Mission on Muchness

“The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” We’ve all been down the rabbit hole once or a few times in our lives. Possibly a few times since this morning. 🙋🏻 Yes, me since sunrise with orbits of thoughts around my head. It happens during interminable unproductive meetings. It maddens from the misery of a long, un-prioritized…

Just do it.

The Sunday before last I ran a half marathon with no preparation or training. How appropriate to title this blog the Nike slogan, right? 13.1 miles and I had mentally convinced myself that I would not finish. I was ready to accept defeat as long as “I tried” to run the race. I felt guilty…

The “Those People”

Before Austin and I got married we did counseling to have his grandmother’s pastor ordain us. Austin was a little hesitant because he believes “if it’s not broken it doesn’t need to be fixed.” Allowing someone into our personal space was almost like a threat, except maybe not to the extremity of that word. Perhaps…

Shame on you, you’re the problem…

Here I am, in my new home of Brooklyn, sitting on my bed with cow socks on wondering what I am doing with my life. I’ve joined the problem because I am no closer to any goals I have set for myself, and I am doing nothing of significance towards a positive impact. In fact,…

Pretty Dawn Good

I made history being the most awkward person to accept a marriage proposal. July 5th I kissed  my boyfriend on the Eiffiel Tower and smiled as I said, “Aww, look babe we can now say we kissed in France on the Eiffiel Tower.” As he took the opportunity to transition into proposal mode he shared…

It’s the most Wonderful

I bought this dinky little tree for my apartment so that I could decorate it with my little brother and sister (something we’d never done before). I never expected to actually have gifts under the tree, and today there is a nice little pile for just me. With the exception of my mother I haven’t…

182 letters in due time

Sometimes it doesn’t matter how many reminders we write ourselves because we still forget. Tonight I am looking at a stack of 6 incomplete journals with notes, quotes, hurt, love, and reminders of where I’ve been. “If you’re not paying attention to what you’re working with – what are you paying attention to?” While I…

The non-friend, the half friend, and the full friend

I’ve been blessed to have a large non-traditional family, and while we’ve fallen apart a few times we’ve never give up on each other, and we’ve never stop sharing unconditional love. I’ve been blessed to have more than just blood family, but I have grown up with several other families that too share the same…

Difficulty Idex

It’s been awhile since I’ve dabbled on this blog. It’s been awhile since I’ve been myself. I’ve been feeling like Pigpen for awhile, but I’m ready for the sun-cut ribbons of Dawn. I’m trying to get back to myself. I was listening to the radio the other day and heard this ad endorse “delicious consequence.” I…

I’m An Urban Angel

I did not eat all day today because I was upset & I didn’t realize how hungry I was until I was serving the homeless fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and cream of corn. I didn’t even consciously take myself to volunteer. I was already helping a friend downtown but found myself stopping at the Connection…