Life has been coming at me hard!! There’s a daily reminder that I’m growing a life-a life that’s becoming more and more of a reality as every movement and symptom of third trimester of pregnancy humbles me-often with tears as I cry more easily now than I’ve ever cried in my entire life. Oh and […]Read more "Beauty Within the Chaos"
Screaming is good. It’s no different than sprinting-hitting a punching bag or slamming ones closed fist into a wall. All much better then curling up in bed and throwing a blanket over one’s head. A big part of being reflective; especially during a time of high stress is to not resort to behaviors that will […]Read more "반사 (Reflection)"
Someone recently asked me: “What will you miss most about being pregnant?” This question took me by surprise because lately I determined what kind of day it’s going to be based on whether or not I vomit before work. I then rate the day based on whether or not I regurgitate only bile or actual […]Read more "“Birth, life and death-each took place on the hidden side of a leaf”.-T. Morrison"
I remember being a kid during the holiday season and looking forward to Christmas. There was always a buzz in the air as we decorated the Christmas tree-I always took an audit of how many presents under the tree were actually for me, with five kids in the family-presents piled high and I often kept […]Read more "The Holidays.."
I’ve always wanted to be a mother. I found joy in spending time with my nieces and nephews and young children in general. This love for children allowed me to become a teacher of young children and self professed educator for life. And although I’ve always wanted to be a mom, as the years ticked […]Read more "“We are born of love; Love is our mother” -Rumi"
It’s amazing how our lives are ruled by choices. As I continue to reflect on choices made in the past and recent choices made now I’m in awe at how quickly my life can shift from one gear to another. Life choices made at a very young age has changed the trajectory of my life. […]Read more "Choices"
Many whom know me, already know that I grew up in a pretty large family. I am the middle child, I have two older siblings and two younger siblings. For a very long time, my older sister and older brother led the pack. I wanted to do everything they did. My older brother introduced me […]Read more "The Popping of Pink: Back to Reality"
I didn’t watch the BET awards. I can’t tell the last award show I’ve watched from beginning to end-however-I’m a highlight watcher. As a lover of all things pop culture-it doesn’t take much to keep abreast with pop culture through the use of Twitter and other social media platforms. Everyone was talking about Tyler Perry’s […]Read more "“Help Someone Cross”-Tyler Perry"
Words come way before they are written. I dream them. I’ve always dreamed in words, phrases, sentences and whole paragraphs. They would gently pull me out of a deep slumber or even a light nap. When I was younger (and read more) the current book I would be reading would find its way into my […]Read more "Words Come…"
I grew up listening to older Jamaican adults encouraging my sister and I to learn how to cook. “One day, you’ll make a good wife and you will keep your husband happy”. “No one will want to marry you if you can’t cook”, they would say as we dutifully observed and then tried to imitate […]Read more "“Anika-This Tastes Good, You’re Ready to Marry”"