Versatile Blogger Award


Hello everyone! I am excited and honored to be receiving my first award nomination for my blog! I was not expecting this at all. I was nominated by KC and I really, truly appreciate it. You can go view her blog at


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7 Facts About Me 

  1. I have a potato chip addiction ( I can eat them all non-stop all day)
  2. I love the color red
  3. I love animals
  4. The only season that I dislike is WINTER
  5. I’m super goofy
  6. I’m a tv junkie ( I watch everything)
  7. I really love sports especially basketball #GoBulls



My Dream Reader

Today’s assignment for Blogging 101: publish a post for your dream reader, and include a new-to-you element in it.

This is a very difficult assignment for me because I don’t just have one particular type of person that I would like to read my work. I want all types of people from artists, to business people, etc. to read my blog because I know that of all the things I write, there is something that everyone can relate to. I simply write poetry and the thoughts that I have on life and relationships and I strive for people to read it, like it, enjoy it and hopefully follow my blog.

Non-Distant Memory (In Remembrance of You)

You were taken to soon from me and I still don’t know why
No one can give me any answers but I would’ve worked hard to give you a perfect life
I still think of you each and every day
How you would have looked and laughed and helped me to be better in every way…

This is in remembrance of you now and for years to come


This Life

Sometimes we need to stop analyzing the past
Stop planning the future
Stop trying to figure out precisely how we feel
Stop deciding with our mind what we want our heart to feel
Sometimes we just have to go with whatever happens, happens
Because this life is beautiful
And should be lived to the fullest

Reality of Identity

Originally posted by Life. I hope you all enjoy it !


The reality of my identity cannot be
expressed by the words that are pressed
in the pages of ages past.
but if I say them out loud
with the tongue in my mouth,
they’re more real than the peals
that grind in my mind and eat
away at my brain.

Even so I still go to the places I know,
but to face the unknown with
courage says more.

There are times when I rise to
the courage it takes to face the great
unknown –
to become the “me” that I’d rather be
instead of the “me” that I’ve been.

Sadly, I’ve found, as all time compounds,
the “me” that I’d be
has slipped from my grasp and settled
just out of reach.

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Being a Better You

Most of us are guilty of trying to be better than the next person all the time. Especially when you are in a competitive job environment but instead try being a better you! When you wake up in the morning each day you should strive to be a better person than you were the day before. This practice will allow you to become your true self every moment of everyday.

Just a thought that I had !

My Vacation is Officially Over

Tomorrow I start another semester of classes for my Masters program and I go back to work. I have truly enjoyed my Winter Break from classes and my 5 day vacation from work. I wish it could be a few days longer, but back to my clients I shall go!

After this semester of classes I will only have 3 more semesters until I get my MA in ABA and one step closer to getting my BCBA certification! Which is something that I am looking forward to because that will help me come closer to my career goals.

I am a tad bit nervous about going back to work because I will have a new client. He seems like he will be a very enjoyable kid to work with. I love working with kids who have Autism and related disorders , it gives me a sense of accomplishment and makes me feel extremely good about myself knowing that I am helping a child and their family.

But I still have enjoyed my vacation a great deal and wish that it wasn’t ending !


A great poem originally written by brokenrosepetals ! I felt that I needed to share this.


One night, sitting at the subway,
Waiting for the hell-train to arrive at the station,
Dressed in rags, torn away,
From the last man who hadn’t seen them,
I overlooked a particular party
Standing yards away from me

But you could see them.
Oh you could see the bright-colored dresses
And newly fitted shoes.
Oh you could smell the rich wine
That draped from their overcoats.
Oh you could sense the happiness in their youth
By the laughter that pervaded the air around them.
Oh, you could hear them alright.
You could hear them just fine.

I happened to hear one question that arose from this group
That night.
It came from a handsome man
Holding the hand of a woman with the look of
Innocence, in her eyes.
“What is the happiest word
That you can think of?”

Interesting topic.
I chuckled.

As I heard them name cliché phrases…

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Writing Challenge

Day 2 – Where you would like to be in 10 years

In 10 years I will be 37 and just looking at those numbers has my head spinning right now. For starters I would love to have my PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) seeing as though I’m working towards my Masters in ABA as we speak (April 2016 needs to get here sooner than later)! I would love to have an Autism Center to serve those families in need in my neighborhood and the surrounding areas.

I would love, love, love for my handcrafted jewelry line Young Beautiful Fly to expand to selling clothing and shoes as well. By the way, I will be launching my website very soon and I will share the link to it! This is something that I am looking forward to for this year.

Within the next 10 years I hope and pray that I have gotten married and had children. Two things that I have always wanted. If you would have asked me 10 years ago (I would have been 17) where I would be now, this would have already happened for me, but things don’t always go according to plan.

Another major thing that I see happening in 10 years is that I WILL publish the book that I have been working on for the past year or so. I have been on and off, on and off again with writing this book. I know that writing a great novel does not happen overnight, but I can admit that I should probably be further along than what I am.

I really, really want to have traveled the world or most of it within the next 10 years. I have never been outside of the U.S. and that is something that I long to do.

Writing Challenge

Day 1 – Your current relationship, if single discuss how single life is

So I am currently single and have been for the past 3 years. Single life is quite enjoyable for me. It has many pros and cons. I can focus on my self more, do the things that I want to do and take the time to really know what it is that I want and what I will not settle for. My last relationship was a disaster and all I wanted to do was be alone. I have come across some really great guys (2 to be exact) but I was still harboring on to feelings of distrust, hurt and disappointment. Which would not have made me a great significant other. Once I became more closer to God and getting my mind right, I didn’t harbor those feelings anymore.

Trying to get back into the dating world was one complete fail after another after another. I got to the point where I had become comfortable and complacent being single. I am at the point where I would love to meet someone and develop a great friendship that turns into something meaningful (like a committed relationship) but I have just not had the best of luck.

I have faith that when the right person comes along I will know it and I won’t be single anymore. Until then I shall continue to enjoy being single and working on my career life and getting to where I want to be!