Self-Love

Noun. I’m no longer willing to sit in my past watching everything I did wrong pass by me. Instead of feeling shame, I’m choosing love. It’s a choice that has to be made often but it gets easier the more I’m aware of how I’m talking to myself. I’m choosing to give myself love byContinue reading “Self-Love”

Anxious

Adjective. It’s like spinning around the room, unsure of what led you here. You were fine and now you’re filled with overwhelming thoughts. Time and therapy has taught you to breathe, controlling the anxious feeling isn’t easy. Sometimes it’s doable, sometimes you just have to wait for it to get bored and move onto otherContinue reading “Anxious”

Happy

Adjective. The feeling when you can’t stop smiling. Where everything becomes lighter and you run around the house shaking and yelling because of unexpected good news. The feeling of magic, keeping a secret to process yourself only leaves you giddier. Feeling like you can explode from joy at any moment. Being reassured that the pathContinue reading “Happy”

Seasons of April

The month begins with beautiful weather. Sunshine for days and a warm breeze that’s welcoming after the cold months. A dramatic turn is taken with the arrival of a winter storm. Spring receives winter storm warnings. Snow falls to the earth, sometimes like rain, melting as soon as it hits the warm sidewalk. Other times,Continue reading “Seasons of April”

Mikey’s Wild Night

Mikey was so obsessed with going outside that he snuck out into the night when the door was cracked and no one was watching. Poor little old guy got stuck outside, pacing back and forth in the newly fallen snow on the porch. His meows woke up the sleeping dog upstairs but the dog didn’tContinue reading “Mikey’s Wild Night”

hope

Last year at this time, uncertainty lingered heavy. There were too many unknowns, with people getting sick and many dying, no one knew what was going on. Wearing masks was a figment of an idea, nowhere near mandatory, people were stuck in their homes, too stressed to pick up their dog’s poop on their walks,Continue reading “hope”

Night Sounds

The train blares its horn as it travels by. I hear it throughout the night. The pipes screech when I turn off the water. Chocolate bubbles on the stove. The container pops when I secure the top. The dishwasher whistles at the beginning of its cycle. The pages of a library book rustle together asContinue reading “Night Sounds”

Loop Around The Sun

I watched a white plane loop around the sun, cross the crescent moon one sunny afternoon. The fallen snow from days before caught my attention. I looked away then looked back only to see it had vanished, fading into the soft blue sky slowly then all at once. It looped back time and time again,Continue reading “Loop Around The Sun”

Observations During A Blizzard

The dog burrows himself into the snow. This is his definition of heaven, loving every second of creating new paths in the backyard that will melt by the weekend. A robin moves from one unstable branch to the next, trying to withstand the 45 mph winds. Ice gets blown on to the window, creating uniqueContinue reading “Observations During A Blizzard”

Animal Puzzle

1,000 mismatched pieces scattered in several piles. I try my best to organize them, connecting patterns and colors into separate sections. It takes a lot of time and many podcast episodes to become less confused about what’s in front of me. The border comes together in a few days. From there, with much trial andContinue reading “Animal Puzzle”