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Afraid to be Big

Afraid to be Big

I talk a good game about no longer living small Yet here I am, on the precipice of greatness And I’m teetering on the edge Chicken shit to move in any direction I miss the comforts of working for others Taking direction, like an obedient pet Looking for the occasional...
Assessing value

Assessing value

I have a weird relationship with money Growing up, there wasn’t much My response – go without An underlying desire to please my parents Not stress them out My brother opted instead to hone his negotiation skills Persistent and persuasive My parents accommodated...
It isn’t because you aren’t enough

It isn’t because you aren’t enough

I think about how hard I’ve been on myself Always striving, feeling less than It occurred to me I was missing the mark Laying blame at the wrong feet I wanted to be fit It wasn’t due to lack of discipline I wanted to be successful It wasn’t due to a lack of hard work...
Icing on the cake

Icing on the cake

Safe to be myself All facets, equally welcomed This is a simple concept But maybe not an easy one It’s a rare thing To feel comfortable Like it’s all good As an adult Like any good recipe, it takes several parts Main ingredients – Self worth Bravery to speak up...
Shadows and light

Shadows and light

I believed I was love and light That was only part of the picture I’m so much more than that I am the shadows too Serious Deeply contemplative Imperfect More than a smile and a laugh Remarkably freeing to combine the two Light AND shadow A sense of grounding Coming...