RIP Kobe Bryant…Reminiscing​ About His First Ring

2000 Finals Game 6, Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers, 4th quarter with 6:19 left in the game, and Kobe drives the ball down just below the left side of the free-throw line. He pivoted and turned his back to the basket and flipped the ball ever so smoothly to Shaq. Shaq does what he does oh so well and drives the ball right in the bucket for 2.

Making the score 96 to 101 Lakers. Read More

You Were A Phone Call Away

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I remember when my husband first started working from home, and it was difficult for him to know when to shut down his workload. He was used to coming home from the office at 6:30 and completely shutting down from work and geared up for family time.

For 14 years, this was his life, and then BOOM, he was allowed to work in the comfort of his own home. He grabbed this chance and ran. Being able to work from home meant that he would be free from all the crazy traffic and that would free up 2 hours each day. Read More

The Sun Won’t Shine Forever

It’s hard to believe that tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone, yet it feels like you are going to live forever. I don’t know about you, but I know that I am guilty of putting things off until tomorrow. I always say that as soon as I wake up, I will tackle it and then move on to the next big project. Read More

I Thought I Saw You Today

When the elevator door opened, my heart dropped. You looked absolutely beautiful in blue, and I always thought that you did. Your skin glows and has a subtle tint of red when the sunlight hits you, making your skin look warm and comforting to my soul. Read More

I’m Not A Coward Anymore

I remember before she died, her tone became harsh and other times silent with me. I can’t blame her because, at this point, she knew she was dying. She knew that her body was finally failing her. She battled with diabetes and went through dialysis for over 10 years. She had her leg amputated and learned how to walk again. When life kept throwing rocks at her, she caught them and laid them down softly out of her path. Read More

Cause Of Death

Whenever I hear about someone that has passed away, I immediately feel grief take over my entire body. I feel paralyzed!

The odd part of this is, I don’t even have to know the deceased personally. Just a name will send me spiraling into a world of sadness. I remember being a young child no older than 10 and handling death in the same fashion. Read More

One Year Down…​Thank You For Giving Me A Chance

It has officially been 1 year since I started this particular blog and I have been welcomed into the blog world with open arms. I have to admit that every time I write something I second guess myself. I wonder if it’s interesting enough to get you to come back and view another post. I always try to just be myself and that alone is scary.

I remember when I first started my blog I was approached by a well known public figure and he gave me THE BEST pointer. He told me if I wanted my blog to be successive then I had to remain truthful to myself. Choose topics that hit me deep in my core and then just go. Talk the way I do every day, and make sure my personality is present at all times. When he told me this I said well what if people don’t like me or what I have to say?

He responded, “Do you have friends”? “Do they like to engage with you”? “After 17 years does your husband still like you and engage with you”? But most importantly “Do you like you and find yourself interesting”? I thought fair enough!

So here we go! My content is going to be bananas this year, filled with food, diets, crafts, workouts, real talk, and my Life. I am elated to welcome you all to my world.

I know that there are thousands and thousands of blogs that you could have joined or read but you chose mine and I’m honored!

~Belladonna~