Would you believe me if I tell you that I was meant to write this yesterday, but I got engulfed in studying and completely forgot? Yeah, exams. It happens. So, first things first. Take a deep breath. It is a difficult season, but you are doing alright. I believe success really begins with your mind … Continue reading Exams, Papers and Projects… Oh my!
Early yesterday, I spent a lot of time re-visiting some of my goals I wrote down in January. I knew this year would be a very challenging year for me because for whom much is given, much is expected. The next two weeks at Brown are going to be very difficult as they usually are. … Continue reading I Am An Overcomer
It's been over 2 weeks since my last post and I think that is the longest hiatus I've taken since starting this blog. I I'm not going to apologize for it - even though I feel like I should - because I needed to take that time for me. Many of you may not know … Continue reading Where Have I Been?
I hope April has gotten off to a good start for you all. It's actually hasn't been too bad for me although I am currently dry heaving because I have two midterm exams this week, but... it will be fine. Anyway, a lot of people have been asking me how I manage to do everything … Continue reading 3 Hacks to Smash Your Goals
Not only is April officially the month of Spring with warmer weather and beautiful flowers in bloom, but it also the beginning of the second quarter of the year. It's a great time to look back on your New Year resolutions and some of the goals you set for yourself previously. So, no I haven't … Continue reading Going Into Quarter Two + GIVE AWAY!
Matters of the heart by me I'm up late at night craving you. I keep on imagining horrible things like being in a car accident just so you're forced to come see me and take care of me. Why does this happen? Am I crazy for thinking that maybe you could love me the way … Continue reading When a heart breaks, it won’t break even
I'm writing this for the person who is drained whenever they spend time with their friends. I'm writing this for the person who is exhausted by their relationship. I'm writing this for the person who is questioning their capacity to love again. I'm reading a gorgeous anthology called I wrote this for you, which deals … Continue reading From loss to lust to love
I am so guilty of doing this. When I'm going through something or having a bad day my friends have to literally pry it out of me, and I'm so thankful for the patience but why do I do this? It's like an automated response: Friend: How are you doing Alexa? Me: I'm fine. Me … Continue reading Let’s Stop Saying We’re Okay, Shall We?
I've been thinking a lot about what to share today. There is so much I could share and talk about. This week on Twitter I was talking a lot about consent and sexual violence against women, and it brought up a lot of anger and hurt in me. I'm always frustrated by the lack of … Continue reading International Women’s Day
This month I am exploring what it means to write African literature. Does one have to be African? Does the literature have to be about Africa or explore African themes (whatever that is)? This first story I'm sharing here This Too Shall Pass let me know what you think in the comments section or on Twitter. Everyone … Continue reading This Too Shall Pass