Author: Melinda

I love to do many things, but for a long time, fear and insecurities prevented me from attempting any of them. I am finally taking a leap of faith and not worrying about if I fall flat on my face. If I do so, what. I will dust myself off and keep it moving. I am around the corner from being in my 50's and feel as if the best part of my life is starting now. I am divorced(made official last year) and working on rebuilding my life. For the first time ever, I can honestly say I'm happy!

Cicadas

In March 2021, I started seeing news articles about Cicadas that were expecting to surface this summer. I was shocked to learn some insects spent 17 years underground and would make an appearance over the summer. I brought it up to a co-worker and was utterly horrified and disgusted by the fact where we work…

I’m Back!

I started this blog after creating my vision board this year. I did my research to decide what I wanted to write about and how it should look. I found the best blogging platform that would work best for me, and I created a logo to make it official. It made the prospect of starting…

The Art Of Patience

According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of patience is the ability to wait for a long time without becoming annoyed or upset. The ability to remain calm and not become annoyed when dealing with problems or with difficult people. Someone used to tell me that I had the patience of Job from the bible. I took…

Embracing My Quiet Spaces

I have friends and family who cannot stay in a silent space for too long or feel they will lose it. However, silence is never too loud for me. Perhaps it has to do with me being an introvert. I enjoy moments of isolation immensely. Granted, that is different from feeling lonely. I have been…

It’s Been A Year Already

Last year, I started a new job and February 27, 2020, made it my first month of employment. My thoughts were consumed with performing well at work, establishing positive relationships with my team members, and proving to everyone that hiring me was the best decision they ever made. The rest of my thoughts were held…

The Meaning Of A Heart

February 14, 1984, for Valentine’s Day my mother was waiting for me after school and had a few gifts for me, all of which made me feel special and loved. She gave me the latest People magazine issue because Michael Jackson was the featured story, a heart-shaped stuffed animal, and a baggie of Sour Powers…

Monsters From The Past

*For privacy purposes, the names of this story have been changed In South Central Los Angeles, it was a hot sunny day when a 19-year-old young woman walked out of a neighborhood fast food place with a friend. As they stepped out onto the sidewalk, a tall African American male who had to be at…

New Discoveries Everyday

In one of my previous blogs, I spoke about exercising and rediscovering how my love for dance can lead to weight loss and overall satisfaction with my health and wellbeing. I signed up for #BodyGroove and paid the $79 annual membership. Yes, I like the program, but I have not been eagerly anticipating doing the…

Reflection

Attending college has taught how to reflect on things I read, see, hear, and experience. It taught me how to look at myself with a truthful lens and admit that I have done wrong or right in my life and why. I have come to terms with how judgmental I can be about other people…

Body Image

Body Image has always been an emotional merry-go-round for me. When I was a child, I did not like how my thighs spread when I sat down, I was only eight, and already my self-esteem was nonexistent. A classmate had a pair of purple jeans that I loved and asked my mother to buy me…