I’ve been smoking for 20 years and I have to quit. THERE … I said it! And I’m the kind of person who doesn’t make public announcements unless I mean it. But it’s going to be hard!!!!!! Nicotine (I’ll refer to her as Nicki – a nod to Logic – from this point on) and … Continue reading Getting My &*#@ Together Series: I DON’T WANT NO SMOKE
But I think this procrastination; this lack of motivation; the excuses for why we can’t do the things we want are just lies we’re telling ourselves because we’re afraid. We’re afraid of our potential, afraid of not being successful, falling on our faces, looking stupid in front of other people.
I can be judgmental af. And I don’t want to be … So I’m working on it. And if you’re anything like me I think you should too. So let’s consider this session of Getting my &*#@ Together, a Judger’s Anonymous meeting of sorts. I’ll see someone with face tattoos and label them a bum; … Continue reading Getting My &*#@ Together Series: Hi! My Name is Erin and I’m Judgmental AF
We learn from pain. Unfortunately. Think about your childhood friends; your first boyfriend. We have the best memories of those people because we had those relationships before we experienced too much pain. So we loved harder and connected more purely. But then the pain of experience set in. You’re a kid. You touch the stove; … Continue reading Getting My &*#@ Together Series: I Can’t Takes This Pain Anymore!
She stumbled on my porch; slurring her words, and dang near foaming at the mouth. And while this may sound like an introduction to my next zombie thriller, I’m actually describing my Friday night. And this person I’m talking about is a friend of my neighbor. I compare her to a mosquito; she comes around … Continue reading Getting My &*#@ Together Series: An Addicts Story
We’re about to have a very layered conversation … … One that is filled with nuisance … And perspective, but we’re going to have it anyway, damn it, because: 1. It’s how I feel. 2. I think there are many others out there that may feel the same way. 3. It’s my blog, so … Continue reading Getting My &*#@ Together Series: I’m a F*&# Unicorn!!!!
As usual, there I was minding my entire black ass business when this week’s blog topic came to me while listening to a podcast. This particular podcast is called Ear Hustle, a weekly show based in San Quentin that “brings you the stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it.” While this … Continue reading Getting My &*#@ Together Series: Dirty Water
“I’m there for everyone else, but no one is there when I need them.” While those exact words may not have been used, I’ve seen this sentiment run across my timeline a lot in the last week. I guess it stuck out because I know how that feels … And apparently you guys do too. … Continue reading Getting My &*#@ Together Series: Y’all Selfish AF?!?!?!
I’m flawed, but still dope AF. We all are. While last week’s blog focused on how dope I/we are, this week’s is focusing on all of the things I don’t know. *insert semi-sad face It all started last week when I reached out to my mom – Yes, I talk about my mom a lot … Continue reading Getting My &*#@ Together Series: I Literally Have No Idea What I’m Doing
Let me make one thing clear. I aint &*#@! And while that may sound self-deprecating, it kind of isn’t in this context. All I’m saying is that I’m still getting it together … and will always be … because there will always be room for improvement (I mean, that’s what this blog is all about). … Continue reading Getting My &*#@ Together Series: Sometimes You Just Shine Too Bright – Don’t Dim Your Light