Hello everyone!! I know it's been a good minute since I've written a blog, and gave some insight into my life, what I've been up to , and just who I am in general. Believe me, every blog post back to 2014 is still here, and all of the realizations and lessons in them certainly still apply. I'm still the same woman, just a bit more seasoned and wise. As I'm sitting here writing this, I must admit I sho' did missed this! So, just to simply answer the question, I've been living!
When I first started writing, I had done SO much living that I needed to really stop and process the experiences, and the lessons learned. That was such a therapeutic time for me, as I was truly on a search of my authentic self, and organizing my thoughts and feelings truly revealed myself to me. In turn, I was able to share it with the world and liberate myself from the clutter of unprocessed emotions. I had some major life changes happen to me in 2016, 2017, 2018. 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022! I know, right? Every year! Am I going to spill the tea. Most definitely. Where though?
Well, as some of you know, my first book ends with me saying that there will be another book, telling the story all about how my youngest daughter got here. At the time that book was published, that story was in the middle of some major developments, so I wanted to live it and play it out first. It's not advisable to be sharing play by play of your life with anyone who isn't involved in it. It's not healthy in my opinion, and you are not truly operating from your authentic self because you're subconsciously trying to make it "look good" to others.
What's awesome about being your authentic self, is that you can unapologetically do things on your time. That has become a theme for me, and I don't make apologies for my actions concerning other's curiosity about me.
You wouldn't believe the amount of internet stalkers, and freaks that have tried to get my attention. I might make a post showing some of the types of messages I get. That wouldn't be to brag, it would be in support of my decision to unplug for a while.
In 2017, we found out that my dad had a brain tumor. It was tremendously devastating news, heart crushing, and unfair. I wrestled with so many thoughts; my mental health was in turmoil.
He passed away on 12/31/2019.
I journaled and published a book in 2020, called The Truth: What a Helluva Drug, and it is about me taking care of my dad during the last 6 months of his life. The truth about in home hospice care, and how life and death truly show you who family is. The link is on the BUY BOOKS tab if your interested in the details.
Discovering who you are again once you have lost a parent is a long arduous journey, but facing, and embracing it is the best thing I could have done.
I don't want to make this blog too long, it's really just to say, "I'M BACK Y'ALL". New and improved. Tried and true.
I have updated parts of the site, and will continue to do so until it is fully up to speed.
Feels good to be back. I promise to give you what you've been waiting for.