I Am Not Alone

I Am Not Alone

You do not belong here. You are no longer permitted to take up residence in my life. Your crushing weight and sharpened claws no longer have a hold on my heart. I am whole I am loved I am fierce I am no longer in need of you In fact, I never was. -an open [...]

Dear Younger Me…

Dear Younger Me…

Hello Lovely Child, Oh, how cheerful and care-free you are! You laugh when it pleases you and create masterful works of art as the mood strikes you. There is a contagious sparkle within you that others can’t help but get caught up in. There is boundless potential within you that is just waiting to be [...]

I Didn’t Expect This

I Didn’t Expect This

Expectations, life is filled with them. Sometimes we create them for ourselves, and sometimes society creates them for us. But either way, we always have the choice whether we want to conform to them or not. There are also times when we have expectations of those around us or for the circumstances that we’re entering [...]

Choose to be a Hero

Choose to be a Hero

Childhood heroes. They inspired us to be better people. They influenced the kind of person that we wanted to grow up to be. They played a key role in our Halloween costume choices, and they could be clearly seen on the walls of our childhood bedrooms. We wanted to dress like them, talk like them, [...]