Rain

It's half past midnight and I keep staring out the window at the bare swaying branches glistening beneath the orange lamp post. I close my eyes and a moment with my daughter earlier in the day replays in my mind. We're walking in the rain and singing the "rain rain go away" song. Despite the … Continue reading Rain

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Unpacking

I'm striving to become more aware of what my body is telling me and making sure to not only notice what's happening inside me, but also around me. I'm constantly being reminded that I have to trust my gut and follow my heart. What I'm realizing through overdue introspection is that I do neither of those … Continue reading Unpacking

The Revival

  When my grandmother passed away several years ago, I salvaged a few dusters from her boxes of belongings. Dusters are basically Filipino "house dresses" or in American terms, muumuus. I wanted to repurpose them, use the beautiful fabrics that use to adorn her silhouette and bring new life to my space. As I was leaving, … Continue reading The Revival

Let It Flow

Last night, the sun was so vast and breathtaking as I was driving, I had to stop, get out and try to get some shots of it melting into the lake. A flock of geese started to "honk" (just learned that sound they make is called that--I'm not going to pretend that I didn't just google that) … Continue reading Let It Flow

Still I Rise

The first book I ever purchased was "Poems" by Maya Angelou. I brought $10 to school that day because I had been looking forward to the book fair for weeks--I must have been in 5th grade. I circled the aisles and something drew me to this book with the teal cover and photo of a woman … Continue reading Still I Rise

Listen to the Whispers of your Heart

It will not lead you astray. I've been determined to silence the noise and just listen to what my soul feels/what my heart says. (It's amazing how the body instinctively knows what you're feeling before your mind has even begun processing anything.) And it's been going something like this: Live life in a big way Let it … Continue reading Listen to the Whispers of your Heart

Transforming

On mornings when I wake up just before my alarm, I feel at peace. My eyes flicker slowly, adjusting to the light creeping in from the window. To maintain the stillness, I don't check the time right away, instead I allow my body to take direction from the soft light peering in from the hallway. … Continue reading Transforming