Fear

Fear. I have fought against you for far too long. Late nights, early mornings, all throughout the day. You stole precious moments. You stole pieces of my clay—leaving me now both fragmented and on display. You turned my world into a game of hide and seek, but only I hid. You were there, wherever I went, whatever ...

Just Dance

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As a kid, I was full of jokes. In fact, a day never went by that I didn't find myself in the middle of a prank. I loved to smile, and I loved to laugh. But more than anything, I loved to dance. Unfortunately, somewhere along the journey, life stole that childlike innocence from me.  I no longer had time ...

Just Die Already

I was young when my grandfather died so the exact details of that last hospital visit seem as distant as a foreign country. To my understanding, he suffered from a heart attack that subsequently left him holding on to life by way of machine. I was too young to make sense of the entire situation, but ...

Words Changed Me

Photo credit: Creative Commons  Words have changed my life in a profound way. Whether they were spoken, read, or written, they have carried a notable and consistent weight that has either reinforced the walls where the dark monsters of my heart reside, or they have slowly stripped them away. Truthfully, in the moment, I haven't decided which is ...

Giving Birth Is Messy

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It's safe to say that as we progress in life, giving birth to something new is messy and challenging. Just as any woman in labor would tell you, pushing through to the end might seem rather impossible at times.  I think, anyways. I've always known that giving birth is messy. Whether it's a woman in labor, building a ...