Difficult emotions are like failure - without experiencing them you will not grow. ~ Coach Sean Smith As unpleasant as they may be, painful and I'll-timed emotions will not kill you, (unless you have some sort of medical condition where you need to avoid stress). Yes they are distracting and disheartening but experiencing them may… Continue reading The Trouble With Emotions
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Day 9: NaPoWriMo
I drew a line above our heads. Packed this new ceiling with glass to stop our friendships' progression. I drew a line above our heads to ease the inevitable collapse. Dead weight should never be carried. Least of all, upon ones head. ©Assumpta Ozua April 2017 (Response to the poem 'I drew a line...' by Toon… Continue reading Day 9: NaPoWriMo
On these lonesome coal-stained nights, when the air of silence and thick stench of latent indecision, lingers all around, threatening to upset her equilibrium, She will close her eyes, inhale deeply and laugh in the face of the void that he always leaves behind because her memories almost fill it. Somewhere, in a foreign solar… Continue reading Dear Boyfriend
The Truth About The Truth
"Don't assume, ask. Be kind. Tell the truth. Don't say anything you can't stand behind fully. Have integrity. Tell people how you feel." Warsan Shire For a very long time - the majority of my life actually, I didn't speak my mind. Mostly because I didn't want to upset or anger anyone, nor did I… Continue reading The Truth About The Truth
If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being… Continue reading If
What Are You Waiting For?
When you make peace with the erratic storms within you Waves of regret will stop kissing your shores ©Assumpta Ozua 2016 I am yet to make any new year’s resolutions. That’s generally because I don’t believe in them. That’s not to say that I haven’t participated in the experience in the past – I have.… Continue reading What Are You Waiting For?
It Is Well
I have spent much of 2016 repeating, writing and even whispering the words “it is well.” Mostly to myself but also to friends, family and on occasion, even to strangers. Has ‘it’ all been well? No. Did I survive? Yes. Admittedly, the past couple of weeks have been spent in and out of a grey… Continue reading It Is Well
5 Things Paris Reminded Me Of About Life
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous A few days ago, I was in Paris. It’s one of my favourite cities. Travelling brings me immeasurable joy. Personally, it is a priority for me. Experiencing different cultures, fashion, languages and foods [in their country of origin] is something… Continue reading 5 Things Paris Reminded Me Of About Life
Lessons From Maya
One April many years ago, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older. And, there on television, she said it was 'exciting...' Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every day......like her breasts. They seemed to be in a race to see… Continue reading Lessons From Maya