Konfessions: My Name Is Gemise And I Have Abandonment Issues

“When loneliness is a constant state of being, it harkens back to a childhood wherein neglect and abandonment were the landscape of life. ” –Alexandra Katehakis Childhood When I was about 5, my father walked out on us. He just up and left his family and moved to another state. My father was someone I…

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Konfessions Of A Fashionable Mind

Konfashionable Mind. “Konfessions + Fashion + Inspiration = Konfashionable Mind” This was the tagline for my blog. The definition of what my blog is about. The goal was to create beautiful, plush pictures of myself in fabulous fashion finds. The goal was to post fashion/beauty tips. The goal was to travel and document my adventures.…

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The Blend Book

So. I recently read the book “Blend: The Secret to Co-Parenting and Creating a Balanced Family” by Mashonda Tifrere. Not familiar with Mashonda Tifrere? Well basically: Mashonda was married to rapper Swizz Beatz. They welcomed one son. They were married for 6 years. Towards the end of the marriage, Swizz Beatz began dating singer, Alicia…

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Journey to 135- Week 5

Week 5. Week 5 was stressful. Food alleviates my stress. Its comfort to my soul. I felt like scrapping my Journey to 135 And settling for a journey to 335. My week was rough. Last week, I decided to remove coffee from my diet. Coffee is another source of comfort. Once I have my morning…

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Konfessions: “Who Are you?”

“Who Are You?” 2 years ago. As I sat in my therapists office. Staring blankly into the air. My therapist was awaiting a response from me. “Who are you?” She asked. I tried to think of something clever to say. Something that would sound good. Something funny. The way my therapist stared intently at me.…

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Happy Birthday Grandaddy Pat

  I was fortunate enough to have grown up with all four of my grandparents. We each had a unique bond, but I had an even closer bond with my paternal grandfather. Grandaddy Pat. My Grandaddy Pat had dark, smooth skin. He used Noxzema every day and made sure he had cherry chapstick in his…

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