On Wednesday’s we highlightHER 👑
This week we are highlighting the beautiful soul, Shawnee’ Walker. She is a mother and author who was nominated by other women for inspiring through her children’s books and her caring and loving energy. Shawnee’ lets us in on what she has learned following her dreams and loving herself. She represents Kindness, Dedication and Love! Thank you for sharing a piece of yourself with us. THERE SHE GO!
Who is Shawnee’ Walker?
“I am a mother, author and advocate.”
What are some of your best qualities?
“Two of my best qualities would be determination and optimistic. Determination because I set goals in everything I do, and I try my hardest to work diligently to achieve them. Optimistic because I think it’s important to find the light in any dark situation, and focus on the positive rather than the negative.”
What has your journey of self love been like and what advice do you have for other women on their journey?
“My journey to self love has been bitter sweet. Learning to love myself has been a process and it still is. For the last year I have made it my mission to evolve into the best woman I can be, and I work at it daily. Advice I have for women who are trying to find and love themselves, is to have accountability and do the work. Dig deep and tackle all the issues you have from the petty issues all the way to the really ugly toxic issues. Learn to love yourself for who you are from the inside out, once you master that then you will be able to love others genuinely and in a healthy way.”
You are an author of Children’s Books. How did you find your passion and what do writing these books mean to you?
“I was inspired by my son to write my first children’s book Milo’s Day at School. My son has epilepsy and I saw a need to spread awareness and educate children in the community on epilepsy, so I wrote a children’s book called Milo’s Day at School. It started out as just a passion project but when I finally published it, I receive pretty good feedback so I turned it into a series with my second children’s book titled Milo’s Cool New Glasses.”
What was the hardest obstacle you had to overcome in pursuing your dreams and how did you do it?
“The hardest obstacle I had to overcome was self doubt and judgement of others. I would ask myself if I was good enough and if could really write and self publish a book on my own. It was very hard in the beginning, because I didn’t know where to start. I did a lot of research, but there were plenty of days where I just wanted to give up but I had a purpose to fulfill.”
How has becoming an author changed you and your life?
“Becoming an author has changed my life because I realized that whatever I set my mind to I can do it without a doubt. It’s also a great feeling to know that something I created will always be out there to inspire, motivate and encourage others.”
What means the most to you in life?
“What matters most to me in life is peace and gratitude. Without peace we are just living in turmoil. It’s important to have gratitude because it helps us to be thankful and positive despite our circumstances.”
How do you balance your life so you don’t forget about yourself?
“I balance self care in my weekly routine by spending time alone even if it’s just an hour here or there, taking myself out to lunch, reading self help books, or doing something enjoyable with family/friends.”
If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be and why?
“If I could change one thing about the world it would be to have a cure for all sickness, and diseases. We only have one life to live and it’s very unfortunate that many people spend it being sick. My hope would be for everyone to be happy and healthy.”
What empowering words can you leave the women of TSG?
“Three empowering words to share with TSG would be align, vision, and purpose. We have to align our goals, with our vision, to fulfill our life’s purpose.”