• Writing

    MeMe

    I hadn’t been able to write lately. I hadn’t been sleeping well, I wasn’t able to concentrate. I felt like I was trying to get to the surface, but it was dark and mud coated my mouth. I didn’t know how to say what’s been going on in my head. I don’t know how to write about things like this. I first drafted this post a few weeks ago, but things are different now. I originally wrote this to talk about how difficult it’s been to deal with my grandma’s dementia and failing health. After one particularly bad doctor visit, Mom told me, “She hasn’t had an easy life. How…

  • Books,  Monthly Reading Wrap-Up

    February Reading Wrap-Up

    Hello, everyone! I have been busy this month in terms of reading, so I’m excited to share my wrap-up for the month of February. Side rant: I do not like the system of 1-5 stars. I feel it’s just not enough of a scale to accurately rate books, especially with how subjective reading is. I feel it’s more helpful to find someone with similar reading tastes to mine and check out their book lists. Therefore, I usually will not leave ratings on Goodreads unless the book blows me away, or I really dislike it, and I will not be utilizing them on my site at this time until I figure out a…

  • Writing

    Fever Dreaming

    It struck fast, when it did. I went to bed after what I assumed was a coughing fit brought on by the temperature changes (it happens sometimes; my asthmatic lungs are fickle) and woke up with chills and body aches. It’s been a rough few weeks around here. We have all been hit hard with the flu. And, in the vein of “when it rains, it pours”, we have been having some family stresses, centered around my grandparents. I want to write about this, but I’m honestly not sure how to start, and I’m not sure it should be written immediately, when things are fresh and painful. So, writing has…

  • Lifestyle,  Metaphysical,  Writing

    Do They See You?

    It’s no secret that I am a bibliophile, for which my husband has always been supportive, but he isn’t the type to buy books as gifts. That changed this past Christmas. He picked out the book pictured above: it details various Tarot card meanings, and ties those meanings into tips to increase creativity. Mike isn’t a reader. He isn’t into Tarot. He used to draw, but hasn’t done so in years. Yet, he picked out the perfect book for me, because he knows I value those things. In typical me fashion, I teared up, and he, used to my outbursts of emotion, but still concerned, asked me why I was…

  • Poems & Musings,  Writing

    Lost Mirrors, New Seasons

    And maybe you want to believe that every person who comes into your life is your soulmate or missing piece or the one who might finally save you. But maybe, they came into your life for something wonderfully human and brief and fragile: to introduce you to an author who writes into your soul or a song that says what you never could. Maybe they will never caress your skin in the dark, because they were sent instead so you could finally tell the secret you’d been keeping inside for years; the one you thought couldn’t be said out loud. Maybe you hold on because your ego has lied to…

  • Poems & Musings,  Writing

    Sequoias

    I think, if I could live as long as they do, Maybe life wouldn’t be so mysterious Or maybe I would simply accept the mystery And not question it. Maybe I would be braver With my head in the clouds, If I knew my roots were deep as heartbeats. Maybe I would find myself beautiful With my russet bark, the color of autumn, And my proud, regal bearing. Instead, I walk below them, Fragile against them, my bones and skin glass. The wisdom beneath my fingers, Of things known and unknown, All the nameless years, Stretched up and away from me into the sky. Sara Myriad

  • Books

    Last-Minute Holiday/Winter Reads!

    I hope everyone is staying cozy and warm today; we had quite a bit of snow dumped on us, so I ended up staying home. It worked out perfectly, because I had been compiling a little list of fun books that are great for this time of year. If you have someone you need a last-minute gift for, or just want to treat yourself, I hope you are able to walk away with a couple of ideas. Please note: all of these titles can be easily found on Amazon, but I opted to utilize IndieBound. I would rather spend more and know the money is staying in my community, but…

  • Writing

    The Introvert’s Winter

    This time of year settles into my bones; it makes me lethargic, yet also kicks my brain into a sort of hum. I both ache to see my loved ones, and ache to be by myself. My life’s consisted lately of numerous social functions, family gatherings, and various obligations. I am so grateful that people want to spend time with me, and grateful I am able to do these things. However, I am an introvert, and my internal battery found itself depleted. In truth, I pushed myself too much. My creativity and mood takes the hardest hits when I’m running on empty. I found myself largely unable to write much…

  • Lifestyle,  Writing

    Things That’ve Made Me Happy Recently, Part 2

    It’s been a couple of months since I have made one of these lists. I think my gratefulness comes through in many of my posts, but, well, I just really like making lists sometimes. Antibiotics to help me feel better. I have a kidney infection going on, so I am glad I am able to take something that helps me heal. Going to the local craft fair with my Mom. I knew it was going to be a good day when I walked into a room and immediately saw dinosaurs made for Lego sets. I excitedly yelled, and had a good conversation with the seller about how no one is…

  • Writing

    Emily & Kennedy: 11/02/2019

    When Emily approached me about the idea of writing a poem for her upcoming wedding, I admit it, I cried. She has, and continues to be, extremely supportive of my writing, and I realized that I was being given an incredibly gift; the opportunity to use my words to show her how much I loved her and Ken, and how much I wanted them to be happy. In true writer fashion, I had my pen out until the actual ceremony, crossing out words, or inserting or rearranging others. Finally, it was time to read it. Emily informed me at the reception that it made her and her new husband cry…