Category Archives: do it yourself

Giving up control

This morning as I sat in the presence of God, I felt myself drawn to Psalm 139:16: “..all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Literally, I repeated that out … Continue reading

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2015. The year of being unapologetically single

For some reason, the state of my love life is becoming more and more interesting to people as I get older. Family and strangers alike find it strange that I haven’t earned my M-R-S degree along with my other educational … Continue reading

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2014: Being ok with being different

I think one of the major differences I have noticed about myself since I entered my thirties that I am becoming increasingly comfortable with being me. When I was younger, I tried so hard to fit in. In elementary school, … Continue reading

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A hiking we will go….(aka Cosmo tackles a mountain)

Two years ago, I was what you would call a skinny fat girl. I was a couch potato, ate poorly, and rarely exercised. I was extremely prissy (and I still am to an extent…lol)–I didn’t like to sweat, never wanted … Continue reading

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Cosmo’s “big chopping” adventure

I always get the desire for change as it gets closer to my birthday. This year change was enacted on my hair. I had been wearing my hair perm free for about a year and a half after I had … Continue reading

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“The tale of the class officer campaign” served with quinoa salad with black beans and mango

I have finally come to realize that I just don’t have any time any more. Quite funny given the fact that two months ago, I was complaining about how ready I was for this new phase to begin. In a … Continue reading

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Lessons learned coming back to New Haven

After I finished my PhD, I swore two things: I would never come back and I would never go back to school. Ha! The laugh was on me because you should never tell God what you won’t do. In 2009, … Continue reading

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Meatless (and Cheeseless) Monday: Butternut Squash Mac ‘n Cheeze

The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (my future place of learning for 11 months) has been very keen about incorporating at least one day a week where you don’t eat meat. While meat is very tasty, it definitely is … Continue reading

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Let them eat…cookies?

  On Sunday, I was really craving something sweet. Unfortunately, I didn’t have anything readily available since I finally finished off the cake my grandmother gave me. Then I remembered that I still had dried cranberries and a bag of … Continue reading

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My popcorn evolution

When I was younger, I had jiffy pop. Who couldn’t resist popping popcorn in a disposable aluminum pan? I loved to watch my mother heat it on the stove and see the big aluminum foil cloud full of popcorn rise. … Continue reading

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