First Honk at 7:30 AM

Last Friday I woke up at 5:30 to run with the sunrise. I’ve been in the habit of waking up early, but this was the first day I went outside to meet the morning. It was beautiful running as the sun started to rise, the cold wind taking tears out of my eyes and breath…

Inferiority & College

Journal Writing, Night of 1/18 ‘Don’t be intimidated by any single person. When you do that you make yourself inferior. You are not inferior. You are not inferior. You are not inferior. You are on the same level as everyone else. You may not be the best or smartest in the room, but you are…

1,000 Days of Missing You Deeply

In my hands a box of thyme I gift to you, wondering what with it will all you do. Will you open its lid and let the pieces scatter in the wind, the saddest of all sins? Or will you with generous hand flavor it in every dish, and in your sentiment, fulfill my sweetest…

Weekend Baking Collection | What I Do When I Visit Home

Click here to view my full collection of baked goodies! I love being at college. It’s freeing, full of independence, and all shaped by me. But… I always look forward to going back home every other weekend. Seeing my family members and little dog just make my whole world. Me and my mom have finished…

college life | saturday ramble

Happy Saturday, everyone! I hope your week has been as eventful as mine. This week marked the start of my on-campus college career. With the COVID-19 restrictions, including having a very limited amount of guests to help me move in, the day unfolded in a strange, exciting, and bittersweet manner. I had to walk around…

Dark Chocolate Brownies!!

Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone’s been having a good week. I’m nearing the last few weeks of being home before moving for college. That being said, I’ve been sure to bake something awesome for everyone once a week! Last Saturday, I scoured Pinterest for the best brownie recipe I could find; keep in mind, I’ve…

crooked brain | poem

I feel it in my head it’s not centered it inches to the left maybe that’s why I feel so… Today I will try to center it. ~ Sammicakes

Patience and Cheesecake | Saturday Thoughts

Hello and hello! For the people who keep up with my blog, I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’ve been a bit absent. I’m nearing the end of my summer college courses, which means lots of prep work for finals and presentations. My mind has been very focused on the more academic side of my life…

Spelman College Acceptance: 2020 College Transition Process

It’s been three weeks since I received my acceptance letter to Spelman College! To any of my fellow rising seniors, or anyone else interested in the process, I want to document my journey from high school to college.  I am currently gathering up my needed files and deposits as well as signing my required forms….

The Best Word Is Weird | Essay

A college essay. Prompt: What is your favorite word? Why? Enjoy! ~ Observing spelling alone, weird itself is a weird word. Its spelling is odd, one of the most inane of the English language. If you say it slow enough, you can hear the “we’re” right before you pop the “duh.” We’re duh. The oddities…