What ‘tude? Gratitude.

In line with an interesting conversation I had with a pair of lovely friends last night, I decided that every Friday is now Gratitude Friday. Why, exactly? I tend to be a Negative Nancy. It's really Negative Ninja Nancy, because when I'm being so-called positive, I'm quietly, methodically sneaking in complaints like nobody's business. (I [...]

Fabu Fashion Thursday (aka Quick Bathroom Selfies)

Because I thought today was Thursday, I decided to use my brain freeze (seriously, I believed it was Friday with all my heart) to my blogging advantage. New feature: every Thursday, I'll post pics of what I'm wearing. Viva brain freeze fashion! I do it for you, don't you know? Below are a few pics [...]

she who has bloomed.

I used to bristle when folks called me a late bloomer. (Those folks being my bestie, whom you'll hear about often, and my mama, whom you'll hear about often.) There was something condescending and juvenile about it, as if I hadn't grown up yet. The online definition I found for late bloomer is "a person [...]

Dignity.

Little one, you won't find dignity in the App Store of your latest iPhone, and it's not discoverable in those awful videos with those sad girls who writhe around on the hoods of those expensive cars. Dignity is in the quiet clench of your strong jaw when you are studying. So study. Dignity is in [...]

from the start.

I've always been different.I entered the world quietly. No crying or whimpering. As a result, the doctor gently swatted me on the bottom. My mother said I turned my brand new head toward the doctor and seemed to gaze at him with disdain. Like, did you just SWAT me, fool? I then responded to the swat with a slight whimper. [...]