Push You Out, Pull You Back In

"...And got hands like an ocean. Push you out, pull you back in... Cause I got issues, but you got 'em too. So give 'em all to me and I'll give mine to you. Bask in the glory of all our problems 'cause we got the kind of love it takes to solve 'em..."           … Continue reading Push You Out, Pull You Back In

Driving in the Mountains

"Today I'm in the valley," I recently told a friend. I meant I was in the shadows, a little less bright driving along waiting until the sun peaked through again. The birds were still chirping, the wind was still blowing, and the sun never went away but from my perspective the sounds were lost, nature … Continue reading Driving in the Mountains

On the Road Again

Driving: my chill time, my reflection time, roll down the windows, sing, and just go. Never turning down the radio to hear how horrible I sound, but either singing at the top of my lungs, listening in silence, or just driving in silence. Drive. Forward. Fast. Free. When life feels like too much, I get … Continue reading On the Road Again

Let Your Hair Down

Ponytail. Braid. Bun. Neither loose or carefree, nor relaxed. Tight. Tied back. In one place. Without movement or room to breathe. All but down. Let your hair down. Let it free, and relax a bit. Swing your head around waving your hair from side to side like no one is watching. Stop pulling it back, as … Continue reading Let Your Hair Down

Murky Waters

Dealing with any mental health issue can be like trudging through murky waters. Everything looks cloudy and you, no matter how hard you try and how many different ways you look at it, cannot make out anything concrete. You can't see the life in the waters below, the tops of your feet, or any sign of … Continue reading Murky Waters

Camouflage

Imagine you are frozen in time; sturdy, immobile, solid like a rock. Nothing can break you and you mold with your surroundings and life's events. You move freely with the current, bouncing off rocks as they come not trying to avoid, dodge, or hit them but rather letting things happen as the natural flow of … Continue reading Camouflage