A Letter to November (2018)

Dear November, Am I a burden? With all my ups and down? With my sharp edges and tongue? Will there ever be a Winter when I am not drawn to the comfort of my own bed over spending time growing closer with those I love? In the final days of your reign, November, I am…

A Letter to October (2018)

Dear October, We had a bit of a hiccup. Ever year like clockwork, I wake up to dark and gloomy skies and heart to match it. I am stuck between sharing too much and not enough. I have worked hard this summer to make up for all for our lost time, October, and I felt…

A Letter to September (2018)

Dear September, I’ve been busy. Between poetry, comedy, and dinners with friends and family I could barely catch my breath. It’s been incredible. I mean I definitely could use a break, and still I wouldn’t change it for the world. We will call this place our home The dirt in which our roots may grow…

A Letter to August (2018)

Dear August, You’ve always been good to me and I couldn’t be more thankful. I feel that I am my truest self in your presence. Some time ago I read a post somewhere about a girl who changes her appearance for every season and how the narrator loved her most in the Autumn. It’s a…

One Step Back

It’s so easy to write about her To recall the pain And pour it into words But It’s different with you We are not perfect Bumping elbows And sharp tongues Everyday we are learning How to spend our lives together And still I reach back I do not know how to see progress When I…

Two-Way Street

You’ve all heard the saying, Relationships are a two-way street. I’ve always known this. You can’t be the only one giving or something isn’t going to work. I think everyone understands this concept. Until yesterday. After spending the last week reflecting on lost friendships I had a moment with my partner that opened my eyes….

A Letter to July (2018)

Dear July, It may come as a surprise to you but I’m feeling good. Or rather I feel good right now as I’m writing this. Maybe I didn’t spend the whole month in good spirits but I am here now. I hope you tell June I am sorry for not writing. I needed a breakthrough,…

Wanna Bet? – 100 Life Challenges

I haven’t been excited like this in a while. This month, my partner and I stopped by a bookstore and came across a book titles 100 Life Challenges. This book is exactly as it sounds. It is filled with 100, 30 day challenges. Originally I was drawn to this book so John-Robert and I could…

A Letter to May (2018)

Dear May, I’m sorry I’m late. This month came with hard conversations. Confrontation, tears, and heartache. I did not want to put myself back in that frame of mind to write this letter. Even right now as I write this I am hesitant to keep going. Having been writing letters for a year and a…

Disappearing Act

Mama said there’d be days like this There’d be days like this, my mama said. What mama didn’t know Is that days like this Arrive like disappearing acts Which sounds vague, I know, but hear me out. This morning I woke up Or so I thought. I opened my eyes Threw back the covers And…

Rewind

When push comes to shove You’re never ready to say goodbye It’s always one more day And maybe we can fix it Our hearts were made to believe In happily ever after So you can imagine How, after all that’s been said, I wish I could take it back And rewind To the day we…

For Addy

This year is different. I’ve already lost you in so many ways But tonight I felt your name Lost on the tip of my tongue And I cried myself to sleep. Because it’s just another day To all the people I never told, And our little family Couldn’t be farther apart. What would they think…