From Sand to Gemstones

Refining Life's Ragged Edges



Love Yourself

Lately I've been sitting back trying to make sense of the world. Mostly the last few months. The third month of a brand new year is about to end and it appears this year will be a lot more colorful... Continue Reading →

A Survivor’s Story

One week ago today I hit my head hard enough to suffer a concussion. Being my mom's most stubborn child I resumed my daily activities because I figured the circumstances surrounding my injury could be ignored. I was wrong. One... Continue Reading →

From the Ashes

Sometimes circumstances happen that make you evaluate everything you know to be true. Sometimes things will happen that causes you to question every ounce of who you are. During those times you feel broken and lost. You feel inadequate and you just don't... Continue Reading →

Love Yourself

Valentine's Day is known as the Day of Love. The day when your beau will get you flowers and chocolate. Your girl will write a sweet letter and make you something handmade. In essence, its a romantic holiday for sure.... Continue Reading →


No matter how rough of a week I had I kept going back for more. Why? Because when someone is appreciated it makes all the difference in the world.

Birthday Love

There are so many different memories I could share with the universe about my little big brother. But, the most important thing I wanted to share with the universe is how incredibly proud I am of him.


Tonight wasn't really about the food. Or the celebration of our 12 years of marriage. Rather, tonight was about taking a dream and going on an adventure.

A New Chapter

Tomorrow I will be able to show love to the unlovable. I am fortunate to touch the community in a way that I have always dreamed of. I begin to build the foundations of my dreams.

Black and White

Dear company, I’m not perfect. I am just a mere human. I make mistakes. I can assure you I don’t – as some believe - belong on a pedestal that employees in your company have put me on. I don’t deserve to be up there. But, why do they have me standing atop the world?

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