RnR’s Shop Local Gift Guide

This year, as 2020 has hit most of us very dramatically and especially businesses, we wanted to showcase some of the wonderful small businesses we personally support, but also in keeping in line with our goals for 2020 to make a smaller footprint when it came to where we spent our money. It just so…

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Scars

Scars, They run deep,Wounds sitting under the surface,Invisible, but yet so present,Cuts.They burst open,Negative thoughts and past encounters reshape,Scratches.Marks left on your heart, present but yet so subtle,Waiting for a pang of emotions to hit like a wave.Scabs.We ignore it, but then every once in a while we pick at it.Peeling back and reopening what…

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Reflecting On My Journey So Far

Most people have markers of where they would like to be in their lives, some have full fledged plans with timelines and possibly glitter, but for the most part I think the average person has a general idea. I also think that we can all collectively agree that 2020 has been a bit of a…

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Night Friend

The night time is the worst,I can almost feel the loneliness begin to creep its way as soon as the sun sets,Feeling like no one cares or thinks about me,After all my duties are done and I sit alone,Surrounded by 4 walls and no one to talk to,What do I do?Who do I turn to?Who…

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Does My Blackness Offend You?

Trust me when I say this, some times people can be guilty speaking well before they actually think- I have been known to put my foot in my mouth many many times, especially when I’m nervous. But there is definitely a line I would never cross, be it because I was raised properly or because…

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Words To Swallow

I look at you and feel an overwhelming rush of emotions,So many words I wish I could say, But they all pile up in my throat,Bubbling, churning and flipping over inside me, This is literally my deepest fear,Taking a chance and saying how I feel,Opening myself up, being vulnerable,How can I let you know just…

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Asking For Help

When I tell you that in recent years I have come a LONG way- let me tell you. I was and in some respects still am that girl who will do it all. Herself. Alone. Struggling, but still doing it alone. I don’t know if it’s the Sagittarius in me, the 2nd child syndrome or…

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Neveah’s Covid Birthday

Let’s face it. This year, birthdays are hella different and in some ways a bit of a downer since you can’t celebrate with family and friends. For our family which has gotten much bigger over the years and we all somewhat have our own lives, this time of year is the lead up to the…

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