December 31, 2023

My 2023 in Review

 Woosh! It's the last day of 2023 and boy, has it been A YEAR!!!!!!!!!!

I've wondered what format I want to share this post in - a Life Lately format? Taking Stock? A Good, Bad, and Ugly one? Highlights and Lowlights? I want to be sure that I capture everything without writing an entire novel. I think I'll break it up into different sections and go with the flow of my thoughts. I might just do them "Bullet Journal" style, so that I can cover more ground.

December 26, 2023

Season's Greetings!

Hi there!

I just wanted to come here to wish you and yours compliments of the season! I know that people are celebrating different holidays during this time and I wish you all the best!

I'm hoping to share a post to review my 2023 in the coming days, fingers crossed.🤞🏿 

November 13, 2023

VLOG: Solo Weekend Trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico - Day 2 - El Yunque RainForest Tour

Hey Y'all!

As I shared in my last vlog (I promise I'll put up a proper blog post with actual words and photos soon), I traveled solo to San Juan, Puerto Rico. On Day 2 I embarked on a tour to El Yunque Rainforest, which was definitely out of my comfort zone! I'm glad I went though and I hope you enjoy the vlog. Stay tuned for Day 3's vlog coming soon. 

November 9, 2023

VLOG: Solo Weekend Trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico - Day 1 - Sunset Walking Tour

Hey Y'all,

About two months ago, I traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico on a solo weekend trip! I had so much fun and here's the first of 3 vlogs from my trip!

July 3, 2023

Solo Staycation at The Starling Hotel, Atlanta

My life as a single mom who's the primary physical parent is VERY busy. Unlike other co-parenting situations that are 50:50, my daughter's father lives in a different state. This means that she gets to see him just a few times a year. Even though I have a great support system in my parents, sister and cousin, I prefer to take solo or "me time," only when Coco is with her father (when he comes to visit, or she goes to visit him. For her birthday this year, he came into town for the weekend, and I seized the opportunity to get some well-deserved time alone. 

June 26, 2023

VLOG: Dating After Divorce

How soon is too soon to start dating after getting divorced? In this video I share my thoughts about approaching dating since my divorce, and also as a single mom.

May 30, 2023

Happy Birthday to Me!

There's really no way I can still try to claim 30's anymore. I am now firmly in the 40+ box. When I fill out forms and get to the demographics section, it's the 40-45 or 40-49 boxes I put a tick mark in. It almost seems weird to me. Just yesterday I was talking to an old friend and he mentioned that his son will be heading to college in the next 5 years. What's crazy is I've known him for a long time, way before he had kids... we remember US being in college, and now we're talking about our children heading to college? How time flies. 

January 4, 2023

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I hope you who's reading is having a pretty good start to the year. I want to say that I am, but... I feel anxious. I'll write a little about anxiety in a different blog post, but for now, I'd prefer to keep things positive and light.