About

Cocktails With Cousins is an ongoing conversation between two opposite lifestyles, on current events and overcoming obstacles. It is a journey of support and a positive way to acknowledge limitations while still striving for success.

Delonte:

My goal in life has always been to be happy and only do things that make me happy. There have been many steps backwards but those steps make me who I am today and who I aspire to be tomorrow. I’ve been all over the USA trying to find myself and what I do best in life. Going west to find peace, south to party like a rock star, just to end up home starting from scratch and making life work for me and my future. For the last couple years I have been focusing on my future and how I want my life to go. Plenty of roadblocks have punched me in the face. With the ongoing advice and venting to friends and family I am still standing, drinking wine on the daily, and trying to piece it all together. This platform is for me to share what I know and to expand my journey to better myself in a way I always been to shy to explore.

Veronica:

I’m almost 30 and I think its about time for me to get my life together. I have a few SMART goals that I think will help me to achieve my life’s mission of being good mom, a good friend, and good neighbor. This year I want to work on managing my debt, work towards my master’s, and engage in more activities I deem worthy of being a strong feminist role model. I struggle with these from a motivation and worthiness standpoint. As a survivor of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, & postpartum depression, I see myself often as a victim incapable of establishing meaningful control over my life. I am a veteran and I remember feeling strong, like I was on a powerful journey to reclaim my life. But wall after wall blocked my journey and I didn’t have the support I needed to give me a boost over each seemingly impossible barrier. This is why I wanted to start this podcast with Delonte. I needed someone actively working towards their own goals who could help me identify stepping stones to enable the climb over my walls. Someone who could hold me accountable and I also wanted to have a little fun doing it!

 

Cheers to your own success, finding your own worth, and reclaiming your own strength!

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