July 18th would have been my brother’s twenty-ninth birthday; what should be a day of joy and celebration has become one of the saddest days of the year. As it grows closer, I can’t help but feel … distraught. With each passing day, I feel as if I become weak. Maybe it’s because I can’t … Continue reading Celebrations Amongst Grief
In keeping with the “things we shouldn’t discuss, but I’m here for it” category, I wanted to write about intimacy, something some of us fear … something some of us embrace with open arms. Intimacy - the feeling of being close to one another, to share a moment, or create ones that will last a … Continue reading NAKED.
There’s this pressure that seems to be lingering over women who are almost 30 and haven’t yet had children. I’m one of them, and to be honest, I want children but I am in NO hurry to have them. Does that make me a bad person? No, it just means that “Aunty Lana” is my … Continue reading Aunts Need Love, Too.
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 … Continue reading THE Talk.
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