Why Does my Silence Offend You?

Of the many things that can be threatening who would’ve thought that being quiet would be one. Why is it that black women are not allowed to be introverted at work? Apparently, being quiet can only mean one of four things: something is wrong, you’re miserable, unhappy, or get this- it’s intimidating. The problem isContinue reading “Why Does my Silence Offend You?”

Puzzle Therapy for the Anxious

When I feel overwhelmed I tend to drop everything. Calls and texts go unanswered, messages get missed, social media gets parked and I go silent. I do that in an attempt to regain structure and grab ahold of life and as a result, I “fall behind.” This past weekend I was sitting on the couchContinue reading “Puzzle Therapy for the Anxious”

CARCHELLA

DJ Envy’s, Carchella was a GREAT TIME! 10/10 I highly recommend. Now, I know what you’re thinking, you’re not even into cars, and you know what.. you’re absolutely right. However, it turns out I turned into a kid in a candy store. Isn’t it just like life to teach you a lesson in something asContinue reading “CARCHELLA”

Actively Overcoming

Shame. Withdrawn. Suicidal Ideation. Depression. Tears. Fear. Hopelessness. Negative Self Image. Failure. Trapped. Worthless. Withdrawn. Complacent. Thank God I don’t look like what I’ve been through. In this picture, you see someone ACTIVELY overcoming. You see someone who’s trying to choose daily to transform her thoughts into focusing on the positive (because there are many).Continue reading “Actively Overcoming”

I’m Ready to Walk Down the Aisle

The day is coming where I will pack all I need for my new destination. A few days after I will get all dolled up and then stand in anticipation, waiting for everyone else to walk down the aisle, prepping the route for me. Just as everyone’s seated, I will beam with pride as IContinue reading “I’m Ready to Walk Down the Aisle”

Cicely Tyson: Just As I Am

I like to put together a book anticipation list. It’s a list of compiled books I plan to read that are dropping in the future. Cicely Tyson’s, Just As I Am was at the top of that list this year. I knew the publish date, and when it finally came, I was E X CContinue reading “Cicely Tyson: Just As I Am”

Write the Vision & Make it Plain

2021 was my first year creating a Vision Board at the beginning of the year. Last year I was flipping through magazines in August in my friend’s Atlanta living room. I had no idea what I wanted to accomplish, but I did find images that grabbed my attention. I also made the mistake of labelingContinue reading “Write the Vision & Make it Plain”

On Today’s Episode of Kids Say the Darndest Things: The MLK Day Fiasco

After work, I went over to my sister’s house to give my nephews a little ice cream party. Since they were at their grandparents’ I hadn’t seen them in a while. As always, I missed them dearly, so when they blew my phone up while I was at work, I knew they were back home.Continue reading “On Today’s Episode of Kids Say the Darndest Things: The MLK Day Fiasco”

5 Lessons Learned from a Jam-packed Weekend

This weekend I had a full schedule from hanging out with my co-workers, celebrating my college-roommate turned great friend’s birthday, to attending a virtual event; This weekend was far from what the norm has been as far as weekends go. I was thrilled to have a lineup of events to attend, so much so thatContinue reading “5 Lessons Learned from a Jam-packed Weekend”

Stop! Natural Hair Is Not Unprofessional

It upsets me that people don’t understand how much hair is a part of our identity. Growing up I knew that we had to get our hair permed or hot combed to get it as straight as possible to match the beauty standard. Apparently, with our hair straightened it was manageable and neat. Over timeContinue reading “Stop! Natural Hair Is Not Unprofessional”