Faery Tales

As a kid, I remember being obsessed with Tinkerbell. I think I dressed as her like three years in a row.  As an adult, reading the story, I see Tinkerbell in a whole other light. As a kid, I loved the way she floated around, sprinkling faery dust, and in my mind, helping others. As … Continue reading Faery Tales

DIY Fun: Party Craft Idea

A few months ago, my daughter convinced me to allow her to have a sleepover party for her 11th birthday. I was reluctant, but ultimately gave in knowing this was our last year in this school district and she was moving on to middle school and new changes soon.  (Reminder:It's not about you, Mom).  So, … Continue reading DIY Fun: Party Craft Idea

Memorial Day Weekend – House Music in Chicago

  Dancing to House Music reminds me of days of feeling free and happy to be me. From beat to beat, my worries about career, love, and life obstacles fell below my feet. Life is music to my ears. On Sunday, May 28th I visited Promontory-Chicago, a restaurant and music venue in Hyde Park, on … Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend – House Music in Chicago

Why I Will Neva, Eva Spend Hours in a Hair Salon Again. Eva!

"So, the "me time" that we thought we were going to get turned out to be of low or poor quality.  A total waste of time really." So, my sister was on her way to visit me last week and she didn't have time to make a hair appointment or know where to go, so … Continue reading Why I Will Neva, Eva Spend Hours in a Hair Salon Again. Eva!

Woe is a NO! – 40, Single and Childless

"Why is there is no celebration for the invisible ones who help the world go around?  Since she doesn’t have a ring or child she fades into the crowded background of the miscellaneous." As a single, childless and 40-year-old woman it is rare that people say things like “Congrats on being single. I need to … Continue reading Woe is a NO! – 40, Single and Childless

Lonely vs Alone

Alone: Isolated, separated from others (Merriam- Webster) Lonely: Sad because one has no friends or company, solitary (Dictionary.com) So many times I hear people talk about feeling lonely.  Feeling like no one understands them. Feeling distraught and depressed. And then there are those that say that they can be in a crowd of people and … Continue reading Lonely vs Alone

Rainy Day Blues

Today has been a rainy one in Atlanta. I'm happy that I work from home and don't have to spend too much of my day stuck in traffic or on the roads. I always see people talking about how the rain puts them in a sexy mood, makes them want to cuddle. No doubt, I … Continue reading Rainy Day Blues

What Works for Me, Works for Me

Last week, while leaving a meeting, one of the members of the group yells to me, "Happy Easter, Hilda". I respond to her, "Thank you, likewise", and make my way down the hall and out the building. Whenever the traditional Christian holidays come up throughout the year, it can become very awkward for individuals like myself, … Continue reading What Works for Me, Works for Me

No Doubt

I can be honest. I doubt myself a lot. Question and over analyze. To the point where there are many times that I talk myself out of things. I convince myself that there is a reason that something can't or won't happen and then I throw obstacles in my own way. Negative thoughts creep in, … Continue reading No Doubt

Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

So many times we are presented with opportunities that we do not see or that we do not acknowledge. Sometimes that opportunity does not come packaged the way that we want it to. Sometimes we are busy looking at something else and completely miss the opportunity altogether. Then we are left with the "shoulda, coulda, … Continue reading Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda