So I did a thing. I turned my hypothetical poetry book into a real thing. I’ve been writing poetry for most of my life. It’s one of the ways I work through my thoughts and emotions. How I process an emotion I don’t have full sentences to explain. Sometimes it’s the way I want to capture an emotion I’m feeling when words alone don’t feel like enough.
I started to compile this initially for my eyes alone. But the more I worked on it, the more I wanted to put it into the universe. It’s emotional and raw. It’s not always happy, and I talk about things that make me very uncomfortable.
But it’s me.
It’s all the things I’ve hidden from the world. It’s my biggest traumas, my darkest fears, and wildest dreams and loves. It’s human. And perhaps if even one person read it and found comfort and value in my story, then it would be worth doing. My proofs came in the mail and I’m working on edits and getting feedback from beta readers.
The goal is that by March 7th, 2022 this poetry book will be released. As a birthday gift to myself. Releasing the ties that have bound my words and silenced me for so long. Letting go of my fears and embracing a more vulnerable me.