Tag Archive: life

2017 New Year Wish: I hope you find many beautiful things

It may be a little late for this, but here’s my new year wish: I hope you find many beautiful things– In yourself, in others, in whatever resembles happiness. So here’s to new travels, new… Continue reading

Love and Love Again

Trust that every heartbreak will lead you to the right places, the right people, the right chances.

Ambivalence

There will be years when breathing comes close to breaking, when  home seems far from your own skin. Courage. Let the world get all you have until what’s left is only what you refuse to give away. You… Continue reading

Poems for People (Part 1)

In celebration of the National Arts Month and Valentine’s Day, I asked my friends to help me love better what I’ve always loved most: poetry. The game’s pretty simple: give me a word… Continue reading

Live Like a Flower

I hope some time within this year you wake up one fine morning and manage to tell yourself you’re proud of it all– the times when love that was right became wrong and… Continue reading

Brave Wishes for the New Year

In the coming year, I wish you will be brave. Whatever it is you have to do– chase a dream or make it wait, recollect or remember to forget, seek new loves or… Continue reading

I’ve Seen the Future

To my six-year old self, Please know I have seen your future. You’re gonna teach and you’re gonna write but it’s gonna feel like you’re just playing around. Yes, it’s gonna be like what… Continue reading

The ABC of Positivity

Admire yourself Gravity is the force that attracts us all towards the center of the earth and you are beautiful. You really don’t need someone else to believe facts, You’re beautiful. Feel free… Continue reading

A LOVE LETTER FOR HUMANKIND

“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

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

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

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

Congratulations, you’re hurt

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