I asked myself…

what is it that I am trying to say in my writing? what is my message? does it help? 

how do I show who I am? 

is there something that I want my readers to feel? 

how will i fall in love with poetry again? have I evolved from where I have been? where am I trying to go? 

is this where & how readers will be able to experience my growth? 


  1. It allows me to have a clearer mind.
  2. It allows me to slow down.
  3. I physically feel lighter.
  4. I’ve become more aware of my interactions with people.

3 Ways Breathing Helps Me

When I find myself beginning to struggle through a triggering moment, I will consciously stop what I am doing and take my first deep breath.

1) the first breath always helps to calm the anxiety/excitement that I am feeling. #breathe #repeat

2) my second breath helps to slow down any racing thoughts. #breathe #repeat

3) my last breath makes it easier for me to listen & remain present. #breathe #repeat