I caught myself saying 'I just want to be normal.' Just as the words left my mouth, I had a thought. Why do I want to be normal? what does it mean to be normal? One of my most memorable movie quotes is from the movie The Addams Family, originally from The Addams Family comic… Continue reading Why be normal?
There is a song called 'Nobody Greater' by VaShawn Mitchell that sparked a realization within me. The lyrics go: I climbed up to the highest mountain, looked all around, couldn't find nobody.Went down into the deepest valley, looked all around down there, couldn't find nobody. I've heard this song many many times over but for… Continue reading Nobody Greater
I have had a naive view of how the world works. I have evolved this view but still, maintained some of the child-like fantasy about human nature. Once upon a time, I believed if I worked hard at my job, I would be recognized and promoted based on my skill and dedication. I also thought… Continue reading Manifest through Accountability
I read a quote by Matt Kahn that said: Despite how open, peaceful, and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you, as deeply as they've met themselves... This has made me think about all the interactions I have had where I tried to be my best self with someone only to be… Continue reading Meet with Love
The weight of the world is held in silence. The path to knowledge begins in silence. Many times, our power is in our ability to be silent. This year has been a transformative year for me, and it's only August. For much of my life, I have been a silent observer. Somehow in recent years,… Continue reading Silence.
I have been in a place of trauma, drama, and grief and it has kept me from my creative outlets. But I have been learning many lessons that will propel me toward the next stages of my life. One of those lessons came from my interactions with others. I've always held on to the belief… Continue reading Grace.