it’s TIME.

Hello World! Thanks for tuning in with me here on my blog! For those who follow me on my Instagram account (@ummiluvyou) and followed me on here... THANK YOU!! I mean it, thank you so much. As much as I love my Insta page, I feel there is only a certain aspect of me on…

Soundtrack My Life: I Feel So Close

Last night I came to the realization that my little boy is really turning into a teenager. He didn't want to spend time with the family. He wanted to do him, boo. That broke my heart. He is starting to get to that age where hanging out with your family is no longer what the "cool…

But did you die?

Well, ALMOST. I know I said I wanted to format my blog differently and I will continue to add posts like my previous one, but I realized I still need "me" in this blog. That's the whole reason I wanted t blog. To get the ME in my head out. I will continue to add…

Gratitude. Make it your Attitude.

Gratitude. How do you define it? According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of gratitude is : "The state of being grateful." While I conducted my own method of "research" about the topic, I came up with my own definition.  I'll share that with you later, but lets dive into what I found about gratitude. *********** SOUL.…

a new approach.

Yeah I know, Its been a while. While I'd like to say that there was something amazing going on during my little hiatus on this blog ( if you can even consider it one), there wasn't. I don't know why I stopped, but I know when I did, I kind of got lost too. You…

Take the wheel.

I don't know what happened to my last post I did. It magically disappeared. Makes since though cause July was a shit show of a month for me. I'm so glad that's it's over. I went through so much emotional and mental hell. I got thrown off track and lost a lot of my power…

getting real.

Warning: This post will contain LOTS of swearing and emotion. If it offends you, I'm gonna stop ya right here. If not, grab your popcorn and tea. Cause shit is about to get real....hood Mel coming out at ya. I don't know what is in the air or what is aligned with the stars, but some…

it shouldn’t take a funeral.

  Life had just given me a whirlwind experience and a lesson to be learned. My Uncle "Curly" had passed away on July 4th. He had a rare auto immune disease scleroderma. I remember when he was in the hospital a couple of months earlier I had paid him a visit. The moment I saw him,…

connect the words.

It's late and my brain needed to release some energy. I decided to play a game and write down whatever word first came to my mind and think of another word that I felt was connected to the previous word I just had written. I did this for a minute without stopping. I then went…

Life isn’t about yourself.

I normally post something about my Dad on Father's Day, but this time I didn't. I had the thought to share something, but I just didn't know what I wanted to say. My dad has been gone for 16 years. That's literally half  of my life now. I've only known my dad for half of my…