Palm Sunday: The Beginning of Something More

First palm cross to begin my journey as I become a member of the Catholic Church. I grew up in a mixed-religion family. My dad grew up in a family who studied Judaism (known as Sephardic Jews) and my mom grew up in a Baptist family. By the time I …

Quote: The Pain of Letting Go

Hello, readers. It has been awhile since I posted. Work has been busy the last two weeks. At the end of the day, all I could do was look at the television (my British television shows) instead of the computer.  Now, I am full of energy and ready to write. (Funny …

My 5th Loc Journey: Settling on a Method

On my mind this week: restarting my locs for the fifth time. Growing Locs was my go-to site after my last “big chop.” Every time I cut my hair into a “teeny ween afro” (TWA), I have these romanticized versions of how my hair should be. The texture of my hair …

Childless: Best Decision Is Also My Saddest

For years, I made a conscious choice not to have kids. It was a journey through many experiences starting in childhood, that encouraged me to make this decision. I did not start to honor this decision until after my first divorce. I was late to the single life. I met …

(Quote) Journey Toward Forgiveness

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It is not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you. Tyler Perry

I feel as if my forgiveness journey has been delayed. As if I am sitting on the tarmac  waiting for the voice to say, “It is time to move on.” Instead, there isn’t an inner voice. Just the road ahead of you that is supposed to lead to forgiveness. Still, I keep waiting for that apology. How can we move on when the people who have hurt us do not apologize? That is the question I ask myself each day. 

What steps have you taken to move toward forgiving yourself and others who have hurt you?

 

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My Earliest Christmas Memory: Color Wheel

I miss the Christmas holidays I had as a child. It was so innocent and so much fun, even if I did not get exactly what I had chosen. I still experienced the joy of Christmas that all children should experience. I have many fond memories of Christmas Day and the weeks leading up …