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.
I've been in church all of my life. My mother went into labor with me while she was teaching a children's Vacation Bible School class. So I guess you can say that if there was anyone who was predestined to be a church kid, it would be me. I was the church kid who stayed … Continue reading For Church Kids Who Are Grown Now & Aren’t Sure If They’re Saved Enuff
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
Last week I wrote a really transparent blog because I was really going through it mentally. I wrote that post after spending an hour on social media seeing several engagement posts, posts about new employment, posts about vacations, and posts about all the loveliness of others' lives. I could afford to rejoice with them but … Continue reading Laughing at the Future
I was driving home from work Sunday morning, completely exhausted from a very active and emotionally draining shift. Usually when I'm on my way home from work, if I have the radio on it usually serves as white noise as I try to process my thoughts so that I can sleep decently when I get … Continue reading Anchored
Happy New Year, loves! (It's still early enough in the year to say that, right? I know…*side eyes myself*). I think this three week period is the longest I've gone without posting since I started the Girl with Black Pearls. It has not been without good reason though; these past few weeks have been a … Continue reading 16 Weeks.
People change. I get really comfortable in how I feel about people and sometimes I forget that people can and will change. We all know that people change for the worst and I suppose that when you read my first sentence, you assumed that is where I was going with this. But I was reminded … Continue reading People Change
Sometimes you don't realize how much "living" can suck the vitality out of your dreams until you start thinking about all the things you once wanted and aspired to and see how many of them have dropped off the list. You start to consider how many of those things you actually feel you can accomplish … Continue reading dream.
(photo cred: forwallpaper.com) I am not a musician nor do i have the most eclectic and well-rounded taste in music but i do love music. I am the friend who will walk around and bust out into random songs because a moment just calls for it. I am the person who learns the ad-libs to … Continue reading the day the music died…down…
I was driving on Saturday, allowing the beautiful sun to shine light on me and fully feeling the breeze tossing my hair to and fro. I was really enjoying it and taking it all in when it occurred to me that what I was feeling was pure happiness in that moment. I haven't felt that … Continue reading Coldest Winter