#XD30 – Nineteen – Happy

It's a process. I work at it everyday and understanding what that means for me without being concerned about if my happy gets in the way of someone else's. It's good to prioritize yourself sometimes. Who else is going to do it?  

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Checking Myself: Old Wounds

I had the overwhelming desire a few days ago to contact an ex-boyfriend. I was tempted so many times to pick up the phone and call or send an email. Fingers hovering over letters and numbers on the threshold of opening a can of worms I decided two and a half years ago to close. [...]

For Lady Jane…

In the summer of 2004, I was living in Mississippi, losing my mind, becoming more and more depressed about the fact that I wasn't where I wanted to be in any area of my life. It was at this time that my grandmother, Madea, was in the beginning stage of Alzheimer’s which would eventually become [...]

Five Things About Me

So I decided to participate in @Luvvie's #31WriteNow challenge for the month of August. I'm going to try to do something with a few posts that I have a hard time doing...be open about myself. I figured it's a month before my birthday and maybe by doing this, I can figure out something about myself [...]

When Forgiveness Goes Wrong

Most of us have done it. We've forgiven someone who wronged us only to be screwed over again by the same person in an even more despicable way than the first time or the second time. We extend the proverbial olive branch in an attempt to mend broken fences or burned bridges because the good-natured [...]