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Doretha Walker, PhD things aboutDoretha Walker Phd

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This year my word is unapologetic. I will not apologize for living my authentic life regardless of how uncomfortable it makes other people. I will not apologize for using my voice, for taking up space, for making space, for returning space to those who lost it, for tearing up space to make new space, for exhaling, for railing at the wind, and for simply saying no.

This quote speaks to me:

“We should cultivate the ability to say no to activities for which we have no time, no talent, and which we have no interest or real concern. If we learn to say no to many things, then we will be able to say yes to the things that matter most.”

-Roy Blauss

My 2018 MANIFESTO

Only give 100% to the yeses that matter to me.

Sleep in when I feel like it

Explain my stuff to people only if I want to

Honor the endings and savor new beginnings

Actively choose my tribe

Stay only when and where I choose

Participate in scholarly research

Learn to love my bicycle (which means ride more)

Meditate often

Seize more opportunities to be fearless

Do more epic crap

Stretch my limitations until they become invisible to me

Laugh more, cry less

Drink more bubbly

Walk away when it is time or maybe even a little bit before

Keep my heart open and available

Continue to share the knowledge

Leave some people behind

Embrace my gray

Age fiercely

Seek and believe the magic

Remain 50+ and fabulous.

 

 

 

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My Bucket List

Go to Egypt
Be in an Olay ad campaign
Swim with dolphins
Produce a television show
Publish a printed book
See Tina Turner in concert and go backstage
Have a regular column in a newspaper or magazine
Own a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes and Louis Vuitton bag

 

A Few of My Favorite Things

Food: fried chicken, cupcakes, and champagne
Color: orange
Ice cream: mint chocolate chip

I’ll bet you didn’t know…

I am allergic to cats and dogs (and maybe horses, pigs, and squirrels)

I hate:

English peas

Bell peppers

Cinnamon
Cooked tomatoes
Cherries