I never thought that sitting outside, the rays of the sun kissing my face and dancing off of my dark skin would feel so rare and necessary. Today is my 53rd day in some type of self-quarantine or shelter-in-place since returning from Thailand at the end of February. I didn't know when I was on… Continue reading Held

Greece Days 3-5, The Beauty of Santorini and #BlackGirlMagic

There is one place since childhood that I have seen photographs of and have just sat there staring. That place is the island of Santorini. I have always been drawn to the white buildings with blue domes overlooking the most mesmerizing of blue waters. So when Imogen and I were planning our trip to Greece,… Continue reading Greece Days 3-5, The Beauty of Santorini and #BlackGirlMagic

Then and Now

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard Some things never change. And sometimes, that's a good thing. I recently returned from a little over two week adventure in Europe with my entire seven-person family. We visited… Continue reading Then and Now

Picking Up, Packing Up, and Shipping Out

(Note: Finally got some internet to post this!) This is no time for fear This is a time for faith and determination      -Twila Paris It’s always the same story. My mother tells me every day for two weeks or more to take out the stuff I want to go with on my trip—the stuff… Continue reading Picking Up, Packing Up, and Shipping Out