Grief is a weird thing. Last Sunday, I was on my way to my friend’s baby’s christening when my sister left a message in our family group chat asking if Kobe Bryant had truly died. My first instinct was nope! He’s not dead, it’s not on CNN or any major news outlet it’s just a … Continue reading Grief
My people. I have been away, I know. I literally haven’t caught a breath in the last two months or so. Life has been moving at the speed of light and it’s all I can do to catch up. From the first day I started this blog, I have left a piece of me in … Continue reading The Thing About Pain..
Some truths aren’t easy to admit, or share, or write. They weigh a ton, sitting there until one day you decide it’s going to be the day of your freedom and then you let it all out. Today is one of those days for me. I want to be dramatic and say I was a … Continue reading When Grace Found Me.
So yesterday, I turned 30. It was also the first birthday since I turned twenty five that I didn’t cry or feel unaccomplished. I did not have one cloud in my sky yesterday, I actually had a beautiful day! You know, I didn’t set out to. I honestly assumed that anxiety would kick in and … Continue reading 30 And Oh! So Thankful.
Hi guys! I know, I know. If you had a dollar for every time I disappeared and reappeared, you’d all be fairly rich!!! It’s been an intense couple of months, but I thought I would stay still long enough to gather my thoughts and put them down. Having said that, please, pretty please, love … Continue reading Get To Know Me, Again!…
The women in my family are strong, hardworking, affectionate and powerful in their own rights. Truly, in my eyes they are all heroines and their stories deserve to be told. Follow me on this journey as I try to bring to life these women both dead and alive who have made me who I am … Continue reading For My Father’s Mother: Mama Ekaette.
So I mentioned a while ago that my tooth mysteriously broke right? Right. So this tooth broke and I was living in terrible pain for months. My nerves were exposed so I could neither eat nor drink nor chew nor even smile. I was in deep torment but I did not want to deal with … Continue reading On Broken Teeth and Broken Roofs..
So my brothers and I have this inside joke, whenever I start to tell a story that they have heard a hundred times before, they start to sing “story of my life, searching for the right”…(I know, it’s only funny if you hear them sing it) 6:10 am; standing in front of my bathroom mirror, … Continue reading Why I Won’t Give Up…
Dear Diary, It was a really long day. Emotionally tasking and physically draining. Walking to the bus station seemed like a herculean task and as I struggled to put one foot in front of the other, I found myself doing that which came naturally to me; crying. So I stood there, in the middle … Continue reading A Stranger’s Kindness
My people; I am so sorry that once again I went MIA. It wasn’t intentional, I promise. l meant to write, I really did but words failed me again and again so I just took a little break from it all. Life has taught me a couple of lessons over the past weeks that … Continue reading Back and Better, Whole and Healed…