Creative Writing

Made Memories | A Poem

I made memories,

and I’m not sorry.

If given the chance,

I’d do it again.

But I will cherish

those few seconds

because I found my faith

in the most unexpected place.

Personal Reflection

20 Defining Moments In My Life Thus Far

  1. August 22, 1997: I was born.
  2. Whenever I learned to read. That must have been magical.
  3. When I learned to write. Quite possibly the best thing to ever happen to me.
  4. The first time I tried to dance.
  5. The day I started my first novel.
  6. June 2011: Elementary graduation. Unfortunately, I felt ill and had to leave early.
  7. The day I finished the first draft of my novel. This was a big deal then. It still is now.
  8. 2012: My English teacher at the time pulled me out of my math class and nearly gave me a heart attack. She told me an essay I wrote was going to be published.
  9. April 1, 2013: I started this blog and never looked back. What a fun April Fool’s on myself.
  10. April 2, 2013: I published my first blog post. Let’s not talk about the cringe levels.
  11. November 14, 2014: I attended a film festival, where I got to watch my own video on the big screen.
  12. June 2015: High school graduation. I didn’t fall sick this time around. Thank goodness it was only four years long. Four years too many if you ask me.
  13. September 4, 2015: My short story placed third in a writing competition.
  14. September 14, 2015: The first day of university.
  15. February 17, 2016: I got to watch a musical and perform a spoken word during its intermission.
  16. August 22, 2016: My 19th birthday. I also started journaling.
  17. November 22, 2016: I went to an awards ceremony for scholarship winners.
  18. April 2016: I started watching baseball more and more as the month went on.
  19. August 22, 2017: I turned two decades old.
  20. October 12 2017: I went to my first and hopefully not my last magazine launch.
Writing

5 Ways Writers Can Beat Procrastination

  1. Make to-do lists.
  2. Make plans.
  3. Make a schedule.
  4. Make rewards.
  5. Make new memories.

Regardless of what I do, I can’t beat procrastination. So maybe you shouldn’t listen to me. Now or ever. If you used to, stop. If you never did, don’t start.

Creative Writing

National Poetry Day

Happy National Poetry Day! Here’s a hastily composed poem I wrote on the bus.

***

A foreign language sounds familiar again

An old friend summons a strange mystery

Passed time really can’t be retrieved

Even though new memories begin to squeeze in

***

Don’t let me down. Or yourself. Go compose, compose, compose.

I should have mentioned that the theme is light.

What? You know I’m horrible with following themes or rules in general.

Creative Writing

From The Start

The forsaken

The forgotten

The memories left abandoned

To the liars

To the haters

Who didn’t know from the start

 

Feeling useless

Feeling worthless

We start questioning our lives

To the cheaters

To the quitters

Who didn’t know from the start

Creative Writing

Memories

A missing piece

A wasted thought

A broken dream

Blogging · Personal Reflection

A Long Overdue Thank You

Albeit today is somewhat of a special and busy day for me, I won’t neglect my fellow readers.

A special thanks to everyone who has stopped by, read what I had to say, liked my posts, followed my blog, you get the point. Thank you to all my followers and friends for making this blogging endeavor such an enjoyable one. The WordPress community is truly one of a kind and the best.

I will strive to continue this blog and I invite you to join me along the ride. Unless of course you already are on this bumpy ride. In that case, hold on tight.

Cheers to the great memories so far, the hearty laughs and unforgettable cries, and whatever else is in store for us down the road.

Struggle but don’t give up. Cry but don’t break down. Work hard and good luck!

Love you all,

Herminia

Apologies for the short, terse post.