How to Wait for Nothing (A Step-by-Step Guide)

(This is for the girl who fell in love with a boy named Nothing.) How to Wait for Nothing (A Step-by-Step Guide) #1 Tell yourself it’s okay to be desperate because people change… Continue reading

The Fault in our Scars

There is always something you can find worth loving in every human being. And you can tell how well a person loved you by the way they respond to the mere mention of… Continue reading

Of Hopes and Apologies

  “Nobody gets through life without losing a few things on the way.” {Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things}   (An open letter to the good friend I lost three years ago) I am sorry.… Continue reading

In an Alternate Universe

In an alternate universe, I could be an astronaut discovering stars and having them named after me. Or maybe a lawyer handling cases all related to misogyny. In an alternate universe, I could… Continue reading

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