Friendships, Relationships, Self-Discovery

She Said Yes

I did it. I approached her and quickly said we should get together some time and she responded “We should”. I walked away with mixed emotions about her response. Was she being sincere or was she just being polite to me? See, this is what anxiety will do to you if you allow it to… Continue reading She Said Yes

Books, empowerment, Friendships, Relationships, Self-Discovery

What If I Say Yes

Anyone who knows me knows I love to read. I come from a family of readers. Seriously, I don’t know anyone in my family who doesn’t read. One of my favorite childhood memories is my mom and I visiting a local used book store on Saturday mornings. It was the coolest place because you could… Continue reading What If I Say Yes

empowerment, Relationships, Self-Discovery

Self-Preservation

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Audre Lorde I was reading a journal post earlier and this quote grabbed my attention.  As an avid reader, I’m ashamed to admit that I know very little about the author but her words speak volumes. There are… Continue reading Self-Preservation

Family, Friendships, Relationships, Self-Discovery

Builder or Destroyer

I have one question for you. Are you a builder or a destroyer? Every day each one of us has the power to build somebody up or to destroy them. Our tongues and actions are so powerful. I would venture to say however that our tongues are more powerful than anything. I spent a large… Continue reading Builder or Destroyer

Family, Friendships, Relationships

Cookout Ettiquette 2014

It's officially summer. At the suggestion of a friend, here are my rules for a successful cookout season. Just a side note for you non-Southerners, barbeque(cue) is something you eat not something you do. You grill or cookout, but you never barbeque(cue). 1. The cookout should start no later than 1 hour after the agreed… Continue reading Cookout Ettiquette 2014

Family, Friendships, Relationships

My/Your Person

If you've ever watched Grey's Anatomy then you've heard the term my/your person. I love the phrase because it holds so much meaning. Your person is the one you share your hopes, dreams, and fears. Your person is there through the good and bad days. When you get great news who is the first person you call or… Continue reading My/Your Person

Family, Friendships, Relationships

Findng my family again

Happy New Year! I've been absent for a while, enjoying my vacation. It was the best vacation I've had in a while. Eleven days off and so many plans. My mother laughs because I always need a vacation from my vacation. I literally am on the go the entire time I'm home. There are so… Continue reading Findng my family again