the semicolon project

Well worth a read. Profound message.

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FullSizeRender-1FullSizeRender Today I went to a tattoo artist, and for $60 I let a man with a giant Jesus-tattoo on his head ink a semi-colon onto my wrist where it will stay until the day I die. By now, enough people have started asking questions that it made sense for me to start talking, and talking about things that aren’t particularly easy.

We’ll start here: a semi-colon is a place in a sentence where the author has the decision to stop with a period, but chooses not to. A semi-colon is a reminder to pause and then keep going. 

In April I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. By the beginning of May I was popping anti-depressents every morning with a breakfast I could barely stomach. In June, I had to leave a job I’d wanted since I first set foot on this campus as an incoming freshmen because of my mental…

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The Bum

Lollipop eyes staring through me.
You’ve been drinking again today,
It’s so plain to see.
Staggering gait, lopsided grin.
Pity you don’t see the trouble you’re in.
A bottle a day. That’s your game
Keeps you on keel.
Keeps you feeling sane.
Oblivious to the harm on body and soul.
No care of the result?
Don’t care if you grow old?
The demons can’t get you,
Can’t get inside.
Just gotta keep on that slip sliding ride.
Hiding from your past,
No sense of the road.
A broken down cart serves as your abode.
You lift your middle finger at my sad and steady gaze.
Surely was quite hectic,
That life that turned to haze.
To turn away from family
Or did they turn on you?
To give up everything and live a life in lieu

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Dreams Are Meant To Come True!

I was nominated a couple of weeks ago by Erika Kind for this award. Thank you Erika for your constant support and kind nomination. Dreaming allows us to pull on our creativity and imagination and resonate with that which makes us feel good. This ability often sustains us through difficult times – something I have used on numerous occasions. To lose the ability to dream, I believe, is to lose the ability to fight for what you desire. So dream big! 🙂

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Guidelines for this nomination:

1. Thank and follow the blog that nominated you.
2. Tell us 7 dreams of yours.
3.  Nominate bloggers and set questions for them.

My 7 dreams:

From the heart…..

  1. I guess my largest dream right now is to find where I truly belong. My life has always been somewhat tumultuous. Often a result of often find myself wondering – what its all about? Why I am here? What am I supposed to be doing? The feeling that there has to be something more never quite leaves.
  2.  I dream of a wonderful life for my two boys. I hope that I have taught them well and that they will be truly happy. Not following societies expectations and finding their own path to true happiness.
  3. I dream that some of my words help others along the way. There is nothing worse than feeling alone in your pain and thinking that no-one understands. I have been there and in many ways still am.
  4. I dream of exotic lands and adventures (yeah that’s a big one, particularly with limited income lol)
  5. I dream of truly accepting and loving who I am. To not live under the burden of fear and inadequacy. This is something I work on every day and is a prerequisite to dream six
  6. I dream of finding true love. The real kind. Passionate, fulfilling, honest and long lasting.
  7. I dream of an honest and righteous world

I nominate all bloggers who took the time to read and comment on this heartfelt blog to share their seven dreams.

A song that resonates with me, even today. Judy Garlands “Over the Rainbow”