#41 Breast Feeding

I want to bring up a sensitive topic. I want to say before hand that I mean no offense to anyone and this is my personal opinion so please don't attack me. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and shouldn't be attacked for it. I am not going to lie but I am scared…

#40 Health

I have spend the last week coughing up mucus and fighting fevers along with fasting for Ramadan. I shouldn't have fasted if I was ill but I wanted too. I felt like I could handle it. Today, the sickness got the best of me. I had a fever most of the day and it was…

#39 A letter to myself

A year ago, I was on my second semester of graduate school. I was taking a teaching course that would help me prepare for teaching a class at my university. At the end of the semester, our professor had us write a letter to ourselves. She mailed it to me this past week. A year…

#38 Business

My family became business owners when I was a teenager. I hated it. It was a liquor store. My father worked mornings and my eldest brother, Yama, worked evenings. At first, my dad continued to work his job at the gas station. Yama continued to work his job as an X-Ray technician. The plan was…

#37 Higg’s Philosophy

Last night was my last class as a graduate student at least for now. I have not decided if I will be returning to graduate school for a PHD or a MFA yet. I had mixed feelings. I was fasting and the course starts at 7pm. So it is towards the end of a long…

#36 Ramadan Struggles

Ramadan day one was tough. *****THE IMAGE FOR THIS POST HAD ME DYING FROM LAUGHTER. LOL I woke up for breakfast at 4am but I didn't eat much. I tried having a protein shake but it didn't taste good. I ended up going back to bed. I woke up at 7:30am for work and I…