From Sand to Gemstones

Refining Life's Ragged Edges


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Then Tonight Happened

Lately I've been feeling that I have nothing to say. Well, nothing good to say. Or anything good to contribute. And then tonight happened. It's been mighty rough going back to work this week. It's as if everything lay stagnant,... Continue Reading →

Locked Away

I was reminded today that there are some who get me and some who don't by a simple "good morning"... Hey I don't got orange juice or milk. Can I swing by for breakfast. To some this will mean nothing.... Continue Reading →


A few months ago I drew an hourglass in my notebook. I don't know where it came from. I only draw things that speak to me. Well, maybe it was a premonition for the below poem.¬† Hour Glass Like the... Continue Reading →

Another Day

I have this problem where I walk away from people¬†in my life. It's my way of saying I'm done giving everything to someone who doesn't reciprocate (or at least try to reciprocate) how deeply I love. It isn't that I'm... Continue Reading →

Love Yourself

Lately I've been sitting back trying to make sense of the world. Mostly the last few months. The third month of a brand new year is about to end and it appears this year will be a lot more colorful... Continue Reading →

From the Ashes

Sometimes circumstances happen that make you evaluate everything you know to be true. Sometimes things will happen that causes you to question every ounce of who you are. During those times you feel broken and lost. You feel inadequate and you just don't... Continue Reading →

Fight On

A mother's intuition is always spot on. And a girl will always need her mom. This morning I woke up to a text message from my mom. It wasn't in our family's group chat like it normally is. It was just a... Continue Reading →

Love Yourself

Valentine's Day is known as the Day of Love. The day when your beau will get you flowers and chocolate. Your girl will write a sweet letter and make you something handmade. In essence, its a romantic holiday for sure.... Continue Reading →

The Girl You Think I Am

It's been two years since you've left. I can't imagine my life without mom. I've been forced to imagine my life without you.

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