It's been a little over 5 months that I've been living in Florida and I still can't shake the feeling of missing parts of my life from Cincinnati. At the same time, there are things about Florida that I'm loving so much that sometimes I think I'll never get used to them. So many mixed… Continue reading The Best of Both Worlds
So...I don't know if anyone has noticed, but I've been pretty MIA from the blogging world for a couple of months (like, 2, Laketra...let's not be dramatic lol). Besides still adjusting to life back in Florida, I have FINALLY obtained enough courage to start a new hobby: YouTube Although I will spend a lot of… Continue reading Abandoning WordPress for Youtube?
One year ago today, I sat next to my husband in our tiny apartment and published my first blog post. Usually on the first anniversary of an event, people say something like, "Has it been a year already?!" In this case, I'm more so saying to myself, "Has it ONLY been a year?!" It feels… Continue reading Laketra BFF Turns 1!
...and I'm surprised the movie wasn't released in theaters. I've seen a couple Facebook posts of people calling the movie "trash", but I actually liked it. This post isn't going to be a review of the movie, just my thoughts and feelings about it. I'm not going to explain the plot or give a play… Continue reading I Finally Watched Bird Box…
This year I lost someone very dear to me. A big sister, friend, confidant, and one of my biggest cheerleaders in life passed away several months ago from cancer. This Christmas was my first Christmas without her (you can read a little about my grief process in a post I wrote about her here) and… Continue reading If You Were Here…
I thought I wanted this post to be about how much I hate am annoyed by my new co-workers... ...but after repenting for wishing evil on those people, I've decided not to give them any more energy. After all, they are someone's loved one even when they're being snarky, rude, short, and absolutely b*****to me… Continue reading My Work Family
Hello blogging world! I've missed you! What have you been up to? Me? Oh, you know...just moving over 1000 miles away from my place of residence for the past 5 years. In one of my last posts I announced that my husband and I would be moving to Florida (you can read about it here).… Continue reading How’s Florida?!
So....I've been flirting with this idea for YEARS. Literally, years. For a long time now I've been trying to decide if I should start a Youtube channel. I watch A LOT of Youtube. How would it be for me to be on the other side of the screen? I've heard, "You should start a YouTube… Continue reading Should I Start A Channel?
**I wrote this post while I was still living and working in Ohio. Since then I have moved to Florida and obtained a new job! So, when you read about co-workers and supervisors know they are from my previous job, not the current one. ** A little while ago, my supervisor voiced wanting to host… Continue reading Mental Health and the Black Community
Should couples in interracial relationships, where one of the races is black, discuss issues impacting the black community with their biracial children? My opinion: Yes Recently I heard someone (a white woman) say her child heard about "police shooting black men" from students at his school, and came home in a panic about their father… Continue reading Bi-racial and the Parental Responsibility