I’m ready.

Palms turned out. Bags put down.

I’m ready …

How wild it was, to let it be. ~ Cheryl Strayed

I want

  1. to never be a damsel even in my deepest distress
  2. to forgive my past and forget yours
  3. to honour my instinct for the fight not flight
  4. to never ever know my place
  5. to be good without any god
  6. to never add guilt to my pleasure
  7. to be the one who says why not?
  8. to collect more (more!) words every day
  9. to feel small when I look at the moon
  10. to play the game with dice and wine
  11. to never ever settle down
  12. to see the glass full and in my hand
  13. to be the last to fall asleep
  14. to love you because and not despite
  15. to tell the truth or a better version
  16. to reserve the right to change my mind
  17. to never consider my reputation
  18. to make mistakes and make them well
  19. to dance whether or not you see
  20. to be brave enough to let it go
  21. to lose my head over my heart
  22. to challenge what you say is reason
  23. to never hold back ready tears
  24. to sink my teeth right in and bite
  25. to show you just what women I can do …


I wrote this little manifesto back in 2012. Revisiting today for #IWD2016.

“Had I not created my whole world, I would certainly have died in other people’s.” ~ Anais Nin

To the lover after you …

I come with suitcases. Most people do. Mine are full of words and wounds, and that time he said it wouldn’t work. When I never once considered it was him not me that was broken.

I’ve been carrying this for years. All that heavy. Maybe I could put the contents at your feet some day? All the damaged things, and how they’ll look little in the light, because half of what I carried never really belonged to me.

His baggage weighed me down for years – but I’m lighter than air, you’ll see. Was. Will be.

And I’m looking for a safer place to land.

Rock Leaving

time for letting go …