To all the Guinea Pigs

This is for all of you guinea pigs, the test rats, the ones who clear the path, the ones who were the first to brave the womb.

This is for all of you first borns. Continue reading


Poems Available

I’ve had people tell me that my poems should be published. I’m not sure if I have enough to publish a book, or if they are the right type to publish, so I decided to post them here. You can find them in the tab at the top of the page titled ‘Poems’. Let me know what you think!

I’m Back! – 1 Year Anniversary

My blog turned a year old yesterday. This year hasn’t happened quite the way I planned, but that’s life, isn’t it? This time last year if you would have asked where I saw myself in a year, I would have described something completely different than where I am today. I planned to have published two or more posts a month on this blog. I would have just graduated in September, maybe even attending my college’s commencement ceremony in New Jersey. I would have a regular babysitting or nanny job(s) with a consistent and reliable source of income that I could use to start my baking business. I would even have began selling decorated cakes and cupcakes for birthday parties and other events. Continue reading

15. Two Influential Teachers

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.  ~Henry Brooks Adams

God blessed me with two amazing teachers growing up. They not only taught me academics, but they also encouraged me in my relationship with Christ. It is not often that you experience two phenomenal teachers in one lifetime. Continue reading

14. Extended Family

Uncles, aunties, cousins, granddad and his wife, great-aunts, great uncles, etc.

I have a pretty big extended family. I’m not close to all of them but I have some great memories with most of them. I might not see eye-to-eye with some of them on different issues, but I know that God gave me the best family for me. I know that they love me and I love them. We are family and that is what matters. For that I am thankful.

12. Happy Childhood Memories

I am truly blessed to say that I had a happy childhood. It makes me so sad when I hear of people who can only think of a few happy memories of when they were a child. My parents made sure my siblings and I had many enjoyable experiences to reminisce about when we are older .

Whether they are big memories, like the two trips we made to Disney World, or small memories, like using Wal-Mart bags to skate down the plastic covered hallway 🙂 , I have a myriad of great childhood experiences to take with me when I leave home. I can only hope that I can give my own children the same great memories of enjoying being together as a family. 😀