Dispenza, “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coehlo and I am currently reading “Scared Woman” by Queen Afua. I really enjoy reading and learning néw outlooks on life. My family and my friends are my everything I literally do not know we’re I would be without them. My support system is amazing. The person that deserves the most credit in my story is my daughter Jurnee Dior. She is my motivation, inspiration and all things good in this world. I left everything in Louisiana, choose myself and literally moved to Houston with nothing because of her. I did that because she deserves to see, have and have access to the best in life. She deserves the world. I am so thankful that she choose me to be her mother. I am thankful that God is allowing us to teach and learn from one another. You are a true blessing Jurnee and your mommy is so thankful for you.
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