Imperfect Believer, Wife, Mama, Author, Teacher
Long story short.
I have been MIA to writing for over a year. Early 2019, I experienced one of the most painful experiences anyone could imagine; I lost a child. I had to learn to live through this new normal, and it has been the fight of my life. Click HERE to read more.
I started my own publishing company and published my first YA book at seventeen. I love writing Fiction and I have another manuscript in the works.
I love blogging about crazy dreams and hard truths, especially when it comes to infertility. Oh, and I love to talk about Jesus too.
I’ve always wanted to be a storyteller.
Writing short stories was my thing in Elementary School. Though each story was different, they all ended the same; the protagonist, always a little girl, would die. As an adult, I cringe when I read them, thinking of how disturbed I was internally and no one ever knew.
Like most writers, I’m an introvert. I have a constant storyline in my head about people, dreams, memories, make-belief, etc. Over the years, my career has forced me to pretend to be an extrovert. It has also forced me to come out of my shell and reveal my personality that only shows itself in safe spaces. After all, you cannot be an effective high school teacher without being authentically yourself. Fellow teachers, you understand.
In middle and high school, my stories evolved to YA novels. The protagonist, a teenage girl, and the constant theme of death dissolved. Yet, pain consumed my teen years and I never knew it was depression.
It didn’t help that I was bullied in school for everything from my skin color to my awkward personality. Thank you Issa Rae for making awkward black girls relevant!
My parents separated and resided in different states. I moved around so much that I was terrible at making and keeping friends. I barely went to high school but managed to graduate and go to college. It took me ten years, but I graduated with a BA in English literature.
I started my blog. The content stemmed along the lines of the struggles of being single and Christian, searching for purpose/identity, seeking dreams/aspirations, and trying not to become someone’s baby mama.
Marriage and motherhood consume my thirties. We adopted (Stay tuned for our adoption story). We struggled with getting pregnant, tried IVF, experienced two miscarriages and a preterm birth. Finally, I was about to carry a baby full term. For what its worth, I have quite a story when it comes to my journey of motherhood, and I am eager to be an open book about it all. And, write more in between Fiction.
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