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May 21, 2017 – Embracing New Poets

I’ve had some rather interesting feelings about my open mic lately. I’ve been at hosting for eight years now, and yes, I’ve been able to sustain it for that long. I have embraced the transformation my open mic and I […]

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January 15, 2017 – Phase One

I’m two weeks into my 365 days of transformation and I’m amazed at how much my life has changed already. I made a move to another city in early December which played an integral part in me making the transformation […]

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January 11, 2017 – Allowing

I learned this from a friend who crossed my path many years ago and never truly understood what it meant until now – ALLOWING. I have been very dedicated to always being in control of my life, my surroundings, and […]

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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 […]

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Daily Gratitude 1/14/14

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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