Saturday, September 26, 2015

That topic...

I thought about what I would write all week. I know the topic I should write about, but I don't know if I am redraft yet. Although very few people read my blog (if any) not sure if I am ready to share.

Ever think about the life you live? Is it you or are you living to please others? Are you being your true authentic self? These are questions I have been toying with for a while now. Don't have the answers and don't know where this train of thought will lead me. What I do know is that it is scary.

The is in draft and maybe one day I will have the courage to write, but for this day even starting post is a step, small step, but a step.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

What do you really want in a relationship?

Saw the below meme today and I was like this sums it up. What we say we want and what we date usually don't correlate. I mean why can't we see this?

Saturday, September 12, 2015


Having a rough week and the thought "am I lovable?" has crossed my mind several times and it is scary. I often wonder if someone will ever love me? Take me for me?

Don't know if this feeling will go away, but right now it is constant. Wish I could write more, wish I could verbalized more how this post came to be, but right now......I can't 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

It's just hair

I have recently started to get my hair done on a more regular basis and the reactions I have been getting have made me irritated. I mean it's just hair.  White people are fawning over it, black people keep saying if they had hair like mine. I mean rather her is curly or straight it is just hair.

I wish more people would appreciate their hair in whatever state it is. Straight, curly, afro, bobbed, shaved. It is all just hair.  

Sunday, July 26, 2015

35 while 35 list!!!

Well the tradition continues......every 5 years I am going to complete a list of things. So since I turn 35 this year (seems like I was 30 forever) I will attempt to complete the following 35 things :-)

1. Save $3500 
2. Lose at least 100 pounds (originally said 35 but that is too easy)
3. Run 1/2 marathon (gearing up for Hot chocolate 15k as a warm up the Music City Marathon)
4. Read 35 books
5. International travel (suggestions welcome)
6. 35 random acts of kindness
7. Go on an actual date (one year this will actually fall off my list)
8. Get my 2nd tattoo (design already picked out)
9. Random thoughts daily for entire year (will post weekly on fb)
10. Blog on original blog weekly
11. Meet 35 new people and write about experience (for those who know me.....I don't talk to strangers so this is a big deal)
12. Attempt 35 new recipes
13. Keep a journal entire year of all my experiences I complete
14. 35 love notes
15. 35 community service activities
16. Watch 35 new movies (up for suggestions)
17. Try 35 new restaurants 
18. Walk/jog 35 miles monthly
19. Donate 35 pieces of clothing (it's sad how many items in my closet I never wear)
20. Phase flip flops out of my daily wardrobe (for those who know me......pray!)
21. Visit graves of my father and sister (still haven't been able to do this)
22. Weekend cabin tip to Gatlinburg
23. Try a new brunch spot monthly
24. Huge surprise for my mother
25. Apply for grad school
26. Take SOCRA exam (October is target date)
27. Teach my mother to use laptop and Internet (she has made progress,but has a long way to go)
28. Get cable again (now that I don't work as much antenna television is not enough)
29. Concert at a big venue (Janet Jackson in September)
30. Pay off my car early
31. Home ownership or new apartment (depends on my next career move)
32. Job promotion
33. Cut hair again (can't donate, but need to switch it up)
34. Be more social 
35. Just have fun!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


So much on my mind......Next month I will be 35 and honestly not looking forward to it. The one thing I want I am tired of wanting and it is becoming frustrating. Something I cannot control, something I cannot make happen. Hurts......can't lie and say it doesn't trying to finish up my 35 while 35 list but I have come to a block and don't know if I can move past it. 

As I write this post I think on the fact that I am blessed and question why I let the little things get to me and how I am focusing on one thing I don't have, but attempting to remind myself of all the things I do have and it is hard to do. It is easy to say just deal.....well tired of dealing and settling or just being complacent. 

Don't know if things will change, but just needed to let this out.

 New hair color.......and actually smiling. All I got for now.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Trying hard......

At work and had some time and just wanted to update the blog. In a perfect world I would write more consistently.....not happening like I want.  I am getting there. Taking things one day at a time. My focus these days is weight loss and getting my life together. Hopefully I will have an update soon. :-) Below is a picture of some of my weight loss journey....40 pounds down and only ??? to go! we shall see!!