It creeps in again, quietly, sneakily; eager to ride on your shoulders. No matter how often you have told yourself you’re smart, you’re strong, and you can do it, it doesn’t matter. Self-doubt is still there, riding along without invitation. Maybe this doesn’t happen to everyone. Maybe for some people, they manage to get rid … Continue reading Slaying the Dragon of Self-Doubt
Hold my hand, I said, And the world in all its greatness, Mistook my plea For an open invitation. Help me up, I said, And my path was suddenly there, Laid out at my humble feet. Every stone in place, The finish line was specific And daunting. There were no cracks nor curves, But in … Continue reading No Right Answer
Isolation. Lack of purpose. Boredom. Laziness. Loneliness. Stir-craziness. During this unprecedented time, I am sure we have all felt some combination of these things. I don’t know about everyone else, but for me personally it has been difficult not to get sucked into gloominess and wallowing. Just before this all happened and … Continue reading Do With It What You Will
I used to be so gentle and sweet, Just an innocent child. I used to laugh and play and love, So young and free and wild. I used to live my life without caring, About the world’s mysteries, I used to know almost nothing, About its bloody history. Well, that little girl is grown up, … Continue reading Sweet Again
To my ex: thank you for hurting me. Thank you for teaching me that what you called love had the potential to be treacherous, one-sided, and easily used as a weapon. I didn’t know then, but I know now: that’s not what it means to love someone. Thank you for showing me … Continue reading Thank You to the One Who Hurt Me
From the beginning, it was a crazy mix of struggle and bliss. I felt wild, like I was starting over and had the ability to redefine myself however I wanted to because no one knew me yet. The island gave me community, diversity, and eventually peace. New challenges presented themselves on a daily … Continue reading Island Thoughts
When you love someone, what wouldn’t you do? What move is too big? If nothing else makes sense and you’re facing a wall of changes, but you have a strong feeling from somewhere deep inside that says “This is my person”, is it worth it? I had lost faith in people. I’d lost faith in … Continue reading What Wouldn’t You Do for Love?