I’d Rather Be…

We had our honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. My happy place is sitting in that beach chair, my feet grazing the gentle waves lapping at the shore, eating fresh ceviche and drinking a Michelada!

Provoke[d]

A poem about imminent mania.  Provoke[d] Summoned by you, quietly, gently. Gathered by you, though I can see you now. Beckoned to negotiate the terms of my provocation. To say yes, and relent to the maniacal delusions entering, filtered, into my brain. And then spewed forth like a dam broken. Unable to stopper it, unequivocally…

Visiting “The Last Bookstore”

When it comes to Downtown Los Angeles, I lean more toward the “leave-it” side than “love it”. However, there are a few gems tucked away in the old architecture of Downtown, one of which is The Last Bookstore. Despite being located on the prominent corner of Spring and 5th, The Last Bookstore can be hard…

How the Weather Affects My Mood

To say that my body has been oblivious to the erratic weather this last month would be untrue. In fact, the lack of reliability with the weather has also made my mood very unstable. When I was first diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, I had a therapist who suggested light therapy. My parents purchased a rather…

“Rain”–A Poem

Rain Pit pat—’longside my back throughout my bones and it lands—splat. Pit pat—wanting and waiting, truly creating the things that I behold and feel within me speaking, creaking. Tip-toe round the truth, bend what’s real and take up a spot next to me in the booth. For I have saved room for thee as though…

Poetry Page

I’m going to go out on a limb and try something very different for my blog. One of the things that I like to do when I’m very upset or overwhelmed, is write poetry. I’d like to try this out by dedicating a tab to just poetry. I’d love to hear feedback to see if…

Daytime Trip to Temecula

Being about an hour and a half outside of Los Angeles, Temecula is a great option for a day-trip. What to do: Wine taste! There are over 40 wineries tucked away in the Temecula wine trail. Some are grand, with spectacular view. Other’s are much more quaint, with an intimate feel. Depending on what experience…

What to Expect From Your Bridesmaids

People would ask me, and I’d reply: “Well I have 11 bridesmaids, 11 groomsmen and then the maid of honor and best man!” I’d say this brightly, ignoring the dark looks many gave me. The main thing to keep in mind when selecting your bridal party is: What do you want to get out of…

Russian Blue Cat with a Sweet Surprise

As mentioned in my post How to Tame a Skittish Cat, Valentino is our Russian Blue rescue cat who is more on the timid side. He’s come a long way from the cat who would dart out from in front of us as we approached. We adopted Valentino from a rescue group based out of…