Ashley writes: "I am from La Marque, TX and I am 27 years old. I always found writing to be very therapeutic and a good way to express myself. I earned a BA from Lamar University and Master's in Public Administration. I'm the founder and Executive director of The Baby Stewart Foundation. I have been married for almost a year and I enjoy being a wife."
Tamela sprung out of bed and looked at the clock on her bedroom wall. “Oh my gosh!” Its 8:30!”
scheduled to be at work for 9 a.m. on the other side of town. Today was a big
day for her. She was selected to present a presentation to high profile investors
to promote her company.
her alarm clock was never set and she needed the extra time to practice her
presentation before leaving for the office. She was a nervous wreck!
Tamela ran into the bathroom, splashed herself with water, and brushed her teeth. She patted down her curly locks and put a headband on. Luckily, her suit was pressed the night before. She grabbed her suitcase, a bagel, and a bottle of water and headed out the door.
the material she planned on discussing for her presentation while driving to
work. All of a sudden, it started to rain and traffic was at a standstill.
praying, “Please God, get me through this day.” Her office already left her
three voicemails and when she tried to return their phone calls, her cell phone
battery fell below 10%. It was 9:20 when Tamela made it to work. She rushed out
the car and grabbed her suitcase and laptop bag.
The rain began to
pour harder and Tamela did not have an umbrella. Before Tamela could make it
halfway through the parking lot, her suitcase fell and all of her documents for
her presentation were now soaked. She bit her lip and one small tear rolled
down her cheek. All she could think of was her 5 year career with the company
suddenly coming to an end.
She picked up her
documents and placed them in the recycling bin. When Tamela entered the
building, she said quick hellos to her coworkers and went to the women’s
restroom. Her curly locks were drenched and her suit was ruined. She dried
herself off and went to her boss’s office. To her surprise, her boss was not
there. The secretary informed Tamela that her boss was on his way and the
investors’ flight got delayed.
She went into her
office and a suit was draped over her desk and the documents needed for the
presentation. Tamela smiled and looked above. “Thank you, God,” she whispered.
She went over her
presentation aloud with confidence and changed her attire. An hour and thirty
minutes later, her boss and the investors arrived. Tamela still heard the rainstorm
outside and the lights in the building began to flicker.
Her boss called
her office phone and said, “Tamela, we are ready to begin the presentation.”
Tamela strutted down to the boardroom and gave the best presentation! Her boss was so impressed by her performance that he offered her a promotion and a raise. When Tamela headed out the office for the day, her coworkers congratulated her. She stepped outside and the grey clouds went away suddenly. The sun shined so brightly. Tamela’s day turned around.
(© 2015 Ashley Gooden-Stewart – All rights reserved. Written material may not be duplicated without permission.)