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What I’ve been writing lately

3 Dec

My writing life as of late consists of a very small list of mostly work pieces that I HAVE to write. The list is thus:

  • Emails: Mostly professional
  • Tip sheets for my students
  • Screenplay: a very little work on this
  • Creating a wiki site 

On top of these projects I am reaching out to my students, moving across the bay and considering a PH.D. In case you couldn’t tell I am super busy. But don’t think I’ve forgotten about you :). In fact I hope to have some posts coming up very soon. This is just the start.

 

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I really enjoyed these videos…you should too

26 Sep

Another Hospital

25 Aug

The world is an unending spiral of loss and the anticipation of loss

Why TKD kicked my butt

26 Jun

You may recall, I was on a big workout kick up until late March. I was working out regularly and eating well and had lost some weight. Now, fast forward to two-ish months later. I haven’t worked out and I’ve gained some weight back. As I mentioned I moved into my childhood home with my sister and I decided to be an awesome Aunt and take my nephew to Tae Kwan Do. I’ve taken a class before and I used to do  Karate so I figured no big deal. Big mistake.

Really I set myself up to fail. I didn’t have dinner, I’d had a cup of coffee with a lot of creamer and I haven’t had a lot of water. I went in there trying to keep up with these young kids and I almost fainted in the lobby. Fortunately for me, I know not to push myself when my body feels like its falling apart but I felt bad for my nephew who obviously did not want me to get sick and be tired. 

Just goes to show, you can’t be successful if you don’t plan ahead!

Link

Says it all

20 Jun

Says it all

I’m Alive…

18 Jun

It’s been a while. My grandmother died. The school year ended. I felt rushed and harried and impossibly out of wack.  And then, things began to look up. I went on a few job interviews and I finally landed an amazing job with a woman whom I have admired and whom I consider one of my greatest mentors. I put my two weeks in at the bill paying job and now I am getting ready for my new work. 

I moved in with my sister, which is one step closer to living alone. My partner and I are going strong, we’ve been together almost a year and a half. The living together and marriage conversations are rampant. 

Right now I am in a pretty good place. I am getting used to adjusting to change.

 

I haven’t written a poem in a while.  I think my creative spirit is consumed in despair. I try to find my creativity in other things. Fashion, decor, and creative programming. RIght now everything is up in the air but we have just passed the zero point and every ball I have is tumbling toward the ground.  

My Life right now

29 Mar

I am turning into a vegetable. I thought life was busy before, I was wrong. My grandmother went into the Hospital on Saint Patrick’s Day. My grandmother who is really my mother because she raised me and my sister. She is going through Kidney failure, has issues with her heart and liver and is now on Hospice. My heart is melting and trying to become numb but everytime I think I have myself composed tears start falling out of no where. I had been working out for stress relief and health and I’ve fallen out of that.

I’m not writing right now. Well I am but not moving any where. I feel mired. My goals that I had for this year seem impossible to reach and we haven’t even hit month four yet. Someone said to me recently that they want me to help them write politically, socially and professionally and I immediately felt like the task was impossible. My confidence is shattered and my soul is too bruised.  

My bright side exists thus: quiet evenings with my girlfriend, reading, watching movies and staring off into space. 

This makes me think about the book of poems I wanted to write about mourning. 

Adrienne Rich died the other day and that made me cry. I’ve only read one book of her poems but I was sobbing over the loss. Its amazing how the body finds its own way of release. 

Brief Getting it together Hiatus

4 Mar

Hey guys,

 

So you may have noticed my little self has disappeared for the last couple of weeks. Sorry! My work schedule has been all over the place and its effected my schedule for blogging and everything else. So very briefly, as I work on carving out a new schedule, I’ll be taking a hiatus. Now I know you’ll miss me 😉 I’ll miss you too. I’m going to try to eek out at least one post a week but bare with me. Thanks all!!!!!

Spoken Word That Will Touch Your Heart

21 Jul

Whole Foods Parking Lot!

14 Jul