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Thursday, May 14, 2015

I Am...

I was inspired to do some Old School Blogging (OSB) by Angela of Jumping With My Fingers Crossed and Elaine from Miss Elaine-ous Life.

When I taught 3rd and 4th grade we would write I Am poems a lot. Somewhere in a file in my basement are samples I've done throughout the years, but I decided to spend my time writing and creating something new rather than finding our what I Was a few years back. 

So here you go. My version of an I Am poem.


I am open, honest, imperfect, and healing.

I wonder what the next year has in store for my family.

I hear quiet, blessed quiet for the first time all day.

I see piles and piles of clutter that need attention and organizing, but I just don’t have the energy for them.

I want to be healthy and strong.

I am open, honest, imperfect, and healing.

I pretend I see better than I actually do.

I feel deeply and often.

I touch the feathery strands of hair on my sleeping daughter’s head, marveling at her existence.

I worry about transportation. All the damn time.

I cry in yoga, a lot. Especially, in pigeon pose.

I am open, honest, imperfect, and healing.

I understand that life is not fair and some of the best lessons come from unimaginable circumstances.

I say I’m not afraid when I am.

I dream of independent transportation and impromptu road trips.

I try every day to not let my disability define me, especially in the eyes of my daughter.

I hope I am a role-model to Emy and that I am not screwing her up too badly.

I am open, honest, imperfect, and healing.

My heart, my soul, and me. May 2015





That's me. In a nutshell. Open and raw. Who are you? Want to play along? Just copy the bold words and fill in the blank. Visit the blogs of  OSB host Elaine and this month's co-host Angela for more information.

8 comments:

  1. You are brave, strong, beautiful, smart and loved.

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  2. I cry in yoga, too. It's all those emotions being set free. Pigeon is a good one to cry in. I just hang out there until I stop.

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    1. Those hip openers do it to me whenever I need that sweet release. Yoga cured me of my fear of crying in public, so many people cry during classes! Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  3. I have cried AND fallen asleep in yoga! LOL!

    I appreciate your open honesty. :) So glad you linked up!

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    1. Yoga always knows when I need to cry or sleep! It's good like that. Thanks for the inspiration. Can't wait until the next one.

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  4. So glad you linked up! And so glad for your beautiful, honest words. Love the picture of you and your sweet family too.

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    1. Thank you Angela, for reading, commenting, cheerleading my writing, and the inspiration!

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