Needed Someone

I always thought I needed someone to make me happy,I always thought I needed to find love and it would all fall into place,I always thought I needed to keep my emotions in check in order to hide that unhappiness,I always thought I needed to be everything my partner wanted,I always thought I needed to…

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Oops, I Was Racist Again

Let’s begin by accepting that we are all implicitly biased. You got that? Yea? Are you triggered yet? Ok, let’s keep going. If we can accept that we all carry biases, prejudices, and misconceptions about any and all groups of people, then this blog post won’t be very dramatic for you. If you fully disagree,…

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Book Review: The Poet X

I’ll jump right to it, this is a YA book, so before you roast me on that, I want to fully say some of the most impactful books I’ve read in the last 5 years, have been classed as YA (The Hate You Give / On The Come Up ). All I have to say…

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How Do We Practice Self-Care?

Self Care:Doing things that make you feel more like yourself. R1’s Self-Care List I’ll start of by saying that I am extremely lucky to have time carved out in order to do things which relax me or that help to simply keep me calm and relaxed. Once my daughter goes to bed around 8:30, I…

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Sweet Surprise

Sweet, sweet surprise,The depth of my feelings for you, Was something I never prepared for,I am a planner, I think ahead, I organize and I execute,Surprises aren’t my think, It requires me to let go andRelinquish control,You flew into my life, At a time when I was leaving it all up to fate,To see what…

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Merci, Rekeisha

Healing doesn’t mean the damage no longer existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives. – Unknown Dear Rekeisha,This is a thank you letter to you,This is a love letter of sorts,In the moments when you feel downAnd feel you may be struggling,I would like to take the opportunity to thank you,Thank you…

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Book Review: The Beekeeper of Aleppo

I actually came across this book on a photographer’s blog, in which I wasn’t looking for book recommendations, but I found it none the less. I am embarrassed to say that while the unrest in Syria has been going on for decades, it is one of the conflicts that I do not know very much…

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Healing is A Funny Thing

Healing is a funny thing, you spend the countless nights thinking about your decision to leave, It doesn’t come lightly. You finally set your mind to it, you speak it into existence, You breathe out the anxiety and just like that, you’re internal dialogue is now a reality, Things are packed away and you are…

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The Lessons 2020 Taught Me

2020 was a YEAR! I think that’s one thing we can all conclusively say! There was literally no way any one could have predicted the turn it took for the entire planet, but while the majority of conversation regarding 2020 is very negative whether politically, socially or financially; for me- 2020 genuinely was a great…

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Book Review: Transcendent Kingdom

This past September, when this book was released, it blew up all over social media and being the book nerd that I am- I had to hop onto the trend to see what the fuss was about. If you haven’t heard of Yaa Gyasi before, you are simply missing out. I realize I forgot to…

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