It’s Okay to Take A Break

My whole life, I've had this very strict plan for myself. Go to school, graduate, move out, go to grad school, become a doctor, get a high paying job, work for the FBI...etc. However, this did not happen. Actually, the plans drastically changed. 2017 has absolutely been the best and worst year of my life.... Continue Reading →

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Dear Whoever You Are

"Whoever you are" because you aren't who you used to be, and I don't even really know you anymore. "Whoever you are" stares me down, yells at me over things that have long since been over. "Whoever you are" worms his way inside my head, everything is my fault, I'm always wrong. "Whoever you are"... Continue Reading →

Complications

I dated someone once who looked at the world through cynical, sarcastic eyes, except when he looked at me. He looked at me with these eyes that read my mind, interrupted my thoughts, invaded my privacy. He took candid pictures, snapshots of the way I looked at things, "you're the prettiest when you're calm". And... Continue Reading →

Unspoken

Her hands tremble above the keyboard, words that will never make sound pour out, tears streaming down cheeks, the dam is breaking... Blank spaces filled with words that will never be heard, destined to remain silent forever. Buried deep down like the dark secrets you try so hard to cover up. No amount of dirt,... Continue Reading →

Blown Away

Typically, I try to post content here that is interesting and doesn't sound preachy. However, this is a different kind of content. Too long for a Facebook post and too uninteresting to be an article. Almost 2 years ago I started my writing journey with Odyssey as a creator and social media director. As a... Continue Reading →

Praying

Your prayers are best sung on your knees in front of a God that may or may not exist. Confessing your deepest secrets to a face, hidden behind a screen. Your prayers are folded hands, bowed heads, save me. My prayers are best sung in the words I write, locked away on paper. Praying to... Continue Reading →

Change

One day she looked in the mirror and decided she was done. Restricted by the expectations of someone not meant to fit in. Suffocated by the lies of those who "only mean well". Crushed by the "love" of people not equipped to give it. Burned by the fire in other people's eyes. Defeated by the... Continue Reading →

Nature Walks

The trees reach out their arms to guide you, gently along your path. And once you get going, there is no going back. There's a whisper humming through the foliage luring you farther in. And once you see it, you can't unsee it and your love with nature begins. There's something about standing on something... Continue Reading →

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