I'm in love for the first time. And.... It's exhilarating. It's scary. It's powerful. It's joyous. It's kind. It's painful. It's pleasureful. It's sweet. It's passionate. It's spiritual. It's vulnerable. It's sexy. It's patient. It's uncomfortable. It's enlightening. It's forgiving. It's intense. It's peaceful. It's gentle. It's encompassing. It's wonderful. It's overwhelming. It's exciting. It's … Continue reading It’s Love.
I went to a Galentine's Day party on Sunday and the hostess gave us these cute sheets of paper to write love letters to ourselves. I finally wrote mine today and I wanted to share it. Dear Esther, I love you. I will always love you. I will love you when you're happy and when … Continue reading Love Letter to Myself
It's the last year of the decade. If you think about it, it's kind of symbolic. For some, this symbolism will represent a culmination of things. Perhaps, the end of their crazy twenties, the bitter divorce of a decade long marriage. Maybe this year someone will finally understand their purpose. Another may reach a financial … Continue reading Happy 2019!
I am forever grateful to God for allowing me to live 30 years! There are many people who don't make it to their third decade. The universe wants me alive for a reason. Where should I start? Age 29, the last year of my 20's. It felt like it. I experienced the classic dating pitfalls, … Continue reading 30 years grateful
It is pouring outside. It's one of those rainy days that make you snooze your alarm clock and crawl under the covers as the rain drops lull you back to dreamland. The overcast grey colored skies can be dreadful especially after a long winter. But it is a reminder that good things are going to … Continue reading April Showers bring May Flowers
I'm so happy to have two snow days in a row. The universe has unexpectedly blessed me with a much needed 5 day weekend. Monday, I took a sick day because it is my God-given right. Yesterday, my college closed due to inclement weather and today the school decided to give it's employees another … Continue reading Grateful for Snow Days!
A few weeks ago, I had a very funny moment. In fact, an embarrassing moment. Actually, I'm sure Issa Rae would say an "Awkward Black Girl" moment. Let me share. On a cold Friday morning, I got out of my bed feeling relieved. "It's Friday! Yay!" I thought. I was particularly excited because I was … Continue reading Laugh Out Loud
"If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present." - Lao Tzu; ancient Chinese philosopher, founder of Taoism Wake up call! Yesterday, as I was leaving my hometown of Chicago, a huge feeling … Continue reading Living in the Present
I am conflicted. There is a part of me that wants to leave my job and another part that wants to stay. I don't know what to do. Part of my anxiety is a build up of a stressful few months. Those who've followed me, know the struggle I've had with unemployment, underemployment, and employment … Continue reading Work Values
Happy Veteran's Day! If you have veterans in your life, take the time to appreciate and thank them. They sacrificed for this country and deserve more than our praise and a holiday. They deserve better health care, better social and emotional support, employment and affordable housing. So many of our veterans are are in dire … Continue reading Stay woke on Veteran’s Day