Accepting Flaws

Trees jut out through the dry, cracked earth. The bare branches silhouetted against the bright blue sky. A mosaic of light and shade on these well warn paths. Light streams through my half-asleep eyes. Dazed by the morning sun, a part of me wants to […]

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Endings and New Beginnings

The sun rises and falls Dusk becomes dawn Seasons change Friends fade away New ones made along the way Life is full of endings But also new beginnings Nothing truly ends For it lives on in our hearts Be your own light A brighter place […]

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We are stronger when we stand together

Under the stars Is where you’ll find me Breathing in air That fills my lungs Feeling the ground That takes my weight Writing my words Where you can find them Home is where my heart is And this is where my home is Hello, I […]

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Dear Friend

Dear Friend, The meaning of a friend is “a person you know well and regard with affection and trust”. Which is very true when I think of you but it’s a shame that the same can’t be said of me. I know I’ve let you […]

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Sometimes to bloom we need to experience the darkness

The trees have survived Another winter Its skeleton frame Is all that remains But tiny buds Soon consume it So full of life As it stands in the suns light, Pure white blossom Falls like snow In its place Leaves will grow, Gentle breezes rustle […]

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It’s Okay, not to be Okay

Hello, Welcome back to our cosy corner of the internet, a place where I like to spill out my thoughts and feelings to try and make sense of them. If this is your first time, welcome.  Hopefully we can all help each other in the process. Too many people […]

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Dear Anxiety

Dear Anxiety, I know we are no strangers to each other but yet we have never spoken. There are so many things I wish to say to you and questions you have never answered. But I hope you take the time to read this so […]

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Seasonal series: Spring in full bloom

Hello, and welcome to the first in my series of seasonal posts. I don’t know about you but I seem to find that the seasons affect the way I feel and my perception of myself. That’s why I wanted to start this series to explore […]

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The beginning of a new chapter

If you’re reading this then you have found your way to my blog. So here goes, my first post. My name is Karlena, a twenty-something with a big heart. After lots of deliberation I have finally decided to write a blog. If anyone reading this […]

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