Hi! I hope you’re having an amazing day today, because you’re amazing <3 And if you aren’t having a good day, know that the good days are right around the corner!
It’s been a crazy/stressful/overwhelming first semester of my sophomore year of college so far (which is why I’ve been so inconsistent with keeping up with weekly posts), but I’m feeling much more relaxed now that I’ve finished midterms, and wanted to take some time to get back to get back to some of the things I enjoy most. 🙂
On that note: I’ve been writing a lot of poetry throughout the past year, and have finally worked up the courage to share it. This is the second poem I’m sharing here (you can find the first one here, if you want!), and it’s still kind of terrifying because my writing is one of the things I’m most self-conscious about. But I’m doing it anyway!
I can’t remember exactly when this one was written, but I wrote it a couple of months ago and it’s about how scary it can be to be yourself and pursue what you want out of life, and how even though sometimes things don’t always turn out the way you want them to, it’s important to not lose faith in yourself.
Pennies and Dimes
Anxiety takes hold
Why am I so bold
Why am I so stupid
They say go for what you want
But this will always haunt me
Being brave, being unapologetically me
Shouldn’t have done it
Because nothing hurts more
Than when the real you doesn’t fit
Who to appease, who to live by
It’s all so much
I could just sit and cry
But I don’t.
Because I’m me and as much as it hurts sometimes,
those moments are just pennies and dimes