Motherhood · Prompts

Purely Childish

For this week’s challenge, share a photo of something pure — it can be a person, an object, or a moment.

Sometimes, I take for granted the purity and simplicity of childhood. My little demon is the moon to my night. He is bright and full of energy. He loves without hesitation and enjoys life without thinking twice.  He is the embodiment of all things pure.


Inspiration · Prompts

Creating My Dream Audience

Writing for the public to see. Seems simple enough, right? Journalists do it. Bloggers of every walk do it. Hell, we do it everyday on Facebook and Twitter.

tumblr_inline_oi5jvduF4f1tcbhjs_540.jpgIt’s so different though.

I’m not here for some kind of following. I’m not here to make a paycheck or promote products. I’m here for myself. I am my dream audience. I want to be able to look back and see how much I have grown. To see how many obstacles I have overcome. To remind myself to keep going forward.

My goal here isn’t an audience. It’s a mission. A mission to show even one person that their night is far more spectacular than any daytime, than I will have accomplished my dream with my blogging.

I’m hoping that one person is me.

However, if there are others out there, just like me… with dark, sparkly souls. Who are the shadow dwellers. The ones who tell 4am all of their secrets. Those like me who feel like life gets joy out of kicking you when your down, or like the punches may never stop. The dark natured from being hurt, abused, underestimated, and pushed to your every limit… than I invite you to come along for my journey too. We can make our journeys cloaked in the shadows together.

Healing · Prompts

Seize The Night

I’m Duchess.
I’m not new at blogging- this is just a new blog.
A brand new blog, for a brand new start.

This is like opening the cover of a new notebook. All of the pages crisp, blank, ready to take on a purpose. To-do lists, doodles, important information, 16 different colors of pens and pencil.

This blog is a lot like that new notebook, if that notebook were being used to track me embracing my life. I am here to prove in a million colors of pens, in a million different formats, that no matter how dark your life may seem- Seize the Night. You need the darkest of nights for the stars to shine the brightest.

This blog is all about embracing my flaws, my quirks, my darkness, my setbacks. There is nothing glamorous about life. Nothing comes easy and without a mess. However, as dark as the night may seem sometimes- instead of straining to look for the light, I intend to use the dark as a blanket and make myself at home. I and I alone am in charge of the outcome of my situations. I may not be able to change fate, but I sure as hell can enjoy the ride.