I was supposed to be a ray of sunshine. I wanted to be everything you needed. I wanted to fill you with light so that you may always know which way to go, and that light would always lead you back to me. For so long I tried to give you my light. You brought… Continue reading Rise
The clouds started rolling in one by one. I wasn’t prepared for a storm; the forecast has shown not a cloud in the sky from Miami all the way to New York City. It started out small, like the small sun showers that leave the day looking more beautiful than ever before. The kinds that… Continue reading hurricanes
There was a time in my life when I swore I would never see color. The hues of blues in the summer sky cut sharply by the yellows and oranges of the burning sun would never leave me speechless. The deep red of the blood that poured out of my many wounds would never even… Continue reading Colorful Perspective
“Time heals all wounds.” I used to hate that expression. In a world with mobile ordering and instant messaging, we don’t even have to wait in line for coffee anymore. I want to heal now. I want to see progress now. I deserve it. I didn’t get hurt on purpose. My heart wasn’t standing in… Continue reading let in the light
Roots The roots tried to spread throughout the garden. The vines rose and climbed up the walls, And entangled in the rooftop gutters. The rainwater built, Up and up and up, Drowning her. Spreading far and wide, but never deep, The roots tried to conquer all dry land. The sun couldn’t reach the… Continue reading Roots
Dandelions When you’re a kid, you will pick every fresh dandelion waiting on the side of the fields for you. You will pick them because they are there for you, or so you think, just waiting to make all your dreams and desires come true. Just you, waiting on endless possibilities of infinite summers… Continue reading Dandelions
I’ve become more conscious of the things I give out to and consume from social media. I’ve tried to take a step back before posting l and ask myself: how is this serving other people? How is it serving me? I am posting because I feel empty or because I feel full? Am I posting… Continue reading Stepping Into Yourself
He was a summer storm, full of flashing lightning and quaking thunder that should have left her trembling. She was a fire on her own, and the brush she passed over was always left to ruin. She knew quite well that the rain would bring an end to her, even if she was a fire… Continue reading Fire and Rain
It is here, on a nearly empty beach on a mysteriously breezy winter’s night, that you realize he is your missing piece. He’s pointing out the planes in the sky, each one with a series of letters and numbers that mean nothing to you, but everything to him, and such everything to you, and he’s… Continue reading blink
silence is what bound us and with the whispers of "I love you" I reached across the chasm to discover echoes of words I never wanted to hear.
She was a princess on her own, that much he knew. He knew she had the power to rise above everything, even in the worst of chaos, bring a light to the people, and lead them to greatness. He saw the confidence in her eyes, and he craved it. He was like a moth to… Continue reading Moth to a Flame
He told her words he never spoke, And never told them in a rush. She heard words she never heard, Without the guilt of love. She showed him her cracked pieces, After broken glass had been his knife. He showed her all his fallen petals, When she’d seen thorns her whole life. She… Continue reading Eternal Light
The air was knocked out, Of my lungs, And the scream I made, Was deafening. The chill of the breeze, And ferocity as it comes, Is not what left me, Trembling. But rather the harsh landing, Of the floor, Suddenly, as I fell from, Above. Neither a scrape nor a bruise, Left, but something more:… Continue reading Fallen
I was stuck, In a slow motion car crash, With the screech of the tires And the glass of the windows, Piercing into every inch, Of my delicate skin. Just when I thought, It couldn't get any worse, I was transported out of the car, While You were still stuck, In the slowest of… Continue reading I Was The Car Crash
So, I don't know about you, but I have a weakness for chocolate and peanut butter (and basically anything sweet but we'll just stick with those two for now). When I found this peanut butter frosted brownies, I knew I had to share it so you guys could try them (I'm actually on prep for… Continue reading Best Brownies EVER!
