Overflow

I don’t like to see people struggle. When I do, I try my best to do something about it. Largely in part, because I was once in their shoes. Everyone either knows or has read about my poverty story, so it’s only natural that I have a soft spot for the less fortunate. Even ifContinue reading “Overflow”

Distancing from the crowd

There’s an age-old expression, “birds of a feather flock together”, and when I was younger, I tried my best to fit in. Mainly, because I wanted to be accepted. Now that I’m older, I’ve chosen to distance myself from the crowd. When I moved from flock to flock, I noticed one thing; I was readyContinue reading “Distancing from the crowd”

Living with lions

Sometimes I feel like Daniel in the lion’s den. Wrongfully convicted and thrown away, waiting to be devoured. I’ve often questioned, what have I done wrong, or where did things go wrong, because in my eyes, I thought I was doing everything right! Yet and still, I continue to wonder, while trying everything possible toContinue reading “Living with lions”

Stronger than the pack

Instinctively, when your sense of danger is heightened, you immediately go into protection mode. You’ll use all of your strength and might to defend yourself, just to keep harm away. The preyer (not to be confused with prayer) is very much aware of your resiliency and strength, so rather than lodge their attack, they’ll leave,Continue reading “Stronger than the pack”

Scattered seeds

I’m a lot of things! However, what I am not, is a Horticulturist, farmer, gardener, florist, or green thumb. I know nothing about plants, other than the fact that I absolutely love them! If you want to make me smile, happy, or are in need of a favor, buy me some roses or give meContinue reading “Scattered seeds”

Not my place

It seems everybody is thirsty, and always looking to me for a drink. I have poured so much into the lives of others, that I’ve almost emptied myself. It’s one thing to be nice, but it’s another to allow yourself to be taken complete advantage of. However, I only did it, because I didn’t wantContinue reading “Not my place”

Where I’m from, but not who I am

I don’t know where I get my strength from. If I had to attribute it to someone or anything, for that matter, it’d have to be God and my unfortunate life circumstances. I didn’t come from a family of strong men, women, or leaders. I didn’t have sit-downs or talks on how to be aContinue reading “Where I’m from, but not who I am”

Change of plans

Have you ever wanted to do something, but when the time came, you had a complete change of plans? When I was in Undergraduate school, my career plans were to be an Attorney, so I majored in Political Science. Although I am not “into” politics, I wanted to be a Prosecutor, so I could putContinue reading “Change of plans”

Pick up your bat

Kids are so cute and precious, and does some of the weirdest things, which I’m sure most would have no argument with that. When my nieces and nephew played softball/baseball, I attended mostly all of their games, to show my support, and because I enjoyed the sport. I can remember many days passing the “Tee-ball”Continue reading “Pick up your bat”

Mayday

In the 1920s, the term Mayday originated and was first used by Frederick Stanley Mackford, a radio officer for London’s Croydon Airport. Its origin is French for M’aidez, which translates to help. In a state of emergency, Mayday was shouted three times, to signal signs of distress, much like other popular phrases such as “SOS”,Continue reading “Mayday”