I had an amazing week! How ’bout you?


I was thinking about you yesterday and you know what I realized. I fu*king love you! Whether you have been with me since my writing journey first started in 2010 or you found me just last week, I fu*king love that you support me, open my not-so-consistent love letters, read my blog, laugh at my Facebook rants…


I just fu*king love you yo!

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And because I love you, I am giving away (5) signed copies of my book! Please know that I poured every single emotion I had into this first book (yes I am working on book #2).

I felt completely lost in my grief until I wrote this book.

Below is one of my favorite reader reviews and it eloquently tells why you need to read this book too:

“I am fortunate to not have lost a parent, but this book is so much more than just a manual on how to grieve. There are poignant nuggets of wisdom both woven throughout the book and summarized at the end of each chapter for how to be a better friend, daughter, mother, and person. Ty’s relationship with her mother is a true love story, one told in an intimate writing style that makes it seem like you and Ty are meeting up over coffee (or a cocktail!).”
– By Ijeoma E.

If you’ve already received your copy, read it and loved it remember to post a photo and share your review using the hashtag #ThingsIWishIKnew (I will be reposting so grab your matte lipsticks, k!)

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  1. Felecia Simpson
    October 8, 2016 / 6:47 pm

    I wish I knew how to sew, how to make a great pan of cornbread dressing and how to make a german chocolate cake.

    • October 8, 2016 / 8:25 pm

      Sewing is on my bucket list. WE are gonna master this Felecia! XO

  2. October 9, 2016 / 1:03 am

    3 things:
    Play the piano; sew like a goddess; swim

  3. October 10, 2016 / 11:05 am

    I wish I knew how to swim, how to speak another language, and i wish i knew I was sick before it got to this point…but i’m thriving anyway!

  4. October 10, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    Congrats on your book! Three things I wish I knew: sooner, how to forgive myself for disappointing myself; how to swim & how to cook very well.

  5. Sutana M Goldson
    October 11, 2016 / 10:14 am

    Aww…I’m grateful to have had her as long as I did. She taught me lots of things…but I wish I knew how to deal with apt…other stuff she dealt with while still raising me…But With God, anything is possible. I wish you continued success and God bless you❤

  6. October 11, 2016 / 10:16 am

    I wish I knew that everything is going to be okay regardless of what I am going through at the moment, that life shouldn’t be taken so seriously, learn what it means to be free earlier in life.

  7. October 11, 2016 / 11:12 am

    I wish I knew how to swim. how to code, how to put on a perfect face of makeup, amongst other things. Thankfully, there’s still time to learn! 🙂

  8. Ravonne Vant
    October 11, 2016 / 11:53 am

    Three things I wish I knew:
    How to take my creative thoughts and place them on paper.
    How to speak more than one language fluently.
    How to play chess.

  9. Joanne
    October 11, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    I just came across your story on Amazon and learned that you have a a very popular blog! I am interested in having my own blog one day, and am looking forward to reading your’s! : )
    Three things I wish I knew are: what am I meant to do career wise and will I be happy and successful, will I have a loving, healthy and happy relationship with someone one day, and how to let go, and not stress myself out over people, and circumstances that I have no control over.

  10. October 11, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    I wish I knew how to make my own clothes so I don’t have to worry about tailoring all the time, how to ease up and not try to be a perfectionist, how to speak at least one more language.

  11. October 11, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    1) Fluent french
    2) Cornrow
    3) My mom’s gizzard stuffing recipe (southern to the core, even though I’m now a pescatarian I would to reminisce my childhood)

  12. Audrice
    October 11, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    I wish I knew about managing money/credit a lot sooner. I wish I learned to be more confident in my skills/abilities a long time ago. I wish I knew how to swim.

  13. October 11, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    I wish I could swim, did better in school and was not a procrastinator extreme!

  14. Briea Curington
    October 12, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    I wish I knew how to grill ribs and chicken, how to be okay with uncertainty of life and whether I’ll achieve my goals or not.

  15. Melissa Gainey
    October 12, 2016 / 6:55 pm

    I wish I knew how to talk to my mother, I wish I knew how to make my family talk to each other the way we used to and I wish I knew how to not worry so much!

  16. Vanessa Mott
    October 14, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    Everyone geief differently this book has showed me it’s ok to grieve and shout and scream and love and not be strong some days. This book is everything I needed and more I recommend it for any and everyone.

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