A Letter to Doubt

Hey Doubt, I am writing to you to let you know that you have no place here with me. Yes, I know we have been friends for a while, but this relationship is not serving me. You keep me second-guessing my purpose and my gifts. You made me think that no one will ever seeContinue reading “A Letter to Doubt”

Ari’s 2021 Mantra

2020 has taught me two things: One, if people do not want to be bothered with you, leave them alone, and second, people love saying they respect you in your face, but when they get the chance, they will take digs at you. For 2021, I made a mantra for myself, and if you feelContinue reading “Ari’s 2021 Mantra”

NO.

How hard is it for you to say no? If you are like me, saying no feels like slapping someone in the face. Saying no makes me feel guilty even when I have a reason to say it. So what do you do? Should you say yes forever? Well, I have a list we canContinue reading “NO.”

10 Things I Need to Stop Worrying About

Writing this list was hard for me because worrying has become like second nature to me. Hopefully, by writing this list, I can help not only myself with worrying but help whoever reads this. Stop worrying about things that are outside of your control. You can only handle what you can touch. Stop worrying aboutContinue reading “10 Things I Need to Stop Worrying About”

Dear 20 Something Ari

Hey Girl, Right now, I am sure you are writing your fifth 10-year goals list, hoping that 30 never comes for you. Well, sis, it’s coming sooner than you think. But guess what? You do not have to have it all together before 30 comes. You are at a place where making mistakes should notContinue reading “Dear 20 Something Ari”

A Letter to a Long-Lost Friend

Hi, I know it has been a while since we have spoken. To tell you that it is hard not to reach out to you is a huge understatement. I want you to know that I am not mad at you. I want you to know that it was not your fault that we areContinue reading “A Letter to a Long-Lost Friend”

Mirror Talk

My love language is words of affirmations, so if you could only afford to give me a card as a gift, trust me, that card would be cherished far more than any piece of jewelry would. If you do not believe, ask my husband how many times I cried over a card without giving theContinue reading “Mirror Talk”

Don’t Obsess

This spot! It was driving me out my mind! What a spot—what a spot for a fellow to find! My troubles were growing. The way it kept going! Where would it go next? There was no way of Knowing. –The Strange Shirt Spot The above passage comes from a Dr. Seuss book called Seuss-isms. InContinue reading “Don’t Obsess”

Starting Over

Talking to someone that has wronged you is a difficult thing to deal with. The reason why that is because you aren’t sure if you can trust that person again. So, what do you do? Should you just stay away and never speak to them again? Or should you just take the high road andContinue reading “Starting Over”

The Power of No

How many of us can say we can take no well? It is okay if you cannot, but what if we can look at the word no differently? Now before you say there is no way that the word no can be changed into a positive concept, I want to tell you a story aboutContinue reading “The Power of No”