Cherisse Atwater, Blog Writer

After my daughter left home to go into the military, I was filled with tremendous emotion. Many of those emotions, I didn’t want to feel!!! I started off with happy feelings which quickly changed to anxiety…anxiety turned into heartache…heartache evolved into grief. I once daydreamed of the freedom I would have after my children began leaving the house for adulthood. I didn’t imagine that this FREEDOM would ambush me with a load of lessons I hadn’t prepared for.

Each day I struggled to make peace for myself. I looked toward family, friends, and my students for comfort. I was in a brawl with myself and begin playing the VICTIM role. As I searched for answers, I became enraged and muddled as I begin to confess to myself that I wasn’t living happily ever after with the person I turned out to be.

Until one day…I decided to become a VICTOR!!!

I discovered that what I needed was to create my own winning moves!

My desire is that this Blog will help YOU find winning moves. Moves that will inspire you to be better and do better!

So what’s your next move?

Cherisse Atwater

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  1. Hi Cherisse,
    I enjoyed reading your blog. Often times a person does not even realize that they are playing the victim role until, like myself, they are reading it in black and white in front of their face. Thank you for sharing your experience and helping me to make my first move with starting my business that until now I only dreamed of. Thanks!!


  2. Hi CP!!!

    You are my first reply!!! Thank you for sharing your next move!

    Like you, I didn’t think I was playing the victim role. When I would hear the word victim, I thought of someone who walks around pointing their finger at the world for their issues. I’ve discovered that playing the victim role can also mean having a “poor-me” attitude and having the feelings of wanting to be “rescued”. I made a decision to get my mind right (attitude) and create my own winning moves (VICTOR). Boy what a sense of freedom I now have!!!

    It’s wonderful to hear about you starting your business. Out of all the businesses I’ve started, Moves2Inspire is second to none! I wish you many blessings on your new journey. Oh and please continue to share your winning moves 🙂

    Passionately Inspired,

  3. Hi Charisse
    I must admit you sent out an Moves2inspire email and it hit me like a brick and woke me up. You made several comments that hit home reference women taking care of ourselves and being accountable to ourselves, not having to be motivated by our feelings, but loving ourselves and becoming victorious because we employ our “Willpower” no more excuses we must inspire to be awesome,beautiful, strong, courageous and flawless. You are truly a blessing which I needed at this time in my life. Thank you so much; as young people say you keep it “one hundredth” much love and respect!!!!

  4. Hi Elana!

    Yes I believe motivation is conditional. Motivation is contingent upon how we are feeling at the time. For example, when we feel good, we are excited about taking that Zumba class. When we are tired we surrender ourselves to the sofa! This is why I encourage my students to have willpower. When you have willpower you will go to that Zumba class whether you feel good or tired. You make yourself push through it. With willpower comes accountability. Now that you have awakened 🙂 I’m looking forward to hearing about your next move!

    Passionately Inspired,

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