Timing is Everything

“Being a light in darkness sometimes means that the parts of me that I’d rather hide are illuminated too.”  Each week, I share a bit of my truth, peel back a layer, and allow you access to another piece of me.  Today I will do the same.  I’ll admit, I am a bit nervous because…

Because I Said So

I am going to just go ahead a lay all of my cards on the table, be real with you, “Keep it 100 (pronounced one hunnnet),” as the young people say.  “These are my confessions…” (lol) I didn’t feel like blogging today. Let us begin. | Because I Said So | There is probably one…

Checking In: Dear Strong Friend

Once again, we are shook by the blow of suicide.  It is all over the news, flooding our social media news feeds, and now the talk of the town.  But for some of us, the news of another celebrity loss to the hands of suicide pales in comparison to the news of a loved one…

Chosen

Today I am going to allow you into a very private space with very fragile thoughts.  Today I am sharing my heart with you.  Please be gentle. | Chosen | Growing up, I had my wrestles with low self-esteem.  It seemed like in every way imaginable, I was different.  As I grew from adolescence into…

I Am No Longer Responsible

“I will no longer pour into a cup with a hole in the bottom!”  I frustratingly made that bold declaration after at least 30 minutes of giving some of my best advice to someone who was determined not to hear me.  I thought to myself, “Why should I keep giving the best of me from…

Broken Pieces

“You’re a survivor! Look at the hand life dealt you, and look at what you’re doing with it. You’re still in the game, girl! Things may be hard, but you’re making it on broken pieces.” I boldly declared that to my mirror’s reflection as mascara-stained tears streamed down my cheeks and rolled down to my…

Finish.

This will be the final post of a series of three posts called, “Start. Don’t Stop. Finish.”  If you didn’t read Start. or Don’t Stop., I think you should start there and don’t stop until you’ve finished them both.  (Can that corny joke work for two posts in a row?) |Finish. | I will begin…

Don’t Stop.

This will be part two of a series of three posts called, “Start. Don’t Stop. Finish.”  If you didn’t read last week’s post Start., then I think you should start there.  (You see what I did just then?  *smirk*) | Don’t Stop. | I am so ready for this to be over.  I miss my…

Start.

This will be part one of a series of three posts called, “Start. Don’t Stop. Finish.” | Start. | Me: “Hi!  My name is Christen…” Y’all: “Hi, Christen!” Me: “…and I am a procrastinator.” Y’all, it’s TERRIBLE! I have found that I work best in crunch time, and that has now become my crutch.  Truthfully,…

Sustain.

I wasn’t going to share today. As a matter of fact, this is now my fourth time starting from scratch. Each week, I share with you all from a vulnerable place…I share my real life. Truthfully speaking, I didn’t want to be vulnerable this week so I wasn’t going to post at all. “Sharing my…