Hello old friends, new followers, and fellow bloggers- I live in the future. I mean not exactly, but I tend to live with the future always in mind. I am always thinking about tomorrow that sometimes I forget about the beauty of today. I forget to sit, breath in deeply, and appreciate all that my…
“Memories will speak on the behalf of what’s relationally dead;
And before you know it, you’re sad when there is so much more ahead.”©Simone Holloway, 2019
“As a born-bred city girl, I did not know how to rest. I am a bonafide go-getter who is always looking to what’s next: the next project, the next adventure, the next creative idea.”©Simone Holloway, 2019
” I said hello, and asked what he wanted. He responded with a classic lie: “I missed you.” I would miss me too, I mean your girl is out here living her best life looking like a whole meal. I said “Ok.” Like what am I supposed to do about that? That seems like a personal problem to me. He kept going, “I just wanted to talk to you. I made a huge mistake. You’re the one for me. I need you in my life. I want to marry you.” My jaw dropped because for years I wanted to marry this man. Can you imagine thinking that 3 years in is the time, then year five comes and no proposal, and finally, your relationship is over by year seven. Instantly my past started contending with my future. “©Simone Holloway, 2019
“But How?” my hearts screams out. “How can we return to a place I never got to. I almost got there, I thought I was there but I failed… I never got there.” In love, He grabs my hand and whispers, “Your only failure would have been to marry someone who was never designed to love you. To procreate with someone who did not have the capacity to be a father and to enter into a business partnership with someone with no integrity. Babygirl, you did not fail. You succeeded! For you chose your future over your present and you chose what was hard over what was easy. You said Yes even though the cost was your heart. You, my dear, can return to this place…” ©Simone Holloway, 2019
” I don’t know about you all, but I feel like we live in a world where we are always asked to supply answers to questions that we simply don’t have the answer to. For example, “How long will you be single?”; “When are you going to have some kids?”; “Girl, why you ain’t got a boyfriend?; “Girl, when are you getting married?” In my heart I want to scream, “I DON’T KNOW, DO I LOOK LIKE GOD?” but on the outside, I smile gracefully and say, “I don’t know. I’ll let you know when I find out.” I’m not going to let them know… I’m going to make all my announcements after the fact on social media. My family will find out about my life choices when the world finds out. Trifling? Yeah, I know. “
I stand on love’s cliff and the wind beckons me to the sky.
Either I will sink or swim- but first I must fly!
The past is gone. The future awaits. Move forward. – 4wardCityChurch
Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers- I was listening to Andy Mineo’s song “Ghost” and I got to thinking….how many of us entertain ghosts? Ghostly people, ghostly heartbreaks, ghostly regrets, ghosts that haunt us when we are feeling low in our spirits about what we are experiencing with life. It’s as almost as…
Some may state that this notion of forgiveness encompassing the ability to forget is not feasible, I state that in order to truly forgive, forgetting is necessary.