i was givin’ up and you walked into my life

Just a quick post to let you guys know I’ve decided to start a new section of the page called Neighbors (as in, you know…we all live on the block, so we’re neighbors. Get it?) 😀

Anyway, what I’ve been wanting to do for a while is collect other amazing, inspiring, touching stories about how the New Kids have made significant impacts on the lives of my BH sistas. While it’s cool that my story is here for all to see, I think it’d be even cooler if there were others available to read as well. One of the best things about being a BH is the unshakable bond we share because of the New Kids. More often than not, when a girl is touched by my story, she says, “thanks for writing that! I can so relate” and/or that she’s never been able to put her similar story into words. I want to either help you guys do that, or at least have a place where we can put the really beautiful ones.

So…I’m officially open to submissions. Show me what you got, and let’s make the guys proud! Send me your story! Can’t wait to read ’em! Keep keepin’ on! Love you all!

Edited: September 7th, 2010

baby, you make my dreams come true

Since I first wrote Life on the Block years ago, a lot has changed. I didn’t really realize until recently how out of date the ending was. Every once in a while someone would comment (mostly on Twitter or Facebook) that they hope I get to meet the rest of the guys or something, and I’d realize it needs an update. Well, this is finally it! (Thanks to the personal story contest at Glamour magazine, I had to actually edit the thing & am motivated to set the record straight!) (more…)

Edited: September 6th, 2010