The Black Woman

The Black Woman First things first, be sure to capitalize the B in Black. If you are not doing so then you need to start. Period. When I watched the 2020 Vice Presidential Debate between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Michael Pence, a lot of emotions and thoughts ran through my brain. How special…

To my younger, teenage self…

Shay, you are headstrong and stand up for anything you believe in.  As you march through life, you continue to make a big splash with your personality: You are a sing out loud, anywhere type of girl who is never embarrassed.  You embody a competitive spirit that sometimes gets you in trouble with your blunt…

Checking In

We have passed the mid year point and whew! 2020 has been crazy and challenging! I wanted to check in.  How are you doing? I mean, how are you really doing? How are you feeling mentally?  Are you growing?  Are you helping others or grow?  What has 2020 taught you so far?  Are you learning…

Freedom

Well, what is it exactly?  It seems as if most of my life I have been held back. As a young girl, I never understood what that feeling was until I started getting older and seeing what was right and what was wrong. Racism, discrimination, and prejudice have been a part of my whole life. …

Fins al prop temps, Barcelona!

I spent a very quick weekend in Barcelona, Spain last summer and this was a city that defeated me.  When I say defeated, I mean…I was absolutely drained/exhausted/fatigued (you name it) when I left the city.  I had about 65,000 steps on my watch in two days.  Sheesh. So I wanted to share an idea…

Solo Travel Saved Me

I can’t say I understand why people don’t like to travel because people have told me me that before.  But I can understand why people do love to travel. I mean, the views are to die for. I took my first solo travel trip in 2016.  Before 2016, my lack of travel was filled with…

F is for France

Another France post and I still have yet to write about my Iceland adventures.  But to be fair this was the longest I have been away from home and I think once I write about this trip then I will stop talking about it.  I’m sure my friends would like that too LOL. Last spring…

2019 was like…

Hey y’all! Since I am so behind on updates, I wanted to touch base on how 2019 went for me.  I was actively posting on my travel Instagram page, but I fell off last fall.  And if I am being honest, 2019 was rough.  I received a lot of support after I opened up and…

New Updates, okay?!

Thank you for stopping by! I have been blogging my travels for a couple of years now, but it is time that I made updates to my website. I wanted to revamp my site and not only share my travels, but also include my cooking and recipes! I will also include a bit more about…

Thankfully Transparent

Back in December, my period came for what I assumed would be the next few days but it turned out to be longer.  I geared up for Italy and Switzerland a bit bummed that I was still on my period. However this time it was different and it lasted for four months.  It was heavy…