week thirty-seven

Would you be cool if you weren’t family? Would you even associate yourself with those people? Recently I watched an episode of Girlfriends that made me ponder this question; long story short, Toni didn’t want one of her sisters in her wedding and only invited her to oblige their mother. I thought, I don’t care […]

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week twenty

What’s your contribution? Years ago, I heard this question on a short film. I hate that I can’t remember where exactly, but it was asked in the context of basically, what are you doing for someone besides yourself? Take your job, for instance; many of us wouldn’t go to work if we weren’t getting paid, right? […]

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Fake Luxury

I’ve never spent more than $100 on a pair of shoes before so I find this so ridiculous! Yet funny. Funny because who said it’s luxury? What makes a brand or an item luxurious?Granted, some things are made with better materials and style, buuuuuttt there are stores (including Payless!) and brands that are affordable (to me) […]

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week seventeen

I think the only reason someone is jealous is because she has failed to create a fulfilling life. She thinks of and views herself in a state of lack. Anyone doing “it” or having “it” is competition instead of inspiration, a rival instead of a teacher. Healthy admiration is normal; being unpleasant toward someone because […]

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week twelve

When you dim your light to make others comfortable, who (if anyone) benefits? There is a difference between bragging and inspiring and it’s usually who’s listening. Sometimes being yourself and living your life on your own terms makes others squirm. Why would you want to be around someone who is most comfortable when you are […]

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Parenting Your Non-Children

I celebrated my nephew’s birthday this weekend; he had a few friends join him at the trampoline park and dinner. One spawn of satan kid got out of hand—talking loudly and over others. Getting up randomly. Shaking his empty cup at the server. Yelling “where’s my food?!” more than once. Not a once did I […]

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