What I’ve Learned About LOVE…so far

With Valentine’s Day just a week behind us and my one-year anniversary approaching, I’ve got love on the brain (Rihanna Voice). For me love was always this movie like thing, butterflies in the stomach, take my breath away feeling. And it was also my healer. The dopamine rush that came from a romantic relationship isContinue reading “What I’ve Learned About LOVE…so far”

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”

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”

Mommy, Can I Live With You?

It seems that this year has been a series of difficult decisions. I may have stuttered in my steps but ultimately I always had the courage to do what was/is best for me. Some how in all the mess of it, I feel like I’m getting back to me. Not that I want to beContinue reading “Mommy, Can I Live With You?”