vote. please vote.

I’m having mixed emotions today. I’m filled both with shame and pride. You see today is election day, and the root of my sentimental conflict comes from this statement:  This is my first time voting.  I’ve been ‘of age’ for almost seven years now and I repeat, this is my first time voting. There is … Continue reading vote. please vote.

our first date

“I’ll be a living…sanctuary..for..you.”  I tried to control the heaviness of my breath as the lyrics ended, my lips kissing the bridge of Aliyah’s nose. She was asleep. Thank God.  I crouched down to the floor, feeling for the skinny stretch maternity jeans and salmon one-shoulder top I envisioned wearing while completing my daughter’s bedtime … Continue reading our first date

First Things Come First

Can my new year start like tomorrow? I fell asleep on the couch with my teething child last night, I have a pile of unfinished work that was supposed to be done Thursday and I haven't shaved my legs since like last year (please just laugh). I chose to do laundry over my first morning run, … Continue reading First Things Come First

Friendly Neighborhood Walmart Lady

It’s been almost two months since my angel came into this world. Life with her has been different, to say the least. It’s beautiful, but if I’m honest with you, there are days when simply getting through is the goal and beauty is far from a possibility. Believe it or not, there are days when … Continue reading Friendly Neighborhood Walmart Lady