About Me

As a young, thirty-something, introverted, single mom learning to love who she is, was, and is becoming, I have found it difficult to accept who I see looking back at me in the mirror. I am an emotional, self- sabotaging being with layers and layers of personality. Although I spent two years of my life living in Denver, Colorado, I am an Alabama resident and native. I grew up partly in the suburbs and partly in the country. At the age of 15 my parents decided to move back home to be closer to their family, our family. I was able to spend more time growing up getting to know my cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents. It was and still is a true blessing. After high school graduation, I attended Troy University in Troy, Alabama, where I graduated from, with a B.S. in Sports and Fitness Management in 2006. I returned to Troy one year later to receive a M.S. in Athletic Administration, which I completed in 2009.
Although I am well loved and educated, I have always found it difficult to maintain healthy relationships of all kind. I have been on a journey to ‘fix myself’ emotionally for years now with little progress. Any progress is a step in the right direction though right? I am very proud of the progress I have made thus far, but it is not enough. I felt it was time to make a big leap and explore my emotions in a way I never have before, so I started blogging. My blog is a peak into my world as I see it and how I feel others see me. It is a reflection of my daily struggles, short-comings, fears and my few and far between successes as a woman, friend, sister, mother and daughter. My blog, Boring Black Girl, tells the stories of my life through my personal experiences with relationships with the people in my life. It also speaks to how boring I have become after becoming a new mom, hence the name Boring Black Girl. Becoming a mother has changed me in way unimaginable. I can never thank God enough for placing her into my life. She challenges me, tests my limits, loves me and adores me, as I do her. At times, she was my only reason for living. I may be a boring, doesn’t go out to the club, hangs all night with ‘the crew’ anymore mom, but I am totally satisfied with being a mom and all of the duties that come along with it.
 Discovering who I am and digging deeper into some of the reasons for my hurt and pain is helping me heal the wounds I covered up and pretended weren’t there. Learning how to love and how to be loved are major goals on my to-do-list as I heal my soul. I hope that my blog has the ability to touch lives and allow other young women to not be ashamed of their past or their present lives, to share their stories and experiences, to become the women they desire to be, and to not let anyone stand in their way of success-including themselves. I have experienced one of God’s greatest gifts in life, motherhood, but I feel I have yet to reach the peak of my true happiness. I am on this journey to overcome depression, understand that it is okay to fall short as long as I get back up and keep trying, know that I am not perfect and wasn’t created to be so, and to learn to forgive myself for not being all that I am not. There are so many things I am not proud of, but there is so much more to be grateful for.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV

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