I used to think men were some sort of secret maze. But then I had a son … And I realized that they are just really tall, little boys with a range of emotions and experiences layered atop. Now, I don’t mean that in any demeaning sense, but simply that they are more vulnerable and … Continue reading TheLadyWrites82 Presents: The People Series — Episode 3: Men are Just Tall Boys … and That’s OK
I always knew I was going to write this blog. It was actually at the top of my list. But I didn’t. Because I was scared … Because it’s tough … Because it’s about something people don’t really talk about, yet a “dirty” little secret many of us have. But then last week happened and … Continue reading “CRAZY” in LOVE!!!!
I’m a writer, so I tell stories. But at the beginning of this journey of getting my shit together, I made a promise to myself that I was going to tell the TRUTH … at all times … no matter what. I felt so strongly about it that I even got the word tatted on … Continue reading Getting My &*#@ Together Series: Don’t Choke on that Lie!
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.
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
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