Breaking the Mold

A few weeks ago I entered a familiar cycle where my voice was silenced. There was an overwhelming sense of urgency to speak, cry, or yell out- but I could not do it. Something was triggered in me that took me to a familiar dark place of aching isolation. In the past I would allow…

In Limboooo!

I grew up in a neighborhood where activity was routine. Tuesdays through Fridays were busy days. Wake up at 6 AM, go to work, pick up the kids, make dinner, family time, TV time, and go to bed. Friday nights were pretty much the same with some variety. My mom referred to it as “go-for-what-you-know…

Not Sorry.

If the words you spoke appeared on your skin, would you still be beautiful?- Author Unknown I am gonna get straight to the point: I am so tired of hearing the phrase I’m sorry that I don’t know what to do. When I started writing this, it was around 11:40AM (PST). By then, I heard…

@#$%!

    A girl goes to the doctor and says, “Doctor, it hurts when I do this. The doctor says, “Well, don’t do that.” “This” is one; the magic number. It only takes one of something to change anything. One experience can scar or heal. One cent can make someone a millionaire. One thought can…

Adulting Like a Boss

We’ve all had our experiences that we believe defined our adulthood. I spent most of my thirties rebuilding myself after doing things that I thought made me an adult in my twenties. Remember when you turned eighteen and thought you were The Shit because you had a job at TGI Friday’s and your parents could…

(Un)focused

I was about to tell y’all a straight lie and call this post “focused”. I crack myself up! Sometimes I am on the money. Other times however, not so much. In the beginning of February I decided to focus on what I want because focusing on what I didn’t want wasn’t getting me anywhere. I…

Back

“Where have you been?”- the question that my fives of tens of readers may have been asking themselves since my last post. The best I can tell you is that I’ve been. I’ve been working through my shadows. I’ve been cooking things I never thought I would. I’ve been engaged in my son’s maturation, reading…

Thankful

In the less than 24 hours, I got two major reality checks. I learned that my family lost a loved one, another loved one is having cancer removed, and a friend lost her newborn child. In the day to day rush, Ego runs first place and distracts me from what is important. Love. Faith. Sincerity.…

Home (My Ode to South Philly)

"Maybe there's a chance for me to go back Now that I have some direction It sure would be nice to be back at home Where there's love and affection"- Stephanie Mills (Home) Over the course of several months, I’ve dreamt of all things South Philly. I’ve dreamt of cheesesteaks and water ice, walking through…