Social media has created a way for society to experience moments together-we find ourselves sharing collective sighs of relief when a missing child is found, or shedding collective tears for the passing of those in life whom lived their lives to the fullest and inspired others along the way. Recently, we all let out a […]Read more "Hey Society: Tuck Your Ugly Back In!"
The last few weeks have been a hasty tempest! Aside from the fact that I’m writing this new piece with my new baby in my arms -life has been like one squall after the other to say the least! Quick update: Harper Levi is here and well. He was born at 6 pounds and 10 […]Read more "What’s Really Going On?"
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"
The cold snow hit my face and the wind whipped my locs back and forth in a frenzy. Hard to believe a few days earlier the sun was out and I was walking around without a jacket or care in the world. I waddled to my car-moving carefully to avoid slipping and getting the bottom […]Read more "H A R P E R"
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"