What is a Girl to do?

What is a girl to do
When my body is torn in two?

What do you mean?
Can’t you see he likes you too?
Girl, you’re stupid, this boy loves you
Nah, he’s just tryna bust a nut in you
Oh shit, I forgot, my lady parts want him too

So again, I ask

What is a girl to do
When my body is broken in three?

My mind is telling me what’s clear to see
Are you sure?
My heart seems to agree
Yes I’m sure
But my sex is warning me not to be carefree
Don’t be so sure

Smooth words drips off his tongue, like sweet juices from my peach bud
Don’t trust him
Like matchsticks his fingers light me on fire, I’m burning in the abyss of a charming stud
Enjoy him

God, he’s in my head
Father, he’s on my heart
Jesus, he wants my flesh

Holy trinity save my soul
This game of love got me chained by my sole

One last time, I ask
What is a girl to do
When I’m torn in two?

Our Fate

If all good things come to an end
What does that say about you and me?
We never had a beginning
Maybe all bad things never end

All we have are backward memories
Of what could become of us
And forthcoming visions
About what we see of we, and thus

I guess the beauty lies
In the mystery of it all
Every cloud has a silver lining
Time will reveal our ending

Third Day as an Art Instructor: Pro Status

March 3, 2018

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Third day as an Art Instructor aka Pro Status: I did it! I reached pro status and glided around the room like an expert as I aided and guided the students with tips and instructions.

Age group: 8 – 13

Inspiration: Women

Materials: Tempura paint, easel, pre-traced canvas, paint brushes, water cups, towel paper

Takeaway: Let your imagination run wild and let loose, just like women does with their hair!

Happy Women’s Month!


Second Day as an Art Instructor

February 3, 2018


Second day as an Art Instructor: I was more relaxed and less nervous. We painted with the theme of hearts, for Valentine’s Day.

Age group: 8 – 10

Inspiration: Valentine’s Day

Materials: Tempura paint, easel, canvas, paint brushes, water cups, towel paper

Takeaway: Love is in the air. Let your creativity run wild and paint from the heart!

First Day as an Art Instructor

January 20, 2018

First day as an Art Instructor teaching a group of elementary and middle school aged kids. Together we painted elephants.

Age group: 8 – 13

Inspiration: Elephant

Materials: Tempura paint, easel, canvas, paint brushes, water cups, towel paper

Takeaway: We are smarter, stronger, more creative than we think! Believe in your abilities and the rest will align.

Introverted Insight

Check out the book Quiet by Susan Cain for an insightful reading about introverts.

If you’re an introvert, know that you are amazing, there’s plenty people like you, and you have an abundance of inborn talents at your disposal. There’s great benefits to being an introvert.

Take the time to know, love, and appreciate yourself.

Tick Boom

Tick Boom

Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick Boom
If only he took the time to zoom
In the near future, when he starts to groom
For success, the world is his private show room

Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick Boom
His mother is left in gloom
In broad daylight he met his doom
Bad timing, while driving in his vroom

Tick Tock Tick Boom
In his blue costume
Trigger happy with fume
He cut him from the heirloom

Tick Tock Boom
Note from his room
Never to abloom
His dream for the classroom

Tick Boom

2017 Reading Goal Met

Somewhere around mid-year in 2016, in the process of making big changes in my life, I came to a harsh realization that hit me like a strong ocean wave in a sea of menacing tides. While I walked around, waving my accomplishment of a college degree, I started to bury myself in work with the ambition of making money. Within a few months of simply waking up for work and going back home, just to rest for a little while, then rinse and repeat for five days, I felt something terribly wrong. My body attempted many times to have a conversation about the danger taking place, but I refused to listen.

Until one day, I forcibly pushed my stubbornness to the side to listen to my body. I quickly realized, from the time I graduated, to that moment, I struggled to read as actively as I did while attending undergraduate. My brain started to crave more knowledge, but I kept refusing to feed it at the rate at which it craved. Here and there, I would pick up a book which would take me months to complete. Amid my frustration, I failed to take initiative to fix the problem, but rather, I simply did away with reading for a few months.

For a couple more weeks, I continued to drag myself to read a couple of pages here and there with little interest for the hobby. Eventually, I completed three books from July 2016 until November 2016. I told myself, I would change my reading habit in 2017, but of course, “more important” tasks hindered my progress.

From January until the middle of March, I failed to read any books until I came across a book by Darren Hardy, titled The Compound Effect. This book challenged me to take matters into my own hands to accomplish whatever tasks and goals I set my mind to. Immediately the book became a staple in the back of my head whenever I tackle a new idea, task, goal, etc. Because of this book, which I rate an easy 5 stars, I decided to slowly get back into reading more. In June of 2017, I joined Goodreads and set a reading challenge of 12 books for the year 2017. I completed my goal at exactly 11:27 pm on December 31, 2017. Yes, I spent New Year’s Eve reading and now I feel amazing and well accomplished!

In the end, I realized a little push and motivation goes a long way. From June 2017 until December 2017 alone, I read 11 books. Imagine how many more books I could have read if I had started reading in January.

The list of the books I read in 2017:

  1. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
  2. March: Book 1 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
  3. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
  4. Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
  5. March: Book 2 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
  6. March: Book 3 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
  7. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
  8. The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou
  9. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  10. Lucky or Smart?: Secrets to an Entrepreneurial Life by Bo Peabody
  11. The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
  12. French Short Stories For Beginners: 8 Unconventional Short Stories… by Olly Richards

I look forward to reading and sharing more books with you all in 2018.

List some of the books you have read, are currently reading, and would recommend.

Happy New Year and Happy reading!

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