complex simplicity

“Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got”

We are all in different stages of blossoming. — Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the way we function with the weight of pain that we don’t even realize is there. We carry it around camouflaged as a badge of honor. And because it’s camouflaged, we can’t see it for what it is. It’s […]


When all you want is the piece of you that was taken, back. When everything in your dreams is a vision of you being whole again. When the dark doesn’t feel as friendly because the quiet is haunting. When you realize the chaos that stirs inside you was on the other end of a ladder […]

Long Way

I take the long way around. I go up the stairs instead of taking the elevator because I know that’s the way you take most of the time. Exhaling and inhaling deeply, trying to hide each breath so that I can appear as if I climbing these stairs aren’t as difficult as they are; here’s a secret, […]


She takes selfies because who she once was isn’t there anymore. The battered, bruised, painful person that once leered back at her, she’s not there anymore. So, she takes selfies. She wants to see herself as she did when she was a child. Far before she was ever hurt by this cruel world. Before she […]