I Wrote a Book!

I Wrote a Book!
Have you ever had a dream so flippin’ big you just didn’t know how it would ever happen? I’ve wanted to be a published author for as long as I can remember. I’ve started so many different books but never finished any of them — until now...
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The Beauty of Forgiveness

The Beauty of Forgiveness
 Recently I was having a heart to heart with a dear friend and something came up that threw me for a loop. 


Someone had lied about me. I mean like full on made something up entirely that painted me in a horrible light and I was shocked. Disbelief filled me and then dread took over as I wondered to myself who else this person told this story to. Who else honestly believed that I would actually do that to someone else, let alone someone I cared about?


I...

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Half & Half But Never Whole

Half & Half But Never Whole

When I was ten years old I attended a summer camp at a new school. The very first day I became friends with a few girls; most of them were white and another was black. I was thrilled to make new friends on my first day and I remember going back the next day full of excitement. 


I ran up to my group of friends and failed to notice the changed vibe. The leader of the group turned to me and said...

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To All The Besties I’ve Lost

To All The Besties I’ve Lost
You never see it coming do you? When you have a best friend it’s because you trust them completely. Your best friend is supposed to get you, supposed to celebrate you, supposed to love you unconditionally. When they don’t, it hurts. It hurts more than anything I think. It feels like someone reached into your chest and ripped your heart out. It’s hard to breathe, hard to sleep, hard to get through the day without being stopped suddenly in your tracks. Sometimes it’s okay. Sometimes you can forget. But it’s in those moments when...
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Broken Friendship, Loss,

Breaking Through

Breaking Through

I’ve been through a lot of trauma. From being in the womb of a terrified teenager, to being separated from the first family I ever knew and loved, to being molested as a child, rejected by friends and family, and thrown out with the trash on more than one occasion ~ I’ve had to learn how to get through it all so that I wouldn’t become an angry bitter person who hates the world and never lets anyone in. 


I experienced a thing where we used...

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