Despite achieving an amazing milestone of earning my master's degree with honors while working full time and being a single mother, I yearned for 2018 to end. It was indeed one of the hardest years of my life. I was pulled mentally, physically, spiritually, and financially. The start of 2018 was a transition period for … Continue reading If Only 2018 was a Dream
This was placed on my heart to write about 3 weeks ago. I kept putting it off because I'm currently in a rough season. I'm in a space where week after week, it's something else. I told myself that I will write once I'm in a better season; not a surprising response for "the strong … Continue reading Hidden Pain: Being the “Strong” Friend
I remember being a teen and eagerly waiting to finally become an adult. According to my 14 year old self, by the age of 25 I was supposed to be married with two kids, owning two cars, living in a two-story home, and in my career. Fast forward to reality, I am a 26 year … Continue reading The Journey
Ever since I was a little girl, I've always been fascinated with the ocean. I remember watching Laguna Beach on MTV and falling in love with California. Growing up, I would always tell people that I belonged in Cali although I've never been to the state. When I reached adulthood, I realized the cost of living … Continue reading Coasting…
She continued the conversation saying, "I know I sound discriminatory but we're women and we're discriminated against everyday so (insert explicit word) that, I'm not hiring her." Do I even have to explain why I was so thrown off by this comment?
I never recalled my parents telling me that I was pretty when I was younger. However, I was never one of those girls who struggled with self-esteem issues or insecurities. I also wasn't that girl who was conceited and prideful about my appearance. I was just a little girl who was satisfied with herself and … Continue reading You’re Beautiful…
As expected, 2016 posed many challenges and wins. My faith was stretched when God told me to quit my career in order to pursue my passion. It was one of the hardest but best decisions I could've made. August 2016 marked the start of my graduate school career. Being a single mother, full time employee, … Continue reading Farewell 2016
Growing up, my favorite season was always fall because of the fashion trends. Mustard, olive, booties, and tights are my fav during the fall season! When I moved to Atlanta, fall not only became my favorite because fashion but because of it's beauty. In Florida there are no real seasons. It'd either be super hot … Continue reading The Season of Fall
STOP, DROP, & PRAY! Remember when you were younger and tried lying to your parents about something? However, they knew immediately that you weren’t telling the truth and you couldn’t figure out how they knew. What if your parents knew you were going to lie BEFORE you even spoke? Crazy right?! I know someone who knows … Continue reading STOP, DROP, & PRAY!
092316: Late Night Thoughts I’ve successfully survived my first month of graduate school. I’m a single mother, full-time employee, high school mentor, full-time graduate student, and I belong to three small group organizations. My daughter is also involved in volleyball and cheerleading outside of school. I’m honestly not sure how I seem to manage all … Continue reading 092316: Late Night Thoughts