My Quarter Life Crisis, Part One: Acknowledging My Unhappiness

When I graduated college, I thought I was going through the dreaded Quarter-Life Crisis. I’d graduated with a Liberal Arts and Human Services degree, but I did not yet have a job. Determined to find something, I knocked on several doors of opportunity. I applied to teaching programs and different residency programs where my role…

I lost my favorite earring in Detroit

The other week, I was given the opportunity to visit the city of Detroit. I came here for a conference but during my free time I had the chance to explore the city. It was a diverse city with so much to do. If you want to go to a bar but also ride a…

Balance: Negative Space

In photography, negative space is the area that amplifies the positive space, which is the subject or focal point in a picture. This space is frequently in the background where nothing exists. When we first look at a photograph, negative space is not always the focal point because it makes the subject stand out. And…

My Soul

My soul is old enough to be wise. She has protected me over time. My soul is still youthful with how it sees the world. She approaches things with curiosity. She loves herself. She is feminine and sensitive. She is dominant. My soul often grows restless and longs for adventure. But she appreciates solitude. My…

Twenty Five. Twenty Fine.

During this past Memorial Day weekend, I conquered new a milestone in life. I turned 25 (shout out to my fellow Gemini’s). I spent my birthday strolling the streets of my favorite city, Chicago. (I’ll have a post about Chicago coming soon). Birthday celebrations continued throughout the week and ended with a trip to VA Beach…

What do you believe in? Part 1.

I believe in love. I believe in God. I believe in humanity. I believe in time. I believe in the future. I am learning to believe in myself.  

Believing in Our Own Power

“Woke up this morning with my mind set on loving me” – Jamila Woods, Holy I use music to help me get through the workweek. Last week, I found myself listening to Jamila Woods’s new song Holy on repeat. Her lyrics were soothing and affirming. I was asked if I thought I was self-confident. My first thought was…

May: the Flower Moon and my birthday

May is an exciting month for me. First, I have decided to release my blog. Read my introduction post if you missed it. Second, May is my birth month! I will be 25 this year! Lastly, May’s full moon is the Flower Moon. The full moon is TONIGHT (May 10th)! Let me give you some background on…

Welcome

You are the first beam of light that breaks the horizon as the sun begins to rise. Hello lovelies! I chose to start with an affirmation so that we can all know that we are light, we are beauty, and we are worthy of awe. Welcome to Early Mornings With The Sun. My name is Alexis. I…