It's been thirty-four months since I started this blogging journey. And what a journey it has been. I've grown and I've evolved and this blog, the brand, has been one of the greatest catalysts for that growth. Despite the visions and hopes I've had for growing and continuing to develop this blog, I've made the decision to discontinue … Continue reading Better is the end of a thing.
Most people would like to consider themselves open-minded. I don't think it's a terrible goal for one to have for oneself, especially if you plan to be a bridge-builder or reconciler...or just a decent person. The only problem is that I've recently discovered this personality trait to be so much harder to attain than I … Continue reading Being “Open-Minded” is Harder Than I Thought.
On this coming Saturday at 10 am, I will be seated in graduation regalia at Liberty University, impatiently waiting for the moment I hear my name called. This is a moment that admittedly almost didn't happen. When I started my tenure at Liberty, I began as a student in the Marriage and Family Therapy Masters program. … Continue reading The Degree that Almost Didn’t Happen
...from the "calling". I was at my part-time job on Saturday where I work with preschoolers, a few with developmental disabilities and/or social-emotional difficulties. I had been having an ongoing conversation with a parent over the past few Saturdays about some concerns, something that wasn't necessarily outside of my job description but was maybe a tad … Continue reading A Passion to Run…
Hello and Happy Women's History Month to all! Also, Happy Dr. Seuss Day to all who celebrate! I come to you all today with a very particular problem in mind. I posted this very real interaction yesterday to my personal Facebook page: Him: Do you have any children? Me: No. Him: What are you waiting … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Questions…
It is so hard to believe that we are nearly a full month into 2016. I used to hear older folks say how much time flies but now I actually feel this sentiment and that's not always the best feeling. There was so much fresh excitement for me entering into 2015. After a hell of … Continue reading A Giant Among Years
Firstly - HAPPY NEW YEAR! May 2016 be everything sweet! I may have told this story before but I'm telling it again. When I was 7 years old, I was playing on the stairs of my childhood church when I lost my footing and fell down the entire staircase. Thankfully, I was not seriously injured … Continue reading Skinned: My [Incomplete] Journey to Self Love
Friday is the official end of the spring semester but today is the last day of my practicum. For 16 weeks my life has been consumed, for the most part, with this practicum and making sure that I get everything I need from this experience. I am grateful and proud to say that I did. … Continue reading #MaconFiles: 16 Weeks Completed.
(Image: http://www.wordfocus.com) Wow, it's December 30, 2014. What a year! I am so grateful for the many lessons that I was blessed to learn this year and here are just a few that I'd like to highlight. 10. Don't be afraid. This sounds so easy, right? Right. I don't think I've been shy about discussing ways in … Continue reading #TopTen: Major Personal Lessons from 2014
I wasn't expecting to blog so soon after the last post but the mood kinda hit me right so I had to go with the flow. Most people who have known me for awhile have known that until recently I wore glasses. Thanks to my Mom's genes, glasses have been a necessity for me since the … Continue reading Hidden In Plain Sight