Elevate. Elevate. Elevate.

You ever thought about how an elevator works? Is it not crazy that we literally walk into this little box, press a button, and just have faith and trust that the doors will shut and when they reopen, we’ll be at another level? Why do we trust this little electric box to get us to…

“…the more I like flies.”

Today’s subject is one of great importance. It’s about something that I know all too well: being Black. Now, of course I have non-Black readers, so this is not to be exclusive, but to be thought of as a glimpse at the internal conflict that a Black person may experience. Have you ever had someone…

Road Rage

Both sides of my family are from the country. My mom is from Natchitoches, Louisiana and my dad is from a little town outside of Houston, TX called Needville.   The thing about growing up with a country family is that everyone learns how to drive at a really young age. We were all behind…

Feel vs Field

I come from a big football family. I’m talking about everything from people who used to play professionally to my mom and my sister battling it out over their fantasy teams to me playing the role of a football girlfriend for 4 years while I dated a guy who was chasing his professional dreams. One…

Hotel Innward

Earlier today I was at work and saw a student sitting in the corner of the hallway almost hidden behind a white board that had been placed against the wall, eating her lunch. I observed that she was a bit overweight, but looked at her meal and noticed her eating a salad. You ever feel like…

Tapping Out

When I was little, I remember we used to play this game called “Say Uncle”. You and another person would play fight and when one person would get the other in a painful state of submission, the person being dominated would have to “Say Uncle” when they couldn’t take the pain anymore. I remember always…

Jigaboos and Jezebels: On Being Young, Black, and Single…

If you truly know me then you know I have a guilty pleasure for reality tv. You name it, I probably watch it now or have seen it. I like to live vicariously through the ratchets. *kanye shrug* The other night I was watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta and, once again, I heard the…

New Year…Who Dis?

The other day I remember seeing this CRAZY video on Facebook. A guy had recorded his ex-girlfriend destroying his car and breaking out the window to his house. The whole time I watched the video I was amazed at how calm the girl looked while doing it (she even waved to the camera at one…

A Monologue from No One

Greetings, souls! So…this post will be a little darker than usual because it’s about a very intense subject: mental health. Not only mental health though, but mental health in the black community…among black women. I realized from dealing with my own seizure disorder and brain issues, which really effect your entire mentality, that nothing going…

I’m No Wonder Woman.

I remember when I was a kid and I used to tie a towel around my neck and jump off furniture and hope that maybe, just maybe, one day I would actually stall in the air long enough to feel like I was flying. That never happened. I would jump then I would fall, but…

2 Tears in a Bucket…List

As of a week and a half ago, my summer break started. As it got going, I started thinking about all of the things I wanted to do this summer. The more I thought about what I wanted to do, the more I thought about the “Bucket Lists” that so many of us spend time…

Mind Blown

I get approached by guys a lot. I don’t mean this in a cocky way, but to say that I’ve made a lot of observations about the way men think it’s ok to approach a woman. Whether they initially came direct and stated their intentions or if they waited a little bit and let me…

Why I deleted me.

I deleted my facebook, Twitter, and snapchat recently. I also went through and deleted over 500 photos from my instagram. This was not some act to be dramatic or for attention or for people to seek me out and ask me what’s going on in my life. Actually, I thought I would be able to…

Hello/ Goodbye (Waves)

Hello lovely people. 🙂 I know I haven’t posted in a while (work has been kicking my boo-tay), but I am back to share a poem with you all! Lately I’ve been dealing with a lot of things with different people. Situations that have been more emotionally upsetting than anything. I’m a pretty optimistic person….

Pretty Little Liar

I’ve had this post in mind for weeks now, but it is honestly so raw and stripped down that I’ve hesitated to put it up. I’ve had all these things I felt as though God wanted me to share, but I had been secretly terrified to expose some of my most intimate flaws that I…

Why Curiosity Didn’t Kill the Elephant

I’m convinced that I have the world’s craziest cat. I have scars all over my arms and hands from her flipping out and attacking me at random times. I used to always try to fight her back. Try picking her up and tossing her across the bed and running off. However, all that did was…

Maturity is the New Black: Keep Yo Heart 3 Stacks…

I remember how the ages of 21 and 22 were all about how many guys were texting me and asking me out and telling me how beautiful I was. Those were the ages when I built a lot of my self-confidence off of how many men desired me. Every since I can remember, my mom…

I Died in my Sleep…Twice.

Most people know that I am a very private person, so this will probably be one of my most revealing and personal posts to date. In case you hadn’t noticed or haven’t read my last couple of blog posts, I’ve been talking a lot about improving myself and doing what I can to better myself….