For the Writer in You….

As I thumbed through my now four year old blog I realized my posts are inconsistent. For a long while I wrote daily and now I am lucky if I post once a month. I’ve made every excuse not to write, including working on my novel. So as I was scrolling Pinterest looking for yet anothet distraction to keep me from writing I came across this pin. It is a quick and solid reminder to WRITE!!!! Maybe you need it or maybe just me, either way I thought Id share. 

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Frida Kahlo to Marty McConnell

frida-11“leaving is not enough; you must
stay gone. train your heart
like a dog. change the locks
even on the house he’s never
visited. you lucky, lucky girl.
you have an apartment
just your size. a bathtub
full of tea. a heart the size
of Arizona, but not nearly
so arid. don’t wish away
your cracked past, your
crooked toes, your problems
are paper mache puppets
you made or bought because the vendor
at the market was so compelling you just
had to have them. you had to have him.
and you did. and now you pull down
the bridge between your houses.
you make him call before
he visits. you take a lover
for granted, you take
a lover who looks at you
like maybe you are magic. make
the first bottle you consume
in this place a relic. place it
on whatever altar you fashion
with a knife and five cranberries.
don’t lose too much weight.
stupid girls are always trying
to disappear as revenge. and you
are not stupid. you loved a man
with more hands than a parade
of beggars, and here you stand. heart
like a four-poster bed. heart like a canvas.
heart leaking something so strong
they can smell it in the street.”

*I wanted to share this for many reasons. When dealing with relationships over any nature as women we tend to be thought of as the weaker, believing that no matter what we will always come back. This poem is the epitome of strength and it drips self worth! Be strong, Be Bold Be Beautiful!” ~B

Happy Birthday Zora!

“Bitterness is the coward’s revenge on the world for having been hurt.”  ~Zora Neale Hurston

zora_neale_hurston_2It was on this day 123 years ago in Nostaluga, Alabama that a legend was born, Zora Neale Hurston. One of the most recognizable figures during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, Hurston was an author, anthropologist and folklorist. Most recognized for her novel “Their Eyes Were Watching GOD” Hurston is one of the most celebrated [ Yet underappreciated] names in African-American literature. It was Zora Neale along with Langston Hughes who were most influential in my choice to become a writer.

 

 

 

So it is on today that I say HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZORA NEALE HURSTON!!tumblr_lyf25tq2VD1r500f1o1_500

 

A Novel Quest~

I was recently given the wonderful opportunity to be featured on this wonderful site A Novel Quest ran by this ever so amazing woman, Monique Muro.  Monique and I crossed paths some time ago in a forum for bloggers and writers on LinkedIn. She and I are from two very different worlds yet share very similar thoughts and views. I was elated to be chosen to be featured in her “Passion Series.”

Please take a few moments to not only read a little bit more of my story but to check this amazing woman and her story! You will not be disappointed I promise!

Read more: http://anovelquest.com/passion-series-brendolyn-marie/

“A Novel Quest is a personal documentation of my quest to do something great with my life. At 25 I was directionless and lost because I wanted to do and be everything, and didn’t know where to start. So I started a blog.” ~Monique Muro “A Novel Quest”