Out of Embers, Roses are Born

You’ve been on my heart and mind a lot lately. It was never a fair burden to put on you, the burden of you being the one who saved my life. You did, though, in so many ways. The problem was I kept that burden on you too long after you were born, and lookedContinue reading “Out of Embers, Roses are Born”

Ambition

Only when I was vomiting over twenty times a day, walking twenty five miles a day, and starving myself for days, did my mom actually find me beautiful. While most moms would be reassuring and supportive, mine was always quick to tell me to quit or I was not capable. My little sister was alwaysContinue reading “Ambition”

Fading

People have always been drawn to my words; drawn to my darkness that’s shadowed by smiles and laughter. I have the incredible need to put others first and make others happy, even if it means I am left with nothing. I often am. I can destroy my finances, give away everything I have, and riskContinue reading “Fading”

Perseverance

She was never praised for being beautiful or smart…quite the opposite reallyMany found her stupidMost found her uglySometimes even disgustingShe was average in grades, too shy for sports, never amounted to anything in talent, and was often an outcast and bullied for being too socially awkwardVery few believed she could succeed at life, so sheContinue reading “Perseverance”