Day 2 of 365: Self-Reflection Journey

Day 2 of 365: Self-Reflection Journey

What does happiness feel like? Day 2 of my year long self-reflection journey and I again find myself at a loss for words. How do I describe something I am not quite sure I have ever felt?

Day 1 of 365: Self-Reflection Journey

Day 1 of 365: Self-Reflection Journey

What brings me joy? I don’t know. Why are questions like that so difficult? That is the first question I have to answer on the first day of this self-reflection journey and it’s the most difficult one.

Where Have All the Rainbows Gone?

Where Have All the Rainbows Gone?

I wondered what the world would be like without rainbows. I think it would be very boring. But some people are afraid of rainbows. So this poem is about what happened to the rainbows. And how they came back. Because one thing I know, rainbows always come back.

Bearing Witness Leads to Purpose

Bearing Witness Leads to Purpose

Can I thrive? Am I able to leave behind or move through the foundation of my life, of who I am? Those are the questions I have. And bearing witness to the stories of other survivors gives me the hope I need to push forward and thrive.

Bearing Witness to Me

Bearing Witness to Me

But then I started watching and reading other people’s stories; I started bearing witness. And I saw people thriving and living their lives. It gave me hope.

The Importance of Bearing Witness

You see, walking into the light meant leaving survival behind and entering into thrivival, the place where I could truly be myself, without the armor, without the defenses up. The more I stood there, the more I wanted to be out in that light.

The Front Lines

The Front Lines

When someone mentions bravery I think of knights and swords clanging. I don’t think of healthcare workers, truckers or grocery store employees. Until now. COVID has redefined bravery.