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.

Happiness Tag Challenge

Challenged by fellow blogger, @athomaspointofview…what makes me happy.

I was challenged by fellow blogger, Tikeetha from to let everyone know what makes me happy and five songs that make me feel GREAT! Challenge Accepted!

So often as we go through our daily lives and do not reflect on what makes us HAPPY. Thanks tikeethathomas, for allowing me to reflect on what makes me Happy!


  • My family makes me happy. My family makes me happy. I love when we’re together and able to talk and share our day with each other. I don’t know where I would be if He had not blessed me with them. They are my lifeline. Being a mother and wife is who I am and what I do.
  • Chocolate. I love any and everything chocolate, wait, I do not care for dark chocolate. Give me a pack of Reese’s cup, a Mr. Good bar, a Hershey bar, and we are besties.
  • Helping others. Being a nurse is my chosen profession and it is what I do. I love helping people. There are times that I wish I could do more but I do what I can.
  • Sleep. This is a problem. I work the night shift and so therefore while many of you are sleep, I am wide awake. When I get off, I crash and burn. I do not wake up for several hours. When I am off, I sleep. I sleep, I sleep, I sleep. It makes me happy to get some sleep but it also hinders me.
  • Writing. I have loved writing since I could remember. I am at my happiest when I can write to inspire. My imagination was better when I was younger but I have to go back and get in my “happy” place. Maybe if I get the chocolate and some sleep, my imagination will come.



Five Songs that makes me GREAT!


“Rise Up”-Andra Day (LOVE HER VOICE)

“Intentional”-Travis Greene



“Happy”-Pharrell Williams



So here’s my challenge to you, yeah you, take the time to let us know what makes you happy? If you choose to accept this challenge, be careful, you may inspire someone else.

Love you, beautiful people!


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!

Photo credits: (both pictures)

A New Beginning

It was the first day of SCHOOL!  YIPPIE!!! 


I love my beautiful and wonderful children and I am ready for them to get out that door, get on that big yellow monster, and walk into the newness of their lives.

They will be entering the unknown, like many of us do when we are about to  embark on a new chapter in our lives. 

Zeb is in the 10th grade. I can’t believe that he will be a SENIOR in 2 years, where has the time gone. Ashleigh is in the 6th grade. I am definitely getting older. Jayla is in the 4th grade. Soon I will have an empty nest, definitely not rushing it right now. 

They will meet new people, make new friends, laugh, cry, excel, become disappointed but with this they will LEARN some type of valuable life lesson. Old friends may become lost in the shuffle and you may discover that you don’t need a big circle just a loyal few. 

Here are a few things that I told them about starting the new school year. We can use this in our every day life.

  1. Learn everything that you can.
  2. Ask  questions.
  3. Listen for the answers.
  4. Be still.
  5. Be silent when needed. 
  6. Be Great!
  7. Give 120%! 


For the fact, I work at night, I missed out on watching them walk out the door this morning. It was bittersweet. I did get the joy of having the house to myself.

Have a great school year!

back to school




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! 🙂

I Will Always Love You!

Continuing with the love theme, I chose a song that was a chart topper and part of a movie soundtrack.

“I will always love you”…this song was brought to life by the late great Whitney Houston. Who doesn’t remember this song from the movie, The Bodyguard, which made her an incredible leading lady.

It was originally a country song and was sung by Dolly Parton and you will hear both versions in significant parts of the movie.




Happy Reading and Enjoy! 🙂


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.

love is patient.jpg

Happy Reading and Enjoy! 🙂

Please share!


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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.

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