Everything has it’s own time…that is awful hard to accept but doesn’t make it any less true…I knew this a long time ago…I married a man who was in the Army and large part of that meant travelling, so I knew that regardless of the type of career I had, that when it was time to move, it was time…I saw many women who refused, they were going to stay put, the career was most important…to that I said, to each her own…I had actively decided that if I were going to be married, I was going to be with the person I was married to, wherever that took us…didn’t feel like a compromise to me…seemed like what I had said ‘I do for…
However, I didn’t allow that to stop me from charting my own course, I had several careers, some fun and frivolous, others serious and upwardly mobile and a couple somewhere in between…I simply decided that wherever I went I would make it work for me, get more education, reinvent myself, update my skills whatever it took…but my primary goal was to keep my family intact…
When my man retired almost eleven years ago, I was hired as a legal assistant of sorts, was a ‘good’ stable job that grew into a GREAT job with major pay increases…largely because of all that honing my skills over the years and being able to do whatever I needed to do to move up…and it also meant having a man who I had supported, support me…our youngest son was almost fourteen at the time and daddy decided he would handle all that meant and thanks to God for that…
Then one day I decided I was going to live out my dreams and write books…it was going to be something I had planned to do when I retired, but after losing my mama, three aunts, an uncle, a stepdad and a godmother in five years I knew how short life was and that there was no time like the present…my son had become an adult, my job was going well and my man and I were as solid as THE ROCK…so I started writing…even decided to become a publisher…and here I am four years and three months later and am one week away from publishing my ninth book…God is so awesome…now don’t think for a minute this thing has been as smooth as silk..it has not..
However, one of the reasons it works is because of prioritizing…deciding for me what was most important…my marriage, my kids, my dreams…because what I knew for sure is that if I took care of my business…God would take care of me and He has…over and over again…allowing me to write books that people actually spend money to purchase, allowing me to say things that people actually listen to and chastising me when I misstep…yanking me back in line when I get beside myself…had a lot of yanking with this last book…almost yanked it out of my hands…but here it is and here I am…grateful as a woman can be, because I have learned that all things come in time, God’s time and not mine…
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Angelia Vernon Menchan
Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published eighteen books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than forty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan
Menchan has also published the work of seven other authors to date and has several publishing projects upcoming in 2013 to include a children's book, Little Wing by biologist, Erin Gawera, Honorable Menchan Poets 2013 by Dictator, Genesis and Creammy Mocha and a breast cancer memoir by Lena Jordan.
She is becoming a sought after speaker for young women audiences because she speaks honestly, straight and open to the issues that plague them such as teen pregnancy, the importance of education and making life impacting choices.
Kim Floyd of Real Mommies Read, a part of the Spartanburg Public Library says:
Angelia's ability to help our teen moms see themselves as she did was a special gift. She instilled within them a desire to make better choices, take control of their bodies and their lives. They realized their pasts didn't have to determine their futures. Angelia let them know their worth.
Mrs. Menchan is available for speaking engagements; book signings and discussions. She resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and graphic designer, Maurice Menchan
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679