Put Your Damn Clothes On!

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Remember when you were younger and you saw someone older on TV who displayed so much confidence? They were beautiful, sexy and everything you assumed you’d be once you hit a certain age. The media shows us at a young … Continue reading

Lack

It doesn’t get easier.

Eventually you just learn to endure it.

You figure out a way to be content without it.

You learn how to block it out and let all the reasons drown you.

It doesn’t get easier.

It just becomes more oppressive.

But you learn how to deal.

Swallow it down.

There’s nothing else you can do.

You just deal.

November

This place looks so different since the last time I was here,

or maybe I was just too dazed to notice anything but you.

Maybe our ghosts have been here the entire time.

Maybe they got their dance.

Maybe you felt the shock too,

and it illuminated the room.

And in November, only in November,

have my feet touched these floors.

In November, only in November,

have your eyes met mine,

your hand in mine.

I know you can’t promise to love me, but promise me you’ll try.

Swift vs. Spotify: One Artist’s Junk is Another’s Treasure

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*stands up* Hi. I’m Tina. I’m 26 years-old and I still buy CDs. In fact, I buy music all the time. I’m that nerd that goes out early on release day and hunts down the albums I’ve been dying to … Continue reading

20 Posts In 20 Days: Don’t Be Surprised

*For the next 20 days, I am challenging myself to write 20 posts on self-reflection, etc. Times are stressful and it’s easy to lose sight of ourselves and what/who we want to be and achieve. Brave enough to participate? Just follow along and send me your posts via the comments, a pingback, Twitter or Facebook. :)


 

Well folks, I did it! I completed the 20 Posts In 20 Days challenge! Honestly, I can’t believe I followed through with it. There were definitely days when I couldn’t find the inspiration to write anything worth reading, but I pushed through it and it taught me how to keep on writing even when I’m feeling uninspired. If you kept up with me, thank you! I hope something you read meant something to you.

As I end this personal challenge, I want to talk about something that’s been a reoccurring theme in my life lately. We all know someone who does stupid things. Whether it be just an innocent mistake or something that keeps playing out over and over again with the same turnout, it often makes me wonder why these people don’t learn from their mistakes first time around. Sometimes I feel like I have to babysit people who are old enough to take care of themselves and I’m tired of it. Grow up. Sometimes I feel as if I get treated like dirt because that’s how others view me. Apparently, I’m not worth an apology, a happy birthday, a helping hand, an “are you okay?,” or more importantly, the truth. When are people going to take responsibility for their actions and stop throwing the term “victim blaming” around?

If you don’t put in the effort to tell her you want her, don’t be surprised when she walks away. She deserves better.

If you don’t take matters into your own hands, don’t be surprised if you get something you’re not satisfied with…or nothing at all.

If you ignore someone who cares about you, don’t be surprised when your phone calls go unanswered. Karma’s a bitch.

If you continuously lie to someone, don’t be surprised when everything you say is questioned.

If you don’t take action, don’t be surprised if you get nowhere.

When you constantly berate someone for simply being themselves, don’t be surprised when they are no longer a part of your life.

When someone takes the time to support you and you don’t acknowledge their kindness, don’t be surprised when that kindness and support turns sour and hesitant.

When you abandon someone in their time of need, don’t be surprised if they’re gone when you need them.

It takes courage to lay down your pride but it makes you a better person. Make the right choice. If not, don’t be surprised when life takes you down dark paths.

 

20 Posts in 20 Days

Who Am I?

Values

Purpose

Describing a Dream

Right Back In Your Face

The Pros and Cons of Living In Greenpoint

5 Twitter Handles You Need To Follow

10 Feel Good Things About Life

This Is How You Lose Her

Either You Write or You “Write”

The Clock Winked

Fragile

The Most Difficult Aspects of Being 26

Emerald and Sapphire

Let’s Love Like Seventeen

Repeat Offender

Meeting Tyler Knott Gregson

I Think It’s Time To Get Out

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20 Posts In 20 Days: Smoke

*For the next 20 days, I am challenging myself to write 20 posts on self-reflection, etc. Times are stressful and it’s easy to lose sight of ourselves and what/who we want to be and achieve. Brave enough to participate? Just follow along and send me your posts via the comments, a pingback, Twitter or Facebook. :)


 

You were an illusion,

but I couldn’t see past the smoke.

You clouded up my brain,

until I lost focus completely.

I lost sight of who I was,

and what I wanted.

 

You’re not bad for me,

you’re just not the one.

To someone else you’ll go,

and I hope she’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of.

 

This is the last one for you.

Your voice,

forever on repeat.

Forever hiding in the smoke.


20 Posts in 20 Days

Who Am I?

Values

Purpose

Describing a Dream

Right Back In Your Face

The Pros and Cons of Living In Greenpoint

5 Twitter Handles You Need To Follow

10 Feel Good Things About Life

This Is How You Lose Her

Either You Write or You “Write”

The Clock Winked

Fragile

The Most Difficult Aspects of Being 26

Emerald and Sapphire

Let’s Love Like Seventeen

Repeat Offender

Meeting Tyler Knott Gregson

I Think It’s Time To Get Out

 

“You’re just a ghost of blissful feelings,
A cloud of smoke that I keep breathing,
An illusion, I’m losing you to the games in my mind.”

20 Posts In 20 Days: I Think It’s Time To Get Out

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*For the next 20 days, I am challenging myself to write 20 posts on self-reflection, etc. Times are stressful and it’s easy to lose sight of ourselves and what/who we want to be and achieve. Brave enough to participate? Just … Continue reading

Men

It’s always the same.

They take.

They take and they don’t ask.

They keep disappointing you until you’re at the point where you can’t breathe anymore.

Peace of mind is foreign and there is always something you’re not doing for them that makes them stray.

What about me?

Don’t I get a say, too?

20 Posts In 20 Days: Meeting Tyler Knott Gregson

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*For the next 20 days, I am challenging myself to write 20 posts on self-reflection, etc. Times are stressful and it’s easy to lose sight of ourselves and what/who we want to be and achieve. Brave enough to participate? Just … Continue reading

20 Posts In 20 Days: Repeat Offender

*For the next 20 days, I am challenging myself to write 20 posts on self-reflection, etc. Times are stressful and it’s easy to lose sight of ourselves and what/who we want to be and achieve. Brave enough to participate? Just follow along and send me your posts via the comments, a pingback, Twitter or Facebook. :)


 

How could you have left things that way?

Four years down the drain, making a mess of my time.

I was replaced so fast.

 

Are you aware of your words?

You can’t see them lingering

Sticking to me like a crime scene.

 

You left so suddenly, your addictions melting away

You said I was the catalyst, but I don’t think you accepted the word, “no.”

Maybe one day I’ll let this go.

Maybe your words will wear off.

Maybe I’ll defy you some more.

 

You should be careful what you wish for.

You should have known who you were dealing with.


20 Posts in 20 Days

Who Am I?

Values

Purpose

Describing a Dream

Right Back In Your Face

The Pros and Cons of Living In Greenpoint

5 Twitter Handles You Need To Follow

10 Feel Good Things About Life

This Is How You Lose Her

Either You Write or You “Write”

The Clock Winked

Fragile

The Most Difficult Aspects of Being 26

Emerald and Sapphire

Let’s Love Like Seventeen

“I wanna feel something,
That’s not the touch of your breath on my neck.
I wanna feel something,
That’s not the weight of your world in my head.”