The Tragic Creative

I am a tragic creative. No, not distressed or sorrowful. I mean tragic in the way that mid-2000's teens insult you. I am sure you are too; trying to balance creative endeavors, taking care of your physical and mental health, and probably working a full-time job you don't love. I know I am supposed to [...]

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You Are Different

Whether you like it or not you are different. Other people do not think like you, act like you, or feel like you. Your mold was created beautifully and uniquely, not intended to fit someone else's. Some people come close, you, my friend, are one of a kind. There are days where you are not [...]

You Are Not Alone

You're born into this world alone and you'll die alone. You know that statement is entirely false, right? I usually hear this when someone is trying to sound profound; sometimes, it is used as justification for failed relationships. In reality, you came into this world literally connected to someone else. What happened between then and [...]

A Small Expression of Gratitude

I am grateful for the friendships that keep me grounded. I am grateful for a supportive family. I am grateful for love and laughter. I am grateful for alone time. I am grateful for good food. I am grateful for small pockets of peace. I am grateful for sunshine and fresh air. I am grateful [...]

Stretch Marks

I do not like my stretch marks, I never have. The unflattering lines dance across my body, a waltz of imperfection. The mirror is unkind to me, my zig-zags of insecurities exposed. My hips, my waist, my arms alike, are cloaked to avoid any unforeseen gaze. Then I had a revelation, these marks are not [...]

You Are Enough

When are you going to see that you are enough? You are everything this world's been missing. You have a brilliant mind and a beautiful soul.Everyone around you knows it. They see it very clearly. There are a lot of people who want to dull your shine. They capture your sparkle in the palm of [...]