I was your eraser. I helped you forget. You were to be my chaser, Not my first regret. I tried to be your light. I tried to be enough. You played me like a fiddle, Who’s never played with love. I was captivated by your spark. I was the moth to flame. Who… Continue reading deny
Strolling down 37th and first, Hand in hand, yours were coarse. For once, floating I was on a cloud, Until it’s rain left me to drown. I didn’t know the boat would tip, I didn’t think the wind would quip. In the start, the world was our stage, Oh, how quickly the tides do… Continue reading come back to me
All the colors were mesmerizing; the reds, yellows, and blues all morphing into one color that was neither describable nor replicable. Mica couldn’t look away, but at the same time, he was afraid to stare too long and end up getting lost just like he did in Raina’s eyes. Her eyes told a story, reflecting… Continue reading Sunrising
Her eyes were the keys to the kingdom, with their greens of the grasses and the blues of the sunny sky. Sometimes, the clouds of the grayness would sweep over the lands as the tears of her anguish sizzled along the once scorched brown ground. The people cheered as the rain they prayed for finally… Continue reading behind her eyes
A letter to anyone unhappy with him or herself, I know who you are. I know who you are because I am you, or was you, or struggled with the same thing as you. I let people be my measuring stick, and because of that I always fell short. I starved myself, and ran… Continue reading Motivation Monday: Self Love
You were the ocean, And I was the shore, And with each crashing wave, All I craved was you more. You were the embers, And I was the trees. All I would ever desire, Promised the ending of me. You were the lava, And I in your path, Would do anything to be,… Continue reading Risks
The notes, And melodies, Of your delicate soul erupted In symphonies, I could Listen to On repeat forever. The songs, Played over, And over again until, The notes were scrawled In permanent ink On my pallid skin. The words, Poured out, In sentences and phrases, That I’d keep and come, To find would… Continue reading Our Melodies
If you were the desert, I would pour every ounce, Of my rain, Into your valleys until, I was barren. If you were suffocation, I would give you every breath, Of the air, In my lungs, until, I was drowning. If you were the darkness, I would give you all the light, Of… Continue reading Giving Myself
You warned me, That our hearts were, Sculpted out of glass. So, I wore gloves, And proceeded forward, Careful of that fact. But little did I know, That your cautionary tale, Would prove to be true. As our hearts collided, The shards of glass would pierce The souls of me and you.… Continue reading Glass Hearts
A Year in Review and Why I Don’t Do New Year’s Resolutions Happy New Year! I love to take this time to reflect on the past year and set myself up for the year to come. Mindset is everything, let's start with a solid one. 2017 was the year of me. For a large majority… Continue reading A Year in Review and Why I Don’t Do New Year’s Resolutions
I could hear your heart beating, In the waves on the shore, And as they crashed on the coast, I felt time freezing more. Struggling to interpret, Suffocation from drowning’s appeal, Because at the hands of you, Both these cravings are real. I could sit in the chill all night, As the waves… Continue reading The Tide
I desperately wanted the leaves to change. I felt that everything in my life was constantly the same, so much so that I was content to let the foliage die just so I could start over. How many times have I started over? I keep reinventing myself, the seasons change the scenery completely and with… Continue reading We Were the Seasons
We were broken. We were lost. But for now, We are tangled, Into one. All those things, Will be true, tomorrow. But for now, Look into my eyes, And belong.
I was stuck, In a slow motion car crash, With the screech of the tires And the glass of the windows, Piercing into every inch, Of my delicate skin. Just when I thought, It couldn't get any worse, I was transported out of the car, While You were still stuck, In the slowest of… Continue reading Blogmas Day #22: I Was The Car Crash
Here's a poem for all you people that workout 🙂 hope you like it: ‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the gym, Dedicated members were working to keep themselves slim. They knew treats were coming, with calories and more, So, they lifted and they ran and did deadlifts galore. Then… Continue reading First Day of Winter: Merry Liftmas!
