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. 

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November 22, 2018

I am thankful this year. More than ever before. Thankful for my life and the roof over my head. Thankful for my friends. Thankful for the food in my stomach. The classics, right?

Expanding on that in a more original forum, I am thankful for my followers. This is the first year that I can say that. In 2018, I have noticed a ginormous spark in my views and supporters. Sincerely in awe with everyone who has taken a moment out of their day to read my poems and experience a slice of my heart.

Thank you to all who wrote reviews on Amazon. The fact that working human beings with jobs and busy lives would take a moment to think about a young 23-year-old with a dream is astounding. I am now trending on “recently reviewed” on Amazon! WOOOOOW.

Saving the best for last… I am thankful for Brendan. The reason my life has changed so drastically. Since meeting Brendan, I have become brand new in more ways than one. Thank you, Brendan, for allowing me to see in my own soul what you have seen in me all along.

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Much Love. XoXo. Angela

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November 18th, 2018

My second Author Expo was yesterday. I find I am growing as a person through poetry. I wonder where my life would have taken me if I didn’t find poetry? I think that there would be some sort of disconnect between my actions and my emotions. I find that when I am not writing, my mind feels cloudy and bogged down.

In contrast, when I write, all my emotions are written on a page. I can visualize them. I can see things for how they truly are. Poetry allows me to draw shapes with my words and visualize my emotions in a colorful way. I paint pictures with my words. In the light of the Thanksgiving spirit, I am ultimately thankful for this gift.

Thank you to all my followers and those who have purchased the book. This poetry collection, “Overthought Thoughts of a 21-Year-Old,” is my pride and joy. It feels like my child! Giving these emotions away is something that I always deemed impossible. I am thankful for those who read my thoughts. You are the greatest gift.

Much Love. XoXo. Angela