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It’s Just Hair

Join me on my journey; cutting my hair, exploring beauty standards, rediscovering what being beautiful means, and rebuilding self-love.

MOTHER

I stare at the glorious mountain before me and seek out the words to describe her in true form. I am only human, much younger than she, just a seed in life’s spiraling cycle. And I don’t know if I can hold the wisdom she does, but I know it’s there, waiting to be touched.Continue reading “MOTHER”

SKIN

Our bodies are our homes while we’re on this Earth. And we want to feel good and comfortable in our own skin. My skin definitely isn’t perfect, but it has come a really long way from where it’s been. I’ve always had acne. It usually clears up during the summer time and resurfaces during theContinue reading “SKIN”

Ode to Summer

photo by XVNDER BLANK A Love Letter To Life I lay beside Rines Hill, a rock climbing spot that’s nestled in the woods about half a mile from the battered dirt road, somewhere in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. I’ve found my balance on a slanted rock, underneath a canopy of trees. I’m definitelyContinue reading “Ode to Summer”

Shifting Ground

photo by Sonal Madhok I was driving around one day and noticed the car in front of me had a sticker on it that read, “Change? How’s that working out for you?” I don’t know about you, but I think that statement is terrifying. Yes, they are “just words,” but there is truth in thatContinue reading “Shifting Ground”

Why I Hike

I’m sitting in the car, watching the trees blend together like a bunch of blurry pixels as the speed increases. The soft light of dawn is spilling in, stealing the remainder of the night, and coating everything in its golden hue. This is the only time you can look right at the sun and notContinue reading “Why I Hike”

On a Good Day

photo by Lucas Feola Anxiety in My Head and Fear in My Bed Tuesday Morning Thoughts This morning, my eyes gazed up at the blank ceiling above me. I noticed each line between the panels and the little details- the specks of paint and tiny cracks making up the bigger picture. My body laid limpContinue reading “On a Good Day”

The Divine Feminine

Lessons from Me, My Mama, and Other Wise Women in My Life “Self care allows me to tap into my divine feminine energy. This energy is the force that connects mother nature and all souls. It is an interwoven essence that speaks to authentic power. Keyword; authentic power. As a woman, I am connected toContinue reading “The Divine Feminine”

Phoenix Medicine

Moving Forward from The Past and Knowing Who You Are Now You can come back from anything,the Phoenix rises from its ashes,burns its past in the wake and when it turns its head in fury to peek,nothing remains. The Phoenix is the opposite of its past,acknowledging the misfortunes and the blessings,but no longer exists inContinue reading “Phoenix Medicine”

Shelter in Place

Art by Clutch Cabin Staying Positive During Quarantine In high school, my global studies teacher would assign songs to his students. He’d play one of the tunes at the beginning of class and you’d have to guess if it was yours. On my day, there played a cheerful 90s jam from his computer speakers. IContinue reading “Shelter in Place”

First Impressions

Art by Clutch Cabin Inside the creative mind The drive that makes itself known at some point in life is not just a simple energy. It is the surge of legacy rippling through and unintentionally changing. Whatever path we were on yields a new direction. We may try to neglect that part of ourselves orContinue reading “First Impressions”

222 Growth Lessons

It’s important that I let go of my fears in order to progress. I’m not sure if my worrying is just a side effect of anxiety or if it’s my brain’s general disposition, but it comes before everything. It’s over the fact that I’m getting nothing done in my creative life, although I write almostContinue reading “222 Growth Lessons”

Don’t Wake Me Up

The summer between eighth grade and freshman year of high school marked a point of great change in my life. My parents had just recently gotten divorced. My self esteem was extremely low and I struggled with self image- I obsessed over having a ‘thigh gap’ and being thin. I’d count my calories and startedContinue reading “Don’t Wake Me Up”

Best Friend Break Ups

There are no instructions on grieving the loss of the living. Some people just can’t be in your life anymore- for one reason or another. I’ve lost friends more times than I can count, meaning the whole nine yards- complete excommunication from the friend group. Each fall out varied; some I had people by myContinue reading “Best Friend Break Ups”

New Year, New Me?

2018 was a major year for my growth. The end of the summer marked a point where I really started focusing on myself and what I enjoyed. I overcame previous fears and obstacles. I realized who I wanted to be around. I began an honest effort to change the parts of myself I dislike. MyContinue reading “New Year, New Me?”

Where I Am Right Now

Lately, I’ve been letting everything move me. I mean, I’ve been letting music saturate my brain, sweep me up, and dance with me every time he plays. He has me engrossed in his thoughts and I lose my train of thought. This is letting go. This is my meditation. I’ve been letting the voices of the […]

Pardon Me, I’m Blooming

Growing is a part of life. And it doesn’t only happen after serious breaking points. It’s happening every day, fast or slow. It’s sitting right beside you awaiting acknowledgement. Being in a relationship or alone doesn’t prevent it. It’s a cycle in itself and it’s happening to each of us, we’re simply each in differentContinue reading “Pardon Me, I’m Blooming”

Anxiety Diaries

photo by Clutch Cabin Anxiety…She feels like a long lost friend now, a friend who I had distanced myself from. Our relationship wasn’t healthy and it was time to break ties. It’s almost hard to believe that just a year ago, she was making daily visits to my door, creeping her way in, attaching herselfContinue reading “Anxiety Diaries”