I am…

In the book PoemCrazy by Susan Wooldridge, she suggests the I am poem. Using I am as a the prompt to create a poem. I like doing this at different times in my life just to document where my self view is at the time.  I have one on the website right now that I did about 2 years ago.  I view it as me over all. It represents my life in over all in general terms.  April is National Poetry Month and doing an I am poem sounded like a good idea.  This one  will be off the cuff without thinking to hard. Just jotting down what I feel in right in this moment of late night ramblings.

I am…
cultivating compassion towards myself even during the darkness
a star shining in the darkness
seeking light
worthy of light and love
exhausted in repeating it
I am…
torn and tattered
yet I know I am…
calling to the magic
uncovering the light
to cultivate growth
and celebrate joy in little steps
heart in hands
keep walking
honor the darkness and the light
because without the darkness I don’t see the light within and around me
And baby…I shine.


Glaring Pain


I wrote that last summer. This summer, I have gotten help for my pain. I am even able to move around better and more than I have in several years. I had go to physical therapy, do exercises at home, and now have added in seeing a Chiropractor who is amazing. I can see why she has a waiting list to see her.   Still have pain, but instead of the pain controlling my life, I am more in control of my life.  That feels fabulous!


Yes to This Moment



I am saying yes to…

* honoring who I am

* my art

* time to laugh and talk in bed with my love right before we go to sleep

*  music in my studio instead of tv

* giving myself self-care

* letting go of things that aren’t really a priority

* letting go of not being able to do it all

* stickers to put on mail love

* a glass of wine with dinner tonight

* wearing my joy

* holding my hand to my heart and honoring friends and family in love and light