July 2016. It was three months since the Lemonade album dropped and three months since the last infidelity. I was still trying to get over that incident and make the effort to, again, move on. This July was a pretty busy month for us. His birthday was coming up, my friend was having a bridal … Continue reading pray you catch me: part two
I used to spend the summers in New York with my sister during my highschool years. I always had so much fun with her. She was a little too active for my homebody, introverted self at times, but she was the best tour guide ever and took me everywhere in New York. I loved it … Continue reading fifteen.
My first year of “adulthood” was quite a year. As a senior in high school, I was on the honor roll, had a 4 year scholarship waiting for me at OSU, was on the track team, had a part time job at the local grocery store, and had the best friends a girl could ask … Continue reading eighteen.
After my freshman year in college, I went back home to Cleveland for the summer. Living with my grandmother was tough on us both. Her raising an almost adult that's had a taste of independence, but still living under her roof with her strict rules… It was a recipe for tension. I ended up just … Continue reading nineteen.
nineteen: part two
**This contains sensitive content** My grandmother was gone for days, and I literally didn’t go back home other than to sleep at night. If I had the day off work I would either be home alone, or go hang out next door. If I did have to work, I would go to the neighbors house … Continue reading nineteen: part two
love is not enough: part six
Even after being with someone for ten years of my life, I learned, love still wasn't enough. I really didn’t know what to expect when I got married. All I knew was that I loved him, and that would be enough to get us through anything. With us both being saved, we knew that we … Continue reading love is not enough: part six
love is not enough: part five
After the relationship with my emotionally abusive boyfriend... I rebounded twice with two different guys, looking to fill what was left emptied by him. I was proud of myself that I was finally able to leave him. I was zealous in my new relationship with the Lord, and I was definitely stronger leaving the relationship … Continue reading love is not enough: part five
love is not enough: part four
My grandmother had breast cancer. My sophomore year in college, the disease was progressing, and before she decided to have any surgeries, she wanted to sell our childhood home, where ALL her children, as well as myself, grew up, because she couldn’t manage it anymore and needed something smaller. It was hard because she had … Continue reading love is not enough: part four
love is not enough: part three
College was a beast when it came to relationships. I grew up with my grandmother and was pretty sheltered. I was never allowed to really go out with boys, I had an early curfew, didn’t have a cell phone, and didn’t have a car. I kicked it with my five “granny approved” friends and that … Continue reading love is not enough: part three
love is not enough: part two
I remember the first time I was cheated on. It was fourth grade, and I had a crush on one of my classmates, who I had liked since third grade. This particular school year, it finally came out that he liked me back. One day at recess, I remember sitting with him on a stoop … Continue reading love is not enough: part two