A New Journey Getting Back to Me [Birthday Edition]

Well now. It’s been months since I’ve made a new blog post. Now is as good time as any (as the elders would say).

August 27 represents another year of existence for me. I’ve had–and continue to have—professional and personal challenges, especially with my overall health. I have my round of medical appointments, working on getting back to a better and healthier lifestyle. I see some of my peers truly working it out, and keep telling myself “I’m going to do this. I have to get my health back in check.”

So many things are going on. As I write this post, I know of several people who are wondering about where they live due to torrential rain from a hurricane; the escalation of racism and prejudice with an “in-your-face” attitude; threats of war and no diplomatic talks; access to health care and basic human rights as a HUMAN race. I could go on…

In the midst of it all, I still say, “Health is wealth.” I MUST get back to me!

It’s My Time

Taking That Long Walk (Catch-Up/Holiday Edition)


The last stanza of this poem makes more sense to me now than when I was younger.

Taking “The Long Walk” from my perspective is knowing that change doesn’t come automatically and it won’t happen overnight. If it were humanly possible for me to lose 30 lbs. or more within 24-hours, we’d all be in trouble. With all the aches and pains I’ve endured over the years up until now, the journey is worth it. You see yourself in situations that you think you couldn’t handle in faith. There’s no way that I would be able to do a lot of things on my own. I needed–and still need—strength from the Creator.


I was finally able to see my stylist for a new style and I’ll get a chance to play with hair lol. It’s professional yet low-maintenance.


I’m excited to see more of this long walk. The journey… Oh the journey… has been (and continues to be) an experience!

You KNOW I have an interesting taste in music lol.