I am a published writer in an anthology with Nikki Giovanni, V (formerly Eve Ensler), Kevin Powell, and over a hundred other writers. 2020: The Year That Changed America has changed my life.
I glance at both chairs and both working stations, but ignore both. Neither is as appealing as remaining seated on my couch dressed in Calvin Klein boy short panties, bootleg black long-sleeve souvenir t-shirt that I bought at a tailgating party for $5, and my green silk headwrap. Bright green tie-dyed socks are on my feet. It’s a bit chilly in my apartment, though not chilly enough to put on pants.
She debated hitting the accept button with the green check or the decline button with the red x. It wasn’t a mandatory meeting. Employees were “strongly encouraged” to attend. Even if it were mandatory, what would they do if she didn’t attend? Fire her? Yeah, right. It’s not like this were high school where she could get detention or demerits for not attending a function. This was work. The place she dragged herself to Monday through Friday so she could […]
After MONTHS of not writing and barely even reading (missed my Goodreads goal again), I clawed myself out of the rut I somehow found myself stuck in. Well, no, not somehow. There’s always an ebb and flow to the motivation that sparks me to pursue my creative outlets of reading and writing. Blame it on the weather. Blame it on my dissatisfaction with my career. Blame it on a lackluster social and love life. Blame it on the lure of […]
I have to laugh at the ignorance and naïveté of my youth. When you grow up a certain way, it’s hard to imagine things any other way, until you venture out into the great big world on your own. When I was growing up, the only nuts I knew about were peanuts. Shelled, unshelled, salted, unsalted, and of course, and in butter form. My mother used to fix me a big ol’ tablespoon of peanut butter for a midday snack, […]
Yeah, OK, I took a long break. An unintended break at that. My apologies. I’ve already admitted that blogging is hard. It’s not that I don’t have a passion for it. I’m busy living and enjoying life, rather than writing about it. I’ve been so busy, I haven’t read a whole book. In my defense, I am in the middle of reading about three. My attempt at the A to Z Blogging Challenge was an epic fail. At least I […]
In a recent post, Blogging is Hard, I lamented the sweet misery of blogging. I started my blog voluntarily, as a means of having a creative outlet and to practice my writing. I went into further debt getting a Masters in it, after all. My livelihood and well-being don’t depend on blogging, but unlike when I skip the gym, I don’t feel gross for not blogging, but like skipping the gym, I feel guilty and like a lazy failure. My mind […]
Blogging is hard. Much harder than I expected it to be. I was scared to dip into the blogosphere because I didn’t think there was a space or a lane for li’l ol’ me, even though my mind was always buzzing. I thought I’d be inspired to post intelligent, thoughtful, witty, or funny posts on a daily basis. I kept having experiences that I thought would make perfect blog posts, like trying a diet for the first time or getting free […]
For the second straight week, I feel like a zombie from The Walking Dead. The other times I was this tired I was writing my thesis for grad school, pulling all-nighters as an undergrad to study for finals, or binge watching the latest craze in excellent TV that I couldn’t go to bed until I finished…one…more…episode…ok the season. Although I referenced The Walking Dead, I can’t watch that show. The moment the first zombie girl came across the screen less […]
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