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Chaos Theory

It's been five years and not a single day will go by with the realization that my dad isn't a phone call away. But, as the death of his anniversary is remembered I've come to understand something else: this chaos... Continue Reading →

One More Year 2019

Dear Pearl, Today you embark on a new year, a new chapter, a new start. Today will become a stepping stone of what you've already accomplished in the last two. But, before I begin to motivate you into not giving... Continue Reading →

For the Love of Becoming

Thirty-two days into the new year and I have come to realize that beingspontaneous may not be a bad thing. Just because you plan everything outdoesn't mean it'll come to pass. Take the first thirty-one days of 2019. Most of... Continue Reading →

For the Love of 2018

I tried to find a word that could sum up 2018. Inconsistent. Blessed. Erratic. Hopeful. Exhausting. Adventuresome. Roller coaster. Growth Emotional. Truth be told, finding a word to sum up the year is nearly impossible.  We entered this year with... Continue Reading →

For the Love of Strength

On Black Friday, in the middle of Target's electronics department I had one of the biggest panic attacks I've had in a long time. And no, it wasn't because it was over crowded. I didn't go there during an obscene... Continue Reading →

For The Love of Atonement

When the year began there was excitement. I expected the year to be absolutely unforgettable. I pictured myself getting established in the HR field. I imagined myself to have fulfilled a bunch of my dreams. As the first half of... Continue Reading →

Temper Tantrums

"Temper, temper. I wouldn't dream of challenging you." My favorite movie growing up was Lion King. I couldn't watch the part where Mufasa died. I'd literally fast forward or I'd cry. To this day I could recite the movie and... Continue Reading →

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