Spring Cleaning


Now that we are fully in the new season, I’ve decided it’s time to do some  “Spring Cleaning”. But this isn’t the cleaning that needs a broom or dust pan. This isn’t the cleaning that requires a cleaning agent and a cloth. It’s the clutter, the hurt, the upset that I haven’t let go which I have kept inside my heart. So this piece is for you.

I have come to realize you were nothing but a young boy masked in a  6’1′ build. You are poor excuse for what defines a man. You never knew what it was to fully communicate your feelings about the status of our “situation.” You knew it in your heart our connection had no chance of flourishing, growing or evolving. It doesn’t take a man much time to consider you apart of his “forever”. But you kept me around passing time while you finished up your studies and because I like to be a Hopeful Hannah, I stayed around. When asking the phrase, “What are we?” You came up with all the intellectual reasons as to why we needed to take it slow.  Always stating, “Let’s get to know each other better”.

The time quickly turned into months and we just stood still, stagnant, frozen. I knew deep down in my heart that I was traveling on the road to nowhere. The phone calls stopped, and the text messages started to become few. It all came to a halt in August. Communication was severed for  good. Never to be heard from again.

But I want to thank you for your departure. You allowed me to tap into a gift that I put on a shelf for way too long. I found my voice in writing. I created a platform where I can express myself I am now sharing my journey to this thing called LOVE through my words. I am sharper, grounded and more resilient than ever. I get more time to work on the best version of myself. You didn’t make me bitter but so much better. ❤️  

Substance Over Sex

No I’m not just referring to the physical act. Sometimes we can become blinded by the “sexual” energy of a person. They comment on the way a dress may hug certain parts of your body. They always make mention of your physical characteristics. Now don’t get me wrong, are these things important? Sure. I mean it’s great to know there’s chemistry there but when this is the only topic that is explored you must start to question:

        “Where is the substance?”

A real man doesn’t  need to make your physical attributes a topic of discussion all the time. He knows that there are so many more parts to you that should be explored, devoured and tended to. We like to call this a man of substance. The one who goes deeper than the surface and puts in more effort in getting to know the real you. The man who doesn’t require a sexual favor but get more aroused by just being in your presence. The man who just accepts a kiss on the cheek and will not try for nothing more. The men who call just to hear the sweet tone of your voice. The man who has a plan and wastes no time seeing you fit right in his future.

Fix your heart on the man who supports your vision, admires your inner beauty, kisses your fears away and makes LOVE to your soul. ❤️

Spring Forward

It’s almost time to shift into a new season. The mark of the new season is when daylight savings time occurs and we are expected to “spring forward”. We lose an hour of a sleep but we gain another hour of sunlight. But sleep isn’t the only thing we lose. We also get to shed the layers of the winter making room for soft pastel colors that reflect the spring.

What I am most thankful for is the change in people’s mood. With the harsh winter New York has had, sunlight and warmer weather is the best medicine. People just seem more pleasant, more inclined to want to hang out and enjoy the day. Happy hours are more happy, wine tours are scheduled rooftop parties will be the thing to do and weekend brunches are more delightful ending in unlimited bellinis and mimosas. 

What I plan on working on is my networking. As a newbie to the blogging scene, it is important I surround myself with those enjoy the same interests as me. It is important to broaden your social networking. It is vital for me to spend less time on social media and more time interacting with live people. If I have the time to like someone’s status, comment on posts and retweet a fell tweeter I can make time to be more socially active. 

Maybe changing my environment will yield some LOVE my way. I’m open, ready, willing and waiting to spring ahead! I am looking forward to the shift in season. May it bring forth new energy, new light, new connections and LOVE. ❤️

A Woman’s Work

You know a woman’s value is unmatched. Her purpose in this world couldn’t even be put into words. She is a child bearer: a creator of life. She is a nurturer that provides care to her children. She is intuitive, creating a bond that has been sealed in LOVE and strength.

She holds the weight of the world on her shoulders serving as the backbone for her family. No matter how heavy the load for her delicate back she is expected to stand up right showing no signs of weakness.

She is expected to look her best, wearing clothing that contour to her body showing off her voluptuous curves. Her lipstick traces the shape of her lips which hold the sweet words she uses to encourage her man in tough times. 

How different life would be without the presence of a woman? Before you spit out words of disrespect and slander against this precious jewel, think about the role she plays in your life. Before you decide to step out and have an affair and destroy the foundation you have built remember she is responsible for breathing life into your children. Before you think of putting a hand on her and inflicting her with pain, know that she is a reflection of your mother, aunts, sister and any woman you hold with stature. 

So take a moment  to honor, respect, cherish and appreciate  a woman’s work. For without her LOVE could never exist.❤️