Last night, for the longest time in ‘I don’t know how long’ I spent about three hours on Skype with two girlfriends. We talked. A lot. About many, many things including social media and perception. As the conversation grew wings and took on varying subject matters, I listened to how they felt about perception, online identity and what people thought about them when the conversation turned to social media and being who you ‘post’ to be.

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Her face scrunched as she expelled all the contents of her lungs. Her mouth wide, tears in her eyes, and the hanging, pink epiglottis danced violently at the back of her throat. Her stance said she was ready for war, but my mind said I was too as it raged and raced at the child before me. I understood her position, but I thought it no excuse. My temper flared. Hers sprouted wings and soared.

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Last June, my skin decided to really wild out. I had apparently developed two types of eczema and acne. Eventually, everything I used caused inflammation, and I had unprovoked waves of it every other day. Eventually, I was reduced to only using water, and even then, I still had breakouts in waves. As someone who never had to truly battle more than a few pimples at a time, this really put me in a tailspin.

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One beautiful Sunday morning, I felt the need to get out of the house. After a few minutes, we settled for going to Cane River, St. Andrew, a hidden gem with a waterfall. We drove through St. Andrew rather than St. Thomas, and may have gotten a little bit lost before getting there. After a few twists and turns, we got there; realizing upon arrival that we had ventured there over a year ago, but wasn’t able to enjoy it then because there had been a downpour and the proprietor’s advised against braving the water. So, second time’s the charm.

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Last night, for the longest time in ‘I don’t know how long’ I spent about three hours on Skype with two girlfriends. We talked. A lot. About many, many things including social media and perception. As the conversation grew wings and took on varying subject matters, I listened to how they felt about perception, online identity and what people thought about them when the conversation turned to social media and being who you ‘post’ to be.

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A few weeks ago hubby and I took a trip to Chicago recently to attend the 2018 staging of the  Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference. The conference lasted a week, during which time we stayed at the Hyatt Place River North hotel. It was a business trip and for all intents and purposes, the Hyatt Place, River North is a business hotel, offering the bare essentials in accommodations (by Jamaica’s standards) complete with daily copies of the WSJ (Wall Street Journal) strategically placed on the table in front the elevator for existing guests each morning. The lobby area is small, but functional, with a lounge area and a small check-in area that was hassle-free.

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2 Years Old

On October 13, 2018, my angel turned two years old. Can you believe it? How we got here so fast, I will never know. It’s a wonder I didn’t bawl like I did when she turned one. My beautiful, sweet, happy, smart child.

I am so proud of her. I walk around every day with a mountain of pride, singing “Shan’s womb R us.

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