The Grief of Growth

I scrolled through the photos in my phone looking for one specific picture when I saw a picture of us.  We had smirks on our face, and I swear I could remember the exact joke that was cracked just before I snapped our selfie.  That was our way though: laughing uncontrollably and taking pictures…even if…

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…

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…

Journey to 30: Fret Not

“Turning 30 changes your life,” they said.  “A major shift happens when you turn 30,” I was told.  “You really start to figure out who you are when you turn 30,” I heard.  And it has all been true. Last week, with my blog “Journey to 30: Who Am I?,” I shared one of my…

Journey to 30: Who Am I?

“Turning 30 changes your life,” they said. “A major shift happens when you turn 30,” I was told. “You really start to figure out who you are when you turn 30,” I heard. And it has all been true. Last week, with my blog “Journey to 30: Don’t Get Stuck,” I began sharing with you…

Journey to 30: Don’t Get Stuck

“Turning 30 changes your life,” they said. “A major shift happens when you turn 30,” I was told. “You really start to figure out who you are when you turn 30,” I heard. And it has all been true. In this blog and the next few leading up to my 30th birthday, I will share…

Forgiveness: A Different Perspective

I went back and forth with what to share with you all today.  I’ll admit that I was just going to piece together a feel-good story that would help me meet the “Thoughtful Thursday” mark, but that’s not me.  I always want to give you something directly from my heart in the hopes that I…

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…