#blackpanther giving life!
I may not have my journal with me but I have my poetry notebook, a fresh cup of coffee, and this beautiful space. So many quaint, cozy corners in my mom’s new place. I could hide out here for days. #writing #poetry #creativespace #decor
Auntie + niece = 💕
I have a thing for balloons so I give them to people I love on special occasions. Today, I’m surprising my Mom with these I have tucked behind my seat. (She’s not on IG so I can post this here. Don’t tell her!) She turned 75 today and I couldn’t be more excited. I hope she’s in the mood to party tonight. Lol. #birthdaycelebration #daughtermother #love #balloons #surprisedelivery
Sometimes this can feel elusive. God is always present yet it takes practice to see and understand. Dreams do come true yet it takes a combination of surrender an focused energy. Rest seems for me to never be enough but it’s paramount to pursue in order to stay healthy to do everything else. Can I get an amen?! . . #priorities #dailyreminder #foodforthesoul
What’s on tap for tonight? Designing the cover of the next issue of @snapdragonjournal... because, when you have a vision, your work is never done. #magazinecover #entrepreneurlife #goals
When I worked on my manuscript for my first collection, Broken Ritual, I would get up early and sit at a table and not have a clock around. Now, working on my second manuscript, years later, I figure I should stick with what works. I easily write when I’m away in a new place but how do I write at home where I can be distracted? By getting up before sunrise. I have everything I need: a notebook, a good writing pen, my research notes, a view, and water (coffee will come later, I’m sure). Cranked out 3 solid poems. What’s your writing ritual? . #justdoit #writing #poetry #earlymorning #inspired #penandpad
Home after @bookmarksnc Moveable Feast and about to chew on this for a minute. Of the 10 authors who came to speak at our table this is the book I decided to start with. Nine more to go, later. #books #authors #reading
It’s been weeks since I’ve decluttered and honestly I miss it. It becomes a ritual of sorts. A spiritual practice. A way of paying attention. But life has gotten in the way and priorities a little out of sorts. This morning, when the rain is falling so fast and hard you can barely see it, I’m going to be still and then go through my closet (it’s a process, y’all). What’s speaking to you this morning? How will you respond? . . #ritual #declutter #rainydays #stillness #simplicity #home
Wonderful night celebrating a special lady’s birthday. #ShazB40 #celebration
So this is happening over @snapdragonjournal! It’s our first youth issue. Spread the word to all the creative young people you know. Submissions in April for June publication. Free.
There are moments when you just need your #girlfriends.
Dancing in the rain. Why not? Days like today when I want to stay in and write I am reminded how blessed it is to be able to create the moments you want to experience no matter where you are or what you’re tasked to do. Make it the best and you will be rewarded.