On: Failure

We speak of failure as if it’s a disease. We need to talk about it though.  Broadcast our failures so we can learn from each other’s mistakes. Instead we prance around only sharing our highlight reels. No bloopers, stirring up envy in our frenemies because we’re afraid to admit we’re flawed and we choose to give ourselves…

28: Bites of Wisdom

      Never apologize for who you are or what you feel especially if you’re okay with it. Don’t break yourself bending over backwards to help everyone. Don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself because life is short and you’re going to need that laugh. With confidence, anything is possible just be certain you…

Is Courting Still a Thing? 

Crazy thing: Before online dating there was blind dating that took effort and a bit of courtship. Does courting still exist?  There’s no way sliding in someone’s inbox and asking them to meet at your house works. Just because communication got easier doesn’t mean women have.  My first boyfriend asked me out in front of…

Flexin My Complexion

FAQs About My Melanin Yes, I have dark skin. No, I’m not from down south. Yes, I tan but it’s more of a summer glow No, I’ve never been to Africa Yes, I’ve always been this dark No, I don’t want to change it Yes, my peers picked on me for it as kids No,…

& Crown Skin

You sat in the sun too long.  Taunts from my peers haunted the elementary halls What’s self-esteem? Little ‘ol me wouldn’t have known it break little girls down before they can even know it It seemed like I went through an eternity of teasing before I embraced my skin. “This is it, this is me….

& Seven Daze

Some relationships just end on a cold Monday for no reason at all and some come to a screeching halt because one person took the other for granted and didn’t recognize the other’s worth. Sometimes you’re both silently sitting in the living room on a Saturday blindsided by the notion that it ended eons ago…

& Retail Therapy

“The schedule was wrong. I can’t find you relief for a break so here’s a $20 gift card instead.” “Why must we form one line? He wants to play the lottery and I want to return all my groceries. I’m in a hurry.” Everyone was always in a hurry especially during the holiday season. I’ll…

& You Gotta Belize It

Cruising is more than stuffing your face in a Jacuzzi with a Twilight Zone drink. Happiness happens when you’re in port. Although I only visited five ports in seven days I made memories to last a lifetime. Costa Maya: My bestest found us this great deal. For $50 we could snorkel, kayak, and enjoy all…

& A Poem or 2

Finally made it back to the states and I’m getting back into the swing of things.  ☺️☺️ I have some awesome reviews up my sleeve as I go through the pictures.  But until tomorrow,  please enjoy three random but original poems written by yours truly.   Have a positive enjoyable Tuesday. ❤️❤️✌️✌️

& Justice for Some 

Everyone is always quick to quote MLK on race but if he “fixed” the problem he’d be here today… “All lives matter,” is like saying “With liberty and justice for all*” *terms and conditions apply. If all lives truly mattered everyone would be at the protests on the front line. The blind truth is America…

& Pieces

I have this thing where I love meeting new people but I hate getting to know them. I love the thought of thinking who they could be and listening to their stories as I harbor the ones that mean the most to me close to my chest. I would give a stranger the world as…

& To Lou

Last night I partied with my grandfather in my dreams. Pappy had on that sharp blue suit  The one where when he walked down the street he immediately turned heads.  People would say, “I saw Lou and he’s still looking sharp.” There was music at this party It was a family affair and was as…