It wasn't so long ago, that I was a working woman. I started working full time right after college and all throughout my first two pregnancies. I've worked in management for a Fortune 500 company, in finance as an account manager, and in early childhood education as a preschool assistant teacher. I've dabbled in quite… Continue reading Changing Your Perspective
It's NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month and what better way than to officially start my first novel! I started writing fiction as a way to realize my most entertaining day dreams into something more tactile. I always only did it for fun, not really seeing a practical future in a career as… Continue reading “So there were these two stars… ” Celebrating my first NaNoWriMo with my first novel!
As I was driving home from running errands for the third straight day, my music lists, as it always seems to do, shuffled to the right song at the right time. And of course, I was ready to sing along, as I always am. But then, I caught myself as I joined in with the… Continue reading Homecoming Mindset
A new family has moved onto the street followed closely by a huge moving truck. The family is a young one, the parents probably no more than 28, the kiddos no more than 7 or 6. The house they are moving into is a simple one, situated right in the middle of a six-or five-… Continue reading What About Your Friends?
I love to read. It’s the only thing where you can be whoever you want and go wherever you want without even leaving your seat. I thought for a long time about whether or not I would say something about the last book I read, as I turned the last page with my mouth wide… Continue reading The Future is Female- A Look Into The Power and Female Empowerment
I am fast approaching my 8th Mother's Day. I literally just counted the days on my fingers and lifted my eyebrows in amazement. It's hard to believe I've been a mother for 8 years! It was in those 8 years, that I've learned some hard, and not so hard, truths about motherhood and what… Continue reading Mother’s Day Confessions
“I call myself Black because that is who I am. Blackness is a label that I do not have a choice in rejecting as long as systemic barriers exist in this country.”- Morgan Jerkins, This Will Be My Undoing. I am a Black woman. I have always been a Black female and that in… Continue reading How Black Are You?
Upon moving out of my first post-college apartment, I stumbled upon a storage file box labeled “College.” Being the curious creature that I am, I decided to take a trip down memory lane eager to read through some of my past assignments. How much had I really changed in those mere three to seven years?… Continue reading Let’s Do the Time Warp
Greetings Gumshoes, Where in the World/in Time is Carmen Sandiego is perhaps one of my most favorite childhood shows. Hosted by the late Lynn Thigpen, a boss in her own right, Carmen Sandiego invited kids enrolled at New York City public schools to join A.C.M.E, an organization dedicated to fighting crime, especially those that threaten… Continue reading All I Needed to Know About Life, I Learned From…Carmen Sandiego
“You have any brothers or sisters?” “No, I’m an only child.” (Blank stare) “Really? I would never have guessed. How was that growing up?” (Shruggs) “I dunno… kinda sucked as a kid. I was a bit lonely.” And cue the awkward silence as the conversation goes into an entirely different direction. Sound familiar? April 10th… Continue reading Ode to the Only Child