Category: Flashes Of Thought

June 1, 2017 – Another Month Come and Gone and I’m Still Here

May was an incredibly rough month for me. So many things occurred and a lot of emotions got stirred up. I will say that I realized how strong I really am. I had some incredibly dark moments and I really have to confess I had a couple of little breakdowns, but in the end, I…
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May 30, 2017 – Don’t Make Fun of My OCD!

So over the past few years, I have been teased by a lot of people making fun of my obsessive compulsive desire to buy art supplies. I have an intimate relationship with Michaels and can’t wait to make it to the new Blick store in Tampa. Yes, I’ve been snickered at, and though it has…
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May 29, 2017 – Dear Diary

At the age of 11, I begged my mom for a diary. I wanted to start saving my thoughts, poems, and ideas. My days in the closet had ended about a year before that, so I felt it would be a great start for my future to be able to document my past. It was…
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January 1, 2017 – Coming Out Of The Void

2016 was a difficult year on so many levels. I’m glad to leave it behind. New Year’s Eve was eye opening to say the least, but not something that is relevant to share. Suffice it to say, it caused a dramatic shift in how my life will move forward. Within the time frame of about…
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Thanks to a beautiful, young, brown-skinned, blind and deaf man, I had a moment of clarity

My posts for this blog have always been about honesty and self-discovery. It makes no sense to seek answers to questions that make the mind spin if honesty is not an integral part of the process. I’ve been hitting the Y the past few days to try and get my head on straight. My personal…
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It’s like swiping a cloth across a grimy window and finally being able to see outside.

I’ve been going through some very intense transitions the past few months. That saying of, “when it rains it pours,” has been quite apt for my current life track. There are so many factors that occur to throw a person off the rails, the end of a relationship, not having a home, fighting the drudgery…
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Daily Gratitudes 11/12/15

Today is a milestone day for me. I have forged through my MFA Program since my first term in January of 2014. It has been a most remarkable journey. Today I uploaded my completed Thesis for final review and to forward to my Second Reader. I am grateful to have experienced this opportunity. I have…
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Daily Gratitude 11/11/15

Today I am grateful to be alive. Need more be said?

Daily Gratitudes 11/10/15

Today I am grateful for the ability to read and write. I know there are so many people in the world that are unable to read. They might never have an opportunity to enter another world, another life, another experience that is not their own. Reading has been a life saver for me many times…
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Daily Gratitudes 11/9/15

I am so grateful for my blood family and extended family. I have traveled a hard road, yet always persevered because of the deep, unflinching, and pure love my children have given me. I better understand my personal meaning of family. It is not born from blood, but from love.