Uncategorized, Writing

June 17, 2019

Here is a sonnet I wrote about the sun. I hope you enjoy.

Aurora

A sonnet by Angela Prendergast.

 

Morning, gleaming bright, blinding

The middle child of the great beyond

Darkness drifts away in fright

Summer flowers; delicacy grows so fond.

 

Soundless, it rises and falls

Squinty eyes, liquid tears below

A march of the day, standing tall

Kisses all, from friend to foe.

 

Bright, bold, beacon of hope

An endless cycle to return

Lambent, luminous; all awoke

Steady, lessons for each child to learn.

 

More than the size of this sphere; fervent, bold

You allow human life to behold.

 

Writing

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

Uncategorized, Writing

February 1, 2019

I am a writer, a listener and a speaker.

I believe in myself, as well as the magnificent students in my classroom.

I want sincere happiness for those who carry the burden of protecting my heart.

I am a writer, a listener and a speaker.

 

I feel excited about my future as a lover of learning.

I wonder, can admiration conquer hate in this cruel world?

I worry that countless, valiant efforts will not lead to triumphant victories.

I am a writer, a listener and a speaker.

 

I understand that I am Angela Prendergast and I am my own person; responsible for both careless and thoughtful actions alike.

I am understood by the misunderstood.

 I am a writer, a listener and a speaker.

Anxiety, Insecurity, Uncategorized, Writing

January 31, 2019

I have been told my entire life that I need thicker skin. At 23, when I believe I have developed it, it seems as if I revert back to the girl who just needs thicker skin.

Thicker skin. People shout this advice whenever they can grasp my fears in the palm of their hands, as if I can just exfoliate this thin layer that engulfs me, shedding years of insecurity in a days time. Thicker skin. 

An illusion that I have been chasing my entire life. Just when I think I have grasped the concept, it slips through my hands like a wet bar of soap, resulting in me chasing it frantically around the slippery shower I call life. I spend days dragging around my own self critics because I am both the recipient and sender of these internal wounds….. Thicker skin.

Yet, somehow I picked a life where every lip curl, eye roll, bad hair day, and late night is quietly observed by 100+ eyes a day. I guess I should just grow thicker skin. 

Anxiety, Christmas, Uncategorized

The Holidays: 2018

The holidays are a time where emotions are running high and anxieties come swinging into your mind faster than your Great Aunt Judith running for the last piece of figgy pudding (does anyone even eat that)? We spend so much time worrying about hosting the perfect party, exchanging trendy gifts, and making sure everyone is happy and well fed, that we forget to enjoy ourselves in the process. This year I made a goal to stop and put the holidays on pause.

Every year, my family hosts our annual Christmas party. Instead of running around and making sure everyone was pleased with the decor of our house, impressed with the updated couches we purchased and appreciating the new plum wallpaper in the living room, I decided to take in every moment of what really makes Christmas wonderful. By hijacking my five senses, I saw my families priceless expressions when surprised with gifts, I felt my cousin’s smooth hair as he excitedly opened a coloring book, and smelled my mom’s frosted bunt cake cooking in the oven.

We can all agree that the holidays are a sensory overload. If we try our best to stop and reflect on what we want to get out of the holidays each year, our genuine excitement for the holidays can somehow be rekindled. We spend so much time living above our shoulders, letting our minds wander and strip power away from the present moment.

This year I took thirty seconds to look around and silently observe. I saw all that I have to be thankful for: my grandparents health, my brother being home from college, my sister laughing, my boyfriend hugging me and expressing his love.  30….29….28….27….26…. Counting down in my mind and breathing. Taking in every moment. This is life. Right now. 2018, December 25. Enjoy it.

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