Things to Think About on a Bad Day (Art Dump and Writing Prompt ft. The Artidote)

“You are not weak just because your heart feels so heavy.” — Andrea Gibson “Whenever you’re going through a bad day just remember, your track record for getting through bad days, so far,… Continue reading

Keep Calm You’re Only 21 (Pre-graduation Letter to Myself)

“Only seek to be more of yourself.” “Your life unfolds in proportion to your courage.” [ Danielle LaPorte ] *** Believe me you’re not lost, not even a tad bit confused.  There’s a… Continue reading

Oops, I dropped you

  Was it you or I who slipped away? It doesn’t matter. That’s okay. Only lovers are scared of separations. Darling, we are more than that. We are dreamers and we exist in… Continue reading

Honey, you can’t be a hero in this lifetime

To Wendy, who will be celebrating her 18th birthday, this is for you: Honey, you can’t be a hero in this lifetime. Whatever you think or say or do, no matter how grand… Continue reading

Where Broken Hearts Might Have Gone To

   When you start making someone your home, you are in big trouble. I know people who found a resting place inside a lover’s eyes, a lover’s hand, a lover’s mouth, and after… Continue reading

What’s so bad about almosts (2/365)

What’s so bad about almosts? Don’t make them your demons. Don’t let them burn you down to ruins and ashes, instead take pride in the maybe’s and the what if’s and the could… Continue reading

Congratulations, you’re hurt (1/365)

Congratulations, you’re hurt. Be proud of yourself. It means you have stood up for something that matters to you. It means you have loved enough. Don’t listen to them when they say “Everything… Continue reading

Photo and Poetry Dump

Art begets art. Or at least, that’s what I believe in. You might not care about what I believe in but I care about what I believe in. I should. And I suggest… Continue reading

That Place Called Artsy Cafe

Today I went to Wonderland. Or at least it felt like it. There was no Mad Hatter or Cheshire Cat or Queen of Hearts or whatnot. But then there’s two of my most favorite… Continue reading

Every Human Being’s To-Do List

  TO-DO LIST: 1. Love yourself more. 2. Love yourself better. 3. Love yourself even when it’s difficult. 4. Love yourself most especially when it’s difficult. 5. And love others too. 6. Love… Continue reading

Maybe

  I am an adverb. This realization occurred to me (or at least I forced this realization to descend upon me) as I was reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Eat, Pray, Love.” I intentionally picked… Continue reading

If (For People Waiting for the Right Time)

“You have suffered enough and warred with yourself It’s time that you won, take this sinking boat and point it home” FALLING SLOWLY *** If you asked me the right question long before… Continue reading

It’s All Right

    I know you’re scared. You’re scared to dream, you’re scared to love, you’re scared to admit that you want to chase all the right things. And believe me, that’s all right. It’s all… Continue reading

Looking for Magic

The six-year old me used to believe that somewhere in the middle of every busy city, well-hidden in crowded places and noisy streets, there were secret portals leading to magical worlds. I often… Continue reading

An Apology to Both of Us

To this day, the mere mention of your name still turns my stomach upside down. But it has gotten much worse over the last five years, it’s as if the butterflies have somehow… Continue reading