Annoyed sighs arrhythmic stomps eye rolls and snarky commentary that leans toward disrespect… Defensiveness, awkward insecurity – Ooh, attitude. Confusion and changes, changes. Outward bravado masks inner vulnerabilities [that give way to strength] self-expression reduced to code words, shorthand and random dance moves. And still, a middle-of-the-road beauty about it all – Shrugging off the …
Running hard andpounding pavements – trying to escape my roots;Damaged, ultimately tainted.Who wouldn’t,whenMom’s a basketcase;Dad an alcoholicto boot? I have no friends. I can’t talk to them;And not becausethat door’s not open…Moreso becauseI don’t want to be like them,and yet somehow still –I’m hopin’… Things will change.I tell myself this;Not sure at this point ifI …
October 17, 2019
Because, running a blog while working, parenting, and wifing full-time, while holding it all together?! Hello. It me. 👋🏾
Not bragging, just proud of myself and how far I’ve come, compared to who I once was.
When my oldest son, Marcus Jr., was five years old, his kindergarten art teacher pulled me aside at an open house. I immediately started wondering whether he was about to tell me Marcus was in trouble for something, or his grades were slipping (in kindergarten?!), or he went off radar on his assignments – he’s …