Welcome to my teeny tiny corner of the internet; I am so glad you’re here. Verses and Pieces is a blog I have started to share my musings and riff-raffs about things that float around in my heart and mind space.
My writing ‘career’ began when I was in the 7th grade with me keeping a journal and religiously filling out pages about my heavier-than-a-black-hole heartbreak (what is it about first crushes?) and also my confusion and trials related to peer pressure, fitting in, and making sense of who I was.
Books and stories were my first loves ever and I eventually took to writing poetry after being inspired by submissions I read in Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul books (‘If they can do it, why can’t I?’ was my question). After puttering around for a while with pieces that I would be embarrassed to read now, my originality started to pour forth and I found my own voice speaking through those words. Since then, I’ve filled up plenty of pages and Colornote notes with poetry and prose pertaining to anything and everything that strikes a chord with my inner landscape.
What I know to be true in this window of time:
- That we, as humans, have so much more power than we allow ourselves to believe. It’s only a matter of exercising it.
- Reality is malleable. We can sculpt it and chisel it howsoever we want- if we really set our mind to it.
- Your gifts and talents (organizational skills and 1 liner wisecracks included) are meant to be shared and lived in. as much as possible, each and every day.
- We all have a deep need to be seen, heard, and celebrated.
- 1 chocolate per day is really healthy- for the immune system and your happiness as well.
- ‘If you do what you have always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten’ (Thanks for this, Jefferson).
- Love is the end all and be all to all our questions.
My can’t-live-without-these (or What I Strive to Include in my Everyday):
- Yoga (I can gush about its life-changing capabilities for hours at an end)
- Laughter (I’m up for a belly-aching laugh at any hour of the day)
Also, a chocolate.
One-liner philosophy (a nice, short phrase for them hard times are good, no?): You’re all you’ve got. Make the best of it.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you find something of value here or something to brighten your day up a little bit.
Much love and Milky Way light,