November 17, 2019 It’s 9:15 on a Sunday morning. As I sit in our break room listening to the low drone of the vending machine waiting for my shift to start, I contemplate. I think back to everything that transpired over the last 60 days. **Continuation of writing. Fast forward from my previous writing and it is now … Continue reading Moving forward …It is what it is.
36 Inches of space by Suzanne Allen November 3, 2019 It’s the beginning of a new month. It’s been a few months since I last wrote anything significant about my life. The picture attached to this article is the 36 inches of space allocated to my personal belongings while I stay with my mother and … Continue reading 36 Inches of space
May 26, 2019 It is Memorial Day 2019 here in the United States. A day of remembrance for those military soldiers that made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. It’s a day to honor them, who they were, their service, and to the families, what they meant to them. As a veteran myself, I was … Continue reading Remembrance – The Lost.
Emptiness. Hole. Hollow. "The quality or state of being without something" These are similar descriptions of feeling nothing. A void. People with Major Depression and anxiety understand the void very well. As one with major depression this feeling of emptiness happens quite often especially when under stress. During these moments of feeling nothing, it's almost … Continue reading Void
January 13th, 2019 It is a Sunday evening. Twice today I got into an argument with my online relationship. Same topic different day. We have never actually settled it from previously. After I got mad, unfollowed and blocked him on all social media I then proceeded to tell him that it wasn’t for me anymore. … Continue reading Live, Love, Laugh – What does it really mean?
It is January 13th. It has been at least two weeks since I wrote anything to post on my blog. So I went looking for some more writing prompts or inspirations. I found an Instagram account called Silver Leaf Poetry. They have a weekly Sunday writing contest. They give you a prompt and you let … Continue reading Writing Contests and Challenges
It is December 23, 2018. I’m sitting here on this Sunday morning drinking my coffee, listening to Christmas music, and trying to find that holiday spirit. Christmas is just 2 days away and it just feels like any other day. I’ve had moments in the past when I just didn’t feel up to the holiday … Continue reading Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
The year is coming to a close. So many changes occurred in 2018 for me. Sometimes, I sit back and think about everything that I went through. Happiness, sadness, joy, reminiscence, and some awe-inspiring moments, thoughts that make tears come to my eyes. I look back at the last 4 years and still feel some of … Continue reading Finding Serenity
That bewitching hour arrives once more. Darkness surrounds. Closed windows and doors. Lying awake, staring into the black. Thoughts tumbling over and over. Stress and anxiety start to react. Peace splintered once more. Nothing new to the mind. Been here before. Words carelessly are thrown about. What is it this time? Self-sabotage or self-doubt? Doesn't … Continue reading Tears in the Dark by Suzanne Allen
This was my entry for the Silver Cakes competition at the 25th Anniversary of the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show. I got 2nd place and these are the people responsible for making the opportunity possible. This was only the second ribbon I received in these short 5 years of entering this competition. I was so … Continue reading 25 Years…a tribute to some fabulous human beings.