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…

One Year Anniversary

When people ask me what it’s like to be married, I always tend to respond “nothing has changed.” And for the most part, that’s true. Nothing changes in the way you think it will. There’s no dramatic transformation from boyfriend and girlfriend to husband and wife. You don’t suddenly start walking on air nor do…

The Art of Letting Go

This was originally part of my 11/11/18 newsletter.  Click here to subscribe. It’s funny the things we hold on to. Whether it is a box filled with your school year memories or those shoes that are super uncomfortable but you just know you’re going to need them somewhere down the line, sometimes we just don’t…

TWOI Presents: LOVE[LESS]: A Collection of Poems

This Valentine’s Day I collaborated with Brianna Tyson and Lindsey Heckman to create a collection of some of our poetry! Click the link below to read in browser or download to your phone now. TWOI Presents- LOVE[LESS] This book is perfectly paired with this Valentine’s Day mix created by the one and only, Taliah Vibes….

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…

The Wonder of Ivy Podcast: Episode 27- Hypocrisy at its Finest

Wow, what a week! In this week’s episode, I give you the latest DACA update and what it means to those who are recipients. I talk about 45’s “sh*thole” comments and the MAGA crews support behind it. I end the show with a conversation about cheating, staying, and getting out of your comfort zone. If…

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…