Fast forward to Christmas Day. A wonderful day, filled with love, good cheer, and fun. I remember enjoying watching the children open gifts, and suddenly, my heart began racing, chest pain ensued, and my arm went numb. Again, I was convinced that a heart attack was imminent.
Y’all Still Mad?
It's been 88 days since the unjust murder of George Floyd at the hands of police. 161 days since the unjust murder of Breonna Taylor at the hands of police (her killers of which, have YET to be arrested). And 180 days since the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, at the hands of a former police... Continue Reading →
In the illustrious words of Sir Drake of T-Dot, where the f*** do I really even start? The past couple of weeks have been, how do I say this, really horrible. I mean, maybe not for everyone, but for the Black community, it hasn't been a wave of cookie-making and wellness-focused Instagram posts. It has... Continue Reading →
Growing Fruit Trees
I'm trying my best to live a purposeful and meaningful life. I recently read "Outliers", by Malcolm Gladwell (#latepass), and he focuses on successful people and what they all have in common - commonalities that make them outliers in their fields. The basic gist, or main idea that I came away with is that they... Continue Reading →
The Marathon Will Never End
This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of spending time at Vector90, the co-working space in Crenshaw founded by real-estate developer David Gross and the late, great Nipsey Hussle. The space has offices, conference rooms, a kitchen, and desk space for those who just need something more "office-like" than a Starbucks. Aside from being a... Continue Reading →
Focus on Your Legacy
Getting older can be a pretty heavy feeling, but also a pretty freeing one. It's almost like the older you get, the less you care about people and their opinions. At least, I hope that's what it's like for you. I had a birthday on Monday, a day after the helicopter tragedy in LA on... Continue Reading →
We Here, And You Talkin’ Bout Practice
Every single year, around December 31st (give or take a few days), many of us begin to think about what we've accomplished that year, and what we want to do the following year. Some people set resolutions (I've written a post about that in the past), others abhor the thought of resolutions and "resolve" to... Continue Reading →
What Inspires You?
Every year around this time, many people begin reflecting on the people, opportunities, and things that they are grateful for. We reflect on the situations and obstacles that got us to the point we're at today, and for most, there is an overwhelming spirit of gratitude and appreciation. Although I've been a little MIA on... Continue Reading →
Tragedy Can Be a Changer
Very recently, someone close to me lost someone they loved. It is still so new, so raw, so painful. It was something that happened in such a sudden fashion that it still feels so very unreal. This sort of loss is one that leaves you in a daze, confused, unsure of where reality starts and... Continue Reading →
Not Everyone Has to Be the Boss
First off, Happy New Year and thank you all for sticking with me all of these years! I truly appreciate all of you that have read, commented, liked, and shared my posts since this blog's inception. I am extremely grateful for all of the support! I've been in a bit of a slump these past... Continue Reading →