March 7th, 2018
The age-old tradition of running from our problems or fears is all too familiar. The running we seem to batter an eyelid over are the things that make us whole. Joy, love, emotion and potential versus heartache, horrible truths and little lies.
Whether we choose to deny it or embrace it, these emotions scare us and leave us in fight or flight mode.
Did you know that when we run, we never have both feet on the ground at the same time? The security of having two feet on the floor, the sense of security we are searching for is unattainable while running. Continue reading Footsteps
8 Letters are the building blocks of many powerful sentences and has the ability to create incredible words.
I love you is one of them. Three of the words in the english language that some of us use too much and others not enough.
Those 8 Letters have the power to haunt you if you don’t use them, to hurt you when they are not used and to bring immeasurable joy when they are said and meant.
Fearless is the 8 Letter word that makes me want to feel all of those emotions. Fearless is the 8 Letter word that reminds me I am alive, and is the main reason I will take that leap of faith in the way I feel. Fearless is the reason I started 8 Letters.
I write what I feel, I write about what hurts and when it hurts.
8 Letters to me is more than just a title, more than just my blog or a few articles I’ve written up. 8 Letters is my life, my diary and every single word in my heart.
I breathe it, live it and could not think of anything better than to share it.
The songs I listen to and the words I read remind me I am not alone. 8 Letters is here to remind you, that you are not alone.
If we are falling, we’re all falling together.
5th of March, 2017
I am tired of sleeping broken.
The broken inhibits my mind as the lights go out, then it hits hard when they turn back on again.
But you don’t just feel the bang when the lights go on, you also feel the flicker when you think your mind is asleep. It is in those moments your dreams come to life.
I had this dream last night. We were at a party. I fell asleep before the night began and woke up knowing I was missing out, I had to find him. I needed to find him. Continue reading Tired
“I wish that no one ever waited 4 hours to text you back when you know they’re holding their phone. It’s rude.
I wish no one ever messed with your head, and I wish no one ever gave you mixed signals.
I wish when you asked somebody “do you wanna be with me?” they never ever said, “I don’t know.” I wish they only ever told you yes or no because you deserve to know the truth.”
– Taylor Swift
“I don’t want to get hurt, because I don’t want to have to run away.”
That was the moment I completely and totally opened my heart up. For the first time in a long time I was surrounded by someone with so much light, he was my own personal firefly.
Continue reading I Wish…
When faced with a thought of where you want to be in 5 years from now, your mind can often turn into an argumentative scene from The Notebook with Noah yelling the words;
“What do YOU want?” Continue reading ‘What do you want?’
I cannot help but belt this song out in my car with the road as my audience. Music has always given me a path to fall onto, something I can rely on to either ease the sound of my own mind or shout the answers I have been looking for. Continue reading All Too Well
That typical birthday photo – because the only photos we gain from birthdays are either totally flattering or inhumane and should not see the light of day.
Thankfully this is a night I shared with close friends and family at my 21st birthday last month. In my fabulous Galanni dress I felt as though I was walking through a glistening palace in preparation for a ball (oh I can only dream!). Continue reading Blow Your Dreams Away With Me