Dear Reader

Hello, dear reader! What would you like to see more of from my blog posts? I know it’s a simple question, but one that you get to help me with. I’ve been writing this blog mostly for myself, without thinking about the most important person: You. You’re the reason why I keep writing, why I’mContinue reading “Dear Reader”

Dear Jude I

Dear Jude, I miss your smile as I flip through my old pics of you on my phone. I miss your early morning alarms when you get up to go to work. I miss you coming home smelling of chlorine, your hair still damp from the pool. I miss how you dress: crisp & handsomeContinue reading “Dear Jude I”

What I Live For (2020)

Blue October’s 10th studio album is about fighting for those you love, living with depression, and how marriage is actually work–not matter how long you’ve been together. Blue October continues to write personal & moving lyrics, focusing on the journey of living through depression.

The Giver

Jonas lives in the Community. In the Community, there is no more hunger, or pain, or colors. When Jonas gets his assignment to be the new Receiver for his Community, he meets an older man called the Giver. The Giver will teach Jonas about the world he’s missing: colors and snow. But he will alsoContinue reading “The Giver”

ROOM

In Room,Ma lives with her five-year-old son, Jack. Room is where Ma has lived for the past seven years. After being kidnapped at nineteen, Ma was put into a shed and physically and mentally abused by a man she and Jack call Old Nick. The shed is soundproofed, so no matter how loud they scream,Continue reading “ROOM”

New Year, New Bullet Journal

This January, I recently made the decision to create a new bullet journal. With a new Moleskin dot grid notebook, a set of washi tape, & new Mildliner pens in hand, I excitedly began my new journey.

Proposal: Fight for Love

I did a surprise proposal, & it went surprisingly well. Here’s the song lyrics & words of my own that I used to propose to the love of my life, Rory: Dear Rory, There’s something I can’t quite explain: I’m so in love with you/You never take that away You’re never second best,you’re my one,Continue reading “Proposal: Fight for Love”

The Poet X

Xiomara (X) is a poet. She writes poems daily in her notebook, writing about her life. When she discovers slam poetry, it changes her world. Xiomara (X) is a poet. She writes poems daily in her notebook, writing about her life. When she discovers slam poetry, it changes her world.

Fat Goals

When you’re heavier, you can’t just wear anything When you’ve gained weight from medications, your stomach poofs out bit by bit until you look like you’re pregnant When you’re going up in size, you wonder why the hell is this happening to me? Your pants no longer fit your cup size goes up, too yourContinue reading “Fat Goals”

your eyes are an ocean

your blue-green wavestug me from the soft sand & beckon me into your lapping waters,where I splash until my skin is pebbled with goose-pimples I slog through the water, logy with exhaustionhaving spent hours drowning in your pounding waves once more on the sand,I’m warmed by the sudden eruptionof Volcanus heat from your undertow. M.B.B.[5/28/15editedContinue reading “your eyes are an ocean”