An Unexpected Visit from Grief

  • Lexcee
  • January 14, 2022
  • 4 min read

I’ve been thinking a lot about grief lately — mainly because I haven’t had a choice. I’m watching my family, in real time, face one of our biggest battles ever. Ever. This week…. Life. Has Slowed. All. The. Way. Down. On Monday, I was out of commission with a temperature of 101 and chills. Today […]

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I Choose Me

  • Lexcee
  • January 7, 2022
  • 5 min read

It feels funny declaring it out loud: “I choose me.” It sounds down right, self-centered, and selfish to even say –totally unbecoming of any wife, mother, or employee. Certainly, a mother would always choose her children over herself, a good wife would choose to prioritize her man’s needs, and a good employee would surely save […]

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Get Busy Living

  • Lexcee
  • October 18, 2021
  • 3 min read

I stepped into the room as loved ones surrounded her bed. My eyes scanned the room taking it all in, amazed at how life can flip so fast. One minute my dear friend and I were taking laps around the football field talking about work — joking about how folks know how to hit our […]

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Get Over Your Fear of Heights

  • Lexcee
  • September 6, 2021
  • 4 min read

How many of you cower in the corner when you are pushed into places and positions that make you more visible and accessible to the public? How many of you dread being in the spotlight? How many of you would play the background for the rest of your life to avoid any unwanted attention? If […]

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Oh, 2020!

  • Lexcee
  • December 31, 2020
  • 5 min read

Ask anybody in the entire world and I doubt that they would disagree that 2020 has been a year for the record books. Covid-19 came in and sat down like the unliked and uninvited next door neighbor who smelled our 2020 ambition on the grill and doused our flames with its foolery! When I see […]

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Night in Armor

  • Lexcee
  • December 23, 2020
  • 3 min read

My daughter is a little older now, and our conversations have deepened from the once shallow waters we once waded. Just recently, we had a heart to heart, woman to young woman. We talked about life, school and men, and somehow it ventured into all three. As I tried to guide her, I shared some […]

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Cleaning My Closet & My Life

  • Lexcee
  • November 29, 2020
  • 5 min read

Mess was everywhere! Things were stuffed, tucked and smashed into corners. My closet was swollen, about to burst like the mouths of hungry squirrels storing too many nuts in their cheeks. I was tripping over shoes, and constantly being pummeled under a falling volcano of folded sweatshirts or tumbling shoe boxes. This weekend, I decided that I had had enough. Some things had to go.

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Girl, what do “YOU” need?

  • Lexcee
  • October 3, 2020
  • 3 min read

I fumbled into a body breakdown this week. Exhaustion tackled me like a pro linebacker and laid me flat on my back, and it gave me brief moment to consider the why. Currently, I am in graduate school, but I’m also working full time as a specialist, and also doing an administrative internship, and also […]

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The Dirty Word: Therapy

  • Lexcee
  • September 19, 2020
  • 3 min read

Sometimes the blows in life come at you fast – faster than speeding bullets, subways and St. Bernards. They chase you down, run you over and what do we do? We get back up. I’ve come to realize that I have survived all the things that could bring a woman low: abusive relationships, death of […]

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Naked and Black

  • Lexcee
  • August 29, 2020
  • 4 min read

I got naked. I just took it all off and walked straight into my office as bare as I could be. No fake nails. No pedicure. No perm. I denounced it all, if only but for this moment in time where I am learning to love myself so that others learn how to love me […]

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