It’s scary how many times I’ve been here before. Bruised, bloody, beaten. Pieces of my heart scattered over the floor. Balancing the tightrope between life and death. “I can’t continue anymore.” Yet, something strange happens every time deep within my core. I crawl, stumble stagger and wobble until suddenly I soar. Older original art by … Continue reading Cycle


It's my third anniversary with WP! I'm sort of stunned that I've been blogging this long. I've had more active periods than others, and more successful periods than others, but generally I'm just happy I've stayed with something for this long. Yay! It started as sort of a "bipolar only" blog, but now I kind … Continue reading Anniversary.


I was recently interviewed by a graduate student from Columbia University, and one of the questions she asked was why I blog. I've kind of answered this question before, but I found myself floundering when trying to answer her question in a concise way. There are a multitude of reasons for why I blog. First, … Continue reading Why???


I have been journaling about traumas I've experienced in my life. It's more of a list right now. I have eight pages so far in my journal. Things aren't really even detailed. I probably could fill things in, but it just feels too hard to do that right now. Just getting it out on paper … Continue reading Trauma


How do you guys feel about looking back at old blog posts? I tend to be a "one way" girl, meaning that I don't really spend any time looking back at where I've been on my blog. Most of the reasoning behind that is because it would be pretty painful to relive some of the … Continue reading Back


I haven't written any poetry for a long time. I'm not sure why that is. I think it's because I usually am in a specific mood state when it seems to flow the best, and I haven't been in that in quite some tome now. I actually don't know if that's a bad thing. I … Continue reading Writing


There will be lots of opportunities for puddle jumping here today. I haven't seen the final rain totals, but I know we received a few inches in just a couple of days, combined with all of the snow melt and the frozen ground that cannot accommodate all of the moisture. It's made for some spectacular … Continue reading Puddles


I remember way back in elementary school, we always had to decorate a shoebox to take into school for our friends to put our valentines in. Valentines were still cutthroat in those days. You really only gave them to your friends, so it was important to count how many valentines you received at the end … Continue reading Shoebox


Do you ever just feel like you want to make your mark on the world somehow? For some people, that is leaving a legacy of children behind. For others, it's writing a novel or a song. For some rare folks, it's inspiring Legend. Some legends are well known, and some are simply family ones, but … Continue reading Mark