During one of the last conversations I had with my mom, she shared this piece of wisdom with me “grief is love with nowhere to go.” How right she was.
Life changes so quickly. As I look back, I am so grateful that I blogged so diligently for the first five months after my mom's passing. I re- read some of the posts I wrote and am still surprised by my own insight. There came a point, however, where my feelings became so deep that … Continue reading Celebrate Your Journey
Self- improvement can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Be gentle with yourself. Choose a mantra. Take one small step closer to being the best- version- of- yourself in 2018.
A Throwback Post!! I had a blog before this one, and I have always found great comfort and strength in journaling. The posts in this series are throwbacks to feelings, events, and lessons learned before. 7/4/16 Holidays are always filled with family, fun, and, in my case, lots of noise and activity. I wouldn't trade the crazy … Continue reading TBT: Finding Alone Time on an (Extended) Family Vacation
Thanks for being your inspiring self, sista. #MentalHealthSummer
Four days from now, over 125 people will gather in my mom's memory. It will be the first time since her funeral that we will gather to celebrate her wonderful life. I know it's going to be an emotional roller coaster. roller coaster (n.) 1. a small gravity railroad, especially in an amusement park, having … Continue reading Roller Coaster
I adore language. Learning new words, teaching new words, making up words, playing with words, writing words, doodling words, practicing penmanship, discussing and researching the etymology of words... ahh!! I could go on and on like Bubba does about types of shrimp. Along with language comes communication- the root of all connection. Whatever your mode … Continue reading A Box of Chocolates
It's been nearly six months since I've heard my mom's voice, seen her smile, felt her hug, or smelled her scent. People continually tell me, "I can't imagine." I tell them, "You can. But you don't want to. And I don't want you to either." One of the hardest realities I've had to accept in … Continue reading The Unimaginable
I've heard so much about 13 Reasons Why lately. Many have asked me if I've read or seen it and the answer will remain, "no." As someone who struggles with depression, this topic is not something I need to learn about, it's something I learn to survive. I recently told my sister I was going to … Continue reading 100 Reasons to Live
When you're ready, there's a world out there for you to explore. When you're ready, there's exponential potential inside of you waiting to be tapped. When you're ready, there's a Being who will guide you. When you're ready, ask Him for help. When you're ready, step out of your comfort zone and embrace the fear … Continue reading When You’re Ready