Gratitude and Desire are Both Welcomed Here

The greatest thing I’ve learned so far this year, is that I can want more while I’m grateful for where I am. Those are two things I feel strongly about. In the past I always focused on wanting more. On setting goals and striving for them was in the forefront of my life. I wouldContinue reading “Gratitude and Desire are Both Welcomed Here”

Shame

You can’t live in shame from your mistakes. Forgive yourself, learn from your mistake, and do better next time. Those words, no matter how true that are, don’t make the shame go away, don’t make you forgive yourself, and don’t make you do better next time. What really does help though, is connecting with othersContinue reading “Shame”

My Cup of Tea

The watersThe drip drop into endless cups of teaFilled to brimBecause I will it ???Worked to boneMy flesh melts off next to herThe girl who exchanges glances from the black mirrorAm Ireally changed?Have I embraced the womanshe’s always beenTip tip tippity tapShe rises from the glassUp up up ohh she’s…She’sThe silence,the scribbles beforethe stormShe’s everythingContinue reading “My Cup of Tea”

Goliath

I’m having a lot of fun with this freedoms. I hope to keep things coming and moving forward. We’ve gone over freedom to grow, freedom to be heard, and the next thing we’re going to talk about is freedom to listen. This entire project has really inspired me to refocus on writing in a wayContinue reading “Goliath”

The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson In self-trust all the virtues are comprehended. Free should the scholar be,—free and brave. Free even to the definition of freedom, “without any hindrance that does not arise out of his own constitution.” The Project Gutenberg eBook of Essays, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Real Raw Human

Phew, this week has me wiped out. I’m happy we’ve been able to chat about freedom to be heard. After really sitting down and thinking about how we as writers can find ways to get our voices heard, it reminded me of all the people in the world who don’t get the same opportunity. MyContinue reading “Real Raw Human”

Show up for yourself

6 Ways to intentionally hear and understand yourself Use words of affirmation followed by supportive actions Believe yourself Allow your feelings to flow through you and trust they have their place in your life Study the works and lives of leaders who inspire you Learn your values and goals When people say nice things aboutContinue reading “Show up for yourself”

Words of Affirmation

Words of affirmation are great, buuut what’s important when it comes to words of affirmation is that you believe them so intently that your actions line up. Here’s the affirmation again. You are valuable. Your thoughts and feelings are valuable. What you have to say is valuable. You are valuable inside and out. How wouldContinue reading “Words of Affirmation”

Who, Why, What

To keep heading down the path toward freedom to be heard, I wanted to talk about an important question you need to ask yourself. “Who am I?” One of the most important questions we can ask ourselves as artists. This really is the bedrock of our creations. This is where writing is transformed from mimicryContinue reading “Who, Why, What”