Category: Writing

Announcing my new book release: “No Really, I’m Fine”

Posted On March 24th, 2022

PSA: I stopped reaching for the stars and just GRABBED one! And I confess, I love the way this success feels in the palm of my hand.  

Let me explain. 

Recently, I made the decision to stop aspiring towards my dreams, and to just do the work to achieve them. As a result, in the past 13 months, I published not just one book, but TWO. That’s right, I released my first novella, “A Table for One” in February 2021 and just published the sequel, “No Really, I’m Fine,” last week! Never mind the fact that this occurred while I served in a Key Development (KD) assignment in my full-time career as an Army Officer. I prioritized an accomplishment that served MY happiness, supported MY dreams, and fulfilled MY purpose. And I don’t have a single regret. On the contrary, I am beyond proud of myself for having the courage to put ME first. 

I am also extremely and externally grateful to everyone that supports my work. It’s true, I could never thank you enough for encouraging me to do that thing that makes my heart smile the brightest and biggest. Writing books. 

Indeed, no longer do I aspire to be an Author. I am one. Twice over. 

Grabbing stars is addictive. Try it out and let me know if you agree.

 

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Best Friends

Posted On January 12th, 2022

The goal of my life

Is to get my heart and mind

To ride the same wave

At the same time

And to have neither fall off

To realize that their connection

Has the power to calm storms

But that their separation

Creates them

I want my feelings and thoughts

To be Best Friends

That never fight, each other

But that will go to war, for each other

Creating a heart 

that listens to reason

And a mind that knows

when it’s not the right season

for love

 

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Emotion

Posted On December 8th, 2021

I’ve given you too much power
You’ve betrayed me one too many times
And it turns out
You know very little about what I need
And even less about what I deserve
Yet you are in control of everything

From now on
I think I will experience love
Less with my heart
And more with my eyes
And see where that gets me

 

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Secret

Posted On September 27th, 2021

There’s something I’ve never told a soul

And I’m not sure if you can take it, if I shared with you

It’s about the girl I used to be

About something I was forced to do

You see I haven’t always been this woman you know

Didn’t always hold my head up quite so high

In fact, I used to believe that everything about me was less than

Though I know now, that’s a bold-faced lie

Because I murdered the girl I used to be

And truth be told, I’d do it again

Because she would’ve done anything to make me lose this confidence

She would’ve always let, my insecurities win

So yes, I celebrate myself on purpose

Because I survived the battlefield of my mind

And that’s why the only thoughts that enter my head right now

Are full of self-love and positive vibes

 

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The Gift of You

Posted On June 4th, 2021

Picture yourself in that moment
When all that you are, is everything they see
And the message of “enoughness” you came to deliver
Is the very gift everyone around you receives

 

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Unavailable

Posted On May 11th, 2021

This…cannot…wait
Yes, yes I know there’s so much you need me to do
Right now
At this moment
So many things that I told you I would do
For you
Right now
At this moment

 

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Cape

Posted On April 11th, 2021

Who gave me this thing in the first place
That is the question of the hour
Who tricked me into believing that if I put this thing on
It would give me all this so called “magic” and power

 

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Already Full

Posted On March 1st, 2021

I have always found myself in relationships that were unequally yoked. Mainly emotionally, sometimes financially, and a time or two even spiritually. And I always stayed in those relationships until the wheels fell off. I managed to start every day as if I had not already figured out that I would not get what I needed from that particular ‘union.’ And I stayed because the thought of being without the other person frightened me more than the reality that I was already without that other person. I stayed because I valued the idea of “togetherness”, more than I did the possibility of “wholeness” centered completely and fully…on me. 

 

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A Table for One

Posted On February 10th, 2021

No, I’m not waiting for anyone
My entire party is already here
Yes, this well put together woman before you
Will dine alone tonight, without worry or fear

I defy the rule that says we must sit across from someone
Before we can declare ourselves out on a proper date
When in fact, I know of no better company than what I give to myself
And my own love put this smile on my face

I compete with no one when it comes time to brighten a room
And I keep my confidence at a level beyond anyone’s reach
Lest some fool believes he can tear down what he didn’t build
Or needs to learn a lesson I stay ready to teach

You see it is I, that treats me best
Who put in the time and got her self work done
So I have no energy left to make anyone else understand
Why I sit so peacefully at A Table for One

 

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