new piece up on @thoughtcatalog (link in my bio). would appreciate it if anyone took the time to read and share on FB. very, very, very in the feels for me right now. been struggling after a toxic relationship to get pieces of myself that I lost back, on working through what was already broken before it. but I've been working on it. learning that the love of my life is me and I should treat myself as such. that there may be softer things ahead.
Hi. I'm Devon, co-creator of Menace. In a pinch, I would snatch up these babies (not actual babies) for my emergency go bag:
1️⃣ My vibrator. 🤖 Gotta stay sharp and focused on survival, can't have pesky hormones and feelings getting in the way of important shit.
2️⃣ Lip balm. 👄 I usually use something like Burt's Bees. I have one in my jacket or pants pocket, another by my bed, and a third in my makeup bag at all times. I'm actually putting it on right now. Aaaahhhhhh.
3️⃣ Maps. 🗺 I'd probably have to jack these from a gas station ⛽️ on my way out, because I don't actually own one. I'd get an extensive one of the surrounding areas, and then full ones of The U.S., Canada and Mexico.
4️⃣ Guitar. 🎸 Impractical, yes. But music can be lifesaving. If I could play the ukulele, or something smaller I'd bring that. But it's either an acoustic guitar or electric keyboard 🎹. You decide.
5️⃣ Vodka. 🍸 For obvious reasons, AND it can also work as an antiseptic, anesthetic, mouthwash, treat poison ivy/jellyfish stings, insect repellent, use it as currency, or repurpose the empty bottle as a water container or weapon. And if I'm out there trying to survive, I won't be able to do it alone, and I like to call booze, "the friend-maker." #menaceseries
-Words better left unsaid... I was tagged a while back by several of you for a flashback post, so I picked a piece I deleted months ago, but being my own worst critic, I ended up darkening the image and editing the poem. Gah, here it is. The redo-flashback. Open tag for anyone who feels up for editing an old post of theirs! ✨ .
So today is a special day.
My baby boy just turned 1. This has been such an incredible journey , nothing less than a miracle.
For his special day I have written something for him, not really a poem per se but mostly scattered thoughts.
My little boy
On your first birthday
Your mom wishes you life's best
May your life be filled with joy and hearty laughter
One day you will move out to the world
You will meet people
From all walks of life
Keep an open heart and a welcome home
My little baby
I want you to know
The world is essentially a good place
There are bad people yes
But humanity is not dead yet
Be kind , be gentle ,have empathy
Your mother is raising you to be a gentleman
Make mistakes and learn from them
Take life's lessons in your stride
Listen to every one but follow your heart
My little baby
If you feel it's just, go against the flow
Stand up for what's right
Even if you are alone ~nazia~
#3 @harnidhk is a student of St Xaviers & has already published her first book called the Inability Of Words. She's a poet whose each piece is intense & well researched. You'll always relate to her words & sense a story behind them.
Her poetry is #magical yet strong enough to change lives & perspectives. We are always waiting for her next piece of writing; poetry which is breathtakingly beautiful yet #inspiring to brighten up our lives.
This aspiring poet, blogger, writer is sure to go places & you definitely can't afford to miss out on her work! Tag your mates, go through her musings & thank us later 💕
Not money, not status, not any career can bring the kind of happiness that some of us desperately search for in someone that can love another selflessly. When you find that person, hold on tight.
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Story behind the picture: When I was 22 I spend a lot of time in Italy. To be more precise : South Tyrol. I went there almost every month and spend my time living la dolce vita. I ate pizza for breakfast, drank wine around noon and inhaled the beauty of this country and its people. I felt like Hemingway but cooler. Sitting in front of these massive mountains, embracing nature in its purest form, enjoying life and writing stories about fictional worlds and falling in love with fictional characters is something I'll never get sick of. Although i haven't been to this very place since 2013 it's still one of my favorite places on earth.
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management philosophy.
The process is simple. For every project throughout the day, you budget your time into short increments and take breaks periodically. You work for 25 minutes, then take a break for five minutes.
There’s a reason why it’s such a popular technique: it just works.
It helps keep your mind fresh and focused.
It helps you minimize burnout.
Tomato.es is my recommendation for a web-based Pomodoro timer.
And it's free.
What other tool do you use to be productive?
Etched in...Barcelona. This city in Spain faces the Mediterranean Sea and is as renowned for its history and museums as it is for its beaches and shopping. Enjoy a dinner of paella with a glass of tinto de verano, visit the Arc de Triomf, and enjoy a lively nightlife. Don't forget your favorite book! http://amzn.to/2dkbNXc
I cling to you at the front door
At the mouth of our goodbye
Waiting for you to laugh, like you do,
And tell me - surprise darling,
I had never truly planned to move my feet away from you. #onfeelingpoetry