Category Archives: emotions

I can’t run from myself…

There’s nowhere to hide. For years, I was convinced that if I kept it moving, eventually things would be different. Better. As if miraculously, all of the baggage I was carrying around would be lost by the airline, and I’d … Continue reading

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Strength, insecurity, dignity, grace, fear, faith…all the bloody things

There’s something in the air the week. It feels like a week of rapid transformation. Or deterioration. Or both. If I were to lay it all out, you wouldn’t believe the shit I’ve been facing. And it’s only Thursday. In … Continue reading

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Emotions happen, y’all

Over the years, I’ve been taught, encouraged, almost coached to suppress my emotions. Ok, let me be more specific. Happy was good. Anger was understandable. Fear was normal…but we pretended it wasn’t always sitting on our shoulder, holding onto our … Continue reading

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Triggered into the future

Years ago, there was a man with whom I was very much in love. We were best friends. We were basically inseparable. There was one huge, glaring problem between us. My faith. We had hours and hours of discussions, debates, … Continue reading

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Life exfoliation

I have come to a realization. Bad times are good. What? Bad times are good if you use them to your advantage. If you choose to learn from them. If you choose to lean into the pain and find your … Continue reading

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Have you ever had a day that was so chock full of emotion that you are completely, emotionally hungover the next day? Well…that is me today. Yesterday my niece graduated from high school. I may be weeping under those sunglasses…but … Continue reading

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Coming alive

There is a dream that has been inside of you for your whole life. It’s lingering just below your consciousness…every once in a while it bubbles to the surface, but you bury it out of fear. Then…you pull it up … Continue reading

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Comparison is a waste of time

Have you ever found yourself wondering, “what does he/she have that I don’t?” I’ve found that question arising a lot lately in a personal situation. Tonight, I finally figured it out. You’ve got nothing but problems, woman. You see…I’m holding … Continue reading

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My own personal Narnia

The best part about having an autoimmune disease is that it builds a level oh humility in you that is unparalleled. I mean…one day you feel like a million bucks. You have a decent amount of energy; you sleep like … Continue reading

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Does it really have to be hard?

Somehow, from a young age, I was taught that things have to be hard and unattainable. My dad is a hard-working man. He’s worked well over 40 hours a week since he was 17 doing back breaking work. I honor … Continue reading

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