living my best life | an open letter to myself

  do not choose the lesser life. do you hear me. do you hear me.  choose the life that is. yours. the life that is seducing your lungs. that is dripping down your chin. –nayyirah waheed Dear Abbey, Don't let anything hold you back. In you, I see the dancing flames of a burning fire.…

hello, darling | an introduction

I'm still in the process of updating my blog and learning the ins and outs, but because I've been writing more lately, I figured now would be a good time to reintroduce myself. I recently journaled to some prompts that I found on Pinterest (what a wonderful thing). Although each of these questions inspired thought-out…

Going on 7 months of no heat, I feel my youth coming back. As I watch my curl pattern come alive and the shrinkage appear in full force, I am reminded of the days before sitting by the stove while my mother heated up the hot comb. The days where I'd run around barefoot in…