Dear future self

By: Jules Sherwood Dear future self I hope you’re happyI hope you’re writing, and singing, and dancing. I hope you’re healthy,I hope you’re getting out of the house and exploring. I hope you have a house,And a dog. I hope that the people you imagined would be in your life are still there. I hope your life is amazing.I hopeContinue reading “Dear future self”

Dear past self

By: Jules Sherwood Dear past self, I know you love that tree,But I wish I could tell you not to name it. I know you think you’re being clever,But I wish I could tell you not to try so hard. I know you want a puppy more than anything,But I wish I could tell you you’re not ready. IContinue reading “Dear past self”

I Want

There’s something about saying the words “I want” that I dread every time. It feels selfish and demanding – bratty, even, and I absolutely hate being any of those things. Perhaps it’s the manifestation of ingrained misogyny, or maybe I’m just independent to a fault. Logically, I know it’s healthy to ask for what youContinue reading “I Want”

Nothing to talk about

I’m not certain whether this is an issue that applies to the many or the few, but amid the pandemic I have been struggling with deep conversations. Struggling, in that the situations where I would normally have connected, personal, philosophical, and existential discussions have run dry. Even though I know I have plenty to discuss,Continue reading “Nothing to talk about”

Post #2 – Consistency, consistency, constancy

Something I have always struggled with is consistency. Building lasting habits and follow-through in my life. Whether it comes to exercise, writing, or self-care, it seems that every time, my self-discipline lasts for a week, a month if I’m lucky, before everything falls of the rails once more and I’m thrown back to square one.Continue reading “Post #2 – Consistency, consistency, constancy”