I have always loved to write.
I love writing helpful blog posts sharing in the human experience.
As a little girl, I loved to write newspaper articles, plays, and small stories.
I also loved and still do write poems.
I never really shared those because they always felt too personal, and I was afraid.
I have only ever shared one poem, and that was last year. The construction and release of that poem was a breath of fresh air for me.
And throughout writing that poem, I was also working on others. I have been traveling a new path over the last two years, one which has led to an essential awakening for me — and has opened up my eyes to a whole new world.
I've had an unbelievable amount of things to say, and in regards to my pain, those turned into poems. And the scripting of these poems has been part of the awakening.
So on the eve of my 28th birthday, I have decided to share Part 1.
Part 1 is a series I've written concerning my life over the past two years. There is a storyline, and it is personal, but I also believe it to be relatable. I think we've all been touched by heartbreak. The pieces I've written are me dealing with the aftermath.
I'll leave you with a little secret. I am scared to share these poems. But I'm also compelled to be brave. That's the title of my blog, after all. Being brave looks different to me now, and I like it.
I'll leave you with this quote, which I adore, "The world is violent and mercurial-- it will have its way with you. We are saved only by love-- love for each other and the love that we pour into the art we feel compelled to share." -Tennesse Williams
All My Love,