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What I Learned in 2021

A short list of what I learned in 2021. It’s raw, it’s real, and it’s just my truth. Not in any particular order. 1. The best work is personal My most profound lessons weren’t Instagrammable or Tik Tok worthy. The…

I’m Enough, Even When I’m Uncomfortable

This piece is a part of a series entitled “The Greatest Love of Story of All” — one where we celebrate Valentine’s Day by learning how to love ourselves. My friend Raven Roberts is easily one of the most attention-getting…

The Greatest Love Story of All

I’ve always found Valentine’s Day to be incredibly alienating. Before I met Charles, I spent every Valentine’s Day, especially while in my early 20s, with my girlfriends. I was/am an independent woman “who don’t need no man.” I lived and…

What I Believe About Finding “The One”

Charles and I had a fairytale start to our love story. We met and fell in love fast and took the bullet train to marriage. Within the period of a year, we fell in love, got engaged, got married, and…

2021 – The Year I Got Better at Celebrating

I typically choose a word to define my year. This year, that word is “celebrate”. Read why below. I entered into 2021 exactly the way I exited 2020– a little anxious, mildly hopeful, but incredibly bogged down by the things…

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#3: I am the lily. (2020 Lessons)

Charles and I, like most people in America, got a dog in April, right around the time the country began quarantining. Meet Pickles, our Pitbull Terrier. For the record, I’m not a dog person. When we first got her, I…

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