Memories, Please Leave Before I Cry

I’m not an emotional person, so if I cry, it means I’m either in a lot of pain or something has hit me hard. Three years ago, when my then-boyfriend and I made the decision to move to Tennessee, leaving us 800+ miles away from family and friends, all I could do was cry. I missed my folks, brothers and friends simply because before I … Continue reading Memories, Please Leave Before I Cry

Negligence at Manor Care in Langhorne Killed My Grandma!

“Grandma just passed away,” my mom texted me on March 10, 2017. I was sitting in my car in North Carolina waiting for my husband to finish his home inspection class. I was sleeping in the car while he attended his 3-hour class. It was almost lunch time when I learned my grandma died. I laid on my front seat and cried. I cried because … Continue reading Negligence at Manor Care in Langhorne Killed My Grandma!

P.S. Don’t Forget To Tell Your Dad You Love Him

I woke up feeling weak, powerless and uninterested in getting the day started. It was partially because I hardly slept and also I was still in disbelief that it was already Monday. I dragged my sorry butt out of bed to the bathroom where I stared at myself in the mirror for a few seconds before turning on the faucet to wash my face. I … Continue reading P.S. Don’t Forget To Tell Your Dad You Love Him

It Shouldn’t Hurt, But It Still Does

I know I shouldn’t, but whenever I look at pictures of you, it still hurts. It hurts when I see you tell someone “I love you,” when I know in the same breath, you said that to me. It hurts when I see pictures of you with friends with a capture “friends forever” when in reality, that’s untrue. You’re a fraud and I wish I … Continue reading It Shouldn’t Hurt, But It Still Does

A Letter To Myself When I’m Feeling Negative

Dear Self, Please shut your mouth. Your husband lost his job last year and so, you moved back home and found a part-time job while he was on unemployment. You received help from the government when it came to health insurance. And, yet, you still had a wedding. No, it wasn’t the most expensive wedding, but it also wasn’t the cheapest. Then, you went on … Continue reading A Letter To Myself When I’m Feeling Negative

Why Being In Love Sometimes Means Sacrificing Your Needs For Your Partner’s

“Money will be tighter than it’s ever been,” said my fiance a few weeks ago. That statement felt like a bullet going through my heart because I know why he said it. It’s because everything has come crashing down on us faster than we could ever imagine, and we must get out of the living situation we’re in. Over the course of just one year, … Continue reading Why Being In Love Sometimes Means Sacrificing Your Needs For Your Partner’s