Follow Through – Haiku My Heart

nestling dreams of flight;
grown, flies at every startle,
unaware of Strength…


In my backyard, looking up with my camera, I had the opportunity to capture this bird soaring through the sky.

Like Jenny in the movie Forrest Gump, as a little girl I wanted to fly away some how like a bird. I felt helpless being picked on by my brother. I was the little weird sister who was not cool and ugly and no one would ever like. I wish I had super powers and could defend myself. I’m not a superhero, but I’m now an adult. And I need to be the best me I can be and keep in mind that little girl who wanted to fly away. She now has a chance to see what she can really do. Actually, I’ve had a chance for quite some time. My anxiety and depression slowed my progress down a bit (I think that’s an understatement).  Well, the anxiety and depression aren’t as bad anymore.  I need to follow through and show the little girl how healthy and strong she can really be. I, too often, have neglected my health (spiritual, mental, and physical). I guess I still hear my brother’s words in my head some how and don’t realize the “Strength” I have. I need to stop running away when I’m “startled” and be aware of my unhealthy escape habits and replace them with healthy habits. I know I have started already, but I still have more to work on for that little girl.


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Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon


About Claudia

Hi!! My name is Claudia. Blogging is sort of a creative/therapeutic activity for me. I blog about being a wife, mother, student, caseworker, and simply being human through photography, words, music, and blog challenges. Mental illness has also been part of my life, so you'll sometimes find mental health and psychology in my posts. I've dealt with anxiety and depression most of my life. And my husband has bipolar disorder. My hope is that I may show readers that it is possible for people to live positive, productive lives despite mental illness, challenges, or frustrations. View all posts by Claudia

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