Search

Process through parallels

I process by realizing the parallels in people I meet and memories.


I try to understand how I'm feeling by remembering when I've felt that way before.


I try to understand a friendship by thinking of a similar person I'm friends with.


Memories flood my mind when someone makes me laugh a certain way. Or get irritated. Or self-conscious. I ask myself, "when have I felt that way before?" Then I see the connections and similarities.


That's how I've healed from trauma and understood my triggers.


I look at those parallels to try and understand myself, that person, and what to do next.

Recent Posts

See All

Another Night

With windows open, letting in the warm Spring air. A mug of hot water, honey, and whiskey. Wrapped in a blanket as I pour out my heart on paper. Listening to the live music from the wine bar across th

Wishing

Sometimes the pain from my past drowns me. I feel like I'm held underwater, unable to get air. I'm reminded of the choices I made. My pride and arrogance. Dismissing my family, thinking I didn't need

From nothing

I went from nothing two years ago to this. "Hallie, I can't believe how far you've come," my uncle said as he looked around my apartment. I didn't have any money. I was actually in debt. I didn't have