Where are you from?
This was always a loaded question as I have a single military mother but I call Washington D.C, Maryland and New Orleans home. At my core I am a city girl.
I live for busy streets, loud noises and air pollution.
What college did you attend?
What do you want to do with your degrees?
I graduated from Salisbury University in Maryland in May 2015 with a double major in Psychology and Sociology (while pregnant with Koko).
This was not my first choice school as I transferred from Frostburg State in 2012.
As you all know, I am in the process of attaining my Masters in Social Work with the hopes of being a school social worker (which is different then a guidance counselor).
What's the status of you and Koko's dad?
We are happy. That's all that matters.
How do you balance it all?
I am very organized and have become more vocal about when I need help which both allow me to be my best self. I always remind myself that all my hard work is for something even if I don't see it immediately.
Why did you chose a 'white' sorority and not a 'black' one?
I've always been the "white sheep" in a black family so it just made sense to me. I feel that if I would have joined any other organization I would be putting myself in the same situation that I am in with being the oddball in my family.
What's your favorite coffeeshop?
When I was in high school Starbucks would be the only answer. Since I am an adult now and have to pay to feed my addiction I prefer Dunkin' Donuts for my regular fix. However, when I have some money and want to be fancy I still find myself at Starbucks.
What camera do you use for your pictures?
Currently, I use my iPhone 6s but I am saving for a DSLR.
. Why did you decide to start a blog?
At first, it was just a way to keep my family and friends in the loop about my life as I'm too busy to update everyone. I also love writing and needed a form of writing that wasn't for school work.
However, my complete transparency led me to helping so many people in my shoes so now I blog to let others know they are not alone.
How do you handle everyone knowing about your life?
I honestly have always been open so it's not hard for me (most of the time).
learned this from my mother because she is just a 'tell it like it is' person which I have always admired about her.
Also during my pregnancy, I was under the strongest microscope at school which was a struggle for me because I wasn't actively choosing for everyone to be in my life.
Because of that, I now like to get ahead of everything by being an open book so there is less chance of others shaming me by "exposing my secrets".