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?
It’s a crazy, surreal, indescribable feeling when you realize that life is not random — that it has purpose. When you realize that there are signs everywhere of choices you should make, directions to take, validations of your gut instincts, it can feel overwhelming. It can be confusing, but I’ve found that the more you … More Following Divine Signs
On May 31st, I had the pleasure of discussing the mental health of immigrant children with an expert, Safi Lynch on Instagram Live. A Therapist and Certified Licensed Social Worker who specializes in treating immigrants, she piqued my interest because I was not aware that this type of therapist existed. Delving into her website, I … More Introducing Safi Lynch & Culture and Identity Sensitive Therapy
Life requires us to perform an overview on those around us. We get use to the comfort of people, places, and even ourselves that we forget to acknowledge our appreciation. If not our appreciation, then just our growth or changed perception. Sometimes our actions aren’t reflective of the words we have in our hearts. Our … More Dear (Insert Your Name Here)
There hasn’t been a day since I returned from my trip this January, that I haven’t missed and wanted to be back in Brazil. It’s not just because I felt safer there than I have ever felt in the United States. It’s so much more than that. When I finally got to go back after … More The Feeling of Belonging
Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash When this whole talk of coronavirus came into play I didn’t think much of it, yet alone think it would lead to us basically being prisoners in our own homes; unable to enjoy the company of family & friends. It’s not like I was much of a social person in the first … More Homeschooling My 5-Year-Old During the Shut Down.