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OVERTHOUGHT THOUGHTS OF A 21-YEAR-OLD by Angela Prendergast

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❧Defining Ways❧

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A Prose Poetry Collection

Tic-Toc goes the clock. It is 2 a.m., the mind is racing. This poetry collection portrays the thoughts, perhaps overthought, of a vulnerable 21-year-old discovering who she is and what she stands for against the negativity around her. Falling victim to overthinking resulted in the creation of these prose poems that discuss everyday struggles and emotions.
Love, loss, time, and identity are a few themes highlighted in the poems that truly evoke raw emotions, and display the struggles of a young adult trying to find her clarity in a cluttered world.
 

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March 6th, 2019

After much growing and maturing, I have learned to put the breaks on my emotional reactions. I am a born and raised Italian.. it is in my blood to react quickly and become sassy! However, the past few years have taught me a lot. Pause.

After many experiences with irrational people, I have evolved. I was tired of fighting back with people who could never be wrong. Now I no longer give a reaction to negativity. I think it is extremely important to remember to PAUSE. Do not let emotions cloud judgement and reactions to minor annoyances. If someone is irrational, you will never win. Playing into their games and reacting will spark up their fire. Don’t give their narcissistic drama the time of day or your precious energy; that is YOUR energy and they do not deserve to drain it from you. I remember this by repeating the word “unbothered” to myself in these tempered situations. I challenge you to do the same.

Just tell them to SWERVE and walk away.

Much love. XoXo. Angela

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Here is my interview with Angela Prendergast

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Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.

Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?

My name is Angela Prendergast and I am 23 years old.

Fiona: Where are you from?

I am from a small town outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Fiona: A little about yourself (ie,  your education, family life, etc.).

I am a high school English teacher and author of poetry collection, “Overthought Thoughts of a 21-Year-Old.” Writing has always been my passion. I majored in English at Millersville University of Pennsylvania and I am currently enrolled in a graduate program at St. Joseph’s University for a M.A. in Writing Studies.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news.

I am currently working on writing a sequel to my first poetry collection. The sequel is called, “Overthought Thoughts of a 23-Year-Old.” I think the first…

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Education, Writing

February 17th, 2019

I am ready for this new chapter. I am ready to learn! I am ready to grow and develop as a writer. I miss being the recipient of knowledge. Going back to school will be an exciting and memorable journey. 🙂 #writingstudies #stjosephs #StJosephsUniversity

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