I love me
Dogs love WE
Cat's don't give a damn
Better pick for personality
God it's cold...
Even the engine block shudders
Should've warmed the car up
I write this not for me writing now but for you reading now
A letter to a friend
Winter is coming…
And as the fall winds swoon,
The clouds caress the mountains,
In their ever loving arms.
The animals, they sit,
Just off the beaten path.
Leaves flutter, and flip,
Then covering the grass.
And as we sit, the time goes by,
Oh, what a scene to enjoy,
With me, myself, and I.
There’s a patch of amaranth that sits just outside the slanted door frame
It’s painted white like the windows, but it’s about half chipped away
Everything leans to the left, just a little
Too many years, battles with the rain
On the corner, a rusty crowbar hosts a lone shoot, crawling towards the light
And in the other a shovel, that twinkles a little in the light
You’d think it abandoned but it’s just too far up the driveway for pops nowadays
We built a new one, closer to the house
With a well lit path, laid with stone
Potted friends line one side and offer their leaves
He dries them in the new barn
He’s got quite a spice collection in there
If the wind blows just right
You can tell he’s out there
Smiling away with his big red cup
In the end everything returns to nothing
We want it anyway
In the beginning everything means nothing
We study anyway
In the middle we have everything
Until everything goes away
Continue asking for advice
Find your way into rooms full of people smarter than you
Work hard for people you believe in
And for people who believe in you
Go the extra mile
Everything you do points to a future
And truly nothing is impossible
Find the person who flies the plane
The person with the cruise ship
The person happy with just a thought
Live knowing that you can be happy
But you’re going to have to work to get there
It inspires me to see you asking for more
Find more inspiration
Make more inspiration
You got this
Around the Sun
This one said
And that one’s done
But here’s to this
What’s yet to come
Because not knowing
Is so much fun
Cheers and a happy birthday!
A Fall Morning
The red outside of the window
Is brighter than the orange
Of the rising Sun
The breeze blows a cool hello
The trees and the ocean
Wave in unison
The birds dance past the window
A lazy cats leaps into action
A guitar loop sits in the corner
Breakfast lingers in the air
Laughter joins it occasionally
Oh what a joy to share
To the Loves of My Life - a sneak peak
A collection of memories, retold in the hopes that one step back might mean two steps forward.
When you’re young, you’re happy. As a kid you’re just happy to be alive; discovering the world is enough. I’m writing this in the hopes that by processing my thoughts and emotions, I will in some way return to that simple state of happiness.
This book contains the truth.
The stories within invoked real emotion and profound growth.
I have not changed the names because they are important to me.
If you know me, you know these people and if you don’t, the names don’t matter anyway.
Leadership has come to play an extremely important role in my life. I feel more alive and healthy when I am able to give back to a community and actively sow into others. I am my best self when I’m serving others, helping them to maximize their potential. These experiences have given me tangible knowledge and fundamentally changed my perspectives on the world. From where I’m at now, taking a look back, I’ll summarize the few points that come to mind.
Problems, challenges, and obstacles all come and go. We persevere.
There’s always the next big obstacle, be it a championship, a huge project, a presentation, it doesn’t matter. What matters is the fact that through challenges we better ourselves, we become more capable. Regardless of whether we frame our experiences in a positive or negative light, we can use that information to make forward progress. At the end of the day, life goes on. You are your hardest critic you’re usually the only one that remembers your failures. So take it easy.
For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
This is actually my first tattoo. I didn’t think I was going to talk about it in this setting but it fits so well. I got this tattoo to deal with mental health issues, namely depression(it, later on, helped me with anxiety). It applies to everything that we face in our day-to-day lives. Challenges and obstacles are just that, challenges and obstacles. They are not inherently good or bad things, they are just things, and by dealing with them we become better. That’s what I choose to focus on nowadays, that I’m becoming better regardless of what’s going on around me or what kind of shit I happen to be going through. The tattoo makes me ‘stupidly optimistic’ as Kyle would say and I rather like that description.
Everything is people.
Everything and I mean everything, is people. Just remember that everyone is living their own tale, focused on themselves just as you focus on yourself. Humans believe they are making rational decisions and no one frames themselves as the bad guy even if they’re being a dickhead. I like to see adults as larger kids, it makes it easier for me to be patient and reason with them. Try it, it might work for you.
To The Leaders In My Life
From captains to coaches, relatives to teachers, strangers to friends, I’ve had the good fortune of meeting many tremendous leaders, most of whom deserve a book dedicated entirely to them. I cannot fathom what my life would be like without each and every one of their influences. If this book ever gets published or I send you a copy of these pages printed out and stapled together you’ll know I’m talking about you specifically in this section.
You’ve all instilled in me a moral compass that has been continually adjusted to match what I believe to be true north. You’ve helped me to grow as a person and your lessons will continue to guide me on my way through life.
We may not talk frequently or even at all these days but know that what you taught me will never be forgotten. I will use the knowledge you’ve given me to walk the righteous path. A path that I will set and define for myself so that I can be the best version of myself each and every day.
Your mentee, friend, student and any other titles,
Title: To the Loves of My Life
Genre: A collection of love stories
Age Range: 16+?
Word Count: 31,541
Author Name: Liam
Good Fit: I'm not sure if it's a good fit or not but I'm hoping to that someone somewhere finds joy and is helped to reflect on the people, places, and things that are important to them.
The Hook: We don't have just one love
Synopsis: A collection of short stories, retold in the hopes that one step backwards may mean two steps forward
Target Audience: People who feel caught up in the "fake" of social media
My bio: Graduated from UW with a Biology degree and went into real estate, I've been writing on and off since the end of middle school.
Platform: Any, though I like paperback the most
Education: BA Biology, University of Washington
Personality: a pretty even split between introverted and extroverted, though I often forget to take care of the introvert and that's not good ha!
Writing style: I enjoy spoken word though this book is more allegorical with letters sprinkled in at the end of each chapter
Hobbies: snowboarding, hiking, being physically active, helping others
Age: written at 21 edited again at 24