I scanned the crowd for a familiar face and found thousands, each belonging to him, and to her, and to you, and to me, yet none of them felt like a home. That’s what I was looking for, it’s what I craved. Not my home, not your home, just a home. Feeling most alone in… Continue reading Blogmas Day 20: Drowning
Wow, it is crazy to think that Christmas is almost here. I have truly enjoyed doing Blogmas this year. I know there have been lots of posts from the More Love Letter's Campaign, but I think it is important to read these as we go into the holiday season and the new year. It is… Continue reading Blogmas Day 19: Quiet Voices Within
Necessity You were once the boat, That kept my head above water, And even amidst the sinking, I would not abandon ship. You were once the rain, In the barren desert of my heart, And even now at the oasis, I crave water’s salty taste. You were once the candle, That brought light… Continue reading Blogmas Day 18: Necessity
Christmas Falalalaughs As promised, I am dedicating an entire blogmas post to Christmas puns. Try not to bang your head against the table too hard as you are reading these terribly cheesy puns. Do you like Christmas puns? Yule love these Why did Santa study music? To improve his wrapping skills! Are… Continue reading On the 17th Day of Blogmas My True Love Gave To Me: Puns!
Forbidden Falling for your thoughts, Like a torrential downpour. As your heart sealed shut, I only craved us more. Distance was my ally, But timing was my foe. You were a wish gone awry, Like an ember in the snow. Boundaries had been set, Like the tape to a crime scene. But… Continue reading Day 16 of Blogmas: Forbidden
Happy Blogmas Day 15!!! Here is my list this Christmas, with 10 things that I am asking Santa. Hey there big guy, if you’re reading this remember that I was nice this year. More Sleep: No matter how much sleep I get, it’s never enough. More Love: always, to everyone, echoing. More Workout Clothes:… Continue reading 10 DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS
So it's kinda weird, but I like writing letters to and from different parts of myself. It helps me acknowledge how I feel and do something about it. I write to my fear, my self-doubt, my ambition, my self-esteem, etc. This series of letters is to and from my fears. Try it sometime! Dear… Continue reading Blogmas Day 14: Dear Fear
Note: this post was posted a day late because for some reason it didn't post when scheduled oops! Happy Blogmas Day 13! And happy birthday to Taylor Swift!! I have been a huge fan of Taylor since forever; my friends and I go to almost every single one of her concerts. I know most people… Continue reading Blogmas Day #13: Taylor Swift
Hey there! I've seen many bloggers write out their life rules on their birthday, and today is my 19th birthday so I decided to do my own. These are some things I really try to apply to my life, but obviously I can always do better. I've learned a lot since my last birthday, and… Continue reading Blogmas Day #12: 19 Life Rules
I've made it to day 10! I am actually super proud that I've posted everyday of December. So lately, I've been really into reading motivational lessons and discussions so I thought I would make my own about Christmas movies. Have some of your own? I'd love to hear them in the comments. Lessons We’ve Learned… Continue reading Blogmas Day #10: Things We’ve Learned from Christmas Movies
Hello all! Day 4 of the More Love Letter's campaign passed, but I haven't yet posted my letter. The request was for Charlene, read her story, Charlene’s daughter is requesting a bundle for her brave mother! She shared: “My mom is the strongest, most independent woman I know. She's my best friend. I'm one of… Continue reading Blogmas Day #9: Let’s Fight with Love
Day 8 is here and it's perfect for you sweet-toothed cookie monsters! One of my favorite things to do around Christmas is decorating cookies. I loveeee cookies, and I thought I would share my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe with you all because it makes the best homemade chocolate chip cookies I've ever tasted. From… Continue reading Blogmas Day #8: Christmas Cookies
Happy Blogmas Day 7! I posted this poem awhile back, but somehow it got deleted so here it is! Anyone know why my posts are getting deleted? Help a girl out! I hope you like it. Drinking You In Drink. What I do to every second spent with you. I drink in your eyes, I… Continue reading Blogmas Day #7: Drinking You In
Hey there! So for the 6th day of blogmas my true love gave to me: 12 word stories! The idea between 12 word stories is that the 12 words give you enough detail to tell you the basics of a story, and you use your imagination to come up with the rest. They are actually… Continue reading On the 6th Day of Blogmas: 12 Word Stories
The request for day 2 really pulled on my heart strings. It takes a lot of courage and strength to go through as much heartbreak as Meredith and Patty did. I hope we can all help them through the love in our letters. Mail all letters by December 20!Tuesday, December 5 Patty and Meredith are… Continue reading Blogmas Day #5: Day 2 of Love Letters
I am so excited to announce that I have joined the More Love Letters movement! It was created by a TED speaker and amazing author named Hannah Brencher to deliver bundles of letters to those who need a little extra love. Join the challenge! Read from their website: "From December 4-15, The World Needs More… Continue reading Blogmas Day #4: More Love Letters!
