Unbreakable

My younger sister  is on Spring break and my mum had work. After I prepared her breakfast (buttermilk biscuits from scratch), I needed to take a nap. When I awoke, we somehow had a heart to heart. My younger sister is 15 years old-and a freshman in H.S. She came into this world, literally fighting for her life. Born several months premature and weighing just over a lb, her entry into this world was filled with complications. Even today, she must go to the hospital at the first sign of a cold. Continue reading

The Baby Box

There was so many things to love about Korea. The culture, language, history, food, and how family is important. But of course there was this one thing that nagged at me. To some degree, I became swept up in it during high tide.You can read more about that here.

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A Canadian’s View On Our Disrespect Of President Obama’s Presidency

Originally posted on The Fifth Column:

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America – He’s Your President for Goodness Sake!

By William Thomas

There was a time not so long ago when Americans, regardless of their political stripes, rallied round their president. Once elected, the man who won the White House was no longer viewed as a republican or democrat, but the President of the United States. The oath of office was taken, the wagons were circled around the country’s borders and it was America versus the rest of the world with the president of all the people at the helm.

Suddenly President Barack Obama, with the potential to become an exceptional president has become the glaring exception to that unwritten, patriotic rule.

Four days before President Obama’s inauguration, before he officially took charge of the American government, Rush Limbaugh boasted publicly that he hoped the president would fail. Of course, when the president fails the country flounders. Wishing harm upon…

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Hiatus Overload

I’ve not been blogging as much as I would like. What was once a place of serenity had become a place of caution (I was trolled) I have been reluctant to speak as openly as I would like. That aside, I’ve decided its time to put “pen to paper” again. I miss writing. I miss blogging and of course I’ve missed interacting with each of you. So here’s whats going on with me: Continue reading

The Heart of The Matter

I’ve no intention to turn this blog into a platform of racial matters. However, my heart is heavy. I feel powerless and am distraught. Writing is how I get the chaos out of my head.  I am a multi-racial woman (when I am at my lightest wearing my naturally curly hair, my race is ambiguous and many question my ethnicity) Continue reading

It DOES Exist

*BREAKING NEWS*

I am always amused each time a person says, “This is 201-,  we have a black president, racism in The U.S does not exist.” Often times, this person is not a minority, so its easier for them to turn a blind eye to what is occurring all around.

A few weeks ago, I was personally reminded that regardless of my multi-ethnic background,  my summer, sun kissed, browned skin was unacceptable.
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Dear World…

*BREAKING NEWS*
Please excuse me whilst I interrupt the regularly scheduled program:

Dear World,

Is anyone listening? Are you tuning into the overwhelming amount of destruction? There is an epidemic sweeping our nation- the disregard for  human life. Nearly every place that one looks, life is effortlessly being taken. Governments, terrorists groups, law enforcement and every day people, have become judge and jury, delivering sentences of execution. Countless beautiful beings, are no longer in existence. They have been reduced to a painful, lingering memory. Their legacies cut short, their families-forgotten. Continue reading

Belated Thank You

Dear Readers,

I want to thank everyone that’s taken a moment to read this blog. As of today, I’ve reached 473 subscribers. It hardly seems like I’ve been blogging for nearly 5 months now.  It has been an interesting journey. You all have continued to read, whilst leaving encouraging words, and beautiful sentiments behind. It is those words that have helped me through this last week. And honestly, thank you does not capture the appreciation I have for each of you. Continue reading

Shaken NOT Stirred

Lately, I’ve found it quite difficult to blog. I’ve had a ton to say but know this isn’t the platform to completely divulge. Writing has been my outlet, but I feel as though I have been silenced. This last week has yielded nausea, vomiting, overwhelming stress, confusion and hurt. It has been filled with challenges, sleepless nights and tears. But it has also revealed  strength and perseverance.

I continue to amaze myself with circumstances that have been presented. Instead of allowing myself to become overwhelmed with pain or hurt, I continue to pray and grab hold to positivity. One can only be defeated if they give up. One can only fail if they refuse to try. So each time I shed a few tears and ask God to grant with me an unshakable desire to continue. As someone told me a few days ago, “The greatest revenge is success,” so succeed is what I will do. I will succeed despite the headaches. I will succeed despite the challenges presented. I will succeed even when others see me as unworthy. I will succeed because I have faith. I will succeed despite what negative things others say about me. I may have had a emotionally shaken past week but that will not stir me into defeat.  My spirit is filled with hope, faith, strength and courage, even when my eyes are filled with tears

Selfie Sunday

Yesterday was bittersweet. I’ve enjoyed spending time with my nieces and nephews this summer. Despite living abroad for a few years, I’ve managed to form a very close relationship with them (particularly my sister’s children). However the time had come for them to return to my sister’s home. Whilst out yesterday, my niece, who will be ten in November, said, “TT lets take a selfie”  I sort of looked at her with a smile on my face. Surprised that she knew the term “selfie” Continue reading

I Am Who I Am

I had a conversation with someone earlier that caused me to think. This is a friend that I haven’t spoken to in quite sometime. During our exchange, it was said, “You are a sweet heart, and the positivity in your spirit is unlike anyone else’s that I know. You truly are one of a kind.” My reply was, “Thank you so much. I don’t think so, but thank you” My friend continued on to say, “Of course you don’t, cause you’re humble. You’re welcome” Continue reading

Life…

Each day I am reminded that life does not always go as planned. Recently, I was informed that when I was a child, I wanted to become an attorney. It was all I spoke of. But here we are, many years later and my life clearly took a much different path. Continue reading