The Journey from Anonymity: 01

A Promise It’s 1:00 pm in cloudy South Carolina today and I’ve decided I’m tired of living my life with what if’s. I’m done with living my boring safe life and dreaming of grandeur in my head. Today I’m making the decision to not just drastically change my life but to live uninhibited. To say what…

The Great Grammy Snub of 2017

Last night Beyoncé was snubbed for not one, but two awards in the Grammys usual fashion of silent racism and misrepresentation. I’m not mad. I’m livid. Last night in a pitch black room with the bright lights of the television glowing in my face I saw a true disaster. A travesty. A sight that made…

‘Merica Wednesday 03: Chicago, IL

Originally posted on The Lonely Wanderer.:
Hey my lovelies! The third installment of ‘Merica Wednesdays is all about Chicago! Yes Chi-Town, Chiraq, Chicagoland… One of the best places in the world. So without any more interruption here is Chicago. No passport, no visa. Officialy known as the City of Chicago, this windy city is the third most…

Staind Mentality: It’s Been Awhile

“It’s been awhile since I could look at myself straight and it’s been awhile since I said I’m sorry.” It’s been awhile by Staind is one of my favorite songs in all of existence. It’s not enough that the lyrics can make me cry in a few seconds or that Fred Durst’s melancholy voice doesn’t…

Diary: 06

How you gonna win if you ain’t right within? -Lauryn Hill, That Thing

People Watching: 04

It’s a new semester. New faces I haven’t seen. New encounters to retell. I am currently in the café. I’ve seen this guy around. Actually, I’ve seen him everyday I’ve been here. He’s cute. Always in some type of tee that hugs his substantial upper body. Always with his hair in a smart bun showcasing the…

I Don’t Want to Be the Escape Girl

I don’t want to be the escape girl. The girl someone calls when they want someone to joke around with. The smart girl that you try to spend all your time talking to while you date a bimbo. I’m past that point. If you value me physically more than you appreciate me mentally and spiritually,…

The Graveyard Theory

Are you living, or just existing? The most impactful statement I’ve ever heard in my life, one that can bring me to tears, is that the richest places in the world didn’t lie in North America, or China, oil rich Saudi Arabia, or Dubai. They’re in graveyards. Where human bodies go to rest along with…

Identity Tuesday: 03

What am I supposed to do? That’s the maddening question on my brain day and night. It plagues me while I sleep and turns my lovely dreams into nightmares. I break out in cold sweats in fear, of who I really am and what I’m supposed to do. The worst imaginable fate is to wake…

Why New Year’s Resolutions Suck

It’s January the ninth where I’m located and all I see on my social media and hear being said all day is 2017 this, and it’s a new me that, listen… This is dumb. It’s not a New Year. It is not a new you. You’re the same as you’ve ever been if you really…

Wasting Away

I’ve been scrounging to validate my mediocre existence. Chomping at the bit to create a sense of worth or direction but the truth is there is none. There is nothing so great about me that’s its altered my course in life. Nothing so great that I’ve helped to change somebodies own life. I’m mediocre. Truly,…