Saturday, April 14, 2012


(On my ride to Boston, I was inspired to write this. Kind of like a birthday present to myself.)

Today I want to talk about myself. Like me, the person. I know most professionals don't do this but I'm not most professionals and I would like to make that clear.

As many of you read in my writing collage, I had a friend named Manuel who died in his sleep in 2003. This tragic event has been a main fuel for pushing me to be my best. When someone so young dies so suddenly, the realism of how precious time is intensifies. Life is precious. And it sucks that events like these are what have to remind us of that.

"There are ppl in this lifetime that we should never meet. Cause to be here now without you, well my life seems so incomplete." ~Come Undone

Friends, Family, Acquaintances, Sorority sisters and others always wonder why I push so hard. So I tell you now; its because I need us all to live our lives. Not just for ourselves but for people like Manuel. How upset would you be if you were looking at us if you were him? I'd be furious! "Live!" I'd yell.

"I remember tears streaming down your face
When I said I'll never let you go
When all those shadows almost killed your light
I remember you said, 'Don't leave me here alone'
But all that's dead and gone and passed tonight" ~Safe & Sound

There's something about a song that can put a smile on my face that feels SO good.

Being in love was one of the best times of my life. The air of possibilities grew with everyday that we spent together. Our differences didn't matter; what the world had to say about us didn't matter. All that mattered was that we couldn't get enough of that addictive love that drove us to so things we never thought we'd do. The compassion we didn't even know we could have for another person. 

"A fallen star fell from your heart and landed in my eye" ~Cosmic Love

I write this all to announce that after the prequel to My____ life (still not revealing the title), I will be dedicating my time to writing a memoir about my life. I believe I owe it to my life the peace of others learning from it and reflecting on their own. It's a project close to my heart and soul. 

Michelle says it best, "Well it's all so overrated in not saying how you feel. So you end up watching chance fade and wondering what's real"

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