Spoken Word And Poetry

Creative writing is one of my passions in life, one of the things I’m good at. In high school I took two creative writing classes, two drama classes, and one public speaking class. The final project in my public speaking class was a two-and-a-half minute monologue of the students choice. For my monologue I chose my all time favorite spoken word poem by my favorite poet, Sarah Kay. The first four minutes or so of this TED Talk is her performance of the spoken word poem. Unfortunately I don’t have the recording of my own version of the poem (bummer, I knew you would want to see high school Rachel giving a performance of a lifetime). You’ll find the following transcript of the poem below if you want to read along. Continue reading “Spoken Word And Poetry”

Chalk Wall

Hey everybody, long time no see! I hope you all had a spectacular Fourth of July last week. I took the day off to spend time with friends and family and I’m so glad I did! Our son wasn’t a fan of the fireworks and he got really scared. As a mom, all I want to do is calm him down and make him feel safe, so he slept with us until the fireworks died down. It was such a sweet moment. Anyways, this week I’d like to tell you about the first fun homeowner’s project I did! I’ve been seeing all over pinterest about a DIY chalk wall, and I thought one wall in particular in our home office would be perfect for that! Let’s get to it! Continue reading “Chalk Wall”