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