familyThis storm still has such a hold on me;

My head is clouded and I’m echoing,

echoing in my own head.

Repeating my own phrases again and again and again.

This full circle life we lead—

We live, we love, we leave. Never past tense. Always now. Always continued.

The movies, a party, a museum.

I promise I’ll say yes.

How many times can I wish I said yes?

A matter of distance, a matter of energy—

It just doesn’t matter anymore.

The memories we made will have to be enough.

You’re out of audible range, though I sometimes feel you near.

Now you’re everybody’s forever best friend.

Forever young.

The kind of love that belongs to a full-grown heart;

Eternal fondness.

This storm will continue to hold me.

Always now. Always happening.

Always love.

Because you are and always will be.

October 30, 2012


familyIt’s been a year since you left me and I’m struggling to say

Exactly how much I miss you.

My heart feels weak and my stomach won’t stop turning;

I miss you this much:

Enough to keep myself together, so I can help everyone else stay together too.

Enough to try harder, to work harder;

Enough to do everything I can.

Enough to be the person you treated me like,

The person you were proud to love.
October 31, 2011

I like my jobs the way I like my steak — well done.

steakWhat is the act of doing without purpose? Many people consider their jobs monotonous, mind numbing, and repetitive. In today’s society, it is easy to get lost in the shuffle of doing. When thinking about how to get from point A to point B, the purpose behind doing so is often lost. How do we find it?

We, the people of the world, understand that you need a raise, you need your boss’ approval, you need something. We all do. But what do you need to get through the day with a smile on your face? How would that smile influence your day-to-day interactions with people? What really makes life worth it?

If a person does not feel worth in their actions, any good intention can be lost. Consider your job holistically—what couldn’t happen without you? What do you bring to the table? Everyone has it: a purpose. But tell me—what are you doing about yours?

Going above and beyond what is needed often shows character, but going above and beyond yourself in order to maximize your potential takes true strength. What do you need to get there?