Self Care is Important

Self Care is Important

It's been a while... I took an unintentional break.  & Life happens... I had to PAUSE and reflect on the reasons why initially I felt compelled to share my life with whomever cares to read this blog. (A LOT.has.happened.since (I'll talk about it in posts to come) BUT---let me just say LIFE has a funny [...]

Dear #Philando

Dear #Philando

Hey Phil, We didn't know each other but I saw you #die.... on July 6, 2016 your life was so abruptly #taken and unlike many #others made into #hashtags it took its toll on me. I watched with #millions of others as #Diamond broadcasted on #Facebook live, your demise.  As you slumped over in the car [...]

I DO…3 years

I DO…3 years

  6.30.2014 (Almost) Every little girl imagines her wedding day... Her dream dress. Her best friends by her side. Her dad walking her down the aisle. Family and Friends. The most amazing food. A day of pampering. The best reception music-dancing. A gorgeous cake. A HONEYMOON in an exotic place. But, for me I didn't [...]

What About Your Friends?

What About Your Friends?

Just recently, I ended a friendship. Yes, I ended it. Why? Because the -ish was TOXIC to my personal mental health and I am too much of a giver. So many times I felt I was giving too much or being used regardless of if that was the intent. She was a great friend to me during [...]

Dear Mama Part 4 of 4

Dear Mama Part 4 of 4

The story: As we boarded the plane 100 thoughts crossed my mind: This would be the first time I had left home-left the state to go live elsewhere. I had always had my comfort zone, my family, my friends, road and routes I had memorize. Almost 30 years of memories and now that would be taken [...]

Dear Mama Part 3 of 4

Dear Mama Part 3 of 4

The Story: I had been in labor for 12 hours. But, It seemed like 12 days. This pregnancy was nothing like my pregnancy with my son. My body went through so much change and moreain. Every day I would wake up it felt like 1000 knives all over my body. -J- had been amazing (the [...]