In Review…

I can honestly say that 2019 was a tough one. I struggled a lot this year, and I can openly say that it took a whiiiiile for me to get back to a sense of solid ground. And let's be real: there will be ups and downs in life anyway. Hills and valleys. Light and [...]

the hours.

Honestly, sometimes the hardest part of my life is the inertia of the day-to-day. The routine. The same ole. When you add to all of that the desire to share my days with another person...everything is compounded. Don't get me wrong; I'm pretty sure inertia sets in with another person in the next room, too. [...]

Your Elephant, After All.

Dearest reader, last Friday, I published my third book. I seem to favor anthologies and this publication is no different: Your Elephant, After All is my third collection, and this time, it's poetry. I am exceedingly proud of this book, especially because it was born during a difficult time. As you know, life hasn't been the easiest [...]

#triggered

I love that Jhené Aiko posted this on her Instagram story. (Courtesy of The Shade Room.) I love that she was raw, open, and honest about the depth of her feelings. I love that she sat with her feelings instead of running away from them and resorting to old, toxic habits. I love that she [...]

Blogtober #30 and #31: We Forgot! We Did It!

#30: Guess who was super busy yesterday and the day went by without the next to last blog entry for Blogtober? So, yeah, we forgot. Buuuuut... ************************************** #31: We Did It! Day 31. A whole month of talking to y'all everyday about my favorite season in some way, shape, or form. A whole month of [...]

How to Adult.

Because let's be honest: there was no real manual to prepare for adulting when we were kids, was there? Sure, our parents may have given us advice and even perhaps provided their own living example. But we were destroying playing Legos and watching Jem and the Holograms. We--I, for sure--weren't paying attention. And then you [...]