Unwavering

  I am a fighter, and I have yet to lose a battle.    un·wa·ver·ing ˌənˈwāv(ə)riNG/ adjective adjective: unwavering steady or resolute; not wavering. Here’s a universal truth about Crystal Gail Welcome (yes, third-person language). I’d like to think that all of this training leads me back to you. I’ve …

Being Brave

brave brāv/ adjective   ready to face and endure danger or pain; showing courage. For nearly 18 months, I walked around with a closed wound caused by an accident that occurred rapidly. On the outside, there was visual evidence of trauma, severe lacerations. I wore restrictive bandages trying to protect …

My moon

There is always an ebb and flow to how creative I am, depends on what’s happening in my life. Writing is my primary form of expression, and today I create. Losing the moon, while waiting for the stars Twinkle, twinkle how delicate you are Boldness in every embrace The vastness …

Inevitable

in·ev·i·ta·ble inˈevidəb(ə)l/ adjective certain to happen; unavoidable 31 days into the new year, I have lost my grandmother, a lover, stable living accommodations, and a sense of security. I have found myself fluctuating between two extremes one that binds me and keeps me grounded to one that keeps me spinning …

Hope

hope hōp/ noun a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. In 2010, I had my first brain surgery. Roughly 16 surgeries later, I am still alive. More grateful today for my life than ever before. In that same year, I was depressed, heavily medicated, overweight …

Passage of Time

I have bee present 13,515, breathing for roughly 1,167,696,980 seconds. 37, is the number of years it took me to understand that we are all imperfectly searching for perfection. Perfection is merely a concept created by an unknown source, for unexplainable reseasons. In my aimless search perfection, I recognize, no such …

solo at SOLO

so·lo ˈsōlō noun  1. a thing done by one person unaccompanied, in particular. SOLO sōlō noun 2. Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities  If you’ve been curious about my absence during October, I spent the month enrolled in SOLO’s Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program in Conway, New Hampshire. The course overall was intense, nearly …

Change

change CHānj/ verb make or become different              Anyone who has ever spoken with me can attest that the vast turnaround in language irritates me. Nevertheless, I waver between the convenient use of slang and legitimacy of the stability that proper word choice provides. During …