October 20th, 2014


He said he felt like I didn’t love him,

Like he was just my friend

A friend with the alarm code to my heart & the key to my soul…

If only he’d turn it

Saw our future through a telescope

Growing together,

Taking each day as it came

Me, ready to abandon the script that had become my life,

My comfort zone

To walk through the storms in my head,

He was my light

Knight in shining armor,

More like a…

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Words http://wp.me/s2INPI-words

slicing into me

smooth & clean

like paper

or a ninja’s blade

takes a moment to sting

rarely bleeds

the pain has an echo

through the canyons of my soul

aftershocks through my mind

days, weeks, months later

like they just cut through my ear canal

your words…

Turtleberry 2011

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A Perfect Date

high off life
or cotton candy
or funnel cake with strawberries
hair red
bleached & baked
by chlorine’s date with the sun
jean shorts still heavy
from rapids promising
a shower or a soak
knees wobbly after
using a rollercoaster to
air dry
teddy bear bigger than you
cause you’ve looked 12
since you were 16
and 16
since you were 20
cheek bones higher than usual
from the smile
grown permanent on your…

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October 19th, 2014

Turtleberry Appreciation Post - Appreciate Your Awesomeness

Every now and again you need to pat yourself on the back and tell yourself that you are beautiful.

Every now and again you need to remind yourself how much you love yourself.

This post is that for me… at least for today.

I like to think that I was a cute kid!

growing up collage

I have moments when I like to put on some makeup and be a diva!

diva collage

But I love the everyday me the most!

everyday me collage

I know that I am not perfect. Trust…

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October 7th, 2014

Writing Prompt - Your ideal day

Take a few moments to map out your ideal day. What does it look like? What does it feel like? Go from start to finish.

Use whatever form of writing speaks to you right now.

Speaking it into existence makes it more likely to actually happen.

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September 12th, 2014

The trouble with the world today…

Okay, so the trouble with the world today is that the majority of people have become intolerant of differences. I sit and look at the current events and problems of the world and it all seems to stem back to being intolerant of what makes us different from other people.

Not everyone is meant to be the same. We evolved to be different. We aren’t supposed to think the same, talk the same, worship…

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September 11th, 2014

Keep your hands to yourself!

I spent a lot of time working with kids in various aspects of my life. That means I have spent a lot of time telling kids to keep their hands to themselves. I recall once having a conversation with a little girl that troubled me. She was running around hitting on a little boy who was around the same age as her, but bigger than her.

Me: Don’t hit him. You are supposed to keep your hands to…

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August 27th, 2014

GOD bless the exes!

GOD bless the exes!

Okay so I know this may sound weird but I am really thankful for my past loves.

No seriously. (Stop laughing and/or giving me the side eye.)

I was tweeting yesterday about understanding your personal love language. Your love language (by my definition) is the way you show love. It can also be the way you best receive love.

I have found that the most clear way that I show love is by devoting time…

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August 26th, 2014

Simply needed to write a few things out

Simply needed to write a few things out

So, I have found the need to write myself out of this depressed state that I am in.

Of course you wonder… “Why so depressed? Don’t you realize how blessed you are compared to others?”

Blah Blah Blah

Yes, I realized that I am an extremely blessed woman. I have a million things to be thankful/grateful for.

That doesn’t change the fact that I suffer from clinical depression and generalized anxiety…

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August 1st, 2014

Who gets custody of the “friend”?

Who gets custody of the “friend”?

The hard part about breakups is realizing who gets custody of the “friends”.

Seriously, this is incredibly tricky when couples run in the same circles. It often makes me wary about even dating someone who runs in the same circle as me. Why add more drama to an already uncomfortable situation?

Their friends were always their friends and only became your friend because you were dating them.


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July 30th, 2014

See this is why…

See this is why…

See this is why fucks cannot be given

You give one and they want them all

They want them how they want them

When they want them

Heaven forbid the turtle move too slowly for them

All fucks should be given immediately

This is why fucks cannot be given

Because then when you try to tell them water is wet

They look at you like you are crazy

Tell them fire is hot

They look at you like you’re the one…

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May 28th, 2014

Sweetbites: The Gypsy’s Guide to Moving

Sweetbites: The Gypsy’s Guide to Moving

Okay… so… apparently I am addicted to moving. I am sitting here thinking about it and I have moved almost every year since 2005. It actually averages out to every year because I moved twice the first year and one year I didn’t move at all.

I say all that to giggle because I actually hate moving. I despise packing and unpacking. The stress of searching for a new place that will not make my…

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January 29th, 2014

How To Love Me

Love me like comfort food Gravy on your mashed potatoes Shrimp with your grits Chicken in your soup Leftover spaghetti and warm garlic bread   Love me like a crack addiction
24 hours without me leaves you feenin for your next hit
Like potato chips after…

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January 28th, 2014

Yes, you are right

you are right i am just like every other girl you’ve met before i have ulterior motives i am out for myself only worried about pleasure focused on only your shine simply wanting to tan in it trying to take what i can get and move on trying to spend all…

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January 18th, 2014

Excuse me miss… why you so angry?

  1. Because you asked me that question.
  2. Because you used incorrect grammar doing it.
  3. Because Mountain Dew doesn’t come in an IV drip.
  4. Because a nine year old little girl knows all the words to every ratchet song on the radio but can not read.
  5. Because I just…

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