Soul Reads'S ARCHIVE

  • Sole Legal Custody

    By fitnita | In Feel Good: Mind, Soul Reads | on December 17, 2015

    My court hearing for custody took place today, December 17, a crisp, clear, beautiful yet somber day closing out 2015.  I had a texting conversation with one of my closest friends afterwards,  and even though it’s only been an hour since I left court I’m still processing it. Me: “I have sole legal custody, supervised […]

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  • When they said to me in doubt about my dreams “How can you do that?” I just said,”How can I not?” The first thing people did to me much of my life – starting in childhood- is doubtfully question my interests. If I want to start a gymnastics or dance class, I heard,”We can’t afford […]

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  • Castaway Transcendence

    By fitnita | In Feel Good: Mind, Soul Reads | on December 5, 2015

    Old mentality castaway That girl lived wild in her day Afraid of what I would grow to be She did not transcend easily In the fibers of those old thoughts Stories became a life for naught A path of twists and fearless turns We only dance where fire burns The throws of lust confused desire […]

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  • This Thanksgiving, as I am amidst a family courts case to obtain sole legal custody of my children, it still seemed fitting to invite the children’s father to Los Angeles to visit for the holiday. Speaking over the phone, we caught up about the children and I inquired about his plans for the holiday, and since […]

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  • Nothing comes easy– commitment means you stay the course even when you want to give up. Oh Lord, I can’t tell you how many nights I have felt like giving up. People naturally assume that everything came in a peachy way because work and hope and a good positive attitude was all it took for […]

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  • It’s been a taxing three weeks, but we have a lot to be grateful for.  Music, Theater, Training, College and Courthouses, oh My! Life is always an adventure! I love and appreciate every second of the lessons! My daughters have been in the studio since last April working on music with different producers.  Bricia, my […]

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  • U never know how much a woman has wept because of how much she smiles. It’s in her nature to have grit with a display of grace. Womanhood is difficult to comprehend for a girl who judges because she has not yet been forced to walk in the shoes of a lady. When we grow […]

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  • Fit (Single) Mom Chronicles, Entry 1

    By fitnita | In Soul Reads | on June 9, 2015

    Tonight the sun dropped like a heart sinks when you lose something you love. As a person who finds the peace and poignance in almost any situation I’m in, I was surprised to find myself breaking out into tears as I pulled into my driveway at sundown. I concluded a mall shopping trip with my son. […]

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  • An Honest Peace poem by Nita Lee Marquez

    By fitnita | In Feel Good: Mind, Soul Reads | on February 22, 2015

    You’ll never know how many nights she cried herself to sleep Wishing that she’d just wake up to find it was all a dream Wishing that her baby girls were not part of something broken Wishing that her baby boy could hear his dad’s love spoken Wishing that she was able to still remain his queen […]

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  • Nita Marquez Unedited

    By fitnita | In Soul Reads, The Fabulous 40's! | on June 8, 2014

    Nita Marquez Unedited by Nita Marquez, June 8th, 5:57 a.m. The word “Transformational” is so cliche these days At the same time it encompasses our wisdom’s great waves Its impacts cast light on the souls that it saves And in seconds, it puts our mislead demons in graves There is not as much failure as […]

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