THE talk.

We need to have the talk … not the talk, but about something that is so common in today’s society: depression.  Maybe it’s because it’s one of those touchy subjects nobody likes to get into, we ignore it.  Quite frankly, that’s the problem. Some of us are raised with the assumption that if we don’t [...]

You’re doing amazing, sweetie.

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 [...]

Chapter 29: A journey not yet written

I thank God for many blessings he has so delicately placed in my life, and today, I thank him even more for letting me see my 29th birthday.  Another year of craziness, another year of change … another revolution around the sun. To say I feel blessed is an understatement, because there were so many [...]

I’m good love, enjoy.

I wear a plethora of hats; I’m an aunt … a sister, a daughter, a babysitter, a friend, a confidant,  a full-time employee … a writer, a dreamer and everything in between. At night, when I take off all those hats, I am simply, “Alana.” Sometimes, I get so caught up in taking care of [...]