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Moving: Full Circle

Home is where the heart is. But what if you haven’t had a true “permanent” home your whole life? Your heart ends up being broken into little pieces; one piece left at each place I’ve lived. I used to hate that my family moved every 3 years or so. And it wasn’t just moving from… Continue reading Moving: Full Circle

Health & Fitness, Inner Angels & Demons

Embracing The Journey

Sugar coating my story may make it more comfortable to read and digest, but then what point would there be in sharing it? Like many girls, I grew up in a home that idealized the "model" body and so perpetuated that as what was beautiful. This meant that from a very young age, when I… Continue reading Embracing The Journey

Beauty

Why Makeup is so Important to Me

I create this amazing picture and post of an item I absolutely love, but often find myself hesitating to post it onto Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. As my thumb hovers over the "post" button, I am awash with worry. Am I posting too many pictures of this makeup? Am I being pushy with my love… Continue reading Why Makeup is so Important to Me

Food

Pecan Carrot Banana Bread

This morning I woke up with the inspiration that I should make a fusion of banana bread and carrot cake. How have I never thought of this before? For the past two years, whenever I noticed that our bananas were getting ripe (which was every time we owned bananas), I would tell my boyfriend that… Continue reading Pecan Carrot Banana Bread

Health & Fitness

Beauty Standards

Like many girls, I grew up wishing I was skinny. My parents helped destroy my self image by praising the sisters who were skinny and criticizing the sisters that were the least bit overweight. As a kid that grew up in the 90s, the images I was surrounded by were of tall, lanky, athletic (verging… Continue reading Beauty Standards

Life Stuff

Balance & Blessings

In light of what happened recently, I have grown more focused on the blessings I have in my life. I truly believe that there must always be balance in our lives. Otherwise, we'd be thrown into turmoil that often presents itself as stress. And since my uncle and father reached out to me attempting to… Continue reading Balance & Blessings

Life Stuff

Tedium My Enemy

It scares me when things get like this. When my day becomes my everyday. I wake up, get ready, go to work, clock in, teach, spend my lunch break with depressed and unhappy coworkers, teach some more, go on after school duty, clock out, face traffic, go to the gym, go home, eat, watch an… Continue reading Tedium My Enemy

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How Not To Raise Children

It is no secret that my 8 siblings and I grew up in an abusive household. My childhood is one of the reasons I never want to have children of my own. However, I still do put a lot of thought into what I would do if I did raise a family. I do watch… Continue reading How Not To Raise Children

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The Horror That is Housework

The last thing I want to do is go home and see the mountain of housework that needs to be done. I just don't know how people do it. How they can work 40+ hours a week, come home, work from home, cook, clean, do laundry, clean again and still find time enjoy life. I… Continue reading The Horror That is Housework