I Gave Up Again

I’ve mastered the art of giving up. For a long time, I’ve wanted to be a runner, which is funny to me because I don’t really like the process of running. I really only enjoy when it’s over. I feel so accomplished! I also like the challenge. Running creates some of the best competition against … Continue reading I Gave Up Again

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OMG! Seriously…?

Negativity is everywhere, all the time. It's like every blog or article on my newsfeed includes a rant and something to be miserable about or offended over. Someone told you to cherish your time with your kids and that made you feel like you didn't enjoy them enough? Shame on them! Shame on people around … Continue reading OMG! Seriously…?

It’s Just Another Day

Valentine’s day, a definition: the day that transforms every storefront into a red and pink, heart, flower, and balloon-filled wonderland, the day to tell your significant other, “I love you” with more than words, the day where how much money you spend determines how much you care, the day designed to make the single person … Continue reading It’s Just Another Day

You’d Be So Pretty if You Were Thin

“You’d be so pretty if you were thin,” my aunt said. She had sat me down and shown me a picture my uncle had taken a week prior while my sister and I pretended to be models. I’m sure she thought that saying this to me as fragile 11 year old would somehow convince me … Continue reading You’d Be So Pretty if You Were Thin

I Need a Sharpener

Believe it or not, I don't like sharing my feelings. Though I cry a lot and sometimes even in front of people, I’m always extremely embarrassed by it, and if I could control that, I would! It is rare that I will just tell you how I feel about something unless you ask, and even … Continue reading I Need a Sharpener

The Father I Never Knew

Fatherlessness... it's an epidemic these days, or so it seems. There are so many children who grow up and live their entire lives with fathers who either never know them or pop in and out when it's “convenient.” I'm the child who never knew her father. My mother moved my sister, Janishi, and I back … Continue reading The Father I Never Knew

Are We There Yet?

This summer I took my grandmother on a road trip with me to three cities I had never been to before: Charleston, Asheville, and Savannah. We spent one night in Asheville, two nights in Charleston, and the last night was spent in Savannah. There was a lot of driving involved, and if you've ever been … Continue reading Are We There Yet?

I am a Memory

How do you write a blog post when you have kids? Or really, how do you write a blog post when you have an Oliver and an infant Celia(though, she's really hardly demanding at all)? On your phone, that's the answer. You write it while you make your Oliver some tea and leave your Sweet … Continue reading I am a Memory

I Can’t Sing

I can't sing. I can't even hum a tune. There are times when I've tried singing well known songs, and people aren't even able to recognize them. When I was a kid, I once got a karaoke machine for Christmas(who didn't?), and I would sing, “I Will Always Love You,” or some Celine Dion power … Continue reading I Can’t Sing

“We’re goin on a ‘venture!'”

Our friends, Mytra and Callie came to visit us in Louisiana this weekend, so we all decided, being that there is nothing to do in West Monroe, to visit New Orleans on Friday. We, of course, would have the children in tow. Excitedly, we got up that morning and hustled to get showered, dressed, and … Continue reading “We’re goin on a ‘venture!'”