night, sitting in my little studio apartment in North Hollywood staring at a blank page but determined to write. I thought if I created the perfect writing atmosphere maybe inspiration would just suddenly flow out of me like magic. And so, I have lit a candle for ambiance, poured myself a mug of peppermint tea, and my cat, who I named Penn (after Sean Penn, of course, because that's a perfectly acceptable person to name your cat after) is curled up next to me. And this is what I decided, I am going to write a preface. Now, first I had to google what a preface is, because I wanted to make sure it was different then an introduction, which it turns out, it is.
Following this first post I will be exposing my life to you. Some posts will be stories from my past, others will be about my current adventures. Completely open, completely honest. I will share my thoughts and experiences with you as I continue my journey towards a happier, healthier, brighter me. In essence, this blog will be an eclectic mixture of the many parts of my life and the many dreams in my head.
The poetry posted in the poetry section of this blog is all written by me. Poetry is one of the great loves of my life. For me, it is a way to try and articulate the parts of my life that are the most difficult to understand. Some poems were written years ago and others have yet to be written. Following each poem will be an explanation about the context of the poem, so that you can better understand and connect to them. I've never shared my poems with anyone before. They have always been just for me; an extension of my diary. But I want to be open with you, and that includes exposing some of the secret parts of myself. And perhaps I will post some of my favorite poems by some wonderful poets for your reading pleasure.
I have been through a lot in my life, as many of us have. And my past bleeds into my present, despite how hard I try to stifle it. And although I can't change my past, and I'm not so certain I would if such a thing were possible, I want to rewrite the story I created in my head of how I thought my life will turn out. And so this is my life. All of it. Parts of my past and parts of my present. The wonderful and the heartbreaking.
I promise to write to you at least once a week. But certainly more if I am feeling inspired.
And for the especially curious ones, links to my Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook can be found on the "About Me" page.
XO times a million,
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