It's day 10 of quarantine. Okay, "social distancing" or "self-isolation" would be more accurate, but quarantine sounds better. Suffice it to say that "life comes at you fast." Since I last wrote, I had a bittersweet but relaxing Christmas season at home. My in laws were out of the country and I missed my family … Continue reading Life on Lockdown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7n65rVz95Y "Bad Bitch Support Group" on HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show I saw this sketch back when it first aired and it got me thinking. What's so bad about being basic? I admit to being guilty of using the word right up until I realized that maybe I wasn't as bougie as I thought. … Continue reading What’s wrong with basic?
I'm gonna be honest: I'm not a fan of summer. The heat is brutal, and in Houston is coupled with a humidity that means I spend June-September feeling sticky every time I step outside. Kids are everywhere since they're out of school. And it's also peak litigation season. I've been practicing law for five years … Continue reading Happy Fall, Y’all!
Lately, I've been feeling uncomfortable. On paper, my life is great. And I'm self aware enough to recognize that I am blessed to have everything that I need, and more than a few things that I want. Still, I'm unsatisfied. At 31, I came to really grasp my own mortality. The knowledge that one day, … Continue reading Sands Through the Hourglass
https://giphy.com/gifs/music-video-aaliyah-try-again-xT5LMv8rJSuSJfWPhm Life comes at you fast. 2019 started of slow but in March, things took off and they haven't slowed down. On April 15, 2019, I lost my maternal grandmother, Nonny. She was suffering from dementia that had progressed into Alzheimer's and I knew her time was coming soon, but it still caught me off … Continue reading Life update
Note: This is a draft post I dug up from my archives. We went to New Orleans for our fourth anniversary in 2017. Still, it's such a great city that I wanted to share my impressions. Mardi Gras is coming up so it seemed like a good time to do so. I finally went to New Orleans! Ever since I learned about the roots of jazz music as … Continue reading Laissez les bon temps roulez