The Love Myself Challenge.

“Oh, and you can’t wear makeup. For X amount of days. Until it gets better.” This week, on the 4th day of the new year, I paid a much-needed visit to the doctor’s office to address my growing rash and blistery skin problems. When the doctor gives you over a week’s worth of antibiotics and tells you straight up, “No makeup, until you’re all better,” she means business. But last …

Venturing into 2016.

It was an anti-fungal cream. Some long, fancy name that starts with a K…Ketoconazole, I would later find out. I found it one night in my medicine cabinet, behind the mirror in my tiny bathroom. A red and white bottle, topical cream. Something I would later discover is actually used to treat funguses (fungi- not a fun guy) internally, on the skin, and particularly for ringworm. I tested it, felt its creamy …

Set a fire.

Set a fire down in my soul / That I can’t contain & I can’t control / I want more of You, God So I know it’s been a while, & I apologize for that. Thoroughly. (So much for achieving my writing goals and keeping my promises.) I have been so inspired, shaken, broken in, and overwhelmed all at once over the past few weeks… it’s a little murky and hard to …

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Twentyfourteen, I don’t even know how it’s possible, but you’ve been so so wonderful already. I know i’m 16 days late in writing this; i’ve never quite known how to find the words. But, 2014, here I am. I don’t know if it’s the way tears were stinging my eyes when that clock struck midnight, the way I rang in the new year with some of my oldest friends & family, …