The Benefit of the Doubt

The 2016 Olympic Summer Games are here! It’s time for the spirit of friendly competition to engulf us as we cheer on the athletes that represent our country. The Olympics are about performing at the highest level on the grandest stage. We see friends and rivals compete to determine who is the best. Emotions flow…

Say Thank You

In the scheme of relationships, compliments play a huge role. I’m not talking about the meaningless “You’re so fine I’d drink your bathwater!” nonsense (If you think about it, that’s really gross!!). I mean showing appreciation when your significant other doesn’t feel the best. Be it looks, emotionally, or physically, compliments can really boost one’s…

The Morning Routine

Monday is upon us!! I know that’s not great news for some, but it should be. Why? You have been blessed to see another morning! Sadly, we take that for granted. Most people don’t want to get out of bed. Some dread going to work. Others are sleepy. Another group may be full of life….

Life is Good

It’s been a while, readers of A Fresh Voice!! How’ve you been? Have you done anything interesting since we last communicated? Traveled? Made your favorite dish from scratch (or ordered pizza)? Have you gone to the gym or any other extracurricular activities? What about the heavy topics we talk about? How does the state of…

The Deception of Time

Through the many conversations I’ve had in real life or via social media, I’ve come to realize people have a common thought process on time. The phrase that I keep hearing/reading is as follows: It’s 2016. Aren’t we past that? The answer to this question is no, we aren’t past that. In fact, we are…

Why Feminism Drives Me Nuts

I’m probably going to get absolutely crushed for this one. Most will read the title and skip straight to the comments section with their weapons drawn. War is about to break loose, but I have to say it. Feminism drives me nuts!! Okay. Not feminism per say. The actual meaning of the word per Merriam-Webster…

Just a Bit More

I’m generally a pretty happy person. I have my struggles here and there, but I try not to wear them on my face. You can see said happiness through various shenanigans to include crying in Walmart (or any public place for that matter), ordering food in the drive-thru in accents, and walking extremely weird in…

Thank You

It’s November which means it’s the yearly time to give thanks. People gear up for Thanksgiving by reflecting on their blessings. Life. Health. Strength. Family. God is good! Usually, people will update their Facebook statuses daily to profess their thankfulness. Not this year. I have not seen one post being thankful for anything. We are…

The Tale of the Pink Pants

Fashion choices can be quite the conundrum! If you care to put in the time to look good, then you have a lot to think about. Colors. Shades. Sizes. Patterns. Matching. Blending. Styles. Statements. Don’t wear pink and burgundy together (guilty). Make sure you clash your patterns effectively. Make sure your clothes fit (I’m not…

Grunt Work

The little guy doesn’t get appreciated in America. Yup, that’s right. The people who take what is considered jobs “beneath us” aren’t appreciated. You know who I’m talking about. Fast food workers, data entry processors, gate agents, flight attendants, retail salespersons, janitors, laborers, etc. These jobs can be hard, and are extremly thankless work. They…

It’s the Little Things in Life

I get a lot of my material for my blog from Facebook. That’s probably because I’m on there way too much. However, Facebook is a good source to see people’s true feelings about a subject. One such discussion was about the Baltimore riots. I, of course, was campaigning for something to be done with police…

The Blame Game

I love kids!! Truly. I love children. They are innocent creatures that have the whole world ahead of them. They have big dreams, wide smiles, infectious laughter, loving hugs, and energy for days. I can’t wait until I have kids of my own. My love for children is why it pains me to see all…