The secret is out, and you guessed it right, I’m a female. A female veteran who has served honorably in the United States Army. But at times during my service, I felt more like a liability, an inconvenience to the gender bias that still exists in laced-up combat...

Dear Younger Me

I love the zigzag parts in the middle of your head with your multicolor hair bows. Your innocence is only temporary because the world will attempt to speed up your maturity by trying to make your zig-zag parts straight. Worry less about what people think and marinate...

Lay your burdens down

The best relationship to uncover is the relationship with ourselves, to truly benefit from life’s gifts and treasures. In life, we tend to look outwards when it comes to blaming and accountability for one's actions or lack thereof. In today’s society, it’s easier to...

If You Build It, They Will Come!

As an Army veteran, I knew I had to get back to the workforce at some point, but only on my terms. After 23 years of service, I had no desire to work for another human being, a robot, maybe! But untangling the web of entrepreneurship was like being knee-deep in...

Chasing After Raindrops!

It’s 7’am on a Monday morning and the kids are moving at the speed of turtles. The day has officially started but you are exhausted from the normal irksome obligations from the day before. You blow off the alarm clock like an ex-boyfriend that can’t seem to get the...

I’m A Writer On Death Row

The life of a writer is similar to the life of an inmate on death row sitting around and watching the clock. You sit around writing your heart out through the jail cell of a pen, hoping for the day when your name or books become a household name. You put in so much...

Combat Boots And Red Bottoms

There was a knot in my stomach but no tears yet to cry. There was no platoon standing behind me or a cannon to signal the end of my journey in combat boots. It was just a cubical space filled with memories of someone else's’ life. It wasn’t even an office space. The...

Write or Die!

While serving in Iraq, I worked on my book every day from sunup to sundown, researching self-publishing, and communicating with publishers in the United States. The information was overwhelming but I became obsessed with the process. After my deployment ended, an...

Five steps to a Facebook cleanse

Five steps to a Facebook cleanse! In a world consumed with how many likes one receives, we don’t stand a chance. Do you check your Facebook to add up the amount of fingers that have decided to like or love your picture? With each rising number,...

What My Ancestors Wanted Me To Know

Lately, I have been thinking about history's past and the injustice that was done to my ancestors. It is so easy to get caught up in our own discomfort of change, to-do-list, and life’s irksome obligations. I stopped in the midst of my temporary exhaustion...