Self-Inventory: What’s on your shelf?

Sitting here, I think about all the things that I want and need as a woman of color. It is pretty simple yet a little complex, if that makes sense. I am a single mother of one beautiful daughter, gainfully employed, pursuing my Master’s Degree in a field that is always in need. Human Services…

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Sleepless in Lawrenceville, Ga

Many, many nights I revisit the moments of laying wide awake all alone. Lately, I have found it near impossible to put my mind on a break and allow my body to rest and relax. Perhaps its because of all the activities that I have going on in my life such as: working, school, being…

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Gastric Bypass: The procedure that changed my life

For those of you that have experienced this procedure or those are on a journey to having it done, I pay an ode to you. In 2006, I had the gastric bypass surgery. Weighing in at 327 pounds at my heaviest weight at the age of 30 years old, I had high cholesterol, was a…

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Sharing: A single mother’s random thoughts

Sharing: A single mother’s random thoughts Last week was my birthday week and I spent it doing things that were new, different and fun.  I registered for and attended a painting class, went to a gun range, went to a movie, visited Daytona Beach, Florida with my mother and daughter, volunteered at a local food…

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You are my future: My man and father-friend

In the absence of my father, I longed for his presence. And while I never had the chance to experience a father-daughter relationship, I continued to long for it. As a woman, one of the many qualities that I want, no need in my companion is a man that can love me strong like my…

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How amazingly rewarding it is to volunteer and help others? Amazing…

I am so passionate about helping those in need. Today, I participated in a food banking project with Carepointe. We provided groceries to over 200 families and it was so humbling. The gratitude that the families expressed was overwhelming. One take away that stands out the most was when this sweet lady walked up to…

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So you are single? You ever wonder why??

I have taken some time to evaluate some of the reasons why I as a black woman in her thirties is single and came up with my personal opinions list. Some of the items on the list are hearsays and not true but I thought I would throw them in there to give you some…

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I Am Woman: Beautifully Designed is “She”

Originally posted on Walk In Your Purpose :
Beautifully designed, she develops from innocence as a child to confidence as an adolescent to independence as a woman. As women, God gifts us with many blessings like: charm, style, grace, and the ability to be fruitful and multiply. On my 38th birthday, I am sitting in a…

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Independent Woman: Doesn’t mean I don’t need you

Back in the day when my grandmother was a young girl, men were primarily the bread winners and you would find that most women were stay at home wives. That was when food, gas, clothes were reasonably price… as society and the culture of it changed as did we. Seems there was a shift in…

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This woman’s view on “Interracial Dating”

Interracial dating has come a long way baby. Years and years ago, it was a rare find to come across an interracial couple. Now days you are seeing just as many mixed couples as same race. Love, true love is beautiful no matter the race! As a black woman that backs her race and most…

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Turning a year older: Is it a bad or good thing?

Being the overthinker that I am, I have spent several months thinking about my life, accomplishments, goals for the future, marriage, divorce, relationships, family, life and death…. At 37 1/2, I am straddling the fence between my 30s and 40s. Not quite sure if I am ready to exit my 30s and enter my 40s….

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Dating: Does it exist in the Single Mommy (Parenting) World?

Dating: Does it exist in the Single Mommy (Parenting) World? As a single person in today’s day and age, dating is near impossible; factoring in being a single parent increases the difficulty level of dating. This sounds like an arithmetic problem, but the situation itself is a little more difficult than a BLOG can describe….

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Recognizing Beauty: Dark Skin Is Beautiful too….

Color prejudices have been an issue in the African American and Indian communities for it seems to be decades. Regardless of the changes in the world one thing has remained status quo is how dark complexioned women are received. It has always been obvious and communicated that lighter complexioned women were preferred. Since I am…

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Women of Will: Going toe-to-toe with Cancer

Sometimes, I wonder why it is that if someone does right in the eyes of God, are good to others, authentic, amorous, sincere, a servant to God not just on Sunday but all through the week, why are they facing these trials and tribulations. Trust me, I am no saint or bible-thumper as I heard…

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Chivalry is a two-way street: Man versus Woman

Chivalry seems to have disappeared. What happened to it? Is it coming back? It seems to be a dying breed.  It would be so typical for me to say that chivalry refers to only men, but that in my opinion is less than true.  In researching the definition of chivalry, I came across the the…

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Battling the tears: When a black woman cries

   As women, we often find we are defined as “Strong”. And while that is not a negative thing, crying is viewed as a crime when we as strong black women shed tears. I cannot figure out why it is so hard to believe that when we are cut, we bleed and when we are hurt, we…

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Today I had an epiphany

Today I had an epiphany… I realized that after 35 years, I have spent much of my life straddling the fence.  Unsure if I want to move forward and unsure if I want to move backwards yet always sure I wanted a better tomorrow. Today is better than yesterday, but worse than tomorrow… My epiphany…

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Vulnerability is not a bad thing …

  For many, many years, I considered myself to be mild and weak.  I found myself feeling extremely down and melancholy and feelings that resulted from brokenness. I cannot say that I remember the exact moment when I began to lose my strength and confidence in self, but I do know it happened somewhere between my…

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If your love was all over me–

Your love is all over me By Darkskinisbeautiful Covered in your essence Smiling as a result of your presence Constant vibrations from the fragrance of you Your existence intrigues persistance Your love is all over me I walk in silence And remember every single movement Of your body The way you felt when we were…

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Let’s Design — an invitation to a black woman’s intimate thoughts

Let’s Design By:  Darkskinisbeautiful Let me design an entrance to paradise for you An entrance way that takes you down hills Over mountains Between valleys Beyond a red sea Closing in the space between you and me Let me custom design a part for you to play You are designed Perfectly designed in my mind…

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