Freewriting

on living in tension.

the tension is everywhere. i'm unsure what to do with it. but we must start somewhere, and so I am starting here.

on antidotes for anxiety.

I've learned little by little that the anxiety does not have to win.

on learning how i do things.

on learning how i do things.

i've been learning a lot lately about how i handle things. expectations, feelings, awkwardness, growth, friendships.

A Story about my Heart

Let me tell you a story about my heart. It's been hurt, it's been broken, it's been mended, it's been brought back to life.

BLOG-TEMBER: My "HONY" Style Advice

BLOG-TEMBER: My "HONY" Style Advice

Let's imagine I encountered Brandon of Humans of New York on the street, and he asked me "What advice would you give to a large group of people?" Here's what I would say...

To Own the Skin You're In

what a challenge it is

to own the skin we're in

to stand up tall, shoulders back, head held high

to say, this is me, this is the space I claim

to not shrink back, to not shy away

but to rise up, unapologetically

what a challenge it is 

to own the skin we're in

we bow out,

we pull back,

we say

sorry

sorry

sorry

in shame,

in fear,

in insecurity

what a challenge it is

to own the skin we're in

but you

are beautiful

radiant

rare and unique and irreplaceable and outstanding

you

are skin and bones knitted in your very own way

light and life and fire

what a challenge it is

to own the skin we're in

but it's our home

our only one

let's fling open the windows

and let the air in

let's swing the door wide

and let the love in

let's shake the dust off

and own this home

these hearts

these bones

because

we are art

living

breathing

shining

free.

i am here. 

this is me.

i have a light, so i will shine it.

i have a light, so i will shine it.

i am still alive. i therefore have a light. and i'm going to let it shine.

i will not hide it under a bushel.

i will not let satan blow it out.

i'm going to let it shine.

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