The meaning of hope…

The meaning of hope…

Whenever I introduce myself to someone for the first time I always get asked one of two questions. 1. Is that really your name? 2. Who named you? Very few people know the origin behind why I was named “Hope”. So here we go. I was born in a very small hospital in...
Saying goodbye with grace.

Saying goodbye with grace.

For the record I have to state that I hate endings. I’m a creature of habit, I like things to remain the same. I’m the woman that will ride a toxic relationship until the wheels fall off (work in progress). Often times I’ve known from the door when a...
Never lose the thirst for life…

Never lose the thirst for life…

Thursday afternoon on the way home I mentally complained about my stiff knees. Twenty minutes later I drove past 116th and 8th avenue. There was a woman crossing the street on crutches with one leg. Today I was angry because the repair shop did a crappy job on my car....
It’s time to feed!

It’s time to feed!

This past Saturday I posted a question on Facebook, I asked you guys what you thought was the biggest problem in the black community. Everyone posted great responses. I am going to share one of the biggest problems that I have faced. Knowledge. That’s right...
HOPE…

HOPE…

I am the biggest person in the gym. I am 5’4 and well over 350+ lbs. I work out in a gym that is jammed packed with washer board stomachs, well- toned thighs and muscular broad backs. Every morning I lay on the side of my bed and repeat over and over, “Get up. Go get...