“If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy – Dear human, You don’t have to have that grand plan. If your to-do list says all you have to do on a… Continue reading

Stars Know When It’s Time to Fall

“I’ll race you to Planet Earth,” one star said. “Let’s fall together,” the other star answered. That same night, the darkest of skies lit up and the Universe granted the world a wish… Continue reading

I know why you’re still awake at 2am

  If you’re still awake at 2AM, that’s because someone you used to love remembers you fondly. Believe me it’s not your strong cup of coffee that’s making you feel uneasy but the… Continue reading

A Self-Portrait

Today at work, we were asked to draw a self-portrait and to write three things we like about ourselves. While the others drew pencil sketches and cartoonized versions of themselves paired with the… Continue reading


    > So you chased the wrong dream and lost the right love. Let it hurt– again and again and again. Then be free. Repeat if necessary.

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

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