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Love Letter To Myself

Dear Self,      I love you. You are beautiful. I love your brown skin, the color variations in your face, the natural highlights above your cheeks. You are beautiful. I

January 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

I Don’t Want To Be Better!

Initially I pondered over what my 2016 resolutions would be. I didn’t ponder long. I do this every year. I make promises to myself, and sometimes others, and I rarely

January 11, 2016 // 1 Comment

Screw Gratitude

So your sitting at the Dinner table, engulfed by the aroma of your favorite holiday foods. You look across the table and see your brother giving too much affection to his,

November 26, 2015 // 1 Comment

Teaching My Kids About 9-11

  It didn’t dawn on me how long it had been since the Twin Towers fell until I was standing at the 9-11 Memorial, crying, and looking back at the questioning eyes

September 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Alabamians in New York

I can remember traveling to New York with my family during my pre-teens. We would pack up the minivan and my dad would drive twenty hours to Brooklyn where my Grandmother

August 19, 2015 // 1 Comment

Happy Friday: Shifting Focus

Shifting focus. My love interests. Some of my feelings about current events. Happy Freaking Friday-Post!

July 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Fire-Medic Friday: The Realization

It’s not just another job. It’s not just a paycheck. It’s much more than that. It’s a responsibility when I’m on duty and off duty. It’s

June 26, 2015 // 2 Comments

Happy Anniversary BFRS CLASS OF #031313

Two years ago, I entered a new stage in my life. I had just finished firefighter recruit school, and I was heading to my assigned fire station for the first shift. I believe

June 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

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