I remember the first time I met Shanté. 😊Funny enough, she was the last person I wanted to get to know then...
It was in college, and we ended up in the same Government & Politics class. I had just moved to the UK to live with my mum, and had only joined college a few months earlier. I was shy and very reserved; I preferred to listen and learn from everyone else in class, while she always seemed to have something to say. I guess I was so turned off by the idea of getting to know her because she was so out there - something I was trying very hard not to be.
So when she suggested that we hang out one summer evening, I was the most surprised when I responded by saying, "Yes, I'd love to!"