In the months since I resigned from my teaching position to "discover how I am meant to serve," and write a book, I have done exactly zero in the area of writing. Actually, that's not entirely true - I have journaled a bit, but nothing coherent, and definitely not anything I would want to include… Continue reading It’s Time to Just Start Writing the Damn Book Already
Gosh it's easy to get knocked off track. Today is Friday, and here in Texas, it's the first normal feeling day I have personally had all week thanks to the winter weather we had starting last weekend. That's actually not true - the winter weather had very little to do with the absolute standstill we… Continue reading Processing… (alternately titled “A mini autobiography leading up to my current existential crisis”)
With February being Black History Month, the majority of my focus has obviously been on highlighting the accomplishments of Black Americans (this has been going on over at my Facebook page). This will continue throughout the month of February, but February is an important month to me for another reason as well. February is known… Continue reading Where Black History Month and American Heart Month Intersect
Full transparency here - Black History Month is one of those things that I've always read about and admired quietly. If I'm being honest, there are a lot of things like that. I've never really been sure if it's ok for me to celebrate Black History Month as a white girl. I think I've always… Continue reading How do I celebrate Black History Month as a white girl?
Ok, so I'm not a particularly huge fan of country music, but who doesn't love a little Martina? Yesterday, we witnessed the Inauguration of the 46th President of the United States and the 49th Vice President, and I am not the first to point out that the day was all about the women. I don't… Continue reading This one’s for the girls
Type furiously, select all, delete, type furiously, select all, delete, type somewhat more slowly and contemplatively, re-read, overthink, worry what the reader will think/that I haven't made my point clear, select all, delete, delete draft. These are steps I often go through with any blog post, but the ones that I have strong feelings about… Continue reading This one might make you a little uncomfortable… It did me
It’s New Year’s Day, and this year is a weird one. There are plenty of posts out there that will break down in detail what a mess 2020 was (and don’t get me wrong, it was), but this is not that post. There are also many posts talking about finding the blessings amidst the destruction… Continue reading There are no resolutions here
*These are my own opinions. This is not an ad for a product or company. I was in no way solicited or paid for this post (because let's be honest - they'd likely pay someone with a little more clout).* Last week, I posted about stumbling across a local nonprofit business called Oluna while watching… Continue reading An unsolicited plug for a local business
*I am not a historically religious person, nor am I in any way a Biblical scholar, so please forgive my elementary interpretation of all things theological in nature as I attempt to educate myself.* Yesterday marked the first Sunday of Advent, the 4 Sundays before Christmas that focus on waiting and preparing for the coming… Continue reading Hope (an Advent post – kind of)
When your body is ready for dessert - go ahead and have a small amount of all three.
My friend, Ticcoa Leister wrote an amazing memoir that I have read a total of 3 times now. It is her story of the journey out of the despair that came when those in a position to build her up and empower her on her path instead told her that her dream was not for… Continue reading Like memoirs?