37: A Redefined Birthday

  I made it and I’m so very thankful. I feel blessed. COVID-19 has been a great detriment across the world. So many lives have been taken and so many more have fallen sick. Much of the country has been locked down in one way or another and we’ve been forced to find solace in…

Answers

One of the toughest things I’ve struggled with in life is finding resolve in the questions that aren’t accompanied by an answer. You know, the how’s and why’s in life. For me, sometimes the answers are still only half the battle. If the answers don’t make sense in my mind, then they are just as…

Note to Self

“Without change, there would be no butterflies.” -unknown Signed, The Ebony Butterfly

Long Journey Short

Long journey short… So about a year ago I entered into a very uncomfortable space. I had woken up one too many mornings and I had fallen asleep one too many nights feeling personally unfulfilled. For almost 12 years I’d put myself at the very bottom of my priority list. Between motherhood, marriage & life,…

I’m serious this time!

No really. I’m serious. I wanted to insert “lol” but I didn’t, JUST to let you know how serious I am. I am a serial yo-yo when it comes to my weight. Since entering motherhood in 2006, the struggle has been real. I gain. I lose. I gain. I lose. At this point, I’m just…

Peace

Sand beneath my feet Rushing waves near; in sight and sound So blue. So free. I smell the sea. The distant sun covers me in warmth A gentle breeze brushing against my skin My soul responds with the deepest of inhales I take it all in And almost as if I’ll never take that breath…

E for Elephants

I grew up with a momma and an uncle that was obsessed with elephants. My Uncle Felix and my mom had a real “thing” for these beautiful creatures, but their love came with a prerequisite. The trunk had to be up! Apparently, this meant good luck. I don’t know how or when it happened, but…

Amsterdam

A 9-hour layover in Amsterdam gave us about 6 hours to spare. When I book travel, I tend to look for great layover opportunities! What constitutes a great layover opportunity? Let’s see. You need a). a great location always helps. I tend to look for places, I haven’t visited yet or places I’d like to…

1st Leg Starts Here! (Washington, DC)

The meetup spot! Washington (IAD) was the first official leg of our trip. With my best friend traveling from Ohio and myself from Florida, this offered us the best overall options for our entire trip including, ticket pricing and layover options. We both had morning flights but with Ohio being closer to DC than Florida,…