In 2010, I was a recently published 23 year old, full of goals, aspirations and positivity. I was in a relationship with a guy that I was sure was the one. I had just graduated with my bachelors in a corporate communications and ready for grad school. Today, on the last day of the decade, … Continue reading 10 Lessons Learned
Below is a poem that I wrote for Women’s Day a few years ago. I felt the need to share this today so hopefully it reaches who it needs to. Dear girl Dear girl near me, dear girl far, dear girl in my mind, dear girl in my heart Dear black girl, white girl, mixed … Continue reading To whom it may concern.
I’ve held these feelings in for a few months now. To be honest, I probably haven’t held them in as well as I think I have. I know 4 close friends off the top of my head who have probably gotten this story already, but in true writer fashion...I can’t get over it until I … Continue reading If God cares about me, why does He let people hurt me?
Summer comes. My throat seems a little dry from realizing half the year is gone and I haven’t accomplished anything on my list. No worries, I still have 6 months to get it together...Then December hits.
Recovering from how I treat myself is one of my biggest obstacles. I never really noticed how much what I think about myself privately effects how I move publicly. One thing I noticed that has to change is I walk with my head down. If I’m being honest, I’ve always had low self-esteem. I can … Continue reading Stop walking with your head down…you can’t see.
As I prepare to release my seventh book, I am stuck in business mode. My lovely editor has the pleasure of cleaning up my creative words, while I have the privilege to prepare press releases, orchestrate book signings, do social media promotion, etc. We are an independent publisher, which means I have to do most … Continue reading Fear of Flying
I am utterly disgusted at the amount of unfinished projects I have. I am disappointed in the amount of unmet goals I have set for myself. I'm often left confused in my own thoughts when I think about it. I was so hype about them when I set them. What happened? The motivation left and … Continue reading You are in the way of your goals.
Why is it so hard for us to be in the moment? Or take direction from others? It’s amazing how we can think we are doing everything right, but once we are placed in a situation where we cannot control the outcome, we freeze. We lose our self confidence and our way of thinking. What … Continue reading Mind your manners.
US Open. Serena Williams. Naomi Osaka. If you haven't followed the controversy around these three, let me sum it up for you. Naomi Osaka played in her first US Open this year against 6th time US Open winner (among many other trophies and awards) Serena Williams. This match was special for Naomi because she always … Continue reading When the Win isn’t what you wanted.
How to identify what brings out your default I recently read a meme that said “being mature is knowing you have toxic traits.” It’s not always everyone else that is to blame for your misfortune. Most of the time, it’s actually no one else to blame. I’ve said several times that you cannot change people, … Continue reading Don’t Pull the Trigger