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Day 4: Shinee at Sunrise

Wrote this after staring at the ‘Woman in the Forest’ picture and asking myself, “What is she looking at? Where is she going?” Then I found myself thinking about myself. About where it is that I am going, where I am heading, and what I want/need. Tried  to keep it open-ended, because that is how I see my journey right now. I came up with the name ‘Shinee’ by taking the first 3 letters of my middle name (Shi, pronounced as ‘shy’)  and the fact that I am the second oldest child out of my siblings (nee).Hope ya’ll like it (let me know what you think)! 

With the crisp cool morning air caressing her sun kissed faced, Shinee stared out into the early morning sky.

It was time for her to leave – to make her way out into the world.

She had no real destination in mind and no time restraints that bind.

This adventure was all of her choosing.

Her family wanted her to settle. Settle down, become grounded into a job that paid the bills, and find contentment with a simple mate that would always ‘play it safe’.

Shinee may appear to have a reserved personality, but she knew in her heart that that life was not hers to claim. For weeks she thought about leaving and never looking back. Until one morning – this morning – she was done with thinking and had to just go!

Shinee quickly and quietly wrote her sister a note, put on her favorite jeans, and grabbed her blue coat.

Her decision to leave was not made lightly, but it still made her feel…dizzy.

That feeling of freedom – of owning her independence and the right to chose. The rush of anticipation for what may happen next pumping blood hard and fast through her veins.

Shinee closed her eyes to clear her mind.

This way of life was all that Shinee had ever known. Could she really truly leave it all to chance?

A chance is far more than what she would get if she stayed here.

So she slowly opened her eyes with new found clarity, and started on her journey.



Music has always been a part of me. No matter how many times I would try to pursue a career in something else I would find myself coming right back to it. So now I am done with running scared. I was all in on this journey. And I'm so glad that I saw it through, because it lead me to something that I love. Something that I didn't think was possible - the ability to become a self published author. For years I have written poems, my thoughts, short stories, and songs. Really it was just therapy to me, but now I want to see where else it can take me too. So I'm learning the social media ropes thanks to all these social media outlets. Also working up my nerve to face the networking scene for the artists and musicians in my hometown too. All with the hopes of connect with others who love music as much as I do. And to make some coin by music and write freelancing. Let's see what happens, shall we?

5 thoughts on “Day 4: Shinee at Sunrise

  1. A great job once again. I like the way you are becoming so inspired with your writing. Your imagination is strong, your means of expressing this is even stronger. Ironically in an attempt to do some writing outside my comfort zone, I wrote a similar piece the other day. Kind of that f**k it moment of having everything open to you for the taking..if you want it. This is great!

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