Growing up as a black nerd

For as long as I can remember, I have always been a bit of a nerd...well geek in some cases. Yes there is a difference between a nerd and a geek . A Geek usually is an enthusiast of a certain topic or field. Geeks tend to be more collection aligned, and more "matter of … Continue reading Growing up as a black nerd

C is for coconut

CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT Spelling coconut when you are doing the cowgirl position (aka riding) has been the hot topic lately. If you have been under a rock, they say when a girl is on top the trick to the cowgirl position is spelling the word COCONUT with your hips is supposed to be something magical. … Continue reading C is for coconut

WTF is a Quarter Life Crisis?

I hit the big 30 last August and I am only 50 days away from my 31st trip around the sun. My emotions have been all over the place as well as my thoughts about where my future is headed. I have had to assume new roles, take on more responsibilities and adjust the expectations … Continue reading WTF is a Quarter Life Crisis?

Phoenix Series: Shake what your doctor gave you

There are over 30 different antidepressants on the market. I take three different medications daily to control and alleviate my symptoms. It is very tedious finding the right combination of medications when you have anxiety and depression. It took 4 months before we found the right combination for me. I started off with Zoloft which … Continue reading Phoenix Series: Shake what your doctor gave you

Phoenix Series: Snap Out Of It

"I never believed in mental illness until it happened to me." This is something I have heard a few times from different people when they speak about their condition. This doesn't apply to me, however. I always knew it was a real thing. I always knew there was something going on with me, but I … Continue reading Phoenix Series: Snap Out Of It

Phoenix Series: Depression is not a choice

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear mental illness? craziness? violence? low intelligence? Choose your words carefully. The words we use to describe mental health can actually do more harm than good. Stigma is a big issue when it comes to mental illness. When I first started to disclose my … Continue reading Phoenix Series: Depression is not a choice

Open Letter To My Beau

Dear Zaine, First off thank you for always keeping the toilet seat down. As a young girl I don't think I ever dreamed much about marrying prince charming because I didn't think that I would ever get married. My amazing husband, you are the man that decided to marry my crazy ass. I believe you … Continue reading Open Letter To My Beau

Salt Life: The Glow Up

Those who know me, know that I can be very analytical, caring, and pretty structured all while being unstable (ha-ha). I am opinionated, strong willed, and compassionate. I do lose my shxt sometimes like most human beings, but usually I have it all together. I make sure my kid’s needs are met and they are … Continue reading Salt Life: The Glow Up

K.I.S.S Recipe: Fried Rice

Love take out fried rice? This is the recipe for you! This is very easy to make even for someone who doesn't cook often. Keep in mind you can add or omit whatever you want to fit your taste profile. Okay so let's skip the drawn out stories that most blogs share before they get … Continue reading K.I.S.S Recipe: Fried Rice