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I’ve been going through a lot of changes in the last few weeks.  Many of which have kept me from writing this blog as much as I would like.  But I’ve been doing the best I can to go with the flow and learn from what is coming my way.  In the process I’ve seen things about my personality and emotional self that I’ve never caught glimpse of before.   Needless to say it could use a little work…

And I’m paying attention.   In this process I’ve been having moments of glee followed by bursting into tears.   All of which is exhausting but I’m determined to continue the growth.


I’m not sure if all the talk about Gen. Stanley McChrystal, got me thinking I about enlisting in the army…but I woke up this morning with military words tosslin’ through my mind.   So I jotted it down to share.  




I feel like I’ve gone through battle

Wounded but matured

Facing danger

Testing courage

Risking carefully

While my vulnerabilities are exposed


I see myself

I wonder

Is this my soul?



A mask anew?


Questioning makes me uncomfortable

Because it’s unfamiliar terrain I’m marching through

As I continue to tread quietly, I’m holding my breath

As if making a sound will awake the enemy


But there are no opponents in this war

My only weapon is faith

I’ve been assigned to pull the trigger

My mission

To know I’ve already won



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  • Comments Off on Crowning A Queen: Mobile Mogul

There are so many amazing women and girls who are doing great things. So each month, I’m giving props to ladies who are making it happen.

This month our queen is Amira Jackmon, owner of Get Jerked!, a mobile Caribbean inspired food truck.   Read about her love of food and entrepreneurship… 

                                                                                                                       Amira Jackmon was born and raised in California.  She attended Yale University and obtained a B.A. in Psychology.  She then went to Stanford Law School and practiced law in San Francisco for about seven years.  She always had a love of food but could have never imagined herself a chef.  However, a number of things occurred which led her to making food a central part of her life.

She decided to take a different course in her career and in February 2010 launched Get Jerked! – the Culinary Culture Clash on Wheels- a food truck that serves Caribbean inspired street food like tacos, sandwiches, burritos and burgers.   The food truck can be found at street fairs, bars/lounges, parks and is also available for catering in the San Francisco Bay area.  She recently hosted their first large scale event, a 1,000 person party at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California, where Get Jerked! was invited to be the sole hot food vendor.  In addition, to her busy schedule as an entrepreneur, Amira has a part time law practice and is the proud mother of a three year old son.

When asked what advice she would give to teen girls and young women about accomplishing their dreams Amira suggests, “To thine own self be true.”  “Listen to advice and counsel from others but, in the end, only you know what is best for you.  Stand by the choices that you make, even when your choices may not seem like the acceptable thing to do.  Then, if you need to, don’t be afraid to change gears and do something else.”

Amira is an inspiration to me because she has such a go getter attitude.      I’m a bit of a food snob and will never give applause to a restaurant when it’s not due.  All I can say about Get Jerked! is I want more…The food is fresh, the spices are out of this world and it’s like nothing you have tasted before.  

To learn more about Amira, Get Jerked! and her delicious treats, check out facebook and twitter@getjerked (, coming soon)

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