I want to talk about privilege. It’s a term that’s hard to swallow for many white folks where I grew up in Eastern Kentucky because most live from paycheck to paycheck and work is often hard to find. I get that. The scales seem perpetually tipped against them, and that makes it difficult to see … Continue reading Without White Privilege, I Wouldn’t Be Where I Am Today
I signed up for this. That is the refrain that moves through my mind almost daily now. This is the thing that I moved back to Kentucky to be close enough to do, this caring for my grandfather, this pitching in. The thing about it is that I don’t know if I actually believed that … Continue reading I Signed Up For This
Sitting here on my friend’s porch, post yoga, in the Florida humidity, I am grateful. I have been realizing over the last two weeks that I haven’t been present in my own life in a long while. I have had short periods over the last year of being in the moment, landing in a new … Continue reading Mindfully in the Moment
Last night I was lying in a bed in Brooklyn, wishing that I were home in Florida. What a difference a couple of weeks can make. All that I have thought about for months is escaping Florida and diving into the city. Now I cannot wait to fly home on Sunday and spend Memorial … Continue reading Now is for New York
I got called a “love pussy” the other day. I’ll admit that I had to ask for clarification as to what exactly that meant. The explanation I was given was, “you’re a pussy when every thing is perfect.” I was still a little confused. Sometimes I can be a little dense. She broke it down … Continue reading FEAR – False Evidence Appearing Real or F@%k Everything And Run
I am a hopeless romantic. I am a seeker. I feel as if I am on a constant mission to find a man with whom I can share my life. This is something that I have been aware of for as long as I can remember. It as if it is already written and my … Continue reading Wear My Heart On My Sleeve Or Take Off My Shirt?
Writing is a very new hobby of mine. I have always believed that I hated writing and thought of it as a chore. This blog and the occasional journaling kick have been the exceptions. I think it is because I get to write about things that matter to me and are directly related to my … Continue reading Do It For You
The morning after I posted my last blog post my phone rang at around 7:30am. Let me be clear, I am NOT a morning person by nature. Regardless of the fact that I have been getting up for work before 6am for the past two years pretty regularly, I still hate that moment when the … Continue reading Breaking Down Boxes: The Freedom to Become
I had an afternoon coffee date last week. He was an attractive, ambitious, well spoken man. I found myself taking about my travels. The more I talked, the more that he looked at me like I was an alien. My sentences all began with "last weekend when I was in New York" or "when I … Continue reading No Sleep or Dating ‘Till Brooklyn?
I started an internship this week with a startup tech company in Miami. I have a title, Public Relations Associate, and a work email. It all feels very grown up. Did I mention that I have no idea what I am doing? The commute from Lake Worth is atrocious, but I think that it it … Continue reading Nothing in Moderation