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A few bookish facts about me, I’m an English/creative writing major, a huge reader, and am currently working on a novel! I’ve been tirelessly writing my book lately, and especially in the month of June. Though I still try to make time to read as much as I can. This is my June/July TBR. I’m already halfway through Neverwhere and can’t see it being one of my favorite Gaiman books but I hope that Good Omens will be as good as everyone says it is. My sister recommended the Murakami and I still haven’t read Little Fires Everywhere! Wish me luck and send me writing dust! If you want to see more bookish updates like this please comment below and tell me!
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"Never Stop Trying"
I can never envy when there's plenty, though I burn cause I yearn/
For something I try give, but never seem to receive in return
I've learned more from heartache, then I ever have from love/
And that's why my mind states wary, like I'm scared to be hugged
I think of what I see on the net, & what I pree makes me sad/
Because what I dream in my head, is something many peeps have
Whereas I've given my life to rap music, poetry, stanzas & bars/
Trying to make sense of the madness, the sadness I couldn't get past
So whenever I drift I drift far, often taking weeks to reappear/
And though it's a coping mechanism, it is also a prison I fear
Because I've spent so long living here, it's like here is my home/
The place I recluse when I'm blue, or surrounded but still alone
For so many years I have roamed, & all I've gained is older in age/
I've paid the cost & still lost, & now I feel lost, colder each day
It continues to eat away at me, though instead of fighting I am silent/
I've stopped writing & stopped flying, but inside I will never stop trying.
Copyright 2016 The Elusive Mr Dunne (All rights reserved)
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Vertifam, It was four years ago this month that the idea for what would become Verticity entered the room, and our beautifully bold response to its presence was, “why don’t we?” And the power of turning began. We took an excessive amount of care in deciding what we would be and what we wouldn’t, and why. We built a team of people who were brave enough to join us in being more vulnerable than we’d ever been as we trained on twelve bikes in the living room of my tiny apartment. We opened Verticity Underground, our beloved sweat box, where one single rider attended our very first class, and the Originals grew. We broke ground on our first permanent home and I loved going in every day to see the progress and bother the very gracious contractor with my findings and feedback. The day we opened I snuck onto the last remaining bike in the back row and when the lights came up and the music came on I saw for the first time a pack of riders moving together in our mirrors, and it looked like we formed a circle together all the way around. It was the single best moment of my life so far. I’ve loved being the voice of Verticity, sharing our message with you on our social media and in our emails, building partnerships with other studios and businesses, greeting you all at the front desk where I got to know so many of you and your shoe sizes, and witnessing this “why don’t we?” idea grow into something that belongs to all of us. Every time you share how it’s brought you joy or strength or respite or support I feel fulfilled, and I can’t thank you enough for allowing us to be that for you. I’m honored to have had a piece of it for myself too. It’s with a very heavy heart but also a measurable amount of hope that I share with you my departure from Verticity. I’m not sure what’s next, but I promise it’ll be in line with my personal mission to inspire people to live their best lives as their most amazing selves. As Cheryl Strayed wrote, “Hello, fear. Thank you for being here. You’re my indication that I’m doing what I need to do.” Please keep in touch, and I’d like to follow along with your journeys as well. Let’s all take another step together toward our best selves, why don’t we? #verticity #nashville #speaker #wellness #cherylstrayed #entrepreneur #fitness #ridebikesmakefriends #selfdevelopment #writer #thepowerofturning #author