It’s About the Journey

There it was.  Though I knew the time was approaching, it was so surreal seeing my name on that sheet of paper.  In that moment it really clicked that I was far from my beginning, the end was closer than I accounted for, but most importantly, I had survived everything in the middle… |It’s About…

What Did I Say?

Transparent moment: I’ve had some trepidation about blogging this week. I feel as if I have hit some kind of rough patch or something.  When my life was in shambles, when I was picking myself up off the ground, when I was climbing from the bottom, and when I was encouraging others when I really…

A Gentle Reminder

Preface: Today’s blog might be a little boring to some.  This is isn’t comical or uncomfortably vulnerable.  I’m merely sharing with the hopes to give you the boost to keep pushing forward. “This is so embarrassing,” I thought to myself as I set in my glass encased office with tears trickling from my eyes.  I…

It’s Time

Preface: Let me begin by thanking anyone who had the courage to read my post last week.  It was heavy and uncomfortable, and being vulnerable like that literally made me sick.  This week’s post will be different from the last. | It’s Time| She stared out of her office window to the courtyard ahead of…

Believing and Becoming

It was so ironic.  She stood in front of the bathroom mirror, forced to look at herself.  In that same mirror, she was forced to see herself too.  She couldn’t stand what she saw…it just wasn’t enough.  With tears streaming down her face and red marker in hand, she began to write.  Every word unbelievable…

Today

For the forth time within seven days, I opened my Google search engine and typed, “Apartments for rent near Chesapeake.”  For the next 35 minutes I immersed myself in washer and dryer hook-ups, carpet vs. hardwood, whether or not the kitchen had a pantry, square footage, and walk-in closets.  I had, once again, began obsessing…

Growth Check: Oooo, You Tried It!

It’s not that I didn’t know what to say in response to her; baby, I have an excellent way with words.  I even remember how to meticulously place a few four-letter words in there.  Today just wasn’t the day for that kind of victory.  As a matter of fact, I didn’t even feel like getting her back.   I simply decided…

A Peace of 30: The Turning Point

With every step closer to 30, I felt different.  I knew I had been undergoing transformations, but this felt like more than self-discovery, and it wasn’t like some of the transitions from before.  It was like the quiet whisper of wind right after the storm.  It felt like the slowing of the Merry-Go-Round…just enough exhilaration…

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…