30 Days to 30 · A New Journey

30 Days to 30

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Happy New Year!

It seems I fell off the blogging horse once my feet touched Chinese soil. It definitely hasn’t been for a lack of experiences. This blog’s origin was my journey to foster care, being a single foster mom and then her transitioning to adoption. I think my heart wasn’t ready for this space to be shared in a different capacity. However, it has been roughly six months now. I’m ready to write.

I’m starting off my return to blogging with a celebration of life and it’s blessing and lessons. They won’t be in any particular order.

I’m sharing 30 memories for 30 days until my 30th birthday on February 9th (China Time).

Okay….here I go.

30 DAYS TO 30


This picture was taken in the Summer of 2001 in beautiful Italy. It was before starting my Junior year of high school. I remember being absolutely psyched that my family provided the money for this experience. It was my first trip abroad and added to my desire to travel the world. My favorite sights were the Coliseum and the Sistine Chapel.

I know that I’m one of an uncountable number of “onlys”. I was always the only black girl in the Advanced courses. The only black girl in the (fill in the blank). This is almost a given at times and eventually… like water under a bridge. I’m proud to be an “only” and hope to inspire others to step out of their comfort zone. There is beauty in unfamiliarity.



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