Category Archives: This Is Me

Throwback Thursday #17

After my mother died, I felt lost. It felt like a part of me died, too, and I suppose, in some ways, a part of me did die with her. I am not the same woman I was when she … Continue reading

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Onward and Upward

On December 13, 2022, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Maryland (Online Campus). I majored in Business Administration with a minor in English. I had other goals throughout the year that I did not stick to consistently, … Continue reading

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The Man I Love

If ever you should meet my hero, the keeper of my heart He will tell you he is full of faults, a sorrow that will not depart. But if there is anything you should understand about this man I love … Continue reading

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Behind the Writer

Have you ever wondered, “I wonder what inspires Kristian, what she does to relax, or what her favorite flowers are?” I am sure you guys wonder about these kinds of questions all the time! Haha! I am only kidding. However, … Continue reading

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Resilient

If there is any one thing you should know about me it is that I am resilient. I am the fairytale they won’t recite. Little Red Riding Hood that could not be duped by the Big Bad Wolf. For they … Continue reading

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Celebrate Good Times

My mother always made a big deal out of birthdays. She went above and beyond to celebrate the lives of the people she loved. I remember one year she felt terrible because none of my friends could attend my birthday … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday #7

In 2019 I wrote a poem on my birthday, and I have done so ever since. I thought I would share a couple of those poems on the Thursdays leading up to my birthday. This is the poem that started … Continue reading

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Bow to Your Mistress

Of all the things I am certain about myself, my ability to adapt to change is my favorite. I have been dragged through the mud, dropped on my ass only to ever be second best so many times that I … Continue reading

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This is the Way

I have an extremely dear friend who has uttered the following phrase to me more than once: “I am going to make a Taoist out of you, yet.” This got me thinking, “What exactly is the Tao?” I was aware … Continue reading

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Father of Mine

In honor of Father’s Day, I thought I would honor my father by writing about my love for him. I have shared many poems I have written for the man but have not told many stories about the man who … Continue reading

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