I made one decision recently that has hopefully solved 100 more decisions that needed to be made.
Temporarily leaving IG last month to focus on putting myself out there artistically has opened me up to new opportunities. I noticed I wasted a lot of valuable time wondering / worrying about other people’s “virtual” perception of me. This was ironically conflicting with the peace I have pinned on Twitter for myself to keep.
Instead of having IG withdrawals, I withdrew from other areas in my life that were taking away from my peace, to see if I felt any lighter. I stepped back and noticed there was more gratitude expressed daily. I also reconnected with my journaling practice and developed creativity with how I expressed my thoughts.
Sometimes social media feels like the middle man to getting my voice heard. I looked for spaces that would be open to poets / artists and found two wonderful communities that I currently frequent. I feel more alive sharing my writings / opinions in these circles. Through the process I’ve become quicker and clearer in thinking. I attached a goal to become a Poet-In-Residence in a community organization– allowing me to utilize my whole bag: writing, graphic design, video and music production.
I also revisited the valuable lessons to be proud of not only who you are but where you come from. For me Brooklyn is a global village and it raised me well. I’ve come back to contribute there because it’s always more work to do and I’m excited about it. Below I have a collection of poetry that I want to present to the world and there will be an audio component released soon.
staycation vs. vacation – what would be the better remedy for days of r&r?
new photographs vs. old poetry
housekeeping vs. house cleaning
fancy restaurant vs. favorite take-out spot
new locals vs. old friends
spending paycheck vs. stretching paycheck
booking a flight with my new bag and come back with souvenirs
looking like the man
(1800 flyer miles)
staying at home with my new bag of books from Strand
(18 New Yorker miles)
hint:black budgets matter. music makes it better. spend time on experiences you’ll remember.
Water– a significant part of our lives; mostly makes us up; there’s not a place on Earth that has life without it.
Dehydration– to let other things in our lives consume us and misuse us.
Ignoring the truthabout water is to becomedelusional and will leave you feeling deserted- bringing you back to the the harsh reality that you NEED it to survive.
You heard right– water gives us life.
Being like water REALLY meant to be so much more– appreciate life, and learn to love what it has in store! Be thankful for it everyday. It bears gifts– true presents on Earth. A being, a presence, a large mass–
Was Einstein getting rich? Did he die trying or was he lying about: energy? the speed of light? Was it a mask? What was in his flask?
What is OUR task?
So I leave you with these questions for reflection:
What ingredients are in your water, your Gatorade, your thirst quencher?