Those who know me, know that I've loved Emily Dickinson since I read "I'm Nobody" in my sophomore English class. It's still one of my favorites; simple yet telling. Those who know me also know that the past two and a half years have been a period of soul searching, reaching inward, and figuring out [...]
2017 was the Year of Self. Self exploration. Self learning. Self love. 2017: the year I rose from my self imposed slumber. I awoke during a 12 month span of impossible sweetness, intensity, and beauty as well as mind numbing, life changing heartbreak, despair, and loneliness. I wouldn't change a thing. A bright, colorful moth/butterfly [...]
I saved this to my google photos account last year, on Thanksgiving 2016. I'm not that tender hearted, forgiving woman-child anymore. And, depending on the day, that's both an amazing wonder and a horrid nightmare. I don't miss much about she who I used to be other than her innate belief that people will make [...]
Dear Woman, When people walk out of your life, LET THEM GO. I'll put this plainly and it may sound harsh, but maybe it'll wake you up. Stop giving time and attention to someone who doesn't want you. If a person cares for you, they stick around. They try. They put in the time and [...]
I watched a movie Sunday that said pretty much the same thing. It was called “He’s Just Not That Into You.” In the past I felt that if I loved someone deeply, with every fiber of my being, they would automatically love me back. Why wouldn’t they? Why couldn’t I love enough for both of [...]
Your soul mate balances you. Years ago, during some of my darkest times, I read a quote that stuck with me. It stuck with me because it hearkened back to something my mother told me when I was a small girl. The man who gives you butterflies and makes your heart beat faster isn't the [...]
Instead of finding the joy in the present, instead of experiencing the joy in isolation & the comfort of my own presence, I've pushed myself until I'm at my breaking point.