So I published a book of poetry!
“STRINGS,” is a collection of monologue poetry that explores the complicated relationships we have with friends, lovers and family, and also reflects on the complicated relationship we have without ourselves.
When I was in my 20s I wrote a lot of poetry. Usually in a monologue style, I wrote mostly about the situationshiops I stumbled into in my 20s. I felt things deeply back then (still do) and I wrote from a very raw place. I wrote with no true understanding of the experiences I was having. I wrote without really understanding the types of people I was dealing with and I wrote without truly understanding myself.
Now in my late 30s, I reviewed those old poems and I cringe at my naivete. I was situationships with toxic, narcissistic men who made me question my own worth. I was in unfulfilling, one-sided friendships with people who treated me like an option and were never there for me. And I was lowkey – a pick me. Ooo that’s a hard thing to admit.
But that’s why journaling is so important. We can write down moments and then revisit them with a new perspective. That’s what my poetry as done for me. Back then I also wasn’t on a self-love journey. I was seeking love and validation from others and I cringe at the thought of how much I wanted to please everyone.
I’m no longer a pick me and I only seek love and validation from myself. And it’s awesome.
Which is why I felt brave enough to publish those old poems. If you’re interested in reading some of my cringe yet honest poetry please purchase the book on Amazon or get it on Kindle.
I appreciate your support, lovelies!