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”

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”

Freedom to Be Heard

Why does being heard and understood feel so good? When we are forced into situations that consistently silence our thoughts and feelings, it makes us wonder if we bring any value into the world. In turn, that leads us to wonder if we are valuable at all. Let’s put an end to that question rightContinue reading “Freedom to Be Heard”

Mother’s Day

This morning was rough for me. I lost my Nanny, (my mom’s mom) years ago. I’ve always gotten both my mom and grandmother stuff for Mother’s Day. I was missing my gram a lot this morning. The one thing that really got me through the morning was that I have my own routine to prepareContinue reading “Mother’s Day”

It Healed Me

Healing yourself is the best way to write creatively. On the flip side writing creatively is the best way to heal yourself. I grew up making a lot of mistakes. For a long time, I thought I was making significantly more mistakes than others but that was just insecurity talking. I still don’t like makingContinue reading “It Healed Me”

A Reminder

On Creative Freedom Sometimes I feel like I am still in the same place I’ve been in for years and I haven’t move forward at all. Then I think about how much I’ve overcome, I see all the amazing adventures I’ve been on, and I have this amazing community that has supported in so manyContinue reading “A Reminder”