The Word "Deployment"

Deployment is heavy, it's a heavy feeling that sticks to your back and squeezes your stomach and I don't believe I'll ever feel as though I've earned the right to discuss it with you. My heart now lives with this word. It eats and breathes it and it won't let me rest until it's over. This is my perspective, my experience, my words... and they may only be just words, but I hope they can make you feel these past four and a half months with me.

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In The Blood.

I grew up thinking that my family was perfect. That there was none other as close as we were. That we were one of a kind - nothing was ever going to happen to us. This is all due to my parents, the role they played in my house, the family dinners we had, the way that they always laughed at each other. It was only until a couple of years ago that my brain started to fight with my heart. My parents aren't perfect and they never were. They are inherently different from one another, and most importantly, they are going through two very different phases of life right now - and this is all okay.

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Love & Distance

Love and distance. To me, a beautifully painful combination. Two words in which their meanings and expectations and responsibilities have intertwined - now inseparable. I don't know one without the other, and I'm not sure if I'd have it any other way. Unpredictable and stable to it's core: here's my take on it.

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