My Struggle With Anxiety

Before I begin, I would like to validate whoever is reading this post and experiences a form of anxiety. Anxiety is a part of mental health, and can be clinically diagnosed or naturally experienced. For this post, I can only explain the form of anxiety that I experience. I encourage you to continue reading, but remember…

Peace Starts Here.

Hey, you! I’m glad you decided to click on this post. From the title, I’m sure your looking for answers that revolve around PEACE. My only disclaimer is to state that I am not an expert on life. The position I will be taking is someone who can empower, help and tell you my story in…

Poem: The Journey

Have you ever experienced a night when you are really tired, but as soon as your head touches the pillow, your mind starts RACING? Last year, I wrote a poem for my church’s youth day which was themed, “The Journey”. So, this post is going to be a little different. Picture this: an individual, lying…

Worth the Wait

When you think of waiting, what do you see? I use to see a huge black space of nothing!! Waiting can seem like the longest pause in time because no one really knows how long she/he has to wait. If someone were to tell me “Wait!”, I’d yell back “How long?” because playing the waiting game is never fun. I’d like…

Top 5 Lessons I Learned in College

About one month ago, on May 21, 2016, I graduated from college! Receiving my Bachelors degree in Social Work is one of my biggest accomplishments in life, and was one of my greatest challenges. I am the youngest out of 4 children and the first to finish college in 4 years (talk about a huge weight on…

Can I Do It?

I’ve been thinking a lot about my future. I have feelings of giving up on dreams because they seem so far away. Will I ever reach them? Can I do it? Well, the answer is in the picture above! This morning, I read a scripture that helped me: “Whatever you do, work at it with…

I Got Too Comfortable In My Relationship!

Relationships are one of the main goals in life people want to reach. Individuals are always looking for supportive partners for: friendships, intimate relationships, or networking. In relationships, life can get pretty complicated and it’s important to be aware of the good, the bad, and the ugly. Let’s jump right into my personal experience on how “I got too comfortable…

Dear Life: Part 2

“New Year, New Me”..? How many of us have made this declaration, but failed to uphold such goals, expectations or resolutions? (Raises hand slowly) I have!  I am sad to say, but I am one of the individuals in this world who has gone through an entire year without accomplishing the goals I created for the…

Dear Life

“New Year, New Me”? (part 1) Does that saying sound familiar to you? trust me, you are not alone. There’s probably 2/3 of people in this world who have decided to make big changes in their lives for the New Year (2016). I am one of those people! But staying focused on my goals, plans, and resolutions gets…

Make Today Great!

Happy Monday! Last night, I had a plan to write a long blog and be energized while sitting at the desk. I wish I could say I started this Monday with a burst of energy, but I did not. When I woke up this morning, I had no energy to go to work. (I work as…

We Are Barnes!

Forgive me!!! I haven’t posted in more than 2 weeks, and I’ve honestly missed writing. Work has consumed more of my time and demands attention. BUT I’M BACK!! LOL, and I really want to talk about my weekend with my family. This post will be informal. Enjoy So, July 4th just passed!! I know there…

Getting Through Painful Moments

Pain or no Pain? Which one would you choose? I do not prefer pain, however; I’m starting to look at pain better these days. I’ve experience pain, struggle, heartache, and challenges in many areas of my life. And whenever pain appears, it leaves a mark! Usually when people encounter pain, we automatically assume it’s for the worst. However,…