Lost & Found

I found this photo of my niece and fell in love with it all over again. With everything going on in the world and media, I have been struggling with being a black girl. Knowing that the world is against you or doesn’t see your value, hurts and scares you a lot. This picture made…

Officially Mrs. Johnson

On June 17th, 2015 around 11 AM I got married to the most amazing, loving, caring person in the world; my best friend. The ceremony was short and sweet and our vows were tear-jerking. 4 years ago I met a man who saw something in me that I did not yet see in myself and he…

To Whom This May Concern…

Dear girl who forgot to love herself, I see you hiding. Behind everything you think will make you more noticeable. I see you craving and begging for someone to love you the way you see in movies. The type of love that comes at a price and makes you risk everything you have and all…

An Old Draft.

There was sorrow in her presence or maybe there was just something sad about her. It hung over her head as she walked by and followed her every step. It lived off of her and she embodied it. Sorrow so sad that it took all of the air out of the room and replaced it…

L.L.S

I have lost. I have lost in ways that words can’t capture and songs cannot soothe. I have felt loss bigger than nations and governments who have stumbled and crumbled from war or starvation or at the hands of their own leader. I have lost something so precious and pure and rare that diamonds nor…

This is my solitude. I am confined to this space and cannot seem to break the shackles. This is my prison. I have locked myself behind these walls for so long that I forgot that I own a key. Well, I owned a key. I once had the ability to let myself out, but I have become…

You’re a piece of work.

I am a complicated masterpiece. To some I am just a simple piece with asymmetrical lines and colors they do not recognize. To some I am a piece of confusion with lines that have no meaning and colors that hold no potential. People that call themselves artists glance at me and try to sum me…

01/29/15

Two months ago, everything changed in my life. I experienced a ton of loss and then I lost some more. While others were enjoying their holidays and bringing in the New Year with their loved ones, I was burying my father and making plans for two major changes in my life. I had so much…

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 28 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

And They Said Blondes Have More Fun

Life is all about making quick, dramatic, drastic, crazy decisions and hoping you do not regret it in the morning. The other night, me and my friends got up the courage to dye our hair. Well, correction; we got up the courage to highlight each other’s hair. So while I was at work, they brought…