Love and Hip Hop!!!

If you thought I was talking about the TV show … HA HA! I got ya ass LOL! What I’m talking about is the realization I came to that I’m in love with a genre of music that doesn’t necessarily love me back sometimes. Now, I’m not saying I’m going to throw the whole thing … Continue reading Love and Hip Hop!!!

Getting My &*#@ Together Series: Self-Care 101

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you’re doing it because you want to. This is YOUR TIME and because we don’t get a lot of it, it’s important that you enjoy yourself and give yourself time to recharge.

Getting My &*#@ Together Series: I DON’T WANT NO SMOKE

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

Getting My &*#@ Together Series: I Can’t Takes This Pain Anymore!

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!

Getting My &*#@ Together Series: Dirty Water

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

Getting My &*#@ Together Series: Y’all Selfish AF?!?!?!

“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?!?!?!

“How to Be a Side Chick” … Grrrrrr …

Through my snowed-in internet travels today I stumbled across an article titled, “How to Be a Side Chick” on wikiHow. “Am I serious?” you ask. Why yes, dear reader, I am. (Check out the link below if you think I’m playing.) I know the internet is the home of everything you never knew existed (ie: … Continue reading “How to Be a Side Chick” … Grrrrrr …

The Real Difference Between the Man You “Date” and the Man You Marry!

“ But I love him so much,” my friend sobbed to me. “I don’t understand why he doesn’t want a commitment with me!” Now, I was definitely listening to her and providing a strong shoulder to cry on, but my mind couldn’t help but to wander. Indulge me for a second and let’s take inventory … Continue reading The Real Difference Between the Man You “Date” and the Man You Marry!