Life. Smacks. Peace.

Y’all ever get up and the morning and go about your business just to be smacked in the face with a big, fat truth?! Yeah. And the funny thing about that truth is that it was there all along. It isn’t new. It isn’t a surprise. The time for all things to come together, mixContinue reading “Life. Smacks. Peace.”

It’s ok to be messy.

It’s ok to be messy. It really is. You can forget stuff, slack on your responsibilities, be lazy. It’s ok to have been messy. I’m 100% positive about this. It’s ok if you veered off the right path, neglected your health, even made horrible mistakes. It’s ok to think messy thoughts. I know this toContinue reading “It’s ok to be messy.”

Go. Live. Life. You only get one.

Thought it was worth sharing that my quest to spend more time with my girl is going well! We had a great time together yesterday afternoon eating good food and exploring. The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum was a blast, and we ate all the falafel and ganoush at Casablanca cafe. The day before, weContinue reading “Go. Live. Life. You only get one.”

I’m Bad at purging. I’m good at hoarding.

I decided yesterday I was going to boss up and get a handle on all this laundry. I am also ADHD, so in the midst of that, I decided to purge a little. I also stopped to order more hangers, clean behind the night stand, and put all my tennis shoes away properly, but anyway…Continue reading “I’m Bad at purging. I’m good at hoarding.”

Soul Searching: Privilege & Other Pushback

Y’all.  I’ve been writing about my little soul searching effort, and I’m at the part where we talk about pushback.  I have read a many a comment on blogs and social media posts where the original poster on a quest for self care and soul searching is accused of being privileged, even “bougie”.  Commenters areContinue reading “Soul Searching: Privilege & Other Pushback”

What Soul Searching Looks Like

So you’ve taken the time to dig deep, to gain some new perspective, to halt the breakdown that was inevitable. What does soul searching look like? Well, it probably looks a little different for everybody. In the book, Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert searched her soul across Italy and India, finding love and contentment withContinue reading “What Soul Searching Looks Like”

I’M FULL OF JOY, ACTUALLY

Y’all, I’m not always focused on my existential crisis. I’ve been on the struggle bus lately for sure, and my time to refocus and reset has been valuable and needed. But I’m quite full of joy, actually. You know, “joy” and “happiness” are two different things. Happiness is temporary, a moment of contentment, enjoyment, goodness.Continue reading “I’M FULL OF JOY, ACTUALLY”

5 Reasons You Need To Take Time For Yourself NOW

Soul searching has its benefits. If you slow down long enough to just be with yourself, sift through your thoughts, and get reacquainted with the real you, you’ll make some progress toward clarity. I’m not talking about “self care” either – bubble baths, getting your nails done, and whatnot. I’m talking deep soul searching, solitude,Continue reading “5 Reasons You Need To Take Time For Yourself NOW”

Teaching My Daughter: Our needs come first.

“If, as a mother, I always put my needs last, I am teaching my daughter that one day [hers] won’t matter either.” @vanessacornell I don’t want to teach my daughter this, yet I live way fast and put my needs last (or ignore them completely) on the daily. It’s true. And it is one ofContinue reading “Teaching My Daughter: Our needs come first.”

Keepin’ it real.

Nobody likes a Negative Nancy. I am aware that I may come across as Nancy lately. I have posted recently about my feeling lost, used up, tired. I’ve used the words “bitter” and “hermit”, yet truly, I’m not sorry. I want to keep it real. Before I go on, don’t get me wrong. I wantContinue reading “Keepin’ it real.”