Hi! I’m Yaa Yaa. Welcome to my blog!
I am so happy you’re here and hope you stay awhile. I started Scribbles and Tostitos back in August 2011, when I found myself utterly lost, unemployed, and in the midst of a quarter life crisis. I had just turned 26 and had always promised myself that I’d start a blog to finally release all of my thoughts and essays that were scattered in 25 different journals, flash drives, and scribbled on scraps of paper.
I love to write. It has been my therapy since I was 8 years old. I would write short stories, essays, journals, poems. A blog was only fitting for me.
About Yaa Yaa
It’s weird to describe myself. Where do I start? What do you want to know. I’ll give you a few tidbits about me:
I’m a 33 year old upbeat and positive person. Friends come to me for inspiration and words of encouragement. And I thrive when I’m around happy people as well.
Yaa Yaa is a nickname. Yaa is the Ghanaian name for girls born on Thursday. My father is from Ghana. I was born in New York City, raised in Atlanta, GA, and currently reside in North Carolina.
I’ve also lived in Boston, MA and Richmond, VA in my life and I have traveled to India, Jamaica, Ghana, and Nigeria. Traveling is my thing and I wish I could do it more.
I got married in August 2017. I affectionately refer to my husband as “hubby.” He’s from Nigeria, which is no surprise cause I always knew I’d marry a Nigerian.
You may learn more about me here.