FTW at Christmas Time

I don’t know about you but I’ve been working from home so long it’s become blurred with sheltering in place. I used to have this routine that involved doing my hair, putting on makeup, and getting completely dressed for work, heels, and all (I love a cute shoe). Now I dress from the waist up…

I See You

Last night as I watched her smile and listened to her speech I was overcome with emotion. It hit me like a strong wave in the ocean that there was a Black, Indian-American woman who entered the stage dancing to Mary J. Blije and graduated from the college my middle child currently attends who will…

Unexpected Blessings

Unexpected blessings are like little surprises! That’s how I’d like to describe November 2019 to now. From your hard work has finally paid off, business is booming, traveling for work, meeting new people, shedding unhealthy relationships, being invited to the table, to having everything shut down, struggling with depression, experiencing the anxiety, anger and unrest…

I Am Not Okay

Every struggle is different, even during a collective time of uncertainty, hate, illness, death, where anxiety is at an all-time high. Now more than ever, it needs to be okay to say, “I am NOT okay”. My first introduction to suicide was at the ripe old age of twelve.  I was in seventh grade when…

You Don’t Get To Tell Me How To Feel

Yesterday (5/25/2020) a man was lynched.  His name, George Floyd.  He was murdered by a police officer, Derek Chauvin.  I won’t even ask why the police force allows individuals like him to join because historically those same individuals would participate in the KKK at night and patrol the streets during the day. Yesterday (5/26/2020) a…

Gratitude Day 15: I Didn’t Go Off On Anyone Today

When someone comes at, approaches, speaks to, addresses you in a disrespectful manner time and time again, it is difficult to refrain from ‘going off’ giving them a piece of your mind, or as the women in my culture do, give them that have you lost your (fill in the blank) mind look and proceed…