Texas summers are the worst!

Texas summers are no joke, but you’d think I’d be used to it by now. After all, this Texas girl has lived here for all of her life. Yet, as triple-digit days remain in the books, I can’t help but sigh. I can’t wait for fall to get here! Dear Texas Summer, A howdy fromContinue reading “Texas summers are the worst!”

Monday Reflections: Hidden Turmoil

She’s amiable and pleasant, a vibrant smile always on her face.She’s friendly in conversation, just laughs and jokes around.She’s all around cheerful, and she’s so undeniably happy. All signs show no indication of sadness or anger.From the outside, everything seems more than okay.But, what’s on the surface is a perfectly curated facade.  She smiles widely,Continue reading “Monday Reflections: Hidden Turmoil”

Monday Reflections: Blue Morning

A bird perched outside our window sill sings its lovely morning song. The light winter breeze rustles some leaves and creates a swishing sound. Everything feels as it should with no indication something could go wrong. But, the day was deceiving, and we couldn’t foresee the news that came around. The doctors said you triedContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Blue Morning”

Monday Reflections: A case of the Mondays

The morning struggle is very real. Why can’t responsibilities just disappear. Resting in my comfy bed is more than ideal. There’s tons of paperwork on my desk. There’s always another email to check. This place is far from picturesque. I wish everything could be more simple. Could all the boring and bad just fizzle? Can’tContinue reading “Monday Reflections: A case of the Mondays”

Monday Reflections: One Moment

One moment is all it takes for your life to change. One moment is all it takes for your heart to break. In one moment, your mind painfully takes over. In one moment, your body seizes and loses control. Overtime, you’ll come to feel lonely and defeated. Overtime, you’ll regain some normalcy and hope. AndContinue reading “Monday Reflections: One Moment”

Monday Reflections: Lingering Monster

A fun-filled night out with friends. A few good smiles and laughs. Some heartbreaking news. Some sorrow-filled tears. Whatever the reason. Whatever the cause. The memories still haunt. The monster still lingers. ——————————————————————————————————————————— I’ve been seizure free for 15 months now. It’s a length of time that I thought I would never see again, butContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Lingering Monster”

Monday Reflections: One in twenty-six

Twenty-six people living ordinary lives. Some learning to walk for the very first time. Others with wrinkles around their eyes. All filled with dreams waiting to be realized. Then, one of those twenty-six is caught off guard. Their greens turned red. Their ups turned upside down. Their life taken away by a silent, electrical terrorist.Continue reading “Monday Reflections: One in twenty-six”

Once you learn to read, there is no stopping you from reaching your goals.

  Letters turn into words, which combine to form sentences. With these tools, life is jotted down and history is recorded. Through those stories, we learn, adapt and become better. But what’s the use of black ink on paper? What’s the use of literature with no one there to read? In our youth, what weContinue reading “Once you learn to read, there is no stopping you from reaching your goals.”