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!

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…

2021 What’s Different?

There will be no resolutions this year but instead, set goals for myself. Setting goals is what I did last year as well. These were my goals for 2020: Graduating from Wilmington University by December 2020 (Since I decided to obtain my child advocacy certificate and my degree, I had to take an additional class…

A Second Chance At Life

Fear is an ugly four-letter word that has hindered me from accomplishing a lot in my life. It’s not the only negative thing that has held me back during my 48 years on this earth, but it’s the one word that has tried to hold me back and stop me from following my dreams. Amid…