Donations for Denver

I am writing to ask for your help for someone I care deeply about. Though I don’t often write in detail on my relationships, many people know that I spent most of the last 9 years in a relationship. Only a few people knew that about 6 months ago, after all we had been through, we ended it,…

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Finding my why

Even though I am sick this week, I passed through the inaugural Caribbean Bloggers’ Week event being held in Kingston tonight. I didn’t stay for the whole thing, but I was able to catch the start of the panel discussion. After the content creators (bloggers, instagrammers, podcasters…) introduced themselves and their platform, the discussion moved…

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Life at Forty

If you had asked me, as a child, what my life would look like at 40, I would have had absolutely no clue. That was too far away for me to visualize. If you had asked me at 20, I would have been 100% sure that I would be married with children and a solid…

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#FaceDepression

In the way that the world works, once you open yourself to something, the universe brings more of it to you. I recently wrote about my decision to start getting more involved in mental health advocacy. I contacted JAMHAN and indicated my willingness to participate in their organisation. Around the same time that I did…

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Sleepy time

They do always say you don’t know what you’re missing till it’s gone. While I’ve always enjoyed a good sleep, I admit to taking it for granted. For the last few weeks I have been struggling with sleep. I have no issues whatsoever falling asleep, especially when I’m tired (which I often am). My challenge…

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Going beyond myself

For the last several years, I have not hidden that I deal with depression. Initially, only my family knew. Then I shared with close friends. It took some years before I was comfortable enough sharing it outside my circle. I’ve now mentioned it many times here on my blog (just search for depression). Recently, I…

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What do you say or do?

Obviously, my world includes people who have very different views to those I hold. The world would be an incredibly boring place if I surrounded myself only with those who think like I do. But sometimes you realize that someone you have known for a long time and respected actually holds views you find disturbing.…

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A place for my thoughts

I have written before about writing as therapy. I freely admit that when I stop writing (whether blog posts, poetry, or anything else), I feel something missing. The less I write, the less I feel like writing, which often means I talk even less. I’ve tackled journalling before as part of my approach to dealing…

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So this happened…

As I mentioned, my new job has already begun to raise my profile. I’ve never been big on being in the spotlight, so some of this is very new for me. And while there is some discomfort, I’ve been told by many that people need to know more about me and who I am and…

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Where I’ve been this time

Every time I think I’ve gotten a handle on my time and am going to start blogging regularly, something happens. Some times it’s good, other times, not so much. This time around, I started a new job. This is, of course, a good thing. But I started 3 weeks before a major event… NOT GOOD.…

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A space I enjoy

As I continue to jump into this process of loving my home, the book asked me to think about one area of my home I enjoy and why. Yikes! As much as I no longer have strong negative feelings towards my apartment, I was hard-pressed to come up with an area I truly enjoy. I…

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Making it special

Another jump start to this process of loving the home I have was the recommendation to start a special tradition or create a fun memory in my home. This took some thinking. Which in itself was a little sad, but I’m not going to dwell on that. Here were my thoughts on this: I could…

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Fresh Beginnings

I have always had a bad habit of trying to put off starting things until the conditions are quite right. I like to start things at the start of a year, the start of a month, the start of a week, at a round time on the clock. It makes it very easy to delay…

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Loving the home you have

Recently, someone commented to me that they “know how much living in this apartment drains you.” I was a little taken aback when they said it because the truth is I used to feel that way. But I honestly haven’t in a while. I suppose I just came to accept it for what it was. Are…

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Blindsided by breaks

It seems every so often I find myself facing the reality that I have completely abandoned writing though I know how much it means to me. I had no idea that nearly six months had passed since I last wrote. Of course, there are a few reasons for my absence. I’ve been doing some freelance…

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