Recovering from Coronavirus hasn’t been easy. It’s been a lot of tears, stress, and prayer … I was honestly terrified. I think so many people have their misconceptions about the virus, and they don’t really assume it’s as bad as people make it out to be. In fact, the number of people who believe this … Continue reading AFTERMATH, PART 2.
I think I wrote this a million times. In my mind, I kept thinking that nothing less than perfection would even be remotely acceptable; but as of late, I’m learning that pushing myself too hard has serious consequences. February 24th was one of the scariest days of my life, and I wish I could say … Continue reading Changes
I’ve been trying to imagine what this moment would feel like: celebrating my 30th birthday. Would I see the world differently? Would I appear ….older? And yet, as I sit here and write this at 1:00 AM (on my birthday), I feel no different than before. I’m embracing this year of change with welcome arms … Continue reading Year 30.
Social media is cool … but let’s be real, it’s reckless as fuck. All it takes is one post, just one for somebody to take it and run with it. I could sit here and say, “I don’t like bananas,” but to somebody else they read, “I don’t like bananas, oranges, apples, and then some.” … Continue reading Say Hello to the Bad Guy (A disclaimer on social media)
So look right, I haven’t always had a “bad” attitude, but I guess one too many issues in life lead me down this path of the “angry black woman” people so desperately want us to be. Don’t get me wrong, I am a really kind person, but when you constantly mistake my kindness for a … Continue reading The Adjustment
It’s been almost three years since I heard your voice, and the very thought it brings so much joy into my life. Today, we celebrate you … not because you’re gone and we want to cherish your memory, but for the many special memories you created in all of our lives. You came … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Ju!
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