Family over Everything Sometimes God knows what you need. My family and I celebrated Christmas the weekend of MLK. I contemplated whether I would go home or not until the day I was to drive home. I didn’t feel like being around people; I just wanted to stay home and be by myself in the dark. One thing I know is anytime I’m around family, I get recharged. I mustard of the strength and drove home. I wasn’t expecting what my family had in store for me. As I’ve gotten older, I don’t expect much for Christmas. I just appreciate the time with my family and making new memories. It’s was time to open gifts they made me go first. One by one, I opened my presents and the tears flowed. My family showered me with so much love. What you don’t see are countless tears I’ve cried over the past months. You don’t see the internal battles of me telling myself, Tasha, you’re worth the investment. You don’t see the loneliness I felt and lack of support. You don’t see the exhaustion and the fight in me dwindling. I had given up. I talked myself out, completing my journals and the other things I started. I was over it!! I was sick of feeling like I kept getting the short end of the stick. My family then reminded me of how love I am and how much they believed in me. They sowed into me. It seemed each time I pursued something, something happened that caused me to put it on the back burner. As you can see in this video below, they wouldn’t allow me to give up on myself. Y’all, I was too outdone. My heart was so full from the outpour of love my family showed me. I wasn’t going to post this video, but I hope it serves as a reminder that you have people that believe in you. People that won’t allow you to give up on dreams. Thank you to each person that has sown into to me. Whether it was with your time, insight, money, encouragement, prayer, or being a listening ear to bounce my ideas off of. I’m internally grateful. I’m so excited. Are you guys ready for them (My Journals)? It’s time to build. *Excuse the background. We had a lot going on. All of us were home. *The commentary in this video is funny to me.

My Truth: Divorcing Me (Part 1)

This year I grieved something unexpected, myself. I have come to terms with I can no longer hold on to the old version of me. I didn’t understand until recently why this year has been exhausting mentally. Yes, the world we live in has been chaotic, but this internal battle within me has been evenContinue reading “My Truth: Divorcing Me (Part 1)”

My Truth: Divorcing Me (Part 2) A Letter to Myself

Dear Tasha, It’s over. It’s time for me to let you go. You have held on to me longer than you should have, and it’s killing you. I’m no good for you. I’ve been lying to you because I didn’t want to lose you. I’ve been telling you, you don’t have what it takes. I’veContinue reading “My Truth: Divorcing Me (Part 2) A Letter to Myself”

I. AM. ENOUGH

Have you ever been in a good place mentally and emotionally? Everything seems to be looking up, and things are moving at a steady pace. You’re not where you thought you would be, but you’re making good strides towards your goals. Your head is finally above water, and you can breathe just a little?  You’reContinue reading “I. AM. ENOUGH”

Finding My Voice

“There is too much life wrapped in your voice” Have you ever talked yourself into a job unknowingly? Well, that happened to me about two months ago.  I was asked to speak about a Young Adult Event, “Be Your Best Self,”  to talk about Mental Health (my journey). When someone says they may need aContinue reading “Finding My Voice”

My Truth: Walking Dead

At the beginning of the year I wrote blog titled, “Tasha, Get up!” It was during the time when everything going on in my life was fresh. My husband at the time had walked out the door and, simultaneously, so did everyone else. Everything I tried to build came crashing down. My life was inContinue reading “My Truth: Walking Dead”

My Thoughts: The Pursuit

I wrote this about a week after getting back from the Bahamas. I often get revelations or perspective after life experiences. (🙄) I mostly process it in my mind but I’ve started to write them down now. So, I thought I would share. They say pictures are worth a thousand words or as I’ve onceContinue reading “My Thoughts: The Pursuit”

My Truth: Learning to Grieve

My emotions have been everywhere as my 2 years in Atlanta approaches and what would have been my 2 year wedding anniversary. Facebook memories reminding me of the excitement and how happy I was preparing for both. Embarking on a new chapter of my life not knowing what lies ahead. Instead of creating new memoriesContinue reading “My Truth: Learning to Grieve”

MY TRUTH: BEAUTIFUL BEAUTY MARKS

If you have been following my blog you’ll see that I’ve struggled with seeing myself as beautiful. From being teased about my gap as an adolescent, feeling like the ugly duckling in my family, the sexual abuse and the absentee father. All of that made me see myself differently. That shaped a false perception ofContinue reading “MY TRUTH: BEAUTIFUL BEAUTY MARKS”