Separation Anxiety

“Pain is weakness leaving the body.” –Chesty Puller April 14, 2018 Out of breath and in complete pain, I crept steadily up the Santa Monica Stair with my friend Kerrisha. “Come on, Janeen! You’ve got this!” she cheered 20 steps ahead of me.  Pause. The Santa Monica Stairs is a public stairway that descends fromContinue reading “Separation Anxiety”

The Loss of a Parent.

January 9, 2017, my life as I knew it ended on a cold evening in Virginia. My father was watching television in his family room when suddenly, he experienced a fatal heart attack. However, 12 minutes later, he miraculously “came back’” but was put into a medically induced coma. In February, my mother had toContinue reading “The Loss of a Parent.”