this STRANGE place called HERE

streɪn(d)ʒ/

not previously visited, seen, or encountered; unfamiliar or alien.

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liberated

we’ve fist bumped

argued together

screamed at each other

held on tight through the night

cuddled me to sleep, speaking sweet words of comfort in my ears

when i fall, hands stretched out, to pick me up

we’ve danced like crazy

arms flaying in the air, with abandon

shared jokes only we understand, hollering with laughter that comes from deep within

my worst, always there, just sitting and listening to me as I scream obscenities, sometimes, screaming with me too

held me as i wept

my good, right there too, cheering me on, prancing up and down with excitement, shouting so loud with pride

whatever name i call him/her/who/whom

he, she, man, woman, lover, friend, papa, mama, brother, sister, air, fire, water, nothing

still here

filling me up

inside

beside

outside

unfolding

wrapping

in the stillness, in the chaos

still here,

never leaving

It is dead. It is over. It is gone. It is done.

“The more you talk about it, rehash it, rethink it, cross analyze it, debate it, respond to it, get paranoid about it, compete with it, complain about it, immortalize it, cry over it, kick it, defame it, stalk it, gossip about it, pray over it, put it down or dissect its motives it continues to rot in your brain. It is dead. It is over. It is gone. It is done. It is time to bury it because it is smelling up your life and no one wants to be near your rotted corpse of memories and decaying attitude. Be the funeral director of your life and bury that thing!”

― Shannon L. Alder

if you knew you could not fail, What Would You Attempt to Do?

Dreaming is never enough! You have to take the first step even if it means stepping out of your comfort zone.

Procrastination kills more dreams than failure ever will. Trust me! I know! I’m still dealing with that evil habit! Deal with fear!

Fear is the BIGGEST obstacle to pursuing your dreams. It is crippling and will steal your dreams from under you- you won’t even know when it’s gone. Fear makes you tell yourself that you’ll go after your dreams when you have acquired more skills, or more money, or more time, but the truth is, that will never happen. Only when you can finally move on from your fears and recognise how it is holding you back, then can you begin to move forward.

Ask yourself this question,

“What Would You Attempt to Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?”

So what are you waiting for? Take that first step today!

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