Dear Every Annoying Valentine's Day "Couple," The day millions of women dread is almost upon us. I used to be like those women. Sad, lonely, single little me, hating any and everyone who had a "bae," or whatever the hell people call their significant others nowadays. It is bae, isn't it? Well, that's just stupid... … Continue reading An Open Letter to Obnoxious V-Day Couples
I'm never one to put all of my business in the street, but I am willing to share this: I am afraid to fail. Where this random fear came from I don't know, but it's always been there, lingering in the dark recesses of my already overactive imagination. The infamous "What if?" question has been … Continue reading Standing in Fear
Sometimes I get extremely frustrated trying to find something to write about. It's not that I don't have ideas. I have plenty. The problem lies in picking a subject worth writing about from the plethora of random topics floating around my over-worked mind. I find it even more frustrating when trying to pinpoint a good … Continue reading Going Back to Basics
It's been a minute since I've had a chance to sit and write, but something has been nagging me for weeks, and of course, I have to speak on it. I have my good friend Charlie to thank for this one. The last time I spoke to Charlie we discussed relationships and marriage. The conversation … Continue reading Is It Sacred?
I don't know how much more I can take, I thought. I can't wait for this to be over. I leaned over my bedridden father as I buttoned his pajama top. My drab brown hair hung in his face, but I knew it didn't bother him. Ever since his stroke, he couldn't feel much of anything. … Continue reading Angel of Light
Before I dive into this one, I want to make something very clear: Though I'm a woman, I do not condone a lot of the ass backwards stuff members of my gender do when it comes to matters of the heart. Have I participated in some of this ass backwardness? Absolutely. However, as time goes … Continue reading Do You REALLY Need to Mark Your Territory? Pt. 1
The IdeaSometimes mothers just need to keep their suggestions to themselves. Not all ideas are good, even when the intentions are honest and well-meaning. For example, take my first date. My mom and her best friend, Ms. Essie, thought it would be a great idea for me to tag along on one of her daughter's … Continue reading My Forced Date