“Find What You Love And Let It Kill You.”

I love mornings. And feeling silly just after waking up.
I love feeling protected by the love that surrounds me.
I love feeling the lightness in my chest and the weight in my head late at night when I’m talking to my best friend.
I love the cold, and how it reminds me of certain moments when I didn’t care about my purple fingertips or burning eyes.
I love the feeling of bliss when I’ve run out to the beach at 11 pm in my underwear.
I love laughing so hard my stomach hurts.
I love my favorite songs, and how certain lyrics just meld together and make so much sense.
I love balloons and watching them float away.
I love sparklers on holidays.
I love night-swimming.
I love the smell of you and how it lingers.
I love the words, “You’re so dumb”, said with a smirk.
I love giddy laughter and sad laughter and nervous laughter and sleepy laughter.
I love hearing voices get higher when they speak about something they love.
I love eyes that smile.
I love color, and how I know it’s a blessing when I see my favorite ones set the sky ablaze.
I love the night sky, and how gazing at the stars make me feel miniscule.
I love observing people’s quirks, and watching them fiddle with their hands during conversation.
I love the fire in my cheeks when someone compliments me, catching me off guard.
I love myself, and I’d be okay falling dead right this second if it means I’ve lived a life worth living.

Intro; About Me

So, this isn’t going to be my life story. But the important parts will go onto this blog… for everyone who wants to see it. And those important parts may transform a lot, hence the name, ArtsyRach— Artsy is a broad term that can be used to describe all sorts of artistic media (including writing, which is mostly what I’ll be doing) and even personality types such as mine (I hate to brag, but I mean, seriously); Urban Dictionary’s definition is, “One who not only enjoys the arts but also has a sense of style to reflect the scene”— which could generally sum up why I go from wearing pretty pink skirts to dark and tattered t-shirts in a nanosecond— sometimes even in the same outfit. But that’s beside the point. Just a heads-up though, I tend to talk a lot about worldwide social justice issues (and not in a social-justicey way). And also: personal topics in a way that others can reflect on, self-help prose, parts of my creative journey towards enlightenment, and other junk I care about. My ultimate goal is simply to inspire others. Young people like myself especially. Aspire to inspire, I guess you could say. So, to end my intro…here goes.