Breaking the Connection

I pass by a window where color is fading from

the sky in the west. I glance at the view but don’t stop.

The shift from day to night happens twice every day.

Somedays I’m more interested in the sunset.

Tonight, I’m not.  My mind has me lost in other things.

Thoughts constantly being questioned and rewritten

a hundred different ways. I’m always working

on something. These mundane moments clutter

my days. I’m more aware of what I do to distract

myself. These distractions can be obsessive.

I’m trying to change my bad habits.

Limiting my time on social media.

Blocking sites for a certain amount of time.

Leaving my phone in another room.

Allowing myself distance to create new thoughts.

Thoughts that don’t revolve around current events.

Where I can create a moment in my head that

I will forget before I can write it down. Letting myself

wander without any restrictions gives me the freedom

to narrate my thoughts without thinking about what’s next.

Welcome!

Hello Everyone!

I’m Kelly Severseike and welcome to my new blog! If you’ve been reading my writing over on my old blog, hi! And if you’ve never read anything of mine and somehow found yourself on my site, nice to meet you! 

I’ve been blogging for four years now and over that time, I’ve posted 180 pieces of writing! Tons of poems, a few essays, and a couple of stories. For almost three years, I have posted something every Monday! I’ve only missed one Monday and that was because I was on vacation and didn’t have Internet access! Blogging has allowed me to really hone in on my writing skills and hopefully inspire a couple of people along the way.

Photography is another passion of mine. I love capturing small moments and details that are often overlooked. I’m obsessed with sunsets, flowers, beautiful views, and my cat. On my website, you’ll see photos I haven’t posted anywhere else! I’ll update it every once and a while so be on the lookout for that!

Over the last couple of years, I’ve been combined my two passion and I’ve made two short films! Rotation is a poem with a series of moments shown along with a beautiful song. Torn-Between is a narrative piece that’s about a young woman in her early twenties coming to terms with the decisions she’s made and debating the possibilities of what her life could be.

I will be posting something new every Monday! If you want to receive my blog post in a weekly email, please let me know!

Thanks for stopping by!

Kelly