A Time to Pause

The past couple weeks have been amazing and weird. I feel like my routine is off due to the holidays. On top of that, I feel I have been pushing way too many things I've been wanting to accomplish off to the side. With this upcoming week things should go back to normal. But what…

The End of Another Year

This is my last blog post of 2019. I want to thank everyone who has liked a post or follows my little blog here.I like this time of year because it's an ending but it's also a time to celebrate a new beginning. It's a time we look back on what we have accomplished, but…

This Holiday Season it's Okay to Not be Okay

We are in the midst of the holiday season. Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa are upon us and you may be feeling stressed or sad or annoyed by all the holiday decor. Maybe you're tired of the messaging and articles that say, "Don't gain that holiday weight!," which you know will soon be followed by, "Get…

stand out in the crowd

i don't know what it's like to not be different. i do know what it's like to try to conform and comply. as children we learn that to be different is synonymous with inferior. the lucky ones among us are raised to see that our differences empower us. the unlucky ones try to conform but…

Embracing Change as I Grow

Tomorrow is my birthday. I turn 34. I must say, I don't feel like an adult. Or, rather, I don't feel like I thought an adult would feel. I still have insecurities. I still have doubts. I still have no idea what I'm doing with my life. I count myself lucky because I know I'm…

Taking a Break (This Week)

I'm participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this month and have been spending lots of time writing to reach the 50,000 word count goal for the novel I'm working on which means I have put some things on the back burner. Also, this past week my car decided to give me trouble putting a…

Are You Beautiful?

Do you believe that you're beautiful? I'm not talking about society's version of beauty but your personal definition.Are you beautiful?If that question made you uncomfortable, have you ever stopped to ask yourself why? I believe we have been taught to diminish our beauty just as we have been taught to diminish our worth. If someone…

Being Present in the Pain

When I was younger, I always wanted to be someone else. Younger me did not understand that her beliefs and thoughts about herself were holding her back from her true potential. Now that I'm older I understand that what we tell our selves, what we believe to be true, is the one thing that truly…