Fight not Flight

It’s so much easier to hate and escape.  It’s so much easier to sit in the dark where no one can see. It’s so much easier to ignore and be angry. I get why people say they want but don’t want love. I get why people run in the moment someone tries to get close….

Just Breathe

When new information comes to light and you feel the once sturdy foundation around you begin to crack and crumble, the sunny blue sky can quickly turn into the blackest of nights, with the specks of visible stars seeming even further away than usual. Everything begins to quickly drain of life and color, flowers lose…

Tough Love Motivation

You are your biggest critic. You are your greatest obstacle. So, the moment you GET OVER YOURSELF, guess what? You’re gonna FLY! You’re gonna smash through that glass box you’ve trapped yourself in. All the things you’ve doubted about yourself, it’s not true. In your attempts to stay realistic, you’ve scared yourself into a corner…

Self-Talk: I Will

I Will Succeed I Will Fall I Will Learn I Will Overcome I Will have No Regrets I Will Perservere I Will be Patient I Will trust in the Journey I Will trust in His Timing I Will trust in His Guidance I Will Trust. I Will because with God, All things are Possible &…

Expectations

Expectations They got the best of me Stressin’ me, caressin’ me Making me think that it’s okay but I know that life is testin’ me So heavy. Blame you, blame me At the end of the day it’s my sanity I’m tryin to save it Tryin to give it a name to it, label it…

Reduced to Silence: Thank You

She reminded me of her. She was a stranger on a screen, but she reminded me of the one whose name I was given. As the scenes continued on and story progressed, I realized I was being reduced to silence. My thoughts are still loud and frequent, but my mouth has sealed shut from the…

Year of Trust

Sometimes the smoke around us becomes so thick after so long, we become comfortable in being unable to see what’s beyond the haze. Other times we’re the frog from the example often used in science classes to display how easily we can be in danger without realizing it until it’s too late. We’re the frog…

If I Forget

Blessed. Completely. I know life likes to play games. Make me upset. No one leaves this world complete, or maybe some do, but, I digress. There are people in my life, who I swear are Heaven sent. What did I do to deserve them? I don’t know. Must be blessed. Thank you, Lord, for these…

What Are You?

Samoan. That’s the first identifier that comes to mind after my name. Okay, maybe my age comes before that, but my ethnicity is at least third. Being Samoan has always been a huge part of my identity. It is both my ethnic background and the culture of my home growing up. 16 February 2018 When…