Less of Me

Good health, a comfortable life, happiness, job security, peace… I considered having all of these be my reality meant that I was living in success. My mind has drifted countlessly into intricate portrayals of a life laced with glamor and posh. I have lusted after the guaranteed offers from wealth. At a young age (probably…

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When the Storm Comes

There are days when I feel empowered and motivated and days when I feel utterly lost. I don’t know if the gloomy weather is a factor in this, but today, I feel so off. I feel restless and helpless. The day started off late, around 11am. From 1-5pm, I attended a training at church. Many…

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Thank You

08.21.18 To you, to every sister in my life, Thank you. Thank you for enduring by my side even when I hid and ran away. I didn’t value what it meant to have and be sisters in Christ. I was filled with fear. A fear that stemmed from years of blaming you for my heartaches…

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I Am a Strong Woman

The school bus was filled with chatter like every morning. I made myself comfortable near the middle back row and leaned my head against the plastic window. I tried to take a quick nap. “Chink, chink, chinkity chink“. I rolled my eyes. Every week, Chad* and his posse sat at the front of the bus…

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2018 Life Lessons

From February to August, I’ve experienced many highs and lows (probably more lows to be honest).To give you a little background story, in February 2018, I quit my first teaching job and my house caught on fire. All the while, I was shaking my fist at God and pitying myself. It was a very difficult,…

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