As humans, we are conditioned to have a give/take mentality when it comes to interacting with others. Within this mentality, what I mean is, most times, we have expectations (specific returns) that others are to live up to and when they don't, we can occasionally build a bias against them. One of the things that… Continue reading Expectations
I am a descendant of one of Jamestown's first Colonists. He arrived here to North America in 1620 on the Bona Nova ship. He is my 11th great grandfather on my father's side. I discovered this information while researching my family tree. I am a descendant of someone who survived the transatlantic slave trade. They… Continue reading More Than Face Value
I was looking for a quote to express the way I feel about being and loving myself. It took a long time for me to truly feel love for myself because of how the outer world treated me in my youth and I am still learning the art of truly loving every piece of me.… Continue reading Stand Out.
Labor day was established to honor the social and economic achievements of the American workers. So many people have given their all to ensure that this country is better than the times of the past. Although we have a long way to go before the United States is at its best, we have made some… Continue reading Labor Day dedication
Like the rest of the world, I have had dreams that have died and ripped holes into my heart. It hurts when your dreams can be destroyed by single moments or the inability to perform. The world is filled with people who tell you “if you work hard enough, your dreams can come true.” There… Continue reading Shattered Dreams
Lately, I have seen many of my mom friends posting memes or pictures containing a quote similar to: "Don't tell mom she looks tired because she already knows. Tell her she's doing a great job because she may not know." It's true. We go about our lives, thinking the worse of ourselves. We only see… Continue reading You are…