Freestyle writing is a true form of release, of liberation. I recently made a pact with myself to write at least 20 minutes a day. Occasionally, I indulge you with my most intimate thoughts here. Each entry works well with a hot cup of Earl Grey tea. Sometimes, tissues come handy too.
I lost my father when I was 22. On the eve of the funeral, as I wrote his eulogy, I found a neatly kept box labeled "Nadine's Love Notes" in one of his shelves. The box contained all the letters I wrote to him as a child. Now I write letters as a means of healing and self-care: to slow my breathing, to internalize every piece of thought and emotion, and to draw meaning from the words that fail to escape my mouth. In this section, I write to the many impactful people in my life and to the all eternal Universe.
I'm a strong believer that moments of suffering and breakthrough are equally essential to the human soul. Inspired by all real life events, I write about the stories that break us, change us, and empower us to be more resilient than we can ever imagine.
Some poems that rhyme, songs I've written, and the usual discombobulation that occur in my head. Unfortunately, I need a home for these too so they'll stay here until we further make sense of them. Enjoy!