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In the heart of Tallahassee, on the enchanting evening of March 25, 2023, something truly magical unfolded at 1019 N. Monroe St. The air was filled with excitement and anticipation as attendees gathered for a night of glamour, sophistication, and charitable celebration at the Black Tie Gala.

The Venue: The chosen venue, a gem in Tallahassee, set the stage for an unforgettable night. The address, 1019 N. Monroe St., became a beacon for those seeking an evening of elegance and grandeur. As the doors opened, guests were greeted by a stunning ambiance that promised a night to remember.

Dress to Impress: True to the event's name, the dress code demanded nothing less than black-tie attire. The red carpet witnessed a parade of exquisite gowns, tailored tuxedos, and dazzling accessories. Attendees took the opportunity to showcase their finest attire, turning the venue into a runway of style and sophistication.

Activities and Entertainment: The Black Tie Gala was not just a feast for the eyes; it was a celebration of the arts and philanthropy. The night featured a captivating bazaar, where guests had the chance to explore unique and artisanal creations. From handmade jewelry to bespoke fashion items, the bazaar added an extra layer of charm to the gala.

The evening unfolded with a carefully curated program, featuring live music, dance performances, and captivating speeches. Renowned artists graced the stage, adding a touch of cultural richness to the event. The gala wasn't merely a gathering; it was a symphony of entertainment that resonated with the diverse tastes of the attendees.

Gourmet Delights: No gala night is complete without a culinary journey to delight the taste buds. The event showcased a gastronomic experience that surpassed expectations. Culinary maestros crafted a menu that blended flavors seamlessly, offering a selection of exquisite dishes that complemented the overall opulence of the night.

Philanthropy at the Forefront:

Beyond the glitz and glamour, the Black Tie Gala held a deeper purpose. The event served as a platform for philanthropy, with proceeds benefiting local charities and community initiatives. Attendees had the opportunity to contribute to meaningful causes while enjoying a night of indulgence, creating a powerful synergy of celebration and giving back.

As the clock struck midnight, the Black Tie Gala drew to a close, leaving indelible memories in the hearts of those who attended. The night was more than an event; it was an experience—a testament to the community's ability to come together for a common cause while reveling in the beauty of art, culture, and camaraderie. Until the next gala beckons, the echoes of laughter, music, and the clinking of glasses will linger, a reminder of a night where elegance and philanthropy danced hand in hand.

There are a lot of us that maybe in a situation when we feel that we are stuck into something and we know that we can still do more but feel like my hands were tied to becoming that “Someone”. I myself have been into a situation wherein I feel like I want to do more but I am in a dilemma of what I really want. I had a stable 9-5 job but I am in a position wherein I can feel that I am not in my full potential and growth is just an option. Little did I know that it was just me who suppresses everything to begin with.

Of all the things that came to me, I’m glad that I discovered and was open enough to realize that I needed help and that’s where I had my life coaching session almost a year ago.I never realized that I am living with fear.

All of the realizations took place when I had my life coach. Truly, I can say that it was a life saver. I really thought that everyday for me is fine. I had so many heartaches from my past relationships and frustration of not getting the career that I really wanted, thinking that job stability would always be the basis of a good career and I guess I have to live with it and somehow accept the fact that I’m not good enough to be on that role that I dreamed of. I also think that maybe things will change in the future as I don’t want to blame myself anymore and think that things are not really meant for me. “ If I can’t have it, then maybe it’s time to let go.”

Having a Life coach gave me so much wisdom and enlightenment. The best thing that she has ever taught me was to face my own fear as it has controlled me over the years and now I discovered ways on how to deal with it.

My Life Coach initially gave an assessment about my perception on things and deep dive on what are the things that caused my anxiety. I was able to tell her the things that I wasn’t able to tell anyone, not even to my closest friend. She was able to handle things with full confidentiality, professionalism and respect, without any judgment or whatsoever.

Since I’ve been living with fear for such a long time, I never realize that I have a bunch of excuses and defense mechanisms that seem to act as my pillow to comfort me and just settle for something less than what I deserve.

The coaching technique has helped me open my eyes to a lot of options that I never really thought of. After determining the cause of my fear and anxiety, we started to remove my excuses. Excuses that held my entire life which pushed back all the life I should be living in.

Knowing that I live in fear, my coach also made me realize that I am also living a life full of regrets but chose to conceal it by accepting defeat and using my great wall of defense mechanism and just settle for something less than what I really want.

She gave me a picture of a better mindset. Enduring the pain at the same time enjoying the season of challenges is one of the best things that I remember. With all the techniques and activities within the session, I can say that I am a resolution driven person which is far from what I used to be.

I never really thought that I had let my fear and pain manipulate me and didn't know how to properly convert those painful events as a tool to embrace my inner strength. During the session she points out the importance of not making any excuses and not to settle for anything less.I never really get the value of time the way she points things out. If I knew everything that I had learned from this life mentorship years ago things would be so much different.

I can say that I am still a work in progress. I will not stop until I get the life that I deserve and will continue to progress and grow as an individual and become an inspiration not only to my family but also become a valuable part of my community.

This month is the time for us to celebrate women empowerment. In history March is declared as the National Women’s History Month. In 1987, a Special Presidential Proclamation was issued every year by the 39th U.S President Jimmy Carter to properly recognize the achievement of extraordinary women. Women deserve proper recognition for being a great contributor of development in the community. A Dream Foundations Inc. is an organization that firmly believes in women empowerment as the organization itself is being facilitated by a woman who understands the challenges and limitations of women in the community. Inspired by the situation, the organization strives to bring compassion which brings advocacy of providing appropriate intervention to their day to day challenges. The foundation truly brings women empowerment by being able to bring self worthiness and become an inspiration to fellow women and be brave enough to face their challenges.

This month is a time to give a tribute to women all over the world. For so many years women have proved themselves that they can make their way in providing success and development in the community but despite the progress there are still a lot of women who face discrimination and violence.

Gender equality is a basic human right. There are still some situations in which women are underestimated or limited with their decision making just because they are “so called women”. A dream foundation believes that empowered women can be at their full potential and be able to help a sustainable economy and be beneficial to the community and promote social transformation.

A Dream Foundations Inc. promotes self-reliance and is committed to providing support groups and self development activity which will definitely bring empowerment to one self, to their family and the community. A Dream Foundations Inc. believes that we can be an instrument of change in the community with the help of empowered women.

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