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Witnessing Strength

On September 28, 2018 my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer...Something so common nowadays, still I would never expect it to hit home as close as it did. On September 28th, she asked for me and my brothers to come over. Not thinking anything of it, we went to chill with her. She told us she went in for a normal routine exam to find out she has Stage 2 Breast Cancer. I watched her choke on her words as she put on this front trying not to get emotional in front of us. I looked at my brothers who looked just as confused as I was. You mean to tell me you had to complete biopsies to determine cancer...

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A Fool's Month

If I could remove a month off the calendar it would be the Month of April. April was and will always be a life-changing month for me. April will forever be the constant reminder about a series of events that I try all year to forget. It is ironic how I can go without the month of April, but it is also the month that my daughter was born in. Not only is it her birth month, it is also my father's birth month. If he wasn't born, I wouldn't exist. But yet....if I could remove this month off the calendar, I would, and without hesitation... We learn our strength through experiences. Without our own experiences, we wouldn't be able to recognize the...

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Day 10 of 365.

You wouldn't believe how many things come to my mind when I think about what year it is. Two thousand and nineteen. Wow. I turned the legal age of 18, 10 years ago. I graduated from high school 10 years ago. I was probably filling out college applications on this day 10 years ago. 10 years ago I made it official with my first love and now he is my child's father. 10 years ago I was moving out of my mother's house to be on my own. It was 10 years ago when she took me to planned parenthood and put me on birth control. 10 years ago I got my first tattoo and my belly pierced. (Random fact,...

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Counting My Blessings

Lately, my life has been taking multiple turns in different directions. I've become so overwhelmed with the things that are going on around me, I now have a permanent knot that lives inside my stomach. It is funny how life works. All summer I was in a great place, financially, emotionally, physically, and mentally. I was eager to launch my business and finally bring my visions to light. It is funny how life works. When summer ends that means a new season has begun. New problems and new opportunities. It is funny how life works. Here I am months later with a different grasp on life wondering what's in store for me in the future. Just two weeks after the...

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