life as we know it

making room for me in 2023

what a year it has been! 2022 was full of laughter, love, loss, new life, great memories, and reminders that life is short and every day should be cherished as if it’s the last. as a Black woman in America, the events that kicked off the summer really took a toll on my mental and…

22 things I want to do in 2022

going into this new year, there are so many things I want to do with the next 365 days. the possibilities are endless, but these are the things at the top of my 2022 bucket list: 1. read 6 books every semester I find it harder and harder to read for leisure. so many of…

cheers to the new year

dear Father Time, I’m torn, because, while I have a few bones to pick with you, I am also grateful for the abundance of love that surrounded me over the last year. through the best and the worst of times, there is so much to look back on and appreciate. january my motherfucking birthday month!…

playlist to my love life

admittedly, this one goes at the top of the list because my SO and I have a mutual love for miss lauryn hill ❤ thanks to our cultured mamas and being born in the best decade for hip hop music – 90s babies where you at??- we grew up on soulful music like this. no…

timeless.

there are people that come into our lives for a moment. to teach us a lesson or to show us what we do/ (but most oftentimes) do not need to continue on our journey of growth. and then there are those friendships that are timeless. to say that I love her is an understatement. she…

cupcake.

I will never forget the first time I held you in my arms – covered in placenta and other unmentionables- I handled you with care because our journey had been such a difficult one. it seems cruel to say, but I was never supposed to meet you … at least that’s what the doctors had…