I am excited to announce that Becoming by Michelle Obama is Purpose in Pumps book club read for the month of January! I am certain that the women in our community are going to walk away both stronger and wiser after learning more about her life.

As I stood in line, trying not to read the memoir from beginning to end, I finally took note of the cover. And while I have not yet read the book, similar to my novel Inevitable, the title and cover are both meaningful and powerful. Of course, everyone’s interpretation will be different but I found the title to be simplistic, yet compelling! Let me explain. On the cover radiates former FLOTUS, Michelle Obama. To achieve such a distinct role says a lot about her and her purpose. I’m sure she faced many challenges, along the way, but nevertheless she persevered. This is because Michelle understands that life is not only about discovering yourself, but creating yourself. You are responsible for who you ultimately become.

Notice that the title of the book is Becoming. The Webster dictionary defines the word “becoming” as: any change involving realization of potentialities, as a movement from the lower level of potentiality to the higher level of actuality. Going to the highest levels in your life should be an ongoing process.

I briefly thought about the progression I’ve made over the years. I can honestly say that I am PROUD of the woman I am becoming! I am a work in progress who strives towards excellence. And I look forward to being introduced to my future self! I challenge you to do the same.

Once you understand that you control your narrative, it becomes easier to write. Are you proud of the woman you are becoming?

As I consistently strive to embody excellence, I understand the value of garnering wisdom and direction from celebrated leaders who have come before me. I desire for people to use my life as a blueprint to hopefully enable them to understand the power they possess to create effectual change. I am an Educator, Author, Speaker, and Visionary. Please Follow:@iamdrfoley ​

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