I’m Moving Out

I think it was January or February of 1989. It had to be one of those months because it was ass cold outside as I was standing at a bus stop in Chicago, waiting to catch a ride home with my dear friend. We were wearing dress shoes and our Class A military uniforms (for … Read more

A Gift To Me

If there is one thing I’ve learned while on my journey, it is to try and live a more vibrant life. A life that is filled with excitement, joy, a sense of curiosity, creativity, love, and wellness. And, that’s the best gift I can give to myself! This was emphasized recently while attending Oprah’s 2020 … Read more

My Biggest Regret

When I look back, the one thing I regret most is not attending a university. I had no idea what I wanted to do when I graduated high school. I don’t remember anyone talking to me about college. I never took the SAT’s, and honestly, I am not sure at that point in my life … Read more

Am I A Rebel?

Do you go against the status quo? Are you a rebel? Are you fearless, brave, courageous with your decisions or actions? The decisions or actions that you make can transform your challenges into exploration, risk into reward, and fear into determination. I read these words somewhere and found them to be very profound and inspiring. … Read more

Starting Over

Sometimes there comes a time when you just have to call it quits and start all over. Just quit your job, pack your bags, say goodbye to all your friends, and move somewhere else. The reason for this can be financial, personal, new job, to be closer to family or to avoid prosecution. The reason … Read more

Defamation Of Character

A person’s character is an important thing and can be entirely subjective. Once labeled, you may have a hard time changing the opinions of others. Human nature allows us to pass judgment while never having met someone, solely based on the rumors or even stereotyping. Better still an opinion about someone’s real character can be … Read more

My Mission Statement

I recently went to a women’s conference and one of the speakers talked about how having your personal mission statement can help guide you through life. It will give you purpose, direction, and help you to deal with those difficult decisions in life. So, of course, it got me thinking and wanting to create my … Read more

Why We Do What We Do

At what age would you think we are able to make sound decisions for ourselves. I mean by the time we reach adulthood we should know right from wrong, what is good or bad. So why is it that we so often do things we know are wrong. That little voice in our heads seems … Read more

Losing My Virginity

I’ve been waiting so many years for this. Growing up, all my cousins did it, and apparently my parents. I always envied them. Once they did it, it was like they were changed people. Even though not everyone agrees with their decisions, they were still so proud and never second-guessed themselves. I wanted to join … Read more