There's no doubt you've noticed the upswing in video production on every major social media channel there is. And, if you've followed along with my journey and our family adventures for any length of time, you've also noticed I have yet to get on the video bandwagon. Truthfully, I'm afraid....more
Want to know what words have been incredibly powerful and breakthrough worthy in my life? These two words I believe started this whole crazy, electric, shake-your-booty cause you're so excited on life right now movement! This is what they were...I'm scared. ...more
My mother tried to raise kids who didn't know fear. I think she must have experienced some very bad moments in her own childhood because she understood the nature of childhood terrors and did her best to keep me and my sister from everything scary....more
I became Muslim in the fall of 1998. Though I had been interested in Islam for many years, it was not until I moved to Arizona, from Arkansas, that I converted. But I had not told my mom that I had converted to Islam.I was very blessed to have mentors who truly understood the essence of Islam in addition to the teachings. I was never told I had to wear the scarf. I was taught to study Islam first - to understand the teachings and essence of Islam – the reasons for everything, including the scarf. ...more
Fear is an interesting thing. It can motivate you. It can paralyze you. It can Drive. You. NUTS. It's slapped me around a time or two (or twenty, but who's counting?). Even with the fear present, I've jumped out into unchartered waters. Sometimes the fear was an afterthought while other times it was a massive weight. The reality is the presence of fear is normal. Whether you are currently sailing through this season or barely making it, these wise words will help you show fear that you mean business....more
I used to write really crappy poetry.Well, when put that way, it sort of sounds like I USED to write really crappy poetry but now I write AWESOME poetry!Yeah, no.It means I used to attempt to write some kind of weird poetry and it was shitty and it sucked and now I don't do that anymore, much to the relief of everyone who accidentally read it when they came here to see what was new....more
I'm scared. I'm scared of the unknown. I'm scared of change, and I'm scared of things staying the same.
Today, just a few hours after this post is published, I'll be sitting in a doctor's office. A new doctor - one of many who I've seen for my back / hip / leg pain.