I can’t lie, after a stressful week I feel … defeated - like I gave up and, somehow, the week won. I know, it sounds like overly complicated and drawn out, but that’s how I am at times, it’s what makes me … Alana. This morning, as I sit here reflecting on … Continue reading Soul Care Sunday
I’ve always, “felt some type of way” about my looks. I mean, I’m not perfect … my skin isn’t always clear, some days I’m sure I look crazy, and some days I know I look damn good. There has always been this pressure to be thin, to be beautiful 24/7, yet in the world that … Continue reading Unpretty.
Lately I’ve been feeling ... doubtful. Don’t get me wrong, I’m human and it’s completely natural. I can’t ever really find a specific reason as to why I feel the way I do, sometimes I find myself thinking about all of the, “what if’s,” instead of sitting back and letting God take care of it … Continue reading You’re Doing Amazing, Sweetie.
Sometimes I struggle … not with the idea of being perfect, but wanting to make sure that everything I do is perfect. To be honest I believe that since we are our harshest critics, it’s a natural instinct that won’t seem to fade away. Instead, my focus has been to “live my best life” in … Continue reading The year of brave
Fat - that's what they call me, and you know what? No, it’s never been okay. You see, our perception of beauty has been tainted. At least, my perception was for a very long time. Growing up, I idolized those around me who were skinny and beautiful, wondering why I hadn't … Continue reading Shameless
I’ve always been a person who plays things safe; I wake up two hours early for work (well, I also spend an hour listening to music), I leave at least 45 minutes before I have to be there, just in case there may be traffic - let alone the fact that I used to arrive … Continue reading Pack Light
Sometimes our harshest critics are staring back at us when we look in the mirror; others are the ones we call our friends, or perhaps family. Too often, we are raised with the assumption that our family only wants the best for us, even if their words are less than pleasant. The problem, you see, … Continue reading A Note on Being Selfish (Because, life)