Three Simple Truths

Ego i’m guilty of taking what people say to heart — even when i’m told this has nothing to do with me personally. it’s an ongoing lesson trying to separate the words from the actions, the actions from fear and so on. confession: i’m sensitive. but most of the time what people say is simply a reflection of […]

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Bridge over Fear

the first thing we’re taught to love is company. maybe we’ve been raised in a big family of six or four, or a smaller family of two. we had a form of company that sustained our livelihood. we went on to make friends, who we begun to include as part of an extended family. whenever we didn’t […]

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4am thoughts

4:07, my mind is up. there’s been a lot to think about lately. why would anyone other than me be in a position to tell me if i’m on the right path? i will teach her how it takes time, it takes patience, consistency, diligence. how it takes motivation, triumph and failure. i will talk […]

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LOVE

we don’t have any indicators to show if self-help books are successful in transforming our lives, so how can we know if they have been any help at all? a few years ago i remember standing in whats called the self-help or psychology section of a bookstore, pacing up and down wondering which book to take home. […]

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Chapter ’17

if you managed to read my last post, you’ll know i’ve been on vacation in Dubai. it’s now been 4 days since I’ve gotten back to reality and it feels as though a lot has happened. we’re what two weeks in to 2017 now? the Obama’s have officially left The White House. such an emotional […]

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Say Yes To New Adventures

I remember sitting on the plane, an hour away from landing in Dubai, thinking “what have I done?” When I met him the familiarity had me sure it was him. He’d be the one. I’m an hour away from him, now there’s no turning back, no other route or escape. “What am I doing?” With […]

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10 Days To Christmas

One thing that makes me anxious is the holiday season. With all the parties, traveling, shopping, food, temptations, I find the festive season stressful. Staying on top of my goals, especially health and fitness ones, is usually a recipe for failure. In the past, when I’ve been in the middle of a fitness routine and a […]

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YOU

there’s a book called “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston that i haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but i bumped into a quote from it the other week that says, “there are years that ask questions, and years that answer.” immediately i knew this year answered. as we draw […]

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For yourself, By yourself.

I wanted to write about books today. I was going to tell you how excited I am to be flying off to Zanzibar on Monday, how I can never travel without a book, how I spend majority of my flights reading, what books I enjoy and what I’m looking forward to reading next. I thought […]

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Adulting

i didn’t manage to post something last week. unfortunately, my emotions were out of my control. i did toy with the idea of writing a sort of make up post over the weekend to account for it, but never managed to get ’round to that. i figured it was okay to take time out to rest, […]

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