6 Months of Motherhood

While Niya naps I am listening to my favourite LDS children’s music and contemplating my blessings. 6 months have passed since I gave birth. 6 amazing, blissful and sometimes stressful months. In both the happy and hard times I’ve seen the hand of the Lord holding me up. I love the humbling and sacred journey…

Begin Again

I am getting excited about writing again like that time, three years ago, when I started this blog and wrote my first blog post. It felt like a liberation. Back then I was too hungry for self-improvement and success to worry about rejection or the intimidation that a blank page often brings. I just wrote….

In Stillness of the Night

The lights are out for the first time since my return to Jamaica. Suddenly I can hear the insects singing in the night. The stillness is frightening and yet I can feel my heart no longer a distant drum.

They Say I Have Spoilt You

You have cried for too long i swoop in, my arms under you put you against the pillow of my breasts, thinking “i am a bad mother” you do not care as you stare suckle, breathe, sleep. They say i have spoilt you You are too used to my arms, the scent of rose-water breast…

Park City: The Perfect Place to Write

There are snow-dusted mountains, blue skies that stretch on and on… Our neighbours have eyes, and hands and faces we never see… All around us is the quiet in the air, the sunlight, the snow-fluff that glows bright in the daytime. Perhaps after writing I’ll walk up the mountains again, go beyond the sauna-filled resorts where strangers ski down white slopes,…

Every Writer Needs The Gift of Patience

(Sun) 8:10 pm Dear friends, I’m learning to be patient with myself. I’m learning to put my fears aside and take things one step at a time. I’m learning that sometimes the worst critic is the self-critic. He tells us we should be smarter, richer, leaner, more beautiful. He tells us we aren’t strong enough,…

Your Dreams Are Worth Fighting For!

Dear friends, This year feels like the unending sea, like I’m floating into the unseen distance… not quite sure if I’ll end out where I hope to be. But this I know for sure: my dreams are worth fighting for! I’ve decided that even when the pressure in each day threatens to break me or even when I feel…

A Little Goes A long Way

Originally posted on Opal Palmer Adisa:
Small steps eventually lead to the top while if you wait until you can take one giant step you might pull a muscle rip your pants or slip and fall Do not loose sight of your dream be mindful life seldom happens in one giant leap like anything else…

Contemplating Stars, Life and Aliens

7:30pm (Fri) Hello friends, How has life been? Since the last time we spoke I’ve had many tedious days but I’ve enjoyed them nonetheless. With each challenge that comes my way, I remind myself it’s an opportunity to learn something new. I try not to get overwhelmed by each day’s demands or discouraged by the…

Between the Busyness of My Days

9:26pm (Tues) Dear friends, I have not forgotten you. Last time we spoke I was in an in-between sort of place, out of a job, not sure about the future but doing my best to be optimistic. Since then, I got a job and things have been very busy. In between the busyness of my days, my…

Mingling With Literary Stars: Poems, Drums and Sunshine

11:50am Hello friends, Last week’s poetry event dubbed “A Literary Lunch” was literally a meeting with the stars: wordsmiths, social commentators, creative vessels. All who came had one thing in common — a love for the spoken word.  It was a perfect day made even more special due to friends like the Vances who came…

Meet Me at the Upcoming Poetry Event: “A Literary Lunch”

12:40pm (Fri) Dear friends, Guess who’ll be participating in another literary event! Next month — in a few days actually — I’ll be reading a few of my poems at “A Literary Lunch”.  This event is presented by Susumba’s Book Bag in association with the Kingston Book Festival. So mark it on your calendar and…