hidden jewels

Today, I want to write about a quote that I try and live by. There’s a lot. However, I’m going to try and pick one. When I look up at my wall directly in front of me, one quote hanging up really grabs my attention. “One of the oldest and most generous tricks that theContinue reading “hidden jewels”

words

One of the most magical things in the world is words. They are how things begin and also how they end. Whether it’s through books, music, poems, or even just talking—words are everything. They make you mad, sad, happy, thankful—they just make you feel. That plays a huge part in why I love writing soContinue reading “words”

someone’s favorite author remake

This is a remake—an updated version. A better version 🙂 The original post: someone’s favorite author Something I used to talk about in a lot of my old blogs was the true power of words. Which is why I love short quotes and poems of all sorts. It’s all the really juicy stuff summed upContinue reading “someone’s favorite author remake”

word to the wise

Here is my letter to you:   You have been through a lot this last year. Lost a lot.  What if you chose to see it in a different way, though? As each thing left, you gained two more in its place.    When Lilly left  Your strength was tested And you learned that movingContinue reading “word to the wise”

20 things I learned by 20

For the last two years, around the time of my birthday, I’ve posted this type of thing.  18 things I learned at 18 19 things I learned by 19 **By the way – the website the above links take you to is an archive site for all of my previous 289 blogs 🙂 if youContinue reading “20 things I learned by 20”

stop comparing problems

I’ve been thinking a lot about the stars lately. There’s a quote that goes something like this: I believe if more people looked toward the stars each night, they’d live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things than what people do all day… This can be takenContinue reading “stop comparing problems”

describing mental illness

How would you describe your mental illness to me? I would tell you to ask another question because it’s not as straightforward as that. Instead, ask me why I’m so quick to dodge a hand with the pure intention of patting my back. Ask me why the journal I carried in school was attached toContinue reading “describing mental illness”

It’s 3am

My sweater rests on my body, wet with tears from my most recent breakdown. I can’t feel the moisture, but I can see it now that I’m staring myself down in the mirror. It’s 3am. “Stop. Stop this,” I manage to whisper, barely audible. “This isn’t helping. This won’t change anything. Worrying doesn’t change anything.Continue reading “It’s 3am”

Be awake for Life

I miss wanting to be awake. I came across this Tumblr post earlier today. This is how it goes: “I miss when I was like 12 and it would be the night before a big field trip or something and I couldn’t go to sleep because I was so excited. I miss being so intoContinue reading “Be awake for Life”

To my brother…

To my brother, I know this may seem like a random thing. You definitely weren’t expecting this to come from me, especially right now. But, I’m afraid, I can no longer keep this from the world. What I mean by that is, I planned on telling you this in private. However, everyone needs to knowContinue reading “To my brother…”