I see my brothers as loving, gentle, nerdy, musical geniuses. To the world, they’re just black men, a potential threat. Our skin is seen as a threat. And yet we operate in the world with a welcoming smile.
I’m realizing that it’s very possible to put yourself in environments that are innately harder to be in just for the thrill. Anxiety can get a kick out of it. But at what cost?
New Year’s Resolution
Is there anyone else that uses humor to cover up their struggles? Over the past six months, I’ve joked around about how I don’t get sleep and what I realize is that joke isn’t funny. Although it’s starting to get better, I spent the last six months getting 3-4 hours of sleep a night if…
I have a confession to make: In my journey of working on self-care, I’ve discovered that I’m in a toxic relationship. With myself. It’s incredibly difficult to admit and say this out loud. And it’s harder when it’s your doctor that makes you realize that the real battle that you have is an internal one.…
I like to think of myself as being a woman who always has a plan. I have lists for my lists. And yet, this is the first time in a while that I have no clue what’s next. Despite all of my lists, this is the first time in a long time that I have…
Do you feel that thickness in the air? It’s uncertainty. It’s incredibly difficult, overwhelming and overbearing. Like a dark cloud hanging over my head, raining down with fear, self-doubt and anxiety. Will things work out? When? How? I have no idea. Life is full of uncertainties, they say that’s the beauty of it. But like…
The Clock is Ticking
Life is short and we’re supposed to live it to the fullest right? I mean, there’s a reason the phrase YOLO started popping up everywhere a few years ago. But why does it seem like we try to rush our lives instead of living in the moment? Have you ever caught yourself saying: “In a…