Failing to Succeed

“If you do not want to keep starting over, then stop giving up,” she said. My body moved, but my mind froze as she urged us to start jogging. I warmed up; thoughts still halted, I tried to capture this moment. I wanted to take a snapshot of this feeling. I wanted to be ableContinue reading “Failing to Succeed”

A Talk With A Friend

“Looking at a glass that reflects back an image of myself, I talk to a friend She tells me you can’t fit my Nikes, my pain is too big Your toes couldn’t touch the soles, my pain is too deep” Those are words I wrote 10 years ago; the start to my first spoken wordContinue reading “A Talk With A Friend”

Cold Stone after Sushi?

I can’t wait to get to the other side. I want to go through all this learning stuff and come out a better version of myself already! But I have to remember that life isn’t about rushing through the moments; it’s about living every moment, whether those moments are good or bad. I started thisContinue reading “Cold Stone after Sushi?”

It’s Right There

I’m in the kitchen, above the sink, washing my hands and I turn around to reach for the paper towel. But I saw none in the usual place, I assumed there was none left. Thoughts began to fill my head, “I hate when we run out.” Now I’m walking feverishly throughout the house looking forContinue reading “It’s Right There”

Don’t Worry About a Thing

Bob Marley famously sang, “Don’t worry about a thing, because every little thing is gonna be alright.” I can picture him now; guitar in hand, locs flowing, the sun beating down on his face as he thought about those words. They are simple but difficult to master. I think we all have this incessant needContinue reading “Don’t Worry About a Thing”

Are you upset or just hungry?

A couple nights ago, I snapped on my two best friends. I don’t think I hung up technically, I did say bye but it was not a good bye, pun intended. They FaceTimed me, which seems to be the only way we communicate with each other these days. Even though they now live together, I’mContinue reading “Are you upset or just hungry?”

New Year, New Me?

  “New year, New me” yea right, you said that last year and the year before. I’m not pointing fingers because I’m guilty of it too. We get focused, super motivated to tackle something, particularly around the New Year, then months go by and these things fall to wayside. Then we beat ourselves up forContinue reading “New Year, New Me?”

Fight or Flight

I pride myself on being an open book, believing that my story will be an inspiration to others. But at times my transparency is met with unwanted questions and unsolicited advice. When I feel my truth will be ridiculed, I run. I enter my zone usually taking a step back from those around me, unlessContinue reading “Fight or Flight”