OMG, 7 years!

Hi All,

I am back. So much has gone on in these last 7 years…where do I begin!

  1. I am DIVORCED! I finally got up enough courage to say “BOY BYE!” You can read that on my other blog “Nurses speak out loud” and the blog post “Catching Flights”.
  2. I became a published author. If you know of some one who is going through a divorce or just starting over, recommend my book of devotionals.
  3. I am still a NURSE! Covid came and I am burnt out and returning to writing is what calmed and soothed my soul.
  4. I am a Nana x 2 to amazing and wonderful girls.
  5. I am healing! I am on a journey of self love, self awareness, self accountability, SELF EVERYTHING!
  6. I am older, lol!
  7. I went to therapy.
  8. I tried dating….to be continued.
  9. I am just focusing on myself and my new normal.


I just updated some of my GOALS for my blog. It will be a challenge, but it will be one that I know will have success written all over it. I have failed at a few of the goals that I wanted to reach because I have not written anything in a while. So in the mean time, here are some updates.

In April, I had a blogiversary! Congrats to me! One year of doing this periodically!




  • I want to share more quality, motivational, and inspiring content with my readers/followers. ( Still a work in progress)
  • Focus more on quality dialog and engagement with my followers/readers. (WORK IN PROGRESS)
  • NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK!!!! (still working on this)
  • Reach 500 followers on WordPress by August 2016. (Failed miserably on this one-need 300 more followers)
  • Reach 1000 followers on WP by December 31, 2016. (still a work in progress)
  • Offer MY experiences and share more about who and why I am “A PERFECTLY FLAWED RUBY!” (what you guys have been waiting for) (WORKING ON IT)
  • Set up a publishing schedule. I work at night and it would be in my best interest to do this. 
  • Restart my “Friendly Friday’s” segment beginning on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. (Best to do this one monthly as well) 
  • Start “Social Saturdays” monthly. (WORKING ON IT–I am working on most weekends but I will definitely try harder)
  • CREATE, CREATE, CREATE!!!!! My blog is more of a journal but I would like to move it to a “lifestyle” blog.  (Ambitious goal)
  • Become a “guest blogger” to many of you!  ; ) (I’m still waiting, LOL)


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! hd-image-download-on-new-year

WOW, we are 4 days into 2016, and it has been steady so far.  I worked on New Year’s Eve and celebrated with my group of coworkers.  It was so quick.

The new year brings about a new beginning,  new opportunities, and a wonderful time to have what your heart desires.

It is the time to begin the business that you have dreamed and envisioned for a while!

It is time to create the life that you have wanted!

It is time to EXCEED their expectations!

This year, I am not creating resolutions, I am creating and focusing on GOALS!  A few of those goals, I posted in

I have blogging goals and lifestyle goals that I plan to achieve.

I claim this is going to be a GREAT YEAR for all of us! I want to thank all who shared, reblogged, followed,  and read in 2015.

I am looking to be even better with my blog, my followers, sharing, and engaging with each and everyone of you all.  Thanks to all my new followers in 2016.


Happy Reading and come back.

Read, share, refer, and reblog in 2016!

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A Grandmother’s/Mother’s Love

There is no love like a grandmother’s love. Grandmothers are GRAND! My mother is an awesome grandmother.  My brother and I have given her 10 grandchildren.

When I was 19, I became a mother. When I returned to college, she raised my daughter. My daughter has lived with my mom ever since.  My mom gave me the opportunity to complete my degree despite the circumstance of being a teen mom. I didn’t graduate from college at that time, but knowing I had such a supportive mother, it was great.

Did I consider getting my child as I grew older? No. Why? I knew she was in a better place. I knew she was with the woman who would show her how to be a young lady. We have had our ups and downs and I think that just maybe, it would have been different, if I would have been a better mother.

My mother has done everything in her power to make sure that her children and grandchildren are taken care of.  I know that we all have stressed her out to the max, she will let us know and then some.

I am grateful for all she has done for me and my family.

She has made so many sacrifices in raising her children and grandchildren. She is my love!


Happy Reading and Enjoy!



My Faith Fight…

“How many times, do I go against Your will
Then You forgive me, but yet I still
Turn around and do the things, the things I shouldn’t do
Cause I belong to You and I know You will come through
Lord I know, I take advantage of Your grace
Here in this Christian race,
But yet I still hear You calling my name.

How many times, would it take for me to learn
That it’s only in Your will, I’ll ever earn
I’ll ever earn my life’s reward, the honor due to me
Life eternally, riches in Glory
Lord, I know, I know I don’t belong
With You cause I’ve done wrong
But yet I still hear You calling my name

How many times, do I go against Your will
Then You forgive me, but yet I still
Turn around and do the things, the things I shouldn’t do
Cause I belong to You and I know You will come through
Lord, I know, I know I don’t belong
With You cause I’ve done wrong
But yet I still hear You calling my name.”

 This song sums up how I had been living my life over the past 3 years.

In 2011, I was living a life of sin. I had went to party and I was so drunk that I know I was an embarrassment to the people who loved me, but I was searching for something, I was missing something, I was INCOMPLETE! The next day, I prayed to God that I would never again be so inebriated if He would just let me feel better. I stopped drinking at that time. I was a heavy drinker, I wasn’t an alcoholic but I was well on my way.

Back in 2011, He called my name. I confessed my sins, gave my life to God. I was ready to give God everything. I made the decision that I was going to live my life for God. I preached my initial sermon, “EXPOSED FOR A PURPOSE”! That day in November 2011, when I stood up in church and read the poem by Maya Angelou, “When I say I am a Christian”, I knew it was no one but God. I was transparent, transparent with God and myself.

