I’m learning to write with huevos. I’m inspired by Janne Robinson she’s one of the most honest and strong women I have never met. Whenever I’m feeling weak and reaching for my phone to text someone in a fit of loneliness I read her works instead. I don’t wish to be her or write like her…I wish to know myself and hold myself in such high regards that I just don’t give a fuck.
I’ve got a to-do list that I created in a buzz of motivation that I now grimace at. It’s not one of those days where I am willing to sit in front of my computer for hours. It’s not one of those days where I want to respond to your e-mails, hashtag, or promote myself or your company. It’s one of those days where I want to inhale the words of other poets, fall asleep to the tickle of blades of grass on my body, and drink enough wine to give me the inspiration to say everything I’ve ever wanted to.
So, I'm going to do that.
Here's one of my favorite pieces by Janne Robinson. Visit her website www.jannerobinson.com to read more
"I’m a shameless idealist.
I dream and birth a life that is drenched with hope that knows not of pessimism.
I do not care for realism—I’m too busy impractically picking buttercups, writing poems about fireflies, swimming naked with glee, having coffee with strangers, setting unrealistic intentions for love.
It allows me to wish greatly, with untainted hope for our planet, our people.
It allows me to dream magic, yes real magic into existence—for I believe we are all connected and I, along with others, am powerful beyond comprehension with enough will.
It gives me the power to scoff at societal shoulds and say, “I do not wish children, or a mortgage. If I marry we will all be naked and give the money we would of spent on suits and silk to schools educating girls in Afghanistan!”
I don’t wish to talk about the sun blowing up or how doomed our younger generations are.
I believe they will learn from our mistakes—they will save the earth, bring the polar bears snow and stop our world from being taken over by drones and robots.
I know we will eventually break up with our screens.
I do not pay close attention to the news, because it pumps fear and lacks the joy that I live for.
I am a utopian who gazes at stars, a visionary who shoots from the hip, walks in my power and holds people accountable with all my might.
I trust people before I know them.
I give fourth chances.
I forgive easily.
I can fall in love in four hours.
I’m too busy loving this world to begrudge it of its fear and hate."