"Expectations are the doorways to disappointment" This started off as a simply Facebook status and conversation I was having with a sister in my community. Expectations are the doorways to disappointments simply means that when you have expectations of someone, or a situation you are setting yourself up to be disappointment. Especially when those expectations … Continue reading Expectations are the Doorways to Disappointment…One-sided that is.
2018 has been one of the greatest years for me. I accomplished everything I said I would and even surprised myself with my strength and resilience. I graduated college, FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENT, published my first memoir/self help book A FATHER'S LOVE, did interviews, hosted my first open mic night, became president of my undergraduate … Continue reading Goodbye 2018; Hello 2019: 5 of The Best Lessons I've Learned in 2018!
All my life I have been what doctors call "overweight" or "obese". I have always been the chunky plus size girl in school. I was never bullied in school but when I look back at my childhood I missed out on a lot of activities because of it. I was never involved in sports; I … Continue reading 5 of The Biggest Things I Stopped/Started Doing to Lose Weight
A lot of people always ask me how did I self-publish my book and how the process was. The process of self-publishing was fairly easy for me and didn't take much time. I decided o self-publish because everything I would have paid a publishing company to do; I had already did it myself. There are … Continue reading 5 Unexpected Lessons I've Learnt From Self-Publishing
Dear Dionna, You are beautiful. I know you hate yourself right now and think you are not worthy but that is not true. If you only knew what I know now you wouldn't want to take your own life. You wouldn't want to end it all right now. Your life hasn't even started yet. That … Continue reading Let's Talk: "A Letter To My 16-Year-Old Self"
Black fathers we need you. Black fathers we need you. Black fathers we need you. I can say this statement a thousand times and some people will still not understand the importance of it. There is a misconception and narrative being told that black fathers are not in their children's lives. Now, we know that … Continue reading A Father's Love: The Narrative And Perception of Black Fathers!
As mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, business owners....the list can go on we tend to put other peoples needs and wants before our own. We don't take the time to check on our mental state and make sure we are good before anything else. WE CAN NOT TAKE CARE OF ANYBODY ELSE UNLESS WE TAKE CARE … Continue reading Taking Care Of YOUR Mental State