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 … Continue reading Chapter 29: A journey not yet written
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 … Continue reading I’m good love, enjoy.
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
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)