Coddiwomple

Life is really, truly, wholeheartedly beautiful. In every stupid overused cliche, in each song about feeling reborn, I guess there really is some truth to be found. I have only been here for ten days and I feel more consistently alive than I have in longer than I can remember. There are no spouts of…

Kairosclerosis

For the first time in my life, I am happy alone. I don’t yearn for someone, for somebody to hold or to hold me. For the first time, I don’t want to be involved, to have my name constantly connected to another’s. I want to be my own and my own entirely. This is a…

Revival

There are journals and canvases scattered all over the floor left from my 2 AM song lyrics and watercolor ramblings and somehow, their disarrayed arrangement is art within itself that kind of organized chaos I feel like it reflects what my mind looks like currently. Watercolored silhouettes with blended colors, all nonsense unless explained yet…

I’m Still Learning

Somewhere in the fall, I lost the map to the personal universe behind my green grey eyes. My head is spinning as I try to comprehend which habits are mine and which I created to please you. The spinning changes course as I try to remember the pieces of me I deleted for you, giving me…

This Year

I am focusing on myself this year. I have spent my entire life putting others first, not thinking twice. This of course can be a wonderful attribute to ones character, but becomes quite messy when it begins to take a toll on one’s health. I sacrifice myself for anyone over and over and over until…

I Will Not Lie

I will not lie. I still miss him. I miss the way he’d pull me in, causing me to fall into him. I miss his incredibly beautiful genuine smile that only appeared once in awhile. I long for our car rides with music blasting and beating in time with our hearts. I miss watching him…

I Wear My Heart Around My Neck

I wear my heart around my neck, now. It was covered by my sleeve and caged within my ribs. Here, on a delicate silver chain, it can be seen. It can feel.  Here, it is vulnerable. Here, it can be cut. Bruised. Sliced. Torn. Battered. Beaten. Here, it can be destroyed.  Here, it can be healed….

14 Tips For Your 14 Years

-Learn to love yourself before putting your love into another. Arden -High school is overwhelming. Don’t fall behind on your assignments. Arden -Find your passion. That’s when you’ll discover it doesn’t matter what people think. Maya S.  -Loving yourself is the most important thing a girl can do. You can’t just say it, you have…

Canvas

We all start as a clean slate, an empty canvas. As we move through life, there are things, events, people, memories that shape us into who we are, little things like mom’s warm cookies or dances in the rain. I was born blank canvas with thin bristled brush to paint my world with all the…

Perspectives

I saw a picture somewhere on on Twitter that read “Do you ever wonder how an author would describe you? Not only your appearance but the way you talk and laugh and hold yourself and all the expressions on your face?” It really intrigued me. My first thought was to send a mass message out…

Girls

Virtually It was just a few megapixels on a screen. Just a few little words and links and suggestions. Nothing that should’ve upset me. It’s not like it’s permanently engraved in my brain or anything. You were just a young, bored teenage girl filled with wrath and estrogen and I was the first target in…

Zodiac

Aries, don’t forget to breathe. Taurus, promise yourself to follow through Gemini, treat yourself the way you want the one you love to treat themselves. Cancer, at times life will paralyze you and other times it will go by in flashes. Cherish every moment, especially the ones that seem insignificant. Leo, love yourself before loving…

Self Love

Within the past few months, I’ve become so much more accepting of myself and I am so thankful and proud of myself for that milestone. For years I lived putting all of my love into others, making certain those around me would never feel the absence of love. I never stopped to take a little…