My Post Election Thoughts

Since the recent Presidential election, I’ve, very honestly, been at a loss for words. Tomorrow will be a week since …oh wow, it’s still even hard for me to say the words, but I’ll press through for this piece. **Clearing my throat** It’s been almost a week since President Elect Donald Trump was elected as…

Have Passport…Have traveled!

When my passport finally arrived in the mail back in June, I was like a child on Christmas morning…beyond excited and filled with anticipation as I opened up the padded official looking envelope.  My passport had arrived and I knew I had just moved to another level in my life. Oh I know, “It’s just…

The Empty Nest: Life On the Other Side

Like so many other middle-age baby boomers, my children are grown and are living on their own. They have actually been doing so for quite some time now, but I’m just getting around to writing about this topic. I find that kind of interesting because, until recently, I never thought much about it – this…

Georgia’s Tree: A Long Friendship Rooted in Love

My beautiful sista-friend of more than 45 years: Our story began when I was about 11 and you were 13.  Our friendship blossomed each summer under a big tree that used to stand in your front yard. There were chairs and a bench there, too.  I can’t be sure of the type of tree that…

INSIDE THE COURAGE ZONE

I was recently talking with one of my closest friends (Wendy, this is for you – the hardest working sista I know!).  She and I may talk every 3-4 weeks or so, and when we do, we’re usually on the phone for no less than 2-3 hours catching up with each others’ lives.  We talk…

WHY ARE YOU STILL SINGLE?

City: Atlanta, Ga Date:  Spring, 2015 Location:  Kroger’s Grocery Store – Produce Dept. – Fruit section Real life conversation: Scenario:  He was holding two different cartons of blueberries in his hand – one regular, one organic. I’d just picked up a carton of the organic ones and placed them in my cart. He appeared out…

KEEP THE CROWN, I’M A WARRIOR

I used to wear a crown – it was shiny and golden and most times, it was only visible to my eyes. But then some man or another, who called himself a king, would obviously see my crown and call me a queen: “My queen, you are beautiful and I want to be with you.”…

THE LOST AND FOUND

In my attempt at living my best life, I’ve managed to lose some things along the way. Even when I wasn’t always living my best life, I still managed to lose them – maybe that was the point.  I don’t think it was intentional or even a conscious decision. These things just simply went away…

WHISPER SWEET THINGS TO MY SOUL

If you’ve ever said a kind, loving word or offered support and patience to a friend, relative or stranger, then you know what it means to extend compassion. If a friend, relative or stranger has ever done the same to you, then you know what it feels like to receive it. It is the exchange…