Inspired and loving it

1/24/2006 01:35:00 PM Edit This 1 Comment »

It's been more than two months since I've written any new poetry (the works in progress don't really count to me). I only just realized that yesterday when Mr. Hill over at Aggressive Fiction asked about them. When I thought about it I was floored. There was a time when I couldn't blink without thinking of some invigorating prose to describe it (good or bad) and now no matter how I'm feeling putting pen to paper has become increasingly difficult.

Usually, my emotions and the depressions I went through were great motivators for me to write and it fulfilled me. I felt okay when I was finished, like I poured myself out on the page and it no longer lived in me. I missed that. So this last night into the wee hours of this morning I decided to get a bit of that back. I haven't felt inspired in a long time so this was a lot harder than it sounded.

I pulled a chair into the back room of my house, turned the a/c on ( I live in Trinidad: It's hot here), and put on Damien Rice's "O". That usually does the trick. But that resulted in nothing but tears and useless phrases. Sometimes it sucks being happy. You never ever seem to get any good without the bad. Apparently, I got love but lost my muse (my fickle emotions).

Eventually I decided to get some sleep but suddenly popped up a few hours later, refreshed and , YES, Inspired. While it wasn't the best of my work, I cranked out two short poems. You can see them on my other blog Stranger to the Sunrise. Ironically, one of them is actually named after this blog. Let me know what you think.

That's all for now. Laters.

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Baby Steps Bitches!!

1/21/2006 11:49:00 AM Edit This 4 Comments »

I'm back and I'm all over you like white on rice.

Life has been slowly getting better and I'm proud to say I have pretty much worked through or come to a compromise with most of my problems: without the aid of any (non-herbal) medicines. I've bounced back and am better than ever.

2005 was, without a doubt, one of the shittiest years ever but hopefully 2006 will be different. I've actually been keeping my resolution of taking things day by day so far and it's been doing wonders. It's amazing what living life in the here and now can do.

Oh by the way before I forget the play was awesome, we flubbed a little but all the hard work paid off. I may be doing another one soon but I'll have to make time for study so it will be tricky. Holy Crap!! ME? Prioritizing?? dear God what is this world coming to.

I've also picked up a few hobbies: Playing the guitar (hell on your fingertips) and learning how to speak italian (I plan on taking classes at the University of the West Indies soon) *thanks Tish*

I've changed schools and am now pursuing Marketing... go figure. It's cool so far nothing much to say about it besides I've had 2 classes so far and my Marketing Environment lecturer is geek chic and pretty boring but he's okay on the eyes so I'm not complaining.

I've taken a cue from the movie "What about Bob?" and achieving my goals one step at a time and it's working out pretty well. It's amazing how little things can affect your life in big ways.

So as you can see life is good and I don't have much to complain about for once, so laters for now.

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