Today marks 10 years since the day my dad passed. Was killed? Taken from me? I change the language around depending on my energy. Anyway. It was Friday, April 25, 2008. It's Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Seeing as I was 10 years old when it happened, I've now lived as many years without my dad … Continue reading Living in Peace
I've been hesitant to publish this sort of post since I first launched Building, Not Broken back in January. What I'm writing about is a sensitive subject to some, and a very personal one to me. I know a lot of my family members read my posts, and the contents of this blog will follow … Continue reading What I Wish I’d Known
Following my early action acceptance to Howard University in December 2015, I was awarded the Capstone Scholarship for my academic achievement in high school. The scholarship covered tuition, housing, and my meal plan with the stipulation that I maintain at least 15 credits and a 3.3 GPA each semester. I lost my scholarship following the … Continue reading No Scholarship, New Purpose
But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in … Continue reading In Weakness
Note: This post is kept quite short. This past November, I ended up spending hours with and ultimately confiding in the concierge at the front desk of a DC hotel I had no business being in. I'd say he tricked me into intervention, but that wouldn't be at all true. Though I struggled to articulate … Continue reading Concierge
In elementary school, administration hosted a before-school breakfast for fathers and daughters to attend: Dads & Donuts. Although I imagine all of the little girls in attendance appreciate the time their fathers spent with them that morning, my appreciation is rooted much deeper. I cannot create more memories with my father. He won't be at … Continue reading Dads. Donuts.