Confront Pride and Apologize

Ever notice that we are usually the offended and NEVER the offender? We often deem ourselves in the right to receive an apology and very FEW times realize we have wronged, hurt and even BROKEN others and therefore need to make things RIGHT.... Acknowledging this undesirable truth about ourselves is not easy, but it’s necessary,... Continue Reading →

Welcome Back?

I've written many posts and in so doing, have shared most of my life's updates with you, but the major downside is, I've only done so in my head. On reality, it has been well over a year since I've posted anything new, well, actually closer to two years. I've finally surrendered to the fact... Continue Reading →

Catching Up! LA, LA!

Goodness! I cannot believe it has been so long since I’ve posted on my blog! So many things have been going on in my life, good things, and interesting things,-well, interesting to me, at the least. 2014 has been very good to me so far. The hubby and I just celebrated 4 years of marriage... Continue Reading →

Reflecting, Saturday, July 28, 2012

Reflecting on my teenage years, I remember constantly praying to God on behalf of my mother. What seems like everyday, I asked Him to spare her life and release her from the relentless grips of drug addiction, which had her bound way before I can even remember. I remember fearing that she wouldn't live long... Continue Reading →

The Newlywed!

It was around 4 a.m. and day three of our honeymoon, when I was awakened by my new husband. He was tugging on my arm saying, “Chaz, get up! Chaz, get up! Go use the bathroom!” Dazed, sleepy and confused, I said, “My name is Tika, and I don’t have to use the bathroom!” I... Continue Reading →

A note to Love

You are my dream come trueThe manifestation of a dream deferredin word, thought and deed, you fulfill my ideals of loveMy heart and soul follow suit after your adorationMy womb leaps with anticipation, and I can see myself bringing forth your nationWorking hard with your hands, creating a legacy for your seed, you are a... Continue Reading →

I cried at my grandfather's funeral, mourning not for the loss of life, but for precious memories that were never formed and infinitely severed ties between myself and my history Now, a grown product of a man with different baby mommas, who 30 years later still blames our disconnect on, baby momma drama Toward him... Continue Reading →

Better, the road toward perfection

About two weeks ago I was professionally asked this question, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” My initial thoughts to the question went in almost 10 different places in a span of about three seconds. The things I quickly considered were family, education, finances, church, home, work, me and the list went on.... Continue Reading →

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