Three Lessons I Have Learned from 2021 so Far

It’s ok to still not be ok.  We had great hopes that with 2021 would come an end to all the struggles we faced in 2020.  That magically the new year would bring with it a fresh start and a new beginning.  I don’t know about anyone else, but 2021 started off just as badContinue reading “Three Lessons I Have Learned from 2021 so Far”

Where I’m From

I’m from patiently waiting until the VCR rewinds. So I can watch The Beast throw open the doors of a literary heaven for his unwanted guest. The panning of the camera taking in the inky collection of far away places and periods ready to be explored. I’m from conversations on the side of my grandmother’sContinue reading “Where I’m From”

Introversion Excursion: Venturing Out of Storybooks and Writing a Story All My Own

*Peeks head out* I’m doing this. I’m actually doing this. Wow. The vacation time was approved and my plane tickets, visa, passport, and new driver’s license was all in order. I’m packed and on my way to LAX. I can’t believe it. I’m actually going. I’ll be fine. It’s going to be fine. ANYONE whoContinue reading “Introversion Excursion: Venturing Out of Storybooks and Writing a Story All My Own”

Black in China: Sifting for Everyday Small Talk

Our 5 day train adventure has been in the works for months. It’s difficult to plan extended trips with others, but nothing compares to planning a trip with someone living across the world. Time zones and work schedules have to be worked around. Tons of picture messages and links of places to stay and thingsContinue reading “Black in China: Sifting for Everyday Small Talk”