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”

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”

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”

Stay in the womb

I’m not a mother (yet), but I know that once conception is established, a typical pregnancy takes 40 weeks for an embryo to fully develop into a fetus. There are three phases that are absolutely necessary to the growth and development of the baby. First, second, and third trimesters, as they are called, are phasesContinue reading “Stay in the womb”

Looking for the rain

Whenever I’d see dark clouds form in the sky, it was an indication to me, that rain or a thunderstorm was very likely to come. In the event that it did, I would automatically do one of two things: grab an umbrella or immediately seek shelter. Most often, I chose the latter, because I simplyContinue reading “Looking for the rain”

Total waste

There’s a reason for everything, although we often question what that reason is. Day in and day out, we selflessly pour into the lives of others, and do what we feel we are called to do, yet it all seems to be in vain. We walk the fine line between trust and doubt, but latelyContinue reading “Total waste”

Too late

Have you ever sat and thought about all the wild dreams you’ve had? From being a superstar to ruling the world, you didn’t care how grandeur or unattainable they appeared, because you were set on achieving them. Nothing nobody said or did could convince you that you weren’t going to fulfill your dreams, even ifContinue reading “Too late”

Holding cell

With the current world events and the things you’re battling personally and internally, it can sometimes feel as though you’ve been arrested and imprisoned by your problems, and that of the world’s. You’ve wept and hollered to be let free, yet you’re still locked behind troubled bars. The walls of your holding cell are slowlyContinue reading “Holding cell”

Somebody’s always listening

As a motivational speaker, I travel to various colleges and high schools speaking to disadvantaged and underrepresented students. A once impoverished student, I share the adversities and oppositions I faced, but overcame to become a success and not another statistic. It doesn’t matter how embarrassing, terrible, or difficult your story is, TELL IT! Somebody’s alwaysContinue reading “Somebody’s always listening”