I Died So I Could Live

On April 21, 2021, my prayer is to have my 2nd self-published book released. This date is significant because on this date 3 years ago, my life changed forever. A life filled with love, peace, and happiness that I never dreamed would have happened to me … not in this lifetime. My new book is … Continue reading I Died So I Could Live

Greetings!

Hello all! I know it's been a hot minute since I have written but I have an excuse. I have been working diligently on finishing my second book. Oh... by the way ... Happy 29 Days in the the NEW YEAR! 🥳 The book has been a slow process because there are so many triggers. … Continue reading Greetings!

Author Interview with Wendy Shipman — Write 2 Be Magazine

Wendy Shipman is an award winning author from Summerville, South Carolina. She has an A.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice. She began writing poetry during a very difficult time in her life. Her desire to become a published author didn’t develop until her late forties. After this experience, it is her mission to continue writing sequels […]Author … Continue reading Author Interview with Wendy Shipman — Write 2 Be Magazine

Depends on how you use it

Words. Words can make you happy and jovial. Words can also cut you like a knife - without the bleeding part. Words can give you hopes of encouragement during a time of need. Words can even make your worst enemies shudder in disbelief. Words... it all depends on how you use it. There is one … Continue reading Depends on how you use it

Out of the way

Walking through the bedroom, as I've done many times before, I noticed my college degree encased in a beautiful (and expensive), cherrywood frame I purchased from the institution I graduated from. The only problem is ... it is sitting on the floor next to the door collecting particals of dust day after day. It's a … Continue reading Out of the way

I lost a ‘best friend’

Do any of you go to counseling? If you don't want to answer, that is totally fine. Some people find that counseling is socially unacceptable. I get it. Me, on the other hand, am not ashamed. I look forward to my sessions. I have been going consistently for over a year. But this last counselor … Continue reading I lost a ‘best friend’

Psalm 30:5

Stuck in the recliner like I'm superglued by the seat of my pants. I literally can't move. The thoughts of my deceased father are overwhelming today. It took the last 19 years to manage getting through the day without crying. The last 4 years slid by like a distant memory (thank God). But today, it … Continue reading Psalm 30:5

2 years later …

So far, so good. I finally made it to my surgical oncology office. No, I don't have cancer, but this physican was assigned to my case 2 years ago ... just in case. It's been over a year since I've been checked (due to the pandemic). It's past time to get over my fear and … Continue reading 2 years later …

My blackness will always be a target

Do you know what it's like to worry about your children? Correction - do you know what it's like to worry about 'black' children? I know some will ponder the question "Why does it have to be 'black' children? Why can't it be just children in general?" I'm glad you asked. I am not going … Continue reading My blackness will always be a target

Now is YOUR time

Ever since this terrible thing with COVID-19 started, it has really put things into perspective. Mainly ... life in general. This pandemic is by far the worst thing that has happened to me personally - or I should say this last century (besides the wars) - during my lifetime. 100 years ago, there was another … Continue reading Now is YOUR time