March 22, 2020

Hello world. Today is Day 9 of my practice in “social distancing” due to the infamous Coronavirus. Sending out all my love to those suffering from the virus and those with loved ones who have fallen ill or perished.

I have been lucky and have stayed healthy, so far, and I would love to share some thoughts. The past week has been a kick in the gut. Daily schedules have been disrupted, hobbies have been put on hold, and the inside of my cozy apartment is starting to resemble my own minds complacency. I am here to present you with tips to occupy your mind and help promote creativity during these precarious times.

  1. Do your chores. I know that it sounds simple, but this is your chance to catch up on cleaning out the back cabinet that is still overcrowded from the holidays.
  2. Write in a journal. My colleagues and I are having students practice daily journaling by documenting their own “Corona Chronicles” updating how the virus has effected their daily lives, family and emotional health.
  3. Dive into research. Find a topic that you may not know much about and gain knowledge. Often times I find the moments we are idol are the moments we need to take the opportunity to learn! What is a concept or topic you have been dying to know more about, but just can’t find the time? Well……. now is your time!
  4. Practice meditation. Focusing on your breathing is essential during times of crisis. It helps us all stay afloat. If you are a skeptic to the benefits of meditation, there are plenty of scripts online to give you a kick start.

I hope these small tips are proven to be beneficial and help you fill your days no matter the city, state or country. Above anything else, do not let the thought of “what if…” pollute your mind. Stay safe and healthy.

XoXo,

Angela

January 2, 2020

Happy New Year all! This is my first blog post of 2020; a new decade has risen. I feel fresh, almost as if a new life has been breathed into me. Cliche, yet so true! I have high hopes for this year.

2019 was incredible, well, because I got engaged to the love of my life! But something about 2020 tells me there is more personal growth on the horizon. I am prepared for that, knowing that most growth happens in accordance with challenges, and welcome it with open arms.

I hope everyone feels ready to take on the world in 2020. Let’s do this. 🙂

December 19, 2019

Lens

Adjust your lens sweet child

Sink into the night

Adjust your lens sweet child

Life can be a fright

Adjust your lens sweet child

Step to the light

Adjust your lens sweet child

You will be alright.

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©2019 Angela Prendergast. All Rights Reserved.

December 2, 2019

Remind me once again who I am.

I need to know

learn &

remember –

all at once.

 

©2019 Angela Prendergast. All Rights Reserved.

 

November 1, 2019

Conscious

I heard the rain patter—as I awoke for life –

The silence of the morning

loomed thick, impenetrable in the air –

As the first breath filled my lungs.

 

The trickle of water – timely against the glass payne

Fingers and toes wiggling firm, stretching long

For truth in what’s cognizant – God’s hand in pure

 

Grey – lively trickles, cold and dense—

held pressure to me

The window soon cleared –

And I could finally see.

 

-Angela Prendergast.

Poem inspired by Emily Dickinson.