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
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.
I must admit-life or death, has been a constant thought of mine. Since sustaining my head injury, I’ve had an overwhelming anxiety, and fascination with death. It has not helped that a friends father succumbed to cancer a few days ago. As she passed along information on the viewing and service, I became loss-distracted. While I want to be there for her, I know its not a good idea. Continue reading
I have been mis-judged. Many feel if a person is recovering from a head injury they aren’t capable of much. Yes, in some regards and definitely in the beginning, this is the case. However, I have been fortunate. Each day-I wake and no matter how much pain I am in, I embrace what the day has to offer. Continue reading
The past few days I’ve been quite solemn. Each day, I logged into WordPress-hoping that writing would ease the pain. And each day, I was incapable of putting my emotions into words. After an hour of quite literally breaking down and sobbing today, I am finally able to write. Continue reading
This post has been a month in the making. I suppose I was contemplating the delivery. However my words can not be placed into a pretty little package and tied neatly with a bow. This topic is volatile and has literally waged wars (take a look at current events: Gaza, Iraq). I’ve decided that no matter how sensitive, I must write about it. Perhaps some will be offended, maybe others will agree. Regardless, my opinion remains the same: Continue reading
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
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
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.
Please excuse me whilst I interrupt the regularly scheduled program:
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
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