What you want in life often escapes you when you’re paying attention to too many things at one time. "Focus on one thing," they say. "Do one thing," they say. Leave everything else behind and just do what you love. But then, what you love becomes the only focus of your life and then your … Continue reading And Then All Of A Sudden, You Can Breathe Again.
I sat up in my bed a little dazed and confused. For the last 3 months everyday has felt like a reemergence from the twilight zone. It always takes just a few minutes to remember where I am. Just as I sat up, I heard the voice loud and clear. “You don’t need to run, … Continue reading Don’t Run; Release.
I hold my breath a lot. I noticed it the other day when I let out a big sigh in the middle of a conversation with someone. I don’t breathe regularly. I’m constantly holding my breath. Letting out huge sighs over and over. People comment on them. They ask me things like“why did you let … Continue reading Is It Okay To Run Away?
There is something beautiful about a person who is willing to be completely authentic to their hearts desires. Especially when those desires go against popular rhetoric and design. The other day, as I sat in Tin Lizzy’s stuffing my face with this Sante Fe quesadilla, I watched a women introduce herself as Megan. She wore … Continue reading An Ode To LGBT
2018 taught me that life comes at you fast. It taught me that life isn’t always what it seems. It taught me that when life tells you to go, you go, and when it tells you to stop, you stop. 2018 has taught me that nothing is ever the same; yet and still, everything is. … Continue reading 2018: Life Is What You Make It.
Sometimes it’s hard for people to hear themselves. Or see themselves clearly. It’s as if there is a brick wall standing long and tall between them and their souls that prevents them from moving forward in the direction of their dreams; or simply in the direction of their joy. We often hear others louder than … Continue reading What You Listening To?
"Can a white girl wear that?" She asked me after complimenting the style of my Ankara head wrap. She was one of my favorite white girls. I just liked her. Something about her was annoyingly sweet, hilarious, and so lovable. I wanted to be her friend. Like a ‘someone you go see a movie with’ friend. … Continue reading Can A White Girl Wear That?
We wake up. We feed children. We clean house. We let go of our inhibitions from the night before or the entire week we spent tired but pushing past our will to accommodate the needs of others and ourselves. And our households. We are superheroes; that’s not in question. But, we are not invincible. We … Continue reading What Women Really Mean When We Say We Need A Break
There is so much Pressure. To be great. To be valuable. To succeed. To know yourself. To know others. To want yourself. To want others. To love. To hate. To be nice. To be mean. To let go. To hold on. To be in love. To let love die. The pressure to grow long … Continue reading Where Does Pressure Come From?
It isn’t easy letting go of the love of your life. It takes patience, and balls. It takes heartache and an overwhelming amount of love for yourself. Because in the shadows of contentment is sacrifice. Sacrificing your fantasy for reality. Or your sanity for clarity. It's like letting go of mounds of Olive Garden pasta … Continue reading What Is Love Without Letting Go?