What If The Flint Water Crisis Never Happened?

A few weeks ago, the schools district in the city in which I live in, announced that water in schools around the city testing high for lead. The water fountains at the schools found to have high lead levels were shut off, as well as the water in the bathroom...

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Practicing Mindfulness: Staying In The Present

Awhile ago I became aware of the concept of mindfulness. I was going through a tough time and looking for different methods of meditation just to quiet my mind. I ran across a site dedicated to the practicing mindfulness, I read a few articles and was in awe of the...

What Is #forrealFebruary

Right now, #forrealFebruary it’s just a hashtag and a dream but hopefully, before the month is over it’ll be a movement. #forrealFebruary is about empowering, inspiring, and uplifting women to take that first step on the journey to becoming whomever it is we want to be or doing whatever it...

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Fortifying My Faith In 2016

This past Sunday my Pastor’s sermon was about faith, which was funny because throughout the week my thoughts kept drifting to different passages of faith in the Bible. Her subject actually was fortifying your faith. It was befitting for the season as we await the new year. Looking back to where...

Goodbye 2015

It is 5:02 pm on December 31, 2015. In less than seven hours 2015 will be over and 2016 will begin. If the Lord spares my life, I have some very exciting plans for 2016, but no resolutions, however. The idea that a new year is a blank page in...

Drum Roll Please…

And the total word count is… 27,250 words! No, I didn’t hit the 50,000 words count but, I am not disappointed at all. Actually I am quite proud of myself because, at the beginning of December, I have written 27,250 words of a story that I have come up with, with...

How’s It Going: NaNoWriMo Edition

It is going great!!! I started November feeling overjoyed that I was finally going to write a novel and today 12 days into November I still feel overjoyed that I because I’m finally writing a novel. For those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for  National Writing Month which...

Encouraging Myself So That I Can Encourage Others

National Novel Writing Month, as known as November, is days away and the self-doubt and fear is starting to creep up on me. Telling me things, that in the past would’ve made me come up with another excuse for why I’m not participating in NaNo. Self-doubt tells me things like...

I Am A NaNoWriMo Participant

So for the past 7 years I have been trying be a NaNoWriMo winner and for 7 years I have failed miserably. Last year I got really close,  like 37,000 words close. For those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo is short of National Novel Writing Month which is in...