In the world of social media, I'm learning that its more difficult to find and secure REAL people who want to be connected with REAL experiences. Although I'm fully aware that many use these platforms more as a means of escaping the real world rather than participating in it, I'm still absolutely floored by the … Continue reading Wisdom or Worthless Energy?
I am so excited I can hardly contain myself. In the words of Julia Roberts, from one of my favorite movies Pretty Woman, "I could almost pee in my pants"! For now I'll just cross my legs instead but you get the general idea. There's no new man, great job opportunity, fancy foreign car in my … Continue reading Scared to Life!
As we move into 2018 I've spent some time in reflection and I've drawn a very specific conclusion; all of my failures have led up to this very moment in which I need to make a decision to either apply the lessons or go back through the cycle of those failures all over again. No-one typically … Continue reading Have You Checked Your Failure List?
via Daily Prompt: Identity As a young girl I struggled during my developmental stage with the "Who am I?" inquiry that most teenagers experience. The difference in my case was that I didn't suffer from being an introvert, shy, lonely type of person. I was exactly the opposite; confident, extrovert, funny and friendly. Popularity was … Continue reading Identity Theft
If you've ever had to host overnight guest during a Holiday season like Thanksgiving or Christmas then you know the level of planning, cleaning, scheduling and preparation necessary to ensure a successful visit for your family and guests. When you have a family of your own your normal routine doesn't allow for much room to … Continue reading How to get it all done during the Holidays
One of my greatest fears following my 17 year marriage was that I didn't become bitter! I knew I had been wronged, mishandled, lied too and cheated on but I was determined not to become a bitter divorced woman. It took quite some time before I would open up and allow myself to be courted … Continue reading Guarding the Heart!
I've discovered that when I work out alone I do better to listen to something inspirational, educational or motivational rather than simply music. It seems to keep my focus on the content rather than the workout which makes it go by much faster. Today was no different but when I attempted to listen to one … Continue reading Where is the Black Man’s Support System?
Today I had the honor and privilege to do a mountain hike of Crowder's Mountain NC with my seventeen year old daughter, my girlfriend for her 45th birthday and 3 additional ladies that I met for the first time this morning. It had been 22 years since the last time I hiked and I … Continue reading The PINNACLE Only Comes with the CLIMB!
At 46 years of age I've been told by doctors that I'm "obese" and need to loose 40 pounds. My 5'4 stature doesn't appear to be at a whopping 225 but they tell me the scales don't lie. Quite frankly I know for a fact that my shoes alone weigh 7 pounds and God forbid … Continue reading Whose Winning at Weight Loss?
At first when my girlfriend called me and said she wanted me to watch something "RIGHT NOW", I thought "I really don't feel like doing this now", but I'm always going to avail myself to information so she sent me the link and I curled up on my couch, phone in hand and hit play. … Continue reading Imagine If I Never Hit PLAY!