Post written a week ago (Rough Draft of my Chapbook)
I’m trying really hard not to cry at my favorite coffee shop right now as I read my professors wonderful notes about my chapbook.
Gosh I am so lucky to have such an amazing professor working with me and I’m so sad this is going to be the last semester I get to work with him. I know we will have a continuing friendship and he’ll always be there to over look my poetry but gosh I’m going to miss working with him.
If is wasn’t for him I would have never discovered poetry. If not for stumbling into his class I would have never found poetry, never found this voice and I think I still be struggling a lot in my classes. I’ve become this straight A student now (Deans List), which is something I only ever dreamed of.
So I’m trying really hard not to cry right now as I read these extremely helpful notes.
Over the course of these two weeks I have felt more at home with myself. I don’t know if that’s exactly what I want to say. But I feel so comfortable in my own skin. I’m so damn happy.
Of course I still have bad days. But I seem to find myself looking less and less at article titled, “things to do single, things every women to strive for.”
Instead I make my own lists now. More like what I want to eat and what movie I should watch next.
I’m also fortunate I’m in love with my poetry in this moment. Which is nice because I’ve been so upset at my work these last few weeks, but today I so at peace. Maybe it’s because I bought 7 different bottles of lotion at Bath and Body Works. (There was huge sale) I also bought a candle.
I also went on a date yesterday. Post to come soon about that.
In this moment I’m feeling blissful and warm-hearted.
Gosh I am so thankful for this warmth.
Because I created it all on my own.
And as I finish up this post…finally (I’ve been rather busy this week with my poetry) I can now say I’m done with my first Chapbook. I started this bad boy last summer and after many drafts, many different poems and a lot of wine I can say I’m done. Of course I know it will need more work. (When is anything ever really done…
But I’m so goddamn happy right now and I’m hungry.