There were people around me that didn’t support my decision or weren’t ready for the ride, but I went on to let God take the wheel.  When you don’t have the support from the people whom you love and you think they love you, it is hard to stay on the straight and narrow. So, I took the wheel back from God. I decided that I was going to be the driver and no longer be chauffeured by God. What a BIG MISTAKE!!!!!


How could I think that my driving would get me to the place where I needed to be? How could I do what God needed me to do when I shut Him out?  How could I live the life that He promised me when I had left Him by the side of the road? How could I? So, around the same time last year, I had a renewed spirit, a renewed mind, and a renewed HEART, I gave my God, His right to chauffeur me again. I can’t take anyone with me, I can only take myself.  I know where I am trying to go, I got Heaven On My Mind. I have to live my life for myself and not for others. My happiness depends on ME!


This is a fight that I plan on winning. Your relationship with God is like every relationship. It may have its ups and downs, but in the end, if it’s what you want, it will last.

Happy Reading and Enjoy! 🙂

Boxing Legends!

There have been so many great African American boxers. From lightweight to heavyweight that I am not able to discuss them all.

So many people tend to think that Joe Louis was the world’s first black boxing champion but it was John Arthur “Jack” Johnson was the world’s first black boxing champion. He was born in Galveston, Texas in 1878. His parents were former slaves. Jack Johnson lived a fast life and was killed in a car accident in 1946.

Jack Johnson

Joe Louis Barrow known as Joe Louis was the heavyweight champion from 1937-1949. He is considered to be one of the Greatest of all times.  He was nicknamed the “Brown Bomber” and he was born in LaFayette, Alabama.  He was the first to hold the title the longest. He would come out of retirement in 1950 to be defeated by Rocky Marciano.

Joe Louis

“Float like a butterfly, Sting like a bee.” Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., who would become known as Muhammad Ali is known as the G.O.A.T. No one will dispute his reputation as a fighter, political activist, and his showmanship. Known as the “People’s Champ”, he didn’t back down from what he believed in.  Being a political activist was in his blood. At the age of 22, he became the heavyweight champion by defeating Sonny Liston in an upset. He had a total of 5 losses in his career of 61 fights.


Mike Tyson became the youngest heavy weight champion in 1986 at the age of 20. Despite Mike Tyson’s embattled history, he is a boxing legend.

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There are so many other African American boxers out there. These are just a few that I chose.  Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman, Evander Holyfield, Roy Jones Jr, Floyd Mayweather, Thomas Hearns, and etc…

Just a little more history and education for you.



Happy Reading and Enjoy!

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Quote Challenge Day 1

OK! I am still new at this blogging thing and I am having such a hard time linking urls and stuff. I have tried most of the day but any who, I will not quit.

I was challenged by fellow blogger for the 3 day quote challenge. I challenge anyone who reads this, to post a quote.

Change begins and ends with you. If you want things to be different, you must take the first step. So with that being said…

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.-Mahatma Gandhi

How to show LOVE daily…

Continued with the “Love Theme” for the month of February, here is another quote, a biblical one.  Taken from the Holman Christian Study Bible.

1 Corinthians 13: 4-8

4 Love is patient, love is kind.

Love does not envy,

is not boastful, is not conceited,

5 does not act improperly,

is not selfish, is not provoked,

and does not keep records of wrongs.

6 Love finds no joy in unrighteousness

but rejoices in the truth.

7 It bears all things, believes all things,

hopes all things, endures all things.

8 Love never ends.

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The Wait

This young lady is an awesome writer and a truth teller. STOP and GO FOLLOW HER!!!!!

A Thomas Point of View

Today’s love theme is about waiting. I posted last month in a two part series about waiting until marriage to have sex again and the importance of honoring my temple and honoring God. Since it’s February and ya’ll are all in love, looking for love, hope to be in love and everything in between, I want to talk about the love called…waiting.

Last September after over a year of dating, I got tired of all the foolishness that I was encountering with the men that I met. I started thinking about what I was putting out in the world to attract the kind of manipulative and immature men that I was meeting. What is wrong with me? I decided that self-reflection was something that I needed to do, but more importantly I needed to pray. I needed guidance.

So, I went to the man above. I went to God and in earnest…

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A Father’s Love

John 3:16- “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

The Tennis Sisters:Dominating and Dynamic

Those grunts can be heard around the world! When they are on the tennis courts, they are a force to be reckoned with, together and separate. The Williams’ sisters have dominated the world of tennis since they were teenagers, nearly 20 years. They have definitely placed their stamp on it.


Who are the little black girls with beads and braids?  I remember watching them on television and thinking, black girls in tennis? They have their hair in braids, they are the same color as I am.

Venus Ebony Starr Williams has been ranked No. 1 on three occasions. She became the first black American woman to be ranked No. 1 in February 2002. She has gone on to win several major titles individually and while playing in mixed doubles and doubles with her sister Serena. Venus has not been as dominate as her sister, but, she has proven that she is a force to be reckoned with. They have faced each other on numerous occasions and has created one of the best rivalries in tennis. Venus has missed several tournaments because for health reasons but she has come back to defeat some ranked opponents. Venus has also been a spokesperson for the equality of women salaries in professional tennis.venuswilliamsreddress2005.jpg

Serena Jameka Williams is the younger sister of Venus. She is the greatest female tennis player of all times. Serena’s accolades and achievements go on and on. She is 3rd on the all time Grand Slam list with 21 and is chasing Steffi Graf. Last year, she faced a heartbreaking defeat as she was chasing history in the U. S. Open. Serena is the second highest paid female athlete in 2015. She was named Sportsperson of the Year for 2015 by Sports Illustrated.


Get to know your HISTORY!

Happy Reading and Enjoy! 🙂


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