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A Poet's Life

Daily Gratitude 11/2/15

Today I am grateful for many things. I will have the opportunity to meet my favorite poet and an incredible person, Patricia Smith, during my final MFA Residency in January. What a way to end two years of amazingness. I have a mentor, Erica Dawson, taking me through my final term with so much support…
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There is a bittersweet irony in discovering that I am no longer the poet I thought I was. I have transcended the need for validation from a community. I revel in being an individual. It has been inside of me from the day I put the first word on a sheet of paper with a…
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Daily Gratitude 1/14/14

Today I am grateful for the little things that often go unnoticed.

Daily Gratitude 1/13/14

Today I am grateful to have time to revisit the notes I took for school. I was so overloaded while in the moment that I didn’t really have time to process much of it. My list of authors to look up and study is about 4 pages long. I wrote down every name I heard…
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Daily Gratitude 1/5/14

Today I am grateful for making it through a 15 hour day at my MFA program. As exhausted as I am, I cannot even begin to find words for the appreciation I carry in the depths of my being for feeling like this experience will not only make me a better writer and artist but…
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As I write the final of my 30 gratitudes for November 2013, I am overwhelmed. As much as I have focused through the years on the difficult journey my life has been, I’ve spent the past 30 days so far removed from that mindset, that many transitions have occurred. Not only am I grateful for…
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Today I am grateful for the gathering of friends, the understanding of family, and the abundance of love that comes from realizing just how precious and beautiful life is. This has never been a day of celebrating a historic moment whether good or bad (based on individual perception), rather it has always been about the…
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Today I am grateful for the gift of brainstorming with an extremely talented artist that helped me to open my mind to bigger possibilities than I gave myself credit for. Oftentimes, artists place limitations on what they think they can do. I believe if we remove the words, “I can’t do that” from our vocabulary,…
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Today I am grateful for the gift of having a warm place to sleep when it’s cold outside. Though I live in Florida and rarely feel it is cold enough to know I could freeze to death if I had to live outside, I realize how different it is in states where winter brings with…
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Today I am grateful for my safe arrival in Nashville. The flight was smooth, actually not very long, and I sat next to a wonderful elderly couple. I am also grateful for the realization that sometimes putting distance between myself and what is familiar initiates clarity. We tend to sometimes see things in a narrow…
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