Here I Stand by Dr. Sheika Square

Here I sit in this new house. A house with high vaulted ceilings, mahogany wood floors, and a winding staircase, yet, I sit here in my dream, hurting, broken, and off course. How can I have everything I’ve been working for under my feet, yet still feel battered? Yes the day I moved into this new house, my mother called me out of my name and a few months before that the father of my child decided that child support was asking too much, but I am supposed to be pass my past, right? I am supposed to be “the bigger person that swallows my scars and rejects my pain,” right? I am supposed to be “the strong one?”

So why then do I sit here, with these bleeding floors underneath my feet, feeling like something is breaking…

I have been the amazing mother to my daughter. I have been the best friend to the cold-hearted. I have given love, traveled the world, smiled, laughed, danced…pretended… Maybe these cold floors are the first reminder I have had, that my scars are not all healed. Maybe this silence awakens a reality that screams you are not okay. Maybe for the first time I have the space to feel and what I am feeling for the first time, in forever, is that this is just not okay.

For the first time, complete with scars and a heavy heart I can feel. I can feel pain, unbearable, and tears uncontrollably. For the first time in forever, I have the time, the liberty, and the quiet to see myself. A lifetime was spent tending to the needs of others, whether it was out of fear, lack of self-love, or neglect, time was never spent loving me. For the first time in forever, I will use my tears to mend my wounds and allow this silence to be my peace. I will use this freedom to help me into my healing.


As an Organizational Trainer, Executive Strategist, Author, Professional Speaker, and with over 10 years of experience in Leadership, Administration, & Business, Dr. Sheika Square is one of this generations pioneering leaders and captivating speakers. Along with the knowledge to make solutions and resolutions elucidated, Dr. Sheika Square’s ability to penetrate her audience and move them to action is unparalleled. Her work as a financial consultant and mentor/leader in the fields of Business and Education adds to her ability to disseminate unique messages. Dr. Square has worked with Dillard University’s DUFIT, the Urban League, Dillard University, BREC, STEM NOLA, Louisiana State University, the University of New Orleans, and more… putting her skills as a leader and educator to use. After over a decade in education, finance, and leadership, Dr. Square launched Priority Writing Approach, LLC in an attempt to foster the growth she desperately desires in others. Priority Writing Approach, LLC, opened the doors for IIYKO Creations, L3C, IIYKO Systems, LLC, and IIYKO Love, LLC. Today, with fascinating and enlightening antidotes, when she isn’t spending time with her daughter and doing community outreach, Dr. Sheika Square speaks to groups on topics that offer insight into self and/or organizational maneuvering.


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2018-03-12T10:48:24+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Sheika Square|1 Comment

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  1. Dianna March 12, 2018 at 11:47 am - Reply

    A very moving reminder that just because we seem to have everything we could want we still may not have the one thing we’re all looking for… Happiness. Thanks for sharing!

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