Learning I’ve always known how to swim But somehow, I got lost In your Ocean blue eyes. I’ve always known how to stand But somehow, I fell And I hoped you would catch me. I’ve always known how to run But somehow, I froze Even when the world shouted, “Go.” We’ve… Continue reading Blogmas Day #3: Writing, Learning
Happy December! I've randomly decided to do blogmas this Christmas! For those of you who don't know, blogmas is a time between Dec 1 to Christmas that bloggers post at least one post per day (so obviously I'm one day late oops). I am going to try to post every day, we will see how… Continue reading Blogmas Day #2: My Favorite Holiday Moments
You picked a fresh, untouched daisy, Said "it's almost as pretty as you" How many petals did you pick, baby? I wish I only knew. You destroyed my petals, But they grew back as thorns, With the steadfast glaring promise, I wouldn't again get burned. In the field, I rose tall, And spread my deadly… Continue reading Poison Ivy
Take my hand, And we’ll dance across the coast. Leaving behind Empty coffee cups, Two pairs of footprints, And laughter in the shaking of the trees. Hold me tight, And we’ll watch the sunset. Leaving a mark In the hot sand, With the memory of Two pairs of crinkled blue eyes. Take my… Continue reading fleeting
Long time no blog! Sorry I've been a little MIA lately. Every year I write down some things I've learned the past year. Today, on my 20th birthday, I wrote down all the tips I'm leaving at 19 with and (hopefully) applying to my life this year as a 20 year old. _______________________________ 20 of… Continue reading 20 tips at 20
she was a sunflower planted in the midst of the dark ages. the drought had lasted seasons with not a single seedling able to sprout. they told her it was futile that growth would never come no matter her effort. but she told them look within to find the light you need to flourish.
I traced the letters of your skin to form the sentences I wanted to hear from you, and my ears sung along as the story I waited all day to hear finally erupted from the room. The first chapter was always my favorite part. I knew it all by heart, and my heart repeated the… Continue reading The Story Without Ending
I scanned the crowd for a familiar face and found thousands, each belonging to him, and to her, and to you, and to me, yet none of them felt like a home. That’s what I was looking for, it’s what I craved. Not my home, not your home, just a home. Feeling most alone in… Continue reading Bottom of the Ocean
I wanted to run. I wanted to run as fast as I could, as far as I could, for as long as I could. I couldn’t stand another moment in this life, let alone a forever in it. For the first time in a long time, all the pain, all the needing and longing came… Continue reading Running Nowhere, Going Home
As the wind blows harshly, I whisper to the dandelion, “Stay.” Trying so hard, desperately, To count the wishes blown Away. As the oranges, yellows, reds, Fall from the branches, I beg “Freeze.” Trying to gather the season, In my foggy breath of the Breeze. The words that escape All too quickly as… Continue reading Temporary
Things We Learned from Disney Make like Elsa and let it go: forgive and forget, not for the other person, but for you. You owe it to yourself to let go of any negativity holding you back from fully living your life. Run into a childhood foe? Smile and say hi. Grumpy person yells at… Continue reading Things I’ve Learned from Disney
I pinned my hair behind my ears, And donned my evening gown. Mother tied my mask behind my head, To mask my evening frown. Behind the fabric I could be, Any character I chose. Living thus far as a thorn, I longed to be a rose. A rose I was, bloomed and full,… Continue reading Halloween Post: Masks
I dreamt a dream where you and I Could dance where time is endless, And although it wasn't real, I still wake up breathless. And in that dream, you kissed me, Softly, quick and chaste. And although it was all fake, I still crave your taste. We walked for miles, hand in hand, Smiling, yet… Continue reading Short Dreams
via Daily Prompt: Risky Risky Risky was the path, I couldn’t see beyond The bend. Risky was the step, The first step I took Into the deep end. Risky was the jump, I took the leap Of faith. Risky was the moon, And only seeing in it Your face. … Continue reading Risky
Monday Motivation: Transitioning is a Process If there is something I have learned throughout my almost 19 short years of life is that the best things take time. “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Sunflowers take months to grow, it takes time to adjust to changes in life, and you have to work to reach… Continue reading Monday Motivation
Not all of the stars shine the brightest, And those brighter most likely are gone. Those pure are not dressed in the whitest, And those played are not always as pawns. All leaves that turn are not fated to fall, While all buds are not destined to bloom. Some endings are stopped by… Continue reading Not All Endings
Hey there!! So I was trying to think of something to post on this blog since I haven't posted in a week...I have no writing ready or anything. I've been really busy with school and it just seems like everything happening around me is negative. You turn on the news...the world is upside down, everything… Continue reading Some of life’s beautiful little moments
You were the eye Of the hurricane And I stood in the calamity of the storm, Completely knowing That soon the winds Would sweep me off my feet, Just like you did Every single time I looked into your sky-blue eyes.
It is crazy to think How easily words And meanings Change In a moment’s blink. How love becomes Lose, And lose becomes Lost, And you fall out of my grip. Then love becomes Lone, And lone becomes Gone, And it’s like you were never seen. Then kiss becomes Miss, And miss… Continue reading How Easily We Change
In a world bathed in darkness, You were a solemn ember And like a moth to a flame, I flew. In a world void of sound You were a burst of laugher, And like the deaf awakened I listened. In a world starved of air You were a fresh breath, And like… Continue reading We Were Starved
I told the moon my secrets, I poured out my fractured heart. That next night I went to see it, But only found the solemn dark. A sliver, crescent, barely there, With a shaking voice, I spoke. Breathing words I never dared, Letting darkness be my cloak. I told her all my… Continue reading Our Moon
Jennifer, I notice all your flaws every single day; the amount of things wrong with you is getting a little out of hand, don’t you think? Let me tell you the worst ones, and we can worry about the little ones later on (it’s not like there are going anywhere): Have you ever… Continue reading Dear Self-Doubt Pt. 2
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Jennifer, What the heck are you doing? Why are you changing things and messing this up? You keep telling me that this is all going to pay off in the end…but I can’t see it. Some days, if I squint hard enough, I try to convince myself that I can see the light, when in… Continue reading Dear Self-Doubt Pt. 1
"What is love?" I've never been in love. How can I tell if I'm in love if I don't know what it is? I've heard people describe it. They say love is like a rollercoaster. It makes you feel on top of the world only to plunge you right back into a deep, dark abyss.… Continue reading What is Love?
"You never fail until you stop trying." -Albert Einstein When I was younger, I quit everything: soccer, gymnastics, t-ball, choir. You name it, I quit it. Throughout my journey, I have thought about quitting a few times, especially when it seemed like I was just going through the motions without any true meaning or… Continue reading The Beginning
Crescent (I have an obsession with the moon) Your freckles were the stars. I traced them one by one, Finding constellations That brought light To a once dark And lonely Person I Call Me. Four Days Passed With the Moon barely A sliver above. I thought the dark Would encompass us Forever, but you were… Continue reading Crescent
Hey guys!! I want this blog to not just be about me. Who really wants to read about another person's wins/losses, gains/setbacks, fears/hopes? Not me (sorrynotsorry). I want this to be a place where people can find things that motivate them, or find things that make them feel something. Anyone can write something beautiful, but… Continue reading First blog post: GOALS