Netflix recently added A Different World to its collection and I gladly re-watched the entire series with fresh eyes and a grown up perspective. The Cosby Show spin-off starring Lisa Bonet’s character Denise Huxtable and her experience at Cliff and Claire’s make-believe historically black alma mater Hillman College was a ground breaking show and I… Continue reading What Binge Watching A Different World Taught Me
So what would you do if you couldn’t fail? That’s what I’ve been asking myself a lot lately. Part of the reason for this blog is to find an answer to this question. I talked myself out of starting a blog for many months. I thought ‘who would want to read what I write?’ or ‘what… Continue reading What Would You Do If You Could Not Fail?
I think we all have an idea of what we want our lives to look like. Goals, dreams, and expectations for our families, friendships, careers, health, etc. ‘By the time I’m (whatever age or time frame) I want to accomplish x, y, z’. Some of you may have done or are in the process of… Continue reading Great Expectations
I love music. My earliest memories are of my dad playing records on Saturday nights. I was the little girl dancing around in pajamas and pigtails singing along with Whitney Houston in front of a mirror with my hairbrush microphone. As a teen I sang in the children’s choir at church and in school. My younger… Continue reading Embracing Your Limitations
One of my favorite quotes is “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in” – Leonard Cohen, Selected Poems, 1956-1968 . How true is that? We’re all broken people. In one way or another we need to be fixed and only God can do that. Life has a way of breaking you down… Continue reading Beauty In Brokenness
I’m an introvert (hence my site tagline “Introvert musings on life”). If I’m hanging out with family or friends too long, or if my schedule is filled with more busyness than I would like, I start to feel drained and tired – mentally and physically. No matter how much I may enjoy the company of… Continue reading Introvert? Me Too!
I woke up this Monday morning, turned on the tv and watched the news like I usually do. Mostly for traffic and weather updates. I saw all of the parades and celebrations in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. taking place. My next thought was ‘I really don’t want to go to work today’.… Continue reading MLK Holiday, Selma, & A Day Off
I’m looking forward to 2015. I’m so over this year. In fact I was over 2014 when it began…lol. Some of you may be able to relate. This year was hard for me on so many levels. I’ve discussed some of them in previous blog posts and I’m still working through many things. However that… Continue reading New Year, Daily Resolutions
Perfectionism. The overwhelming desire to get everything just right….perfect. Most of my life I’ve struggled with unrealistic expectations I’ve set for myself. I would judge myself too harshly when I felt I didn’t measure up to some ideal. I was consumed with it and many times I didn’t even know I was doing this to myself… Continue reading Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist
Recently I had to make a choice. A choice to live or die. I’m not talking about physically – but mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I had to choose whether to stay in the comfort of the familiar or go for the adventure of the unknown. Some of you may already know where I’m headed, but… Continue reading Choices