My understanding of what it means to truly find where I belong is always evolving. In my relationships, career choices, and self-acceptance, the quest to find my place has been an enlightening journey and has lead me to fully embrace my unique quirks and qualities. These days, I celebrate the sense of contentment and fulfillment...
I love finding a loophole and thinking that I can cheat the system just a little bit. Over the years, I’ve become quite good at identifying ways to do less and still achieve the same result. However, I’ve also learned that there are some areas where there are no loopholes. As I’ve grown older, finding...
I am deeply saddened by the sudden passing of my friend. Her death has left me grappling with the grief, questioning why her and why now. As I navigate through the hole her passing has left, I am confronted with the loneliness that we all may experience at some point in our lives. The truth...
What happens when a baker is preparing for a colonoscopy and has to make do with jello and popsicles? Making the jello was easy however, eating the jello turned out to be a messy and challenging experience. Overall, the experience was unpredictable and unpleasant but it was an adventure nonetheless. Now That You Ask is...
As an Alabama football fan, I share the bittersweet emotions surrounding legendary coach, Nick Saban’s retirement, and find myself reflecting on the impact he has made on the team and the fans. Through his philosophy of excellence and personal growth, Saban reminds us that happiness is not just about momentary pleasures or achievements, but about...
This year I spent Christmas with my adopted family. The house was beautifully decorated, with multiple trees, gingerbread houses, and adorable handmade gifts from the children. It was a wonderland filled with laughter and imagination. The highlight of the holiday was when the little girl in the family received a very special surprise present. The...
I love hot dogs. From the hot dogs served at baseball and football games to the ones from carts in New York City, I have a particular fondness for their flavor. And there is nothing quite like the unique satisfaction of having a hot dog handed over by someone at a game. Join me as...
As I contemplate the road ahead, I find motivation in the challenge of taking action and starting something new – specifically, in writing a book. I find the prospect quite intriguing. What will I learn about myself this time? I know I have a desire to be unique and resist conformity (surprise, surprise), as well as...
I see myself as a special kind of mystic, embracing the unexplainable mysteries of life. I believe a mystic possesses a strong sense of self, calmness, trust, curiosity, and acceptance. Through various experiences and moments of connection, I have glimpsed my mystical self and felt the vastness of being alive. Now That You Ask is...
Did you know that I was in a beauty contest? It’s true. It was called the Maid of Cotton contest. It all started when my mother decided it would be a good experience for me to participate. Reluctantly, I agreed and went through the rigorous preparations for the contest. To my surprise, I won the...