Celebrating 6 Years

My blog turned 6 today. Considering all the domain changes, theme makeovers, topic shifts, and periods of inconsistency, I’m just grateful that for whatever reason, I decided to maintain this space. Over the past 6 years, several worthwhile friendships and fun brand partnerships materialized from this space, and for that I’m grateful. I suppose I…

My doctor recommended I abort at 8 weeks.

I think I was somewhere around 8 weeks along when my then doctor — in so many words — recommended I terminate my pregnancy.  When I walked into his office for the first time, I had a 17-cm fibroid tumor in my womb and a history of miscarriages. He ran down a grocery list of…

With these thoughts I wrestle.

How you do one thing is how you do everything. I heard someone say that, many moons ago, and every so often life will present me with evidence to support that notion. Let me explain. When I redecorate a space, I remove everything from its original place, put it all in a large centralized pile,…

Expression over algorithms.

1-11. What a wonderful date to take it all in and appreciate this gift called the present. I can barely recognize my own life right now, but I mean that in all the best ways. I’m a new mother to a beautiful baby girl. I live in an exciting city that almost never sleeps (things…

In 2021, I believe in magic.

Happy 2021! I spent the better part of my Christmas vacation streaming cheesy holiday films with my mom and newborn daughter (more on that life-changing event soon). Some were good. Some were so cringey that I felt physical pain trying to make it to the end. But in almost every movie, the overarching theme seemed…

60-Day Apartment Update Featuring Unique Loom

Hey girl, hey. If you recall, I moved into my new apartment in Las Vegas last December. It’s hard to believe two months have passed since my move-in, but I wanted to pop in for a quick update. I’ve really enjoyed taking my time with adding personal touches to the space. I really wanted to…

Ain’t I A Wombman? 

Hello, friends. I have given serious thought to what I mean when I use the term wombman. Am I referring to women only? Do I desire to connect only with humans granted the ability to reproduce? For women unable to produce children, are they no longer wombmen? Are we, as women, capable of producing more…

Hey Alexa, play New Apartment by Ari Lennox.

Hello December! Today I moved into my new apartment in Las Vegas. It’s tiny and colorful and perfect for me and my chubby Chihuahua. For a short while I sat in my empty bedroom alone with the thought that I haven’t lived on my own since undergrad. We’re talking 12 years, guys. I’ve shared space…

Live Like You are Loved This Christmas

While driving, I heard a song I don’t remember hearing before. I say remember because there are way too many times I would drive with the radio serving only as background noise to the chatter in my mind and life. But this time, I heard the words, “So go ahead and live like you’re loved. His…

Instagram Going Down Was the Best Thing That Happened To Me This Week

As many of you know, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp have been down for hours. I’ll admit I freaked out about it initially. What am I supposed to do with myself? How will anyone see the outfit I’m wearing? Yes, girl. These thoughts actually crossed my mind. After refreshing the app more times than I’m comfortable…

4 Life Lessons I Learned from Wildflowers

Hello lovely! I stumbled upon this gem of a quote online yesterday, and for some reason it continues to speak to me. Daisy: What kind of a garden do you come from?Alice: Oh, I don’t come from any garden.Daisy: Do you suppose she’s a wildflower? Alice in Wonderland Do you suppose I’m a wildflower? I mean,…

No, Sis. You Don’t Have the Same 24 Hours as Beyonce.

Hello there, beautiful people. I’m sure you’ve heard or read the following lie before: “You have the same 24 hours as Beyonce.” Um, yeah. Actually, no. You don’t have the same 24 hours. You don’t even have 24 hours. Beyonce doesn’t either. If you subtract the 8 hours that we’re supposed to be sleeping, and…