The Importance of Great Friends

“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” I first heard this line from Mr. Calloway, one of the vice principals at Reading High back in 2007. It has always stayed with me, but it wasn’t until recently that I was able to recognize the value of it. I have had a lot…

The Wonder of Ivy Podcast: Episode 31 – Tribes

Welcome back to the Wonder of Ivy podcast! This week, I update you on the mini-hiatus we’ve been on and why. (Spoiler alert: sh*t happens) I review the amazing book, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Then I discuss tribes, why they have been so meaningful in my life, and how to cultivate one. If you…

Is closure necessary?

Closure is a term we all hear often. When people seek closure, they seek an end or more so, the reasoning to an end. People use wanting closure to justify wanting to speak to an ex or a former friend. People use the need of closure to dwell on situations, want answers or explanations to…

An Open Letter to the Smaller Person

People forget how painful it is to be the bigger person. As a serial “bigger person”, I find myself being the person who gets hurt, twice. First, because the “smaller person” hurt me. Then, the “smaller person” can’t/won’t admit they are wrong or can’t see how they’ve hurt me, and I have to be the one to reach…

The Wonder of Ivy Podcast: Episode 12 – Time

My newest podcast is here! This week I talked about “time” and how you shouldn’t let any amount of time control your life! If you liked this episode and the others, please be sure to review and rate if you’re listening on iTunes! It helps The Wonder of Ivy Podcast grow!  

Poetry Tuesday: Mourning

I’m tired of mourning friendships in which the people are still alivei’m tired of being the person that always cares more  I’m tired of waiting for a message that I’ll never receive  i’m tired of feeling guilty for cutting out the people who let me go It’s easy to say “I’m better than this I…

The Wonder Of Ivy Podcast: Episode Three- Friendships

The third episode of The Wonder of Ivy Podcast is live and it is all about friendships, the importance of having the right people in your life, and not accepting anything less than you deserve! Take a listen, let me know your thoughts, tag your bestie, and share!