Advice for my daughter.

Use your words wisely, dear one. You are the author and the main character of the greatest story ever told.  No one but you and your Creator can write it. I’m so grateful you chose me to bring you Earthside, but I’m only here to observe. I’ll keep your paper and pens stocked, and your…

My favorite content creators are depressed.

Depression. Burn out. Writer’s block. Your favorite creators are tired, y’all.  A few months ago I hopped back on YouTube as a consumer for the first time in several years. I subscribed to the content creators I once looked to for makeup tutorials and skits. I binge-watched commentary videos on the latest celebrity news. I…

Journaling is my happy place.

I love the feeling of starting something new. I picked up a new journal at my local Barnes & Noble to track my progress with starting another stream of income. I wanted a black, spiral journal that didn’t have any writing prompts or quotes. I loved this black and gold journal distributed by Fringe Studio,…

Our thoughts betray us.

Nothing is ever as good or as bad as you think.Nothing ever takes as long or lasts as long as you think.When you’re wrong about it all, every thing is still alright.In all ways, it’s always all right.Our thoughts often betray us. We trust them the most.Being is living is unlearning is freedom.Being is breathing…

Today I made tea.

Today I made tea. That’s it. That’s the headline.  For the last few months, I’ve attempted to map out the best plan of attack for re-launching my YouTube channel. I’ve pondered and re-pondered. I’ve mulled and reconsidered. I even uploaded a couple of videos, but I wasn’t particularly proud of them.  I’ve had several false…

Today is my first Mother’s Day.

Today, and every day, I am grateful for my mom.  Before I became a mom, I didn’t believe the women who said they couldn’t fully appreciate their mothers until they became a mom themselves. That notion always seemed silly to me. Even as a young adult I felt like I had a pretty good understanding…

Time ≠ money.

Time.  It’s the resource we can’t produce more of, and the thing we most hate to waste. We spend so much of our lives trading our time for money, that it might feel strange, maybe even wrong, to spend it solely on ourselves.  Time is currency, but some of us allow society to dictate how…

Finding the words to say nothing.

With Cherise‘s help, I’m happy to report that for the last 11 days, I’ve kept to my word on publishing something each day. When I challenged myself to post daily for an entire year, the only real goal was consistency for consistency’s sake. I wanted to see if the grass would be greener on the…

They weren’t laughing.

The Conundrum… Well, it happened again. I planned something, people said they were coming… but life got in the way and they couldn’t. (Insert heavy sigh here.) No, the sigh isn’t about people’s schedules, it’s the anticipation of entering into an inner dialogue centered on the theme of, “Is it even worth it?” “Why do…

A Love Lost in Translation

As I touched on in a previous post, I do believe that how you do one thing is how you do everything.  How you communicate is how you love. Most can easily recite Gary Chapman’s five love languages as words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. But what does…