Recently I had the great pleasure of being published through the online journal; Thought Catalog. With them I shared an exclusive piece I have been working on for over a year. This one is for everyone that has felt alone. For everyone who has yearned to be the social media couple. For everyone hasn't been able to relate to the love story or happily ever after. You are not alone, you are human. And living for yourself is one of the greatest gifts you can offer the world. I’m an experiencer. I let go when it’s right. I hold on when it’s hard. I gracefully allow what is not meant for me to leave. I’m an experiencer. And, I do not settle out of fear to die alone. If it is how I am meant to die, then it is how I will go. I am not worried about what I cannot control.
I hope you enjoy the beginning of my work, to live in it's entirety please visit the link at the bottom of the page.
Beginning excerpt of "A Reminder That I've Had Lovers"
"I’ve had lovers.
There is this idea held by many from the place I come from that you should be married young. I’ve only had a few years of adult life under my belt but it is strange to these people why I am not married, let alone still single. I’m not saying they are wrong. I’m not saying I am right. I believe we should do what feels best for our hearts. And I write this out of understanding and opening for those who just don’t know yet;
Because the thing is, I’ve had lovers. My lack of matrimony isn’t to say I haven’t had my fair share of love.
I’ve had lovers sail me on ships at sunset, sleep alongside me on the deck and wake my sleep-filled eyes with kisses during the sunrise as we drift out at sea."