It’s a strange time to be alive. A scary time. I don’t know about you, but I just don’t know exactly how to feel or what to believe or how to behave.
By nature, I am a people-pleaser. As a child, adults never really had to get on to me more than once. Just hearing the sound of my name in a firm tone was enough to break me of my bad behavior. I just couldn't stand the thought of displeasing an adult or someone thinking badly … Continue reading Bankrupt
This morning I woke up with sweet memories in my mind. The 4th of July used to be my favorite day of the year. I always looked forward to what that day would hold–family, lots of good food, and fireworks. And each year I secretly hoped that my cousin's friend Heath would be at our … Continue reading 4th of July
I have five aunts. Four on my mom's side, and one on my dad's side. I've always considered them as extra moms and extra blessings from God. Growing up with that many women looking out for you is wonderful–not to mention fun. Janet is my mom's eldest sister. I want to tell you about her … Continue reading Janet
There are several accounts of what happened on Good Friday. All four gospels include an account of the crucifixion of Jesus. Jesus was sentenced to be beaten, carry His own cross to Golgotha, and die a criminal's death. Jesus uttered the wonderful words, "It is finished." The curtain separating the presence of God from us … Continue reading The day in between
I met Heath when I was really, really young (probably 12 or 13). He was friends with my cousin, Jonathan. From day one, I had a huge crush on him. I thought he was very cute, and I always hoped he would be at our family gatherings. My family was not very subtle about implying my … Continue reading Love Story
I'm back. I'm back from a year-long hiatus from blogging. And journaling. And being creative. And listening to music. And being who I am. I'm back, and I think I'm finally ready to share what's gone on in my life for the past year. 2017–what should have been one of the best years of my … Continue reading Anxious for everything.
There’s a tree next to my house that I have always loved. I believe it is a Weeping Cherry Tree (Disclaimer: I am not a plant expert, by any means). A few months ago, the man who trims the bushes and trees at our house paid us a visit. Normally, he simply trims up the … Continue reading Restored
I remember the first time I stepped into a voting booth to exercise my right to vote. I felt excited and honored to have a part in the political process. It's a privilege that a lot of people and a lot of women around the world do not have. I placed my vote for the candidate … Continue reading Super Tuesday
As I was growing up, my mom did a few things that were not the best…like singing the Get Up song every. single. morning. “Get up, get up, get up, get up. Get up, get up, get up, get up. Get up, get up, get up, get up. Get up, Get up, Get up.” Why … Continue reading Look.