“Come in!” Amber said, glancing up from her phone to acknowledge her father. Her eyes were puffy from crying so much after yet another fight with Elliot. “You ok sweetie?,” he asked. “I’m fine,” said Amber in a soft voice that indicated anything otherwise. As Elliot slowly sat on the edge of Amber’s bed, he … More Better Left Unsaid (Part III)
Amber cried as she listened to Summer Walker. All she wanted to do was tell her father she was pregnant, but he clearly thought she was a failure, so why would she add more fuel to the fire? Despite all her friends telling her to get an abortion, Amber didn’t want that. She loved her … More Better Left Unsaid (Part II)
I had a wonderful Thanksgiving last year. In fact, it was one of the best I’ve had in a while even though I never really had a bad one. This one however, was different because a few months ago, I really wasn’t looking forward to the holidays or my upcoming birthday due to losing my … More A Blessed and Mindful Thanksgiving
I’ve always deep down known that I’m an old man, but now that I’m getting older and my children are growing, I’m officially becoming an old man. So, once I heard that #RedFlag was trending, I automatically assumed damn, the Bloods are trending on twitter. It was obviously brought to my attention that I was … More #RedFlags: Family Ties
I’m going Kobe Mode! That’s what I use to tell myself or at least think to myself as I prepared to take on a task alone. The reason behind the name is none other than the late great basketball legend Kobe Bryant, one of my favorite basketball players and public figures. Growing up, I remember … More Kobe Mode
No one owes you anything. Not their time. Not their loyalty. Not their energy. Not even access to them as a person. We take for granted the privileges that others allow of us. We are in no way entitled to anything that doesn’t belong to us. That’s why we should never dwell on what actions … More Expected, but not Obligated: Access is a Privilege
Despite all the losses we took in 2020, the best gift that many of us received was time. We were given more time to focus on our households, our loved ones, and ourselves. The challenge was to determine how we would utilize it. For some people, time allowed us to strive and reach our goals. … More What’s holding you back from reaching your full potential?
I’ve never really been the type that feels as though they need to be loved by everyone. I’ve never had many friends and frankly I’ve never wanted many. The main reason why I think and operate like this is due to the fact that, not many people operate on the same level that I do. … More Her Friends Don’t Like Me And IDC
In my 29 years of life, I’ve broken ties with plenty of people. As we all do in our lives. Some on good terms, some on bad terms. I’ve even left a bad taste in few people’s mouths upon my departure. Yet, they’ve always been warranted and needed most times. I’ve always been an advocate … More Severed Ties: Don’t Update Me on People I No Longer Eff With
I finally hit my goal weight of 130 pounds. It was one of the happiest moments of my life. Looking down at the scale, I felt like I’d finally taken a leap into womanhood where nobody would mistake me for a little girl. Its always been hard for me to discuss my “skinny girl probs” … More Why Am I Obsessed With My Weight?