A couple of months ago, my sister Natalie wrote about her experience with a company called A Wish For You. This company allows you to personalize gifts to loved ones and friends through a 3-step process with a great price point. Sounds awesome, right? I know! I hit that "like" button on their Instagram page … Continue reading A Wish For You: My Wish Box Experience for a Partner and Mentor
There are times in life where you are able to see that other people are more invested in your discomfort than you are. And the thing is - people don't necessarily mean to be. When this year started, I was tapped to be the Maid of Honor in one wedding. By February, I was tapped … Continue reading Donating Discomfort.
I've been on a break from most things this summer. Like...there was zero motivation to do anything regarding the blog or anything that required too much energy. I just didn't have it in me. I didn't come to fully appreciate mental health really until this summer when I could feel myself falling back into depression. … Continue reading The Summer that Saved My Life
There's always something in me that breaks around this time of year. I've been actively expecting this day to roll around this year, as with every year, always resolving to be stoic and to put others before myself in order to achieve some worth from this day. I thought I'd do the same this year … Continue reading A Note to You on Valentine’s Day (By You I Mean Me)
It's been a crazy ride over the past 12 days. It's been a crazy ride since before that if you belong to certain groups, to be honest. This country has always been the land of the free for some and our current administration seems to be tightening those terms and conditions on what "free" feels … Continue reading #NuancedExposures: We Are Not One
2016 is quickly approaching its end and I think most people are ripe and ready for the new year. December has been a very weird mixture of good things and "why can't life just cooperate?", but that has been the whole of 2016 for me. One moment I'm singing The Wiz's "No Bad News" and … Continue reading Terms & Conditions Apply
I came out of my self-imposed retirement from blogging to say a few things really quickly. I hope you all have been well. I'm an educator and I take pride in that. I was having a convo today with a colleague in which we talked about having to defend our profession to others. I educate … Continue reading Untitled…because this was too long to be a Facebook Status.
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…
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
I won't say that social media has made things like break ups and the breakdowns of friendships harder but it certainly has made the healing process an interesting one. I was the person who always thought that people would want to stay in my life forever. I figured I was a pretty good person to … Continue reading On Relational Breakdowns: Finding Peace